Breast Lift


Unfortunately, droopiness of the breast is a complaint many women have to deal this. For some, it is a problem they have always had to contend with, and others it is a legacy of pregnancy and motherhood. For most patients, age and time will stretch the supporting ligaments of the breast causing them to hang lower than in their youth


What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, Mastopexy, is a procedure that aims to change the shape, contour, and size of the breasts and nipples - it is principally done to correct saggy boobs. This typically occurs due to age, weight loss, and most commonly pregnancy.

The breast lift is performed as a general anesthetic but does not involve an overnight stay. There are several ways to perform a lift. The goal of the lift is to place the nipple in an aesthetically ideal position and remove the wrinkled and sagging skin. The scars can either be around the nipple, in the shape of a lollipop, or in an anchor pattern. The choice of the scar is based on the amount of lift necessary and the area of skin to be excised. Most patients desire to want the least amount of scarring, but often this is not possible due to the limitations this would place on the final result

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Who would benefit  from the procedure

This procedure can benefit women who are unhappy with the appearance of their breasts due to factors such as aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or genetic factors.

The following are some of the specific situations where a breast lift procedure may be appropriate:

Sagging breasts due to aging: As women age, the skin and ligaments that support the breasts can become less elastic, causing the breasts to sag. A breast lift can help restore a more youthful appearance to the breasts.

Sagging breasts due to pregnancy and breastfeeding: Pregnancy and breastfeeding can cause the breasts to lose volume and sag. A breast lift can help restore the breasts to their pre-pregnancy shape.

Asymmetrical breasts: Some women may have breasts that are uneven in size or shape. A breast lift can help create a more symmetrical appearance.

Weight loss: Women who have lost a significant amount of weight may experience sagging breasts due to loss of skin elasticity. A breast lift can help restore the breasts to a more youthful position.

It's important to note that a breast lift is not designed to increase breast size or change the shape of the breasts significantly. Women who are looking to increase their breast size may want to consider a breast augmentation in addition to or instead of a breast lift.

Ultimately, the decision to undergo a breast lift procedure is a personal one and should be made in consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Faisal Salim who can help determine whether the procedure is appropriate for you.

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Am I good candidate for the procedure

Determining whether or not you are a good candidate for a breast lift procedure will depend on a number of factors. It's important to consult with an experienced plastic surgeon Dr. Faisal Salim who can evaluate your individual case and provide you with personalized advice.

That being said, here are some general factors that may indicate whether or not you are a good candidate for a breast lift:

You are bothered by sagging breasts: If you are unhappy with the shape, position, or overall appearance of your breasts due to sagging, a breast lift may be a good option for you.

You are in good overall health: As with any surgery, it's important to be in good overall health before undergoing a breast lift procedure. Your plastic surgeon will evaluate your medical history to determine if you are a good candidate for the surgery.

You are at a stable weight: It's best to be at a stable weight before undergoing a breast lift procedure. Significant weight fluctuations can affect the results of the surgery. Do you have BMI<30

You are a non-smoker: Smoking can increase the risk of complications during and after surgery. If you smoke, your surgeon may advise you to quit several weeks before the procedure.

You have realistic expectations: It's important to have realistic expectations about the results of the surgery. While a breast lift can improve the shape and position of your breasts, it may not be able to achieve a certain size or shape.

Again, the best way to determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a breast lift procedure is to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon. They will be able to evaluate your individual case and provide you with personalized advice.

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How do I prepare for breast lift procedure

  • Avoid strenuous exercise one week prior to the breast lift procedure
  • Avoid blood-thinning medications such as aspirin and warfarin
  • Avoid alcohol 1 day prior to the procedure
  • The procedure is relatively pain-free, so it will not interfere too much with your daily activities
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Breast Lift Recovery Time & Post-Op Care

Following the procedure, the patient will awaken with dressings on both breasts. The procedure is very superficial, so is not particularly painful. There may be some discomfort at the suture line, but this is easily controlled with pain killers

The patient will go home the same day with antibiotics and pain medication

The first post-operative check will be at 48 hours. The bra size will be measured and made available for collection the following day. The bra will have to be worn for 6 weeks

A further check will be made at 1, 2 and 4 weeks. 

Patients are typically back to an office-based work environment within the first week 

Exercise can resume at 6 weeks

Scar management will typically begin at 3 weeks

Scar therapy will commence at 4 weeks with silicone strips

The final result of the breasts will typically be seen at 6 months

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What are the risks of breast lift?

Like any surgery, breast lift carries some risks, including bleeding, infection, changes in nipple or breast sensation, scarring, asymmetry, and difficulty breastfeeding. Other risks may include reaction to anesthesia, blood clots, or delayed wound healing. It is important to discuss these risks with a qualified surgeon before undergoing a breast lift procedure.

How long does the result of breast lift surgery last?

The results of breast lift surgery can be long-lasting, but they are not permanent. The duration of the results depends on various factors, such as the patient's age, weight changes, and pregnancy. Generally, a breast lift can provide improvement in breast shape and firmness for several years, but natural aging and gravitational effects can cause some sagging to return over time. Maintaining a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle can help prolong the results of the surgery.

Will I still be able to breastfeed after breast lift surgery?

Breastfeeding after a breast lift procedure is possible, but it depends on the surgical technique used and the extent of the surgery. Some techniques involve minimal incisions and do not affect the milk ducts or nerves involved in breastfeeding, while others may involve more extensive incisions that can potentially affect milk production and breastfeeding ability. 

Can breast lift surgery be performed with breast augmentation?

Yes, breast lift surgery can be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation surgery. This combination procedure is called a breast lift with augmentation and is often recommended for women who not only have sagging breasts but also want to increase the size and fullness of their breasts. The surgery involves lifting the breasts and placing implants to enhance their volume and shape. It is essential to discuss your goals and expectations with a qualified surgeon to determine if a breast lift with augmentation is the right procedure for you.

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Patient Reviews

Charlotte Wilson
Charlotte Wilson
I had breast augmentation surgery with Dr Faisal and I honestly couldn’t recommend him enough. The whole process from consultation to aftercare appointments was professional, caring and to the highest standard. He listened to what I wanted and the results are incredible. I would have any future treatments done by Dr Faisal and would send anyone I know to him also.
Thejaswini Paripally
Thejaswini Paripally
Been looking for doctors over years now both in Dubai and India. Never felt fully comfortable with anyone to go forward with the procedure, then I came across Dr. Faizal, found him while I was doing research online and read a lot of positive reviews. Went down for a consultation, a really gem of a person. Immediately felt comfortable, he explained me everything in detail, assured me and got exactly what I wanted and the price was reasonable as well. The hospital the surgery was held at had the best services and staff as well. They took care of everything and made me feel safe and comfortable throughout the procedure. Came back home the same day, I'm at 6 weeks post op now, and the healing is wonderful and now I feel much more confident, all thanks to him. If anyone is looking for a breast augmentation, I would definitely suggest to go for a consultation with him and decide for themselves.
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Vicky Bates
Vicky Bates
Having done a lot of research and looked around Dubai for the best possible option for us, we found Dr Faisal, and I'm so glad we did! The non judgemental and honest advice throughout as well as his pre and post op care is incredible and has been there every step of the way for me. Thank you so much Dr Faisal for everything :).
Ola AlHassan
Ola AlHassan
I came to Dr.Faisal not sure of anything. I wasn’t happy with my body as I had a lot of excess skin due to massive weight loss. I was scared of the idea of a surgery, so came in hoping for an alternative. Here I am months - 3 months post my surgery, wearing a pair of jeans that would have never fit me before. I had a lower body lift surgery done, and I must say my results are amazing. My body has changed so much, and I am very very happy with the way I look now. Dr.Faisal is a great doctor. He will make sure you are aware of everything before and after the procedure and is always there for his patients. My favorite trait about him is that he is always available. Being a patient who has low pain tolerance, and someone who worries a lot, I would always call him. I would have a lot to ask before and after the surgery- and he was always there. It didn’t matter what day or time it was, he made sure to help with every little thing and I am very grateful for him. Thank you doctor, I can now sit without having layers of my stomach falling down, I can now wear my clothes much more confidently and can finally say I love my body.
Lauren Shaw
Lauren Shaw
I can’t recommend Dr Faisal enough, he gets me the results I want every time. He answers all of my questions in depth and explains how and why he does things and makes me feel comfortable. I wouldn’t go to anyone else!
Kirsten Shaw
Kirsten Shaw
Two words to describe my experience with Dr. Faisal: life changing. I had a breast reduction and it has changed my life! The procedure itself was painful for the first 2 hours and much to my surprise I was ready to go home only 4 hours after waking up and ready to return to work only 3 days later. My back, neck and shoulders feel great, my posture is better and I couldn't be happier! I recommend Dr. Faisal and the surgery 100%, my only regret is not finding him 10 years sooner! Thank you Doc!!
Faith Murray
Faith Murray
Dr Faisal is a skilled surgeon who is extremely meticulous and I would highly recommend him. He has a pleasant and calm demeanor which puts you at ease. He looks at the whole person and what they want to achieve and relays realistically what can be done which helps set the right level of expectation from the outset. He shows compassion throughout the process which makes you feel like you are in good hands. Overall Dr Faisal exceeded my expectations and I am so pleased with my results!
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