Breast Lift in Hamburg
Many women know it: the breasts are not as firm as they would like, or not as firm as they once were. A breast lift can provide relief in this case.
In common parlance, sagging breasts are often referred to as “sagging breasts”. Sagging breasts significantly affect many women, as fashionable clothes with a plunging neckline or bras and bikinis without a push-up cannot be worn. Even in the sauna or in the shower at the fitness center, sagging breasts can lead to the negative impact on self-esteem. Especially after pregnancies, many women complain about a loss of volume in the décolleté area and wish for firmer breasts again.
Have breasts lifted for optimal results
In these cases, a breast lift can be used to remove excess skin from the breasts and reshape the remaining mammary gland tissue. Many women decide to have a breast augmentation in addition to a lift. This can be performed in addition for a visually perfect result, especially after volume loss in the décolleté area. The additional volume can be achieved through autologous fat transfer or breast implants. The goal is an aesthetic result so that you feel comfortable in your skin again.
Find out here everything you need to know about breast lift in Hamburg – from surgery to post treatment and possible complementary procedures.
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1. Before your Breast Lift Surgery.
Dr. med. Thorsten Sattler conducts a detailed consultation with you before every surgical procedure and examines you personally. Since each person is unique in terms of their anatomy and desires, an individual treatment plan will be created for you. The treatment plan is based on the latest methods and findings of plastic surgery. Photographs are taken and with the help of drawings and photos the procedure is explained in detail. Dr. Sattler will also discuss limitations, possible risks, and alternative treatments for breast lift with you and create a personalized aftercare plan with you.
Dr. Sattler is one of only a few plastic surgeons in Northern Germany with the additional qualification “Breast Medicine (Senology)” and is a member of the “German Society for Senology (DGS)”.
Before breast lift surgery, it is recommended to have an ultrasound of the breasts, sometimes a mammogram may be useful, and in special cases an MRI.
The main goal of breast lift surgery is to create compact, firm breasts with a youthful shape. So fashionable, tight clothes can ideally be worn again without a bra or at least without a push-up. In general, a very nice visual result can be achieved, which will make you feel more comfortable all around. To achieve the best possible aesthetic result, a breast lift can be combined with other procedures. More information here.
A balanced and healthy diet with adequate protein intake is very important for good and fast wound healing. Dr. Sattler is not only a specialist in plastic and aesthetic surgery, but also a nutritionist. Therefore, he will also advise you in this regard.
2. Breast Lift: Surgery Methods and Procedure
Only safe and modern surgical methods are used to lift the breasts. A breast lift is almost always performed under general anesthesia, so a hospital stay for one night is often advisable. Very many different techniques for performing a breast lift are known and have proven successful. The best and safest surgical method for you will be chosen, depending on your anatomy, your goals and desires. Of course, Dr. Sattler will discuss the breast lift procedure with you in advance and answer all your questions.
There are several rules of behavior that you should commit to during your breast lift with Dr. Sattler. Click here to access the rules of behavior.
Incision and Scars during Breast Lift Surgery
During a classic breast lift, incisions are made around the areola and are made vertically downward to the crease under the breast. In this way, excess skin and, if necessary, fat can be optimally removed. In pronounced cases, e.g. after massive weight loss, the excess tissue is not simply removed. In addition, it is layered using a special technique and used to build up the breast. In this context, some plastic surgeons also speak of the “inner bra”. Sometimes it is necessary to make additional incisions across the underbust crease to also tighten tissue from the sides.
It is possible to have both smaller and large breasts lifted. In certain cases, it is sufficient to make the incisions exclusively around the areolas. For example, in relatively compact breasts with little sagging skin, where only a small lift may be necessary. Or even if only the areolas are to be reduced. A vertical cut or a so-called T-cut is then not necessary. This type of surgery can often be performed under local anesthesia and in outpatient conditions. However, large, heavy breasts cannot usually be properly firmed using this technique.
Material and Instruments for Breast LiftDr. Sattler utilizes an electric scalpel during surgery, which allows him to operate with extreme precision and minimizes blood loss. The wound is stitched with self-dissolving sutures. Thread removal is therefore not necessary. The wound edges are sealed with a special skin adhesive. On the one hand, this creates optimal conditions for the best possible wound healing and contamination of the wound by germs is prevented. At the end of the surgery, the breasts are taped to stabilize them.
Other Treatments within the Scope of Breast Lift
It is possible to combine breast lift with other procedures in the same or another session. For example, breast lift can be combined with liposuction of the waist, abdomen and lateral chest to further optimize female contours. The fat obtained in this way can be used for autologous fat transfer to the face, lips or breast. The feminine curves are accentuated even further and signs of aging in the face are concealed.
Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift – with or without Implants?
A simple breast lift is performed without silicone implants. However, a breast lift in combination with breast augmentation with breast implants is possible and often desired. Sometimes it is recommended to perform the breast lift first and then the breast augmentation in a second procedure, especially if very clear results are desired. However, with good health, a healthy lifestyle and realistic goals, breast lift and breast augmentation can usually be combined into one procedure.
In patients with very little excess skin and very good connective tissue, a breast lift can be performed using autologous fat transfer or by inserting breast implants without having to remove tissue. However, it is important to consider that the already pre-damaged connective tissue is even more stressed by the additional weight of fat or implants. A follow up tightening is therefore usually necessary at a later stage as aging progresses.
There are very many different surgical techniques and combinations of different methods for breast lifts. Therefore, before the procedure, Dr. Sattler will discuss with you exactly which techniques will best and most safely achieve your goals and wishes. Dr. Sattler will ensure a youthful, feminine body silhouette and the optimal aesthetic result for you.
Breast Lift Images
You can find results of breast lifts in our gallery.
3. Breast Lift: Results
At this point we are not allowed to show before/after pictures of breast lifts for legal reasons. However, this is possible within the framework of a personal consultation with Dr. Sattler. Below you can see some results of breast lifts, sometimes combined with breast augmentation:
4. Breast Lift: Post Treatment
A stay at the clinic for one night is usually advisable after a breast lift in Hamburg. In the treatment of nipple correction alone, the procedure may be performed on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia. A special compression bra should be worn for several weeks postoperatively to support wound healing. The compression bra also helps the skin to retract in the best possible way and create an even body silhouette. The compression supports the lymph flow, wound water is better removed and thus the swelling is minimized.
Physical exertion and sports should be avoided for several weeks after the procedure. In order to support wound healing and maintain the achieved results in the best possible way, attention should be paid to a balanced and healthy diet at least during the wound healing phase. Alcohol and nicotine should also be avoided as far as possible. A sports bra helps to maintain the achieved result in the long term.
5. Breast Lift Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
A breast lift can be combined with liposuction to achieve the best possible aesthetic result. In particular, fat deposits on the waist, abdomen and lateral chest can be suctioned to further accentuate the tightened breasts. The extracted fat can be used for an autologous fat transfer to the breasts to achieve more fullness in the décolleté area. However, the increase in volume can also be realized by inserting breast implants.
Breast lifts can usually be repeated several times. It is advisable to find out where the incisions were made during the first operation before having another tightening operation. It should also be known which blood vessels were preserved. Therefore, the former surgery report should be brought to the consultation.
If a breast augmentation with implants has already been performed, a breast lift can be performed without removing the existing implants. The requirement for this is that the breast implants are intact and do not cause any problems. Otherwise, it is recommended to replace the present implants or even to remove them completely.
It is possible to complement a breast lift with autologous fat. Breast augmentation with autologous fat transfer can be repeated several times, even after a breast lift or if breast implants are already in place. Any existing asymmetries can also be balanced out and the décolleté accentuated even further.
Breast lift makes the breasts more compact and thus visually smaller. Likewise, the overall volume of the breasts will decrease as excess skin and possibly fat tissue are removed. So the breasts are smaller after the lift, but have a better shape and are more prominent.
If the volume of the breasts needs to be maintained or increased, an autologous fat transfer or an enlargement with breast implants must also be performed as part of the breast lift. A breast lift and augmentation in the same session or in separate sessions is a very popular procedure.
Breast lift costs are not a fixed all-inclusive price. Every person is unique, and the expected results also differ, sometimes significantly. Thus, the duration of the operation as well as the surgical effort and therefore the prices for breast lift are not always the same. Of course, Dr. Sattler will discuss the costs of the breast lift in detail with you in advance.
A small breast lift without general anesthesia is possible, but in the vast majority of cases the procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Sattler will be pleased to advise you personally and discuss the possible methods with you.
Many women are asking themselves whether it makes more sense to have a breast lift or breast augmentation. It all depends on the desired result. If you just like to have more toned, compact breasts, possibly with less volume, a lift is enough. If you wish to have firmer and larger breasts, or at least the same size as before, a breast lift with augmentation makes sense. This is then also referred to as augmentation mastopexy. This can be done either within one or in different operations.
In our practice for plastic and aesthetic surgery in Hamburg, we provide treatment for patients over the age of 18. There is actually no “maximum age” for a breast lift. It is a safe operation, which can be performed even in patients of advanced age. However, good health is a basic precondition for this. In a personal consultation, Dr. Sattler will discuss with you whether surgery is possible for you. He will also inform you about possible risks.
For more information, read our blog article on the topic: cosmetic surgery in old age and at a young age.
Many different causes of sagging breasts are possible, for example:
- Common aging symptoms
- Weight loss or weight fluctuations
- Weight loss or weight fluctuations
- Genetic reasons (weak connective tissue)
- Unhealthy lifestyle (e.g. tobacco consumption)
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