Breasts are located on the level of the second to fourth ribs on the front trunk in normal case. It begins from the lateral of the sternum bone in the inner part and it terminates in a fashion that it will pass anterior axilla line.
Normally fold under the breast should be at one-finger level. The nipple should be slightly toward outward and toward opposite side. If the fold under breast is larger than one centimeter and the nipples are toward downward instead of opposite side we may mention about breast sagging (breast ptosis). Surgical procedures performed to bring the breasts in people who have these signs to normal position is called breast lift.
The most common cause of the breast sagging are those related with pregnancy and breast-feeding. Moreover, breast sagging may be also seen in weight losses and in people having elastic skin structure genetically.
Breast lifting is done via several techniques. Depending on the existing sagging, while only tidy-up done from the peripheral of the nipple is sufficient for breast lift surgery, breast lift procedure can be performed through skin excisions made under the breast on some other patients.
Breast lift surgery is done under general anesthesia. Screenings in terms of blood levels, liver function tests, renal function tests, clothing values and contagious diseases by making blood analyses of the patients before the surgery.
The status of the lungs is investigated by acquiring pulmonary X-ray films and the heart rhythm and cardiac status are investigated by taking electrocardiography (ECG). Furthermore, if the patient has an additional disease, tests concerning this disease are made and consultation are established from the concerning department about whether he or she has any status that will hinder the surgery if necessary.
Breast lift surgery lasts approximately one to three hours.
The patients are discharged from the hospital in the same day after the breast lift surgery.
The recovery period lasts approximately ten days after the breast lift surgery
The patients in which the breast lift surgery is performed return to social life from the third day following the surgery. If they have not a job requiring excessive physical activity they may return to their Professional life from the fifth day following the surgery.