- Your breasts are hanging, but their size is satisfactory to you
- You would like your breasts to be higher on your chest
- Your breasts lack substance or firmness
- Your nipples and areolas point downward, especially if they are positioned below the breast crease
- You have asymmetry, where one breast may be firm and well-developed, while the other is not
- You are in good health and maintain a stable weight
- You are not planning to become pregnant
- Your breasts are healthy
- You are realistic and accept that breast lift surgery will leave permanent, visible scars
The Breast lift in Thailand planning begins with providing images and Patient Registration for your Thailand surgeon. He can then after a careful examination pair your unique desires with your physical needs to establish the best breast lift technical approach. Your doctor will recommend the procedure that marries the goal of the most beautiful breast lift result with the most minimal incisions necessary to achieve it. Several factors determine the particular type of procedure chosen. Most important is the amount of sag or ptosis (pronounced: toe-sis) that present. When a slight amount of ptosis exists, a Crescent Breast Lift can be performed. Breast Lift surgery is often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation.
The Crescent Lift (Diagram 1): This technique involves removing a crescent-shaped piece of tissue above the areola and resuturing the tissue higher. The crescent creates a minor lift for patients who have slight ptosis. The areola skin is thinner than the surrounding tissue, so slight distortion at the top is possible if proper post surgery support garments are not worn, or with natural sag and aging, cause the areola to appear oval or egg-shaped as a result.
The Benelli Lift (concentric, or peri-areolar, donut or doughnut lift, Diagram 2): This technique is considered less invasive the Benelli Lift was designed with the incisions made around the areolae (or areolas). With the Benelli, a doughnut-shaped piece of tissue around the areola border (or includes areolar tissue as well to reduce its size) is removed, and the surrounding tissue sutured to the areola. The incisions are sometimes closed with permanent purse string sutures. The Benelli lift results in flatter projection, yet a rounder breast shape postoperatively as opposed to a naturally sloped breast.
The Benelli Lollipop, or only Lollipop (or Keyhole, Diagram 3): This lift is the same as the above but with the addition of a straight scar from under the areolae to the mammary fold (crease). For those who have medium ptosis, too much for the Benelli only and too little for a full anchor incision. Puckering at the edge of the areola is possible.
Full Breast Lift (anchor, Diagram 4): The most commonly used technique for those with severe ptosis is with an anchor-shaped incision that starts at the base of the areola. Then vertically to the where the breast crease meets the rib cage and then along the lower portion of the breast at the natural crease (or slightly higher). Nipple re-positioning is sometimes necessary with this technique as the nipple must be partially removed (see above) and left on a pedicle of flesh to retain the blood flow. Considered one of the major scarring techniques (with the below being the most scarring) but it sometimes necessary with severely sagging breasts. With the Standard Mastopexy, the resulting scar appears as the shape of an anchor at the natural crease of the breast up to the areola (darker skinned area) and nipple area.
Full Breast Lift (anchor) with an areolar reduction or relocation (Diagram 5): This is sometimes needed or requested to decrease the size of the areolae complexes. The anchor lift scars with the scars around the areola as with the peri-areolar lift.
Grade 1 (Mild Ptosis): The nipple is at the same level of the mammary fold, or slightly above the top of the ruler, and is still above the lower pole of the breast.
Grade 2 (Moderate Ptosis): The nipple is 1 to 3 cm below the top edge of the ruler and still above the lower pole of the breast.
Grade 3 (Severe Ptosis): The nipple is 3 cm or lower than the top of the ruler, it is a possibility that you may have Grade 3 ptosis.
Pseudo-ptosis (Pseudoptosis): The nipple is still above the top edge of the ruler, but your breasts appear as if they are sagging due to a prominent, (and sometimes flattened) breast lobe.
Your Surgeon will also discuss the type of Breast Lift Technique for your situation, as well as the choice of anesthesia he prefers for your particular breast lift procedure. Most breast lift procedures are under General Sedation.
- Breast size and shape
- The size and position of your areolas
- The degree of breast sagging
- Skin quality and elasticity as well as the amount of extra skin
Reshaping your breasts – After your doctor makes the incisions:
- The underlying breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to improve breast contour and firmness.
- The nipple and areola are repositioned to a natural, more youthful height.
- If necessary, enlarged areolas are reduced by excising skin at the perimeter.
- Excess breast skin is removed to compensate for a loss of elasticity.
After your breasts reshaping and excess skin removed, the remaining skin is tightened as the incisions closed.
Some incision lines resulting from a breast lift will be in the natural breast contours; however, others are visible on the breast surface. Incision lines are permanent, but in most cases will fade and significantly improve over time.
Sutures are layered deep within the breast tissue to create and support the newly shaped breasts. Sutures, skin adhesives and/or surgical tape may be used to close the skin.
A small, thin tube may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect after breast lift surgery.
You will be given specific instructions that may include: How to care for your breasts following surgery, medications to apply or take orally to aid healing and reduce the risk of infection, and when to follow-up with your plastic surgeon.
Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual mastopexy recovery period.
- Where will I be taken after my surgery is complete?
- What medication will I be given or prescribed after surgery?
- Will I have dressings/bandages after surgery? When will they be removed?
- Are stitches removed? When?
- When can I resume normal activity and exercise?
- When do I return for follow-up care?
You can view further information and expectations about your recovery in our FAQ Section for breast Lift recovery here
Breast Lift surgery in Thailand or Australia is a safe procedure but like all forms of surgery does have a small amount of risk. A common side effect is feeling sick after a general anesthetic and soreness and bruising.
Breast Lift surgery is performed at our International Hospitals on a regular basis and by highly qualified Thailand surgeons. Complications are rare but they can happen, and it is as well to be aware of them.
Complications include the following:
- Excessive bleeding
- Severe pain
- Adverse reaction to anesthesia
- Undersensitive or oversensitive nipples
- Internal bruising or hematoma
- Protracted healing
- Slight risk of deep vein thrombosis
- May need a second or third procedure
- Keloids – thickened, angry red scars
Complications differ from side-effects. Side effects are temporary and relatively mild effects of a procedure. These include nausea the following anesthesia, scarring, burning sensation in the nipples and soreness and bruising.
Complications are those which can occur during or just after surgery. These include the development of a blood clot and a loss of nipple and skin sensation. There is also the chance that you may not be able to breastfeed because most of the milk ducts which lead to the nipple can be removed. If you still want the option of Breastfeeding, please inform your surgeon during the consultation.
Is There Surgery After Care Service in Thailand?
Yes. There is a continuing commitment by Meditravel to you which doesn’t stop once you have had surgery. Your long-term health and well-being are important to Meditravel, PIAC Hospital, and your surgeon. Your surgeon will monitor and check on your progress during your stay in Phuket. This means you will have a follow-up visit to ensure that your recovery is progressing how it should prior to your departure home. Providing you with any further instruction or guidelines to following during you recovery period.
Your Breast Lift Surgery aftercare is included in the Surgery Package and is not additional cost It does include 24 hour access to your surgeon and his team while you are in Phuket and when you return home, which is vital if something unforeseen happens or you have any follow up questions or concerns.
The cost of Breast Lifts in Thailand as well as Breast Lift Costs in Australia, they vary depending on if you choose to have a Breast Implant with your Breast Lift, what type of implant round or tear drop or just the breast lift.
Our advice to get a clear picture of what is going to work to achieve your results is to submit your images and patient information so our Thailand Surgeons can provide you with recommendations. These recommendations will include what surgery will achieve your results, confirmation of price and duration you require for recovery in Phuket.
The pricing below is for standard Breast Lift cost in Phuket and Breast Lift in Bangkok should be used a guide only without having surgical recommendations provided.
Price varies according to Degree of Breast Ptosis
|Breast Lift||First Degree||150,000||$5,800||150,000||$5,800|
|Breast Lift||Second Degree||170,000||$5,800||170,000||$6,500|
|Breast Lift||Third Degree/Severe||190,000||$7,200|
|Breast Lift||With Implants (Round)|
|Breast Lift||First Degree||210,000||$8,000||190,000||$7,200|
|Breast Lift||Second Degree||240,000||$9,100||200,000||$7,600|
|Breast Lift||Third Degree||220,000||$8,400|
Note Phuket Conditions :
- If there is Asymmetry of breasts: plus 10,000 Bahts for each degree of breast ptosis.
- Revision from other hospital: Plus 30% of above package price.
- Severe degree correction includes: Free nipple graft and Lateral extension of chest wall incision.
- Tear drop CPG Implant if used: Plus 45,000 Baths of above package price.
As part of fully informing yourself about Breast Lifts, the options, recovery and cost are included on the information sheet. This information is designed to provide you with the basic information and does not replace that of a qualified Plastic Surgeon
We know you are looking for answers now, so we have put together an information sheet to assist you. There are certain measurements that plastic surgeons use to determine if you need a breast lift, a breast augmentation or a combination of both. Don’t worry – you don’t have to have a medical degree and plastic surgery training to do these measurements. If you know how to use a tape measure, you can do these measurements, too!
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