Will breast lift surgery leave any visible scarring?
The incision runs around the areola and in a vertical line extending in a downward direction. In some cases another incision is required along the line of your natural breast crease. The amount of visible scarring depends on how quickly your skin heals, which is something that is genetically determined. Normally breast lift surgery will leave faint, light scars that are scarcely noticeable.
Will my nipples move?
Due to the removal of tissue and skin from the breasts, the position of the nipples will change. To ensure an aesthetically pleasing result is achieved, the areola will be adjusted to suit the new breast and the nipple lifted into its new position, without any resulting impact on sensation.
Do I need to tell you about any medication I am taking?
It is extremely important in every case that you advise the specialist treating you of any illnesses and any medication you may be taking. For two weeks before surgery you must not take any medication containing aspirin (e.g. Aspirin, Aspégic etc.). These medications may lead to excessive bleeding during the operation and delay the post-operative healing process. The specialist may decline to go ahead with the breast lift at any time if an increased risk is posed as a result of medication taken before the operation.
What are the risks associated with breast lift surgery?
As a general rule, any operation carries with it certain risks (e.g. intolerance of certain medication, bruising, delayed healing, inflammation, scar problems or loss of normal sensation). This all depends on the individual’s general state of health. The specialist will discuss any potential risks with you as part of the consultation process and in preparation for surgery.
Is it possible to breastfeed after breast lift surgery?
How long will I be off work?
Depending on your occupation, you should allow for at least seven days off work. If your job involves heavy physical work, you may be unable to return to work for up to four weeks.
When will I be able to play sport again?
After six to eight weeks most of the signs of the breast lift will have healed, so you can slowly return to playing sport. You may like to begin with some light exercise, such as walking or cycling, about four weeks after the operation. Weight training, golf and swimming are not advisable until about six weeks after surgery.
How much does a breast lift cost?
The cost for a breast lift depends on the type and scope of the surgical procedure involved and can only be determined as part of a private consultation and medical examination. In total you can expect to pay around 12,000 to 15,000 Swiss francs. A preliminary consultation is 200 Swiss francs.
Will this procedure be covered by health insurance?
The costs of breast lift surgery are not covered by health insurance, as it is considered purely aesthetic surgery. For patients requiring simultaneous breast reduction surgery deemed medically necessary, partial cover or even full cover may be possible. However, this requires a thorough medical assessment.