Breast lift in Turkey

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Written by Laurence

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Breast lift prices in Turkey

The average cost of a breast lift in Turkey in Istanbul is €2,000. Depending on your needs, the price can vary from 1800 euros to 2800 euros. The operation is performed under general anaesthetic and lasts 4 hours. The length of stay in Istanbul is 7 days, with 1 night in hospital. The price includes the anaesthetic, the operation and a support bra. The final result is visible within 7 months.

Breast lift2000 €
Breast lift implants2800 €
Lipofilling breast lift2200 €
Breast reduction2100 €

What is a breast lift?

If you are considering a mastopexy (breast lift) in Europe or Turkey, one way to see if it can help is to place a pencil under your breast and see if it stays there. If it does, a breast lift may be a solution.

You may choose this operation if you are bothered by the look or feel of sagging, flat breasts or breasts whose areola has become larger.

These effects can occur as a result of

  • Pregnancy
  • Breast-feeding
  • Change in weight
  • Age
  • Genetics

Women generally undergo this procedure on an outpatient basis, which means they do not have to stay overnight at the clinic. The operation takes around 3 hours and is usually performed under general anaesthetic.

Breast lift video

Some women also receive breast implants at the same time as their mastopexy.

Your Turkish surgeon should describe the options available to you and explain the procedure in detail.

Before and after photos

reduction mammaire avant après en Turquie
reduction mammaire avant après en Turquie

How to prepare for mastopexy

The first step is to consult a plastic surgeon in Turkey. When you do, tell the surgeon what your goals are. If you also want breast implants, bring photos showing the size and shape of the breasts you want. People with HIV are allowed to undergo this surgery.

The Turkish surgeon will take into account your state of health and describe the options available to you. The surgeon will also explain in detail the procedure, the risks and how you can recover.

Tracé d'un chirurgien pour un lifting mammaire
A surgeon’s outline for a breast lift

Complications after a breast lift in Turkey are relatively rare. The three main ones are bleeding, infection and scarring. Your surgeon will give you preparation instructions that will help you reduce the risk of complications.

These instructions will include not smoking, making sure you are not taking any medicines that can cause bleeding and taking antibiotics if necessary.

You should also start planning your recovery period. For example, you should avoid lifting heavy objects for at least 4 to 6 weeks after your mastopexy.

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What happens during mastopexy in Turkey?

You will be operated on in a hospital, an outpatient surgery centre or in the doctor’s own operating theatre. You will meet the anaesthetist, surgeon and nursing staff before the operation.

Schéma d'une opération de lifting des seins
Diagram of a breast lift operation

The Turkish surgeon will mark the correct position where your nipple will go. You will then be taken to the operating theatre where you will be given a general anaesthetic or sedation.

The surgeon will remove excess skin and lift the breast tissue to the correct position without damaging the mammary gland. If you opt for breast implants in Turkey, the surgeon will place them and then close and bandage your breasts. You may have small drains in your breasts for 24 to 48 hours.

Post-operative follow-up

Your surgeon will remove any dressings and drains at your follow-up visit on the first or second day after your breast lift surgery. The doctor will also check the colour of the nipple and theblood supply.

After the operation, you can expect to feel uncomfortable for a few days. Your doctor will usually recommend that you wear a bra or a special dressing to give you the support you need during your recovery. For the first week, you may need pain relief medication.

If you have had breast implants in Turkey, take care to avoid any impact on your breasts, which could cause the implant to rupture.

Photo avant et après d'un lifting mammaire en Turquie
Before and after photo of a breast lift in Turkey

In 2 to 3 weeks, your surgeon will remove all your stitches. The size and shape of the breast will continue to improve over time.

There may be slight differences in symmetry between the two breasts. If this is the case, your plastic surgeon will perform a minor touch-up to help reposition the nipple if necessary. Minor adjustments may be made afterwards.

During your recovery, it is very important to limit your activities as instructed by your surgeon and to report any side effects or problems you have immediately.

Gaine de compression
Compression girdle

Any surgical procedure carries risks, particularly of infection. With cosmetic breast reduction surgery, permanent loss of sensation in the nipples or breast skin is very rare.

Risks, complications and side effects

There are some rare risks associated with mastopexy:

  • Poor healing of the incisions;
  • Capsular contracture;
  • Early sagging of the breasts;
  • Bruising and inflammation;
  • Loss of breast or nipple sensitivity;
  • Uneven breast shape.

That’s why you should trust us to help you choose the right surgeon in Istanbul, and opt for a reputable and experienced practitioner.

It should be noted that, in Islam, mastopexy is not considered haram. It is halal and acceptable if used to remove a defect.

Our medical establishment is accessible to people with disabilities and reduced mobility (PRM). You will be picked up at the airport by our private driver. You will be driven to your hotel and to the clinic.

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Risks and complications associated with mastopexy

After undergoing mastopexy in Turkey, you may experience:

  • Scars. These usually fade over time.
  • Changes in the sensitivity of the nipple or breast. This usually returns after a few weeks, but can sometimes be permanent.
  • Breasts of different shapes or sizes. Sometimes this is because the breasts heal at a different rate.
  • Loss of the nipple or areola. This is rare, but can happen if the operation results in blood loss in the area concerned.
Photo après un lifting des seins
Photo after a breast lift

How does mastopexy affect breastfeeding?

You can have a breast lift at any age after your breasts have finished developing. You can also have one before or after pregnancy. You can continue to breastfeed after a mastopexy.

Long-term results

The results are immediately visible after the operation, but it may take a few months to achieve a final result.

The results of a breast lift may not be permanent. You may need another mastopexy and breast augmentation.

Over time, some women choose to have a breast lift as a “touch-up” procedure to improve the overall appearance of their breasts. But they may not need a full procedure.

It may help to maintain the results for longer by keeping a stable and healthy weight.


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FAQ – Frequently asked questions

How long does a breast lift last in Turkey?

The results of a breast lift in Turkey last an average of 10 years. However, a number of factors can affect this period: pregnancy, changes in weight or a lack of support for the breasts during sporting activities.

A breast lift is generally a painless operation, as it does not affect the muscles. It is nevertheless possible to experience slight pain for a few days following the operation, which can be easily relieved with painkillers.

Breast lifting is a very common operation in Turkey, with a success rate of around 96%. Factors influencing the results of the operation include the patient’s age, the surgeon’s expertise and the initial appearance of the breasts.

A breast lift can be combined with other operations such as liposuction of the buttocks and/or hips, abdominoplasty or the fitting of breast implants. To limit the risks, it is generally advisable to limit yourself to 2 or 3 simultaneous operations.

Yes, it is possible to have a breast lift without implants: this is called a breast ptosis cure. This operation corrects sagging tissue and sagging breasts, while maintaining the original cup size.

The length of stay for a breast lift in Turkey is approximately 7 days, including 1 night’s hospitalisation. This allows the surgeon to carry out the initial post-operative care, and to check that recovery is taking place under the best possible conditions.

About the author

Laurence

My name is Laurence Tung. I'm a medical writer with a scientific background in several fields. I have recently covered therapeutic areas such as rheumatology and hypercholesterolaemia. I also have expertise in genomics, epigenetics, molecular biology and biochemistry. I help this site to publish quality articles on medical tourism.

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