- Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
- Breast lift considerations
- How to tell if you should get a breast lift
- The different types of breast lifts
- How to choose the best surgeon for your breast lift
- What you need to know about breast lift surgery
- How to maintain your post-op breasts and possible complications
- Some more questions about breast lifts
Below are answers to some of the frequently asked quetions about breast lifts
Does medical insurance cover breast lift surgery?
Breast lifts are commonly considered a cosmetic surgery which is not covered by medical aid or insurance. In some instances, when performed as part of a mastectomy, health insurance may cover the costs. Speak to your provider to clear up any questions you may have about your health insurance.
Will I ever need another breast lift?
Some women may need a ‘touch-up’ breast lift surgery. Whether you require this or not depends on the elasticity of your skin, whether you fall pregnant and breastfeed after the surgery, experience weight gain and also the effects of ageing (which no one can accurately predict). However, should this be necessary, it will not be a complete procedure, but rather a minor one in comparison to the initial surgery.
How old do you have to be to get a breast lift?
Once your breasts have finished developing, you are able to get a breast lift at any age. Most surgeons will only recommend this after the age of 18 or 21, depending on the country in which you reside.
Can I breastfeed if I get a breast lift?
It is also possible to get one before or after pregnancy and you will still be able to breastfeed.
What will my breast lift incisions and scars be like?
Your scars will be dependent on the type of incision that your surgeon performs. Most incisions can be concealed in the natural lines of the breasts, but others might be more visible on the surface of the breast.
Over time, your scars will fade and improve significantly. Your surgeon should make every effort to ensure that your scarring is minimal. Speak to your surgeon about scar treatment options.