It allows the breasts to look attractive again, if their appearance was affected after pregnancy or weight loss. Unfortunately, a breast lift is not considered medically necessary, so the cost of the operation is not covered by social insurance.
A breast lift is technically a “breast reduction”, with the exception that no tissue is removed and therefore the volume of the breast remains the same. This is especially important because breast reductions were carried out much earlier than breast lifts. There are almost as many methods of breast lifting as there are breast reduction methods. Unfortunately it is often assumed that a breast lift, as with other streamlining operations, only removes excess skin. For an aesthetically pleasing appearance, far more than the excess skin has to be removed. The priority is the repositioning of the areola (how far will it be moved up) and the reshaping of the drooping breast.
Most surgeons are familiar with 4-5 different techniques, which are implemented according to the anatomy of the breast.
For those seeking advice, it is usually very difficult to contribute to the choice of which surgical technique. To better understand the advantages and disadvantages of each method, I would like to name the most important parameters that play a role in a breast lift:
- Characteristics of the blood supply of nipple and areola
- Shape of the breast
- Durability of the OP-result/building an inner bra
- Preservation of the sensitivity/excitability of the nipples