Breast Ptosis in Turkey

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Written by Laurence

Breast ptosis is part of the change in appearance that most women experience, especially as they age. It is generally a completely natural change. However, some women do not want to have sagging breasts. It is then possible to correct sagging breasts with cosmetic surgery. provides information on breast ptosis in Turkey and helps you book an operation with qualified surgeons. This content is for information purposes only and is not intended to replace professional medical advice.

Price of a breast lift in Turkey

The average cost of breast augmentation in Istanbul, Turkey is €2,300. Depending on your needs, the price can vary from €2,000 to €2,600.

ProcedureCost Turkey
Breast ptosis2300 €

What is breast ptosis?

Drooping breasts are part of the change in appearance that most women experience, especially as they age. It is generally a completely natural change. However, some women do not want to have sagging breasts.

The medical term for sagging breasts is breast ptosis. There is a lot of information available about what contributes (or not) to sagging breasts. Some are true, others are false.

Whatever the case, there are ways to prevent and improve sagging breasts.

What causes breast ptosis?

Generally, due to age, the ligaments of the breasts (called Cooper’s ligaments) lengthen over time and require ptosis or a breast lift. This is generally due to gravity, but other factors may also be involved.

Information on the causes – or not – of breast sagging can be contradictory. Fortunately, some experts unanimously agree on the main causes.

The real causes of breast ptosis are as follows:

  • Ageing
  • Collagen deficiency
  • Oestrogen deficiency
  • Severity
  • High body mass index
  • Increased breast size
  • Menopause
  • Multiple pregnancies
  • Rapid weight loss followed by weight gain (or vice versa)
  • Smoking

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Other causes of sagging breasts :

  • Breastfeeding
  • Not wearing a bra
  • Wearing the wrong bra

Loss of skin elasticity due to ageing is the most common cause of sagging breasts. Another factor is smoking, which accelerates ageing and thus contributes to sagging breasts, sometimes even earlier in life.

Multiple pregnancies are another cause, but breast-feeding is not. Hormonal changes narrow and widen the milk ducts with each pregnancy, which can lead to sagging tissue. Rapid weight changes before and after pregnancy can exacerbate this situation.

Larger breasts are more likely to sag, simply because a larger breast mass is more vulnerable to gravity.

However, choosing to breastfeed has no effect on breast firmness. It is generally thought that breastfeeding stretches breast tissue and causes sagging.

See also: Breast reduction in Istanbul

How can breast ptosis be prevented or treated?

Do you want to reduce the risk of sagging breasts or improve the firmness of your breasts? Here are a few things you can do.

Manage a healthy weight

You don’t necessarily need to lose or gain weight. Instead, you need to maintain a constant weight, and at a level that’s healthy for you. This can prevent your breasts from sagging and make them firmer.

Find a well-fitting, comfortable bra

This applies particularly to training, such as jogging. A supportive sports bra (moulded cups) can reduce breast movement. One study suggests that breast movement due to exercise leads to stretching and sagging, but further studies are needed.

The same study suggests that when you’re not exercising, you don’t necessarily need a bra to prevent your breasts from sagging. In fact, wearing the wrong size bra may have more negative effects than not wearing one at all.


Smoking accelerates the ageing process. Ageing leads to a loss of tissue firmness, particularly in the ligaments of the breast. Smoking specifically accelerates ageing by destroying elastin, a protein that helps the skin stay supple.

Hormone test

A drop in the hormone oestrogen, which normally occurs during the menopause, may be associated with a reduction in tissue collagen. Finding healthy ways to boost oestrogen levels (for example with phytoestrogens or supplements) can improve the shape and form of the breasts.

Talk to your doctor and get tested before trying to increase your oestrogen levels.

Avoid pregnancy

If your desire to maintain the appearance of your breasts is greater than your desire to expand your family, consider avoiding pregnancy. Reliable studies show that the more pregnant a woman is, the more likely she is to have sagging breasts.

Train the pectoral muscle

Although there are no muscles in the chest itself, you can work the muscles underneath. These muscles are called the main pectoral muscles. Certain workouts target them and can give your breasts a natural boost.

Plastic surgery in Turkey

Many different surgical procedures can treat breast ptosis in Turkey, such as breast implants. They can help give your breasts a more youthful and supple appearance. It is an expensive option, but one that gives the most spectacular results. Cosmetic surgery in Turkey is the effective solution for you, including breast lifting in Istanbul.

How long is the stay?

Length of hospital stay: 1 to 2 days.
Often performed on an outpatient basis. Patients can be discharged the same day.

Cost of a breast lift in Turkey

The average price of breast augmentation in Turkey in Istanbul is €1,900, with a minimum price of €1,600 and a maximum price of €2,200.

Before treatment

  • A regular pre-operative check-up is carried out as prescribed.
  • The anaesthetist will be seen in consultation no later than 48 hours before the operation.
  • In addition to the usual pre-operative examinations, a radiological assessment of the breast is prescribed (mammography, ultrasound).
  • It may be necessary to stop taking oral contraceptives, particularly if there are associated risk factors (obesity, poor venous condition, coagulation disorders).
  • Smoking must be stopped 10 days before the operation.
  • No medication containing aspirin should be taken for 10 days following the operation.
  • Type of anaesthetic: This is a general anaesthetic during which you are completely asleep.
  • Conditions of hospitalisation: One to three days in hospital are generally necessary. However, in certain cases, the operation can be carried out on an outpatient basis, i.e. you are discharged the same day after a few hours’ observation.

What does this involve?

  • Each surgeon adopts his own technique, which he adapts to each case to obtain the best results.
  • At the end of the operation, a bra-shaped elastic bandage is applied.
  • Depending on the surgeon and the extent of the mastopexy, the procedure can last from one and a half to three hours.

After the treatment

  • The post-operative consequences are generally not very painful and require only simple analgesics.
  • Swelling (oedema) and bruising of the breasts are common, as is discomfort when lifting the arms.
  • The first bandage is removed after 24 to 48 hours and replaced by a lighter one. The bandage will be applied regularly until recovery is complete.
  • The patient is discharged 24 to 48 hours after the operation and seen again in consultation two to three days later. A bra is then worn to ensure good support.
  • It is recommended that the bra be worn for approximately one month, day and night, during the operation.

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About the author


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.