Breast Lift (mastopexy) in Berlin
A round, firm breast is generally regarded as feminine and seductive, but not every woman has full and firm breasts by nature. Additionally, through the natural aging process, pregnancy, breastfeeding and hormonal changes, the female breast can lose shape and firmness over the years. The parts of the breast that determine the volume, including the areola complex, can move downwards. In extreme cases, this can lead to the visual impression of sagging and sagging breasts. This can become a serious psychological burden for some women. A breast lift or breast augmentation is the solution to the problem. Find out about a breast lift here at the Sinis Clinic in Berlin.
General: What is a breast lift?
Breast lifts, with or without implants, allow correction of the nipple or areola complex as well as the breast volume to be achieved. A good basis for women to decide whether or not to undergo a breast lift is provided by in-depth consultations at Sinis Clinic BERLIN, where we inform you about methods and tell you whether and how your own wishes can be realized.
Patient tip: How can I tighten my breast without surgery?
A relatively new, minimally invasive method of breast lift without surgery using radiofrequency waves is recommended. The advantage of this technology is obvious: the breast is slightly tightened and lifted without any incisions or scars. However, the disadvantage is that the procedure cannot be applied to every breast.
Breast lift methods in Berlin
During a breast lift with an implant, breast augmentation can be carried out with the implant’s help . A combination of a breast lift and breast augmentation is usually sensible if the breast dimensions and especially the position of the nipple are correct and harmonious. However, conventional breast augmentation is usually not sufficient to achieve a satisfactory and permanent result. It is also possible to simultaneously perform a breast lift with a silicone implant and achieve a breast reduction . This is known as a so-called plus-minus variant.
The most modern available procedure for breast lifting without implants is the so-called “Inner Bra Method”, which is based on a procedure from breast reduction. In this procedure, the inner bra serves to compensate for the congenital tissue weaknesses and ensures a satisfactory result in the long term. The gland is tightened by gathering and suspending the glandular body on the chest wall.
If a not very strong breast lift with a little more volume is desired, in some cases we can offer a natural method – the own fat injections. Breast lift with autologous fat is performed on an outpatient basis. First, the required fat is removed from the previously defined areas with the help of liposuction. It is then prepared and injected into the breasts using fine cannulas. The injected fat cells usually remain in the breasts permanently, as experience has shown that 70 percent of them grow. In one treatment, the breasts can grow about one cup size. If more is desired, multiple treatments can be performed. The result of such a breast lift looks very natural and also leaves no scars, as the skin is not incised. However, a breast lift using the injections of autologous fat is only useful if the bust is not very saggy. If the breast tissue is severely overstretched, a conventional operation is recommended, as in this case autologous fat injections will not give a satisfactory result.
Breast lift procedure in Sinis Clinic Berlin
Similar to a face lift, a breast lift is not a simple lifting of the skin. At the same time, it is not a breast enlargement. During a breast lift, the reason for the change in shape must be treated and not just its effects. Simply removing the excess skin does not usually produce satisfactory results. Instead, the principle of soft tissue migration in terms of of gravity on the breast should always be understood, considered and treated by the aesthetic surgeon in Berlin. It is not uncommon for the downward movement of the breasts to leave a distance of over 35 centimetres, or more, between the pit of the neck and the nipple. In a young woman without sagging breasts, this distance is usually no more than 20 centimetres. This means that a breast lift should aim to reduce the distance between the nipple and the pit of the neck. However, the breast lift also aims to simulatenously return the mammary gland to its former location – where it was usually positioned 15 or 20 years previously. The secret to a permanently satisfying and stable result is usually to tighten the mammary gland and not the skin in the true sense of the word.
A breast lift generally requires careful and detailed planning. At the Sinis Clinic Berlin we conduct a detailed and individual consultation with the patient before every operation, and for good reason. This is so we can to respond to her individual and personal wishes, ideas and goals. Since the patient is usually also given a general anaesthetic, we advise an inpatient stay of about one day at the Sinis Clinic Berlin.
Plastic surgery for breast lift has changed and improved over the last few decades, resulting in modern techniques with minimal scarring. The incision is made according to the individual physical condition of the patient. As a rule, the incision for a breast lift always runs around the areola, since in a breast lift the nipple with the areola is lifted together with the gland. In rare cases, a breast lift can only be performed with such an incision around the areola. In most cases, a downward cut must also be made at the lower pole of the areola.
The conventional, surgical procedures in plastic surgery are more often replaced by the alternative, minimally invasive treatment methods. It is no different in the field of breast surgery. Radiofrequency therapy is such a method, which is preferred to classical surgery in suitable cases. Here, breasts can be easily tightened and lifted by stimulating the breast tissue with the radiofrequency energy. The treatment can last from one to two hours, depending on the breast condition. For this purpose, under local anesthesia, special tubes are inserted into the breast tissue in the area of the nipples, which heat the connective tissue by targeted and uniform delivery of radiofrequency waves, which should stimulate the body’s own collagen production. The connective tissue contracts, the skin becomes slightly denser and the breast tightens overall – but not immediately. Before you notice the first positive effects of radiofrequency therapy or changes, you will have to be patient for about two to three months. And the final result will be visible only after six to twelve months.
Despite obvious benefits, the radiofrequency method is only effective to a certain extent and therefore not suitable for every breast condition. If the breast tissue is already overstretched, only surgery can remedy the situation, because radiofrequency therapy will not produce a satisfactory result in such a case.
Simulate the new you in 3D
The simulation software developed in 2009 enables you to create three-dimensional online visualizations. In this way, a before-and-after comparison can already be illustrated before the breast lift. Further information about the Crisalix software can be found here
Reasons for a breast lift
There are several reasons, both medical and aesthetic, why women decide to have a breast lift. On the one hand, an overstretched, sagging bust size can certainly cause health problems, which can sometimes even represent a medical necessity for a breast lift. The sagging breasts are in constant contact with the body, whereby moisture, heat and friction can cause burning and painful skin inflammation under the breast. As a result, chronic, constantly weeping and itchy eczema can develop, which massively impairs everyday life.
In such a case, you can even apply to your health insurance company to cover the costs of the surgery. That being said, there are serious, aesthetic reasons that make a breast lift almost essential. An overstretched, sagging breast is an unreasonable burden on every woman's self-confidence. Above all, this massively affects sexuality - women often feel extremely unattractive, so that they sometimes completely refuse to be close. Countless relationships perish as a result and the women are torn into deep depressions. Thanks to plastic surgery, no modern woman has to endure this condition. After a successful breast lift, women regain their lost attitude towards life and literally blossom. Experience shows that no other plastic surgery brings about such fundamental psychological recovery.
The advantages of a breast lift are obvious: Since the breast tissue can be changed, reshaped and modeled relatively easily, breast lift surgery can be performed on women of any age. The use of special techniques makes it possible to keep the scars minimal, which increases patient acceptance. A beautifully formed, youthful breast gives women special satisfaction and strengthened self-confidence. Not only women benefit from this, but also their partners and the family atmosphere as a whole.
Disadvantages of a breast lift are mainly related to the risks of such an operation on the one hand and the experience of the surgeon on the other. Examples include a possible impairment of the woman's ability to breastfeed or a possible asymmetry of the breasts after the procedure. These are possible but by no means fundamental disadvantages of a breast lift. The fact that the result of a breast lift is permanent, but not forever, should not be seen as a disadvantage of the breast lift. Because neither the advancing aging process nor natural, physical gravity will stop at breasts that have been operated on.
Preparing for the surgery at Sinis Aesthetics Berlin
When preparing for a breast lift, you should consider a few aspects and exchange detailed information with us. First of all, a few consultations and preliminary examinations are essential, in which both the treatment method and the type of anesthesia are determined. In addition to the extent of the intervention, your personal preferences will also be determined. Furthermore, it is extremely important that you inform us about your medical history in order to avoid possible complications during the anesthesia: whether you have drug intolerances or allergies. Have you ever had an operation? Do you have acute or chronic illnesses? Do you have to take medication regularly?
Once all the necessary information has been compiled and questions answered, you will then be informed in detail about possible breast lift methods and their processes. You will also learn about the alternative treatment options, such as radiofrequency therapy, if this would be an option for you. In addition, the anesthetic procedure, the hospital stay and the costs incurred are discussed in detail. You can of course share your worries and fears with us at any time and ask questions that may be on your mind. In addition, your own responsible behavior before the procedure makes a significant contribution to the smooth course of the operation and subsequent wound healing. About two weeks beforehand, it is advisable to give up smoking and alcoholic beverages as much as possible. The same applies to blood-thinning medication, vaccinations, painkillers, sleeping pills or dietary supplements such as grape seed flour.
The intake of hormone-containing medicines or hormone replacement preparations should also be temporarily stopped if necessary. It would also make sense to start with contrast showers and continue this after the procedure as soon as you are allowed to shower again - this promotes faster wound healing, as this improves blood flow to your body. On the day of the breast lift, wash your body thoroughly with water and shower gel and do not use body lotions afterwards.
After the breast lift in the Sinis Klinik Berlin
Immediately after the breast lift surgery, you should take as much time as possible to rest and preferably move as little as possible. You should also cool the operated area to refrigerator temperature with cool packs to counteract the swelling. You should also take any prescribed medication and drink plenty of liquids without sugar, as sugar in the blood can have a negative effect on wound healing. For the first three to five days after the procedure, you should not raise your elbows above your armpits or generally move your arms as little as possible. Otherwise, wound healing can be impaired, since the movements of the arms expose the skin sutures to strong tension. In addition, you should keep the sutures dry by not showering for the first few days after the operation. If the fresh sutures are softened by the water, wound healing can be disrupted and the scars can widen. If necessary, you can easily clean yourself with a washcloth, leaving the special corsetry bra on. In general, the continuous wearing of the compression bra is an essential aspect for a beautiful end result — regardless of which breast lift method was used. The special bodice not only ensures a perfect breast shape, but also relieves the fresh seams so that the scars can heal as inconspicuously as possible. It is best to wear the compression bra day and night at first and only take it off briefly to shower (later).
It is also better for wound healing if you sleep with your upper body slightly elevated. You can simply put several pillows underneath until your upper body is positioned a little higher. This can improve lymph flow, which can prevent unnecessary swelling overnight. Before you start your usual daily activities, you should seek advice from your surgeon. Remember that the more rest you give yourself in the initial post-procedure period, the fewer risks you expose yourself to and the faster your healing process will progress. For a beautiful end result, it is extremely important to stick to our recommendations, which we will discuss with you in detail before the breast lift surgery.
Despite careful follow-up care, the scars will appear reddish and hard to the touch for a few months. Only over time do they become paler and more inconspicuous, provided you do not sunbathe for the first six months, as this causes the scars to become more pigmented and therefore darken. In addition, the breasts will most likely feel unnatural at first and may also be tender, which will subside on their own over time. However, if you experience sudden pain, unusual sensations, or bleeding, you must contact your surgeon immediately. However, when you are discharged from the clinic, you will be informed in detail about all measures for individual aftercare after the operation. You will also be informed about follow-up treatments and check-ups and the corresponding appointments.
The results of a professionally performed breast lift are impressive: the excess skin is removed, the breasts are redesigned, the nipples are remodeled if necessary and, together with the blood vessels and nerve fibers, are shifted upwards. This results in beautiful, firm and lifted breasts over the long term, with the breasts returning to normal feeling over time after the operation. The ability to breastfeed is usually not affected either. However, even the best breast surgery can't stop beauty's usual enemies: extreme weight fluctuations, the aging process, and natural gravity. In addition, pregnancy and subsequent breastfeeding would also place different demands on the breast tissue, depending on the disposition.
Risks & complications of breast lift in Berlin
A breast lift is performed under the usual surgical conditions and usually under general anaesthesia. Such an intervention is always associated with a certain degree of risk, but the team at Sinis Clinic Berlin minimizes these risks through its many years of experience and high level of expertise. Numbness is possible in the area of the scar and sensory disturbances in the region of the nipple. However, both of these symptoms should disappear on their own after a few days or weeks. A permanently disturbed sensation in the breast or nipple is very rare. Bruises and swellings also occur from time to time after the procedure. Usually these post-operative symptoms disappear during the healing process.
One of the serious complications of a breast lift is the development of thromboses or embolisms. These are detached blood clots that block the vessels and can therefore be life-threatening. However, the formation of a blood clot is one of the extremely rare risks of a breast lift. The pain after a breast lift is also relatively manageable. Patients usually experience slight pressure pain or pulling in the scar area. However, this can be easily controlled with weak painkillers. Problems with breastfeeding after a breast lift almost never occur. However, it is generally recommended that a breast lift is only performed after family planning has been completed, as a new pregnancy can put added strain on the breast tissue. Some of these treatments carry more risks than others and even if some of them are rather unlikely or harmless or well treatable, it is important to inform the patient in detail. Allergic reactions and intolerances are determined in advance, so that this type of risk can be excluded beforehand.
Breast lift in Berlin: experiences / scars
We are driven by the goal of giving our patients at the Sinis Clinic Berlin consistently positive experiences of their breast lift and the doctors treating them. That is why we respond individually to each and every patient. We don’t believe in rigid methods of treatment, but rather place value in bespoke treatment tailored to the needs and wishes of the patient. Our experienced and competent team of specialists ensure this, meaning the patient feels completely comfortable during their stay and treatment and can receive optimal medical care.
A breast lift without any scarring does not exist. After all, it is a surgical procedure. During a breast lift, the experienced surgeon makes the incision along the areola. Then a second, ground-directed incision is usually made at the lower pole of the areola. The incision is made in the most gentle way possible, meaning disturbing scars in the armpit and décolleté area are avoided. However, the scars eventually fade, so that they are hardly visible and are almost invisible.
Cost of breast lift at Sinis Klinik Berlin
We do not want to offer lump sums, but the highest possible quality. Since every patient has different wishes and ideas and every person is of different physical condition, it contradicts our work ethic to work according to templates and flat rates. You deserve individual attention and a detailed cost estimate. We will be happy to provide you with this estimate of the breast lift costs during a personal consultation at our practice.
Are you interested in a breast lift in Berlin? Then you are welcome to contact us. At the Sinis Clinic Berlin we will be happy to answer your queries during a consultation. We always carry out the interventions according to the most modern methods and highest quality standards. Our patients come from Germany and abroad. We would also be happy to advise you: please fill out the following contact form or call us at:
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Unfortunately, it is not possible to quote exact amounts as a general rule, as the general conditions vary greatly for each individual procedure and for each patient. Each operation is individual and accordingly requires an individual cost breakdown. The type of breast lift and the extent of the operation are the decisive factors for the cost composition. In addition, the amount of the costs depends on the findings as well as the result expected by you. The possible use of autologous fat or breast implants, the duration of the hospital stay and the anesthesia procedure are also cost-relevant aspects. In addition, qualified, specialist consultation, treatment and control appointments as well as compression garments are included in the total price. Several non-binding consultations are required, in the course of which the cost of the breast lift as well as personal expectations are clarified and the cost of the procedure is determined. To give you an overview, we can give you a market average value – this is about 6000 euros in the Berlin area. The price range usually starts at a minimum of 2500 euros, although it is highly variable upwards.
Since the high costs of a breast lift are not usually covered by health insurance, you can consider the possibility of paying in installments. For this purpose, numerous credit institutions offer various financing and installment payment models that are directly tailored to breast surgery. The attractive monthly installments give you the opportunity to realize your project without having to forego high quality. You can receive detailed advice on this from us. If you wish, we can create a financing model for you that is tailored to your individual needs and possibilities – discreetly and without obligation, of course – which you can then coordinate with your financial institution. As soon as you receive a positive feedback from the bank, you can start with the preparation of the breast lift.