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Breast lift (nog toe te voegen)

What is a breast lift?

A breast lift is one of the most performed breast surgery in the Netherlands and our specialized doctors* are happy to help you!

The breasts are important for the appearance of a woman. Women can therefore be uncertain about their breasts. Our experience shows that a breast lift can have a large, positive influence on self-confidence. As a woman you have difficulty with the shape of your breasts, can be due to:

  • Weight gain or decrease – the breasts, for example, started to hang after a pregnancy

  • Too heavy breasts that cause back, shoulder and / or neck complaints

  • Psychological causes – you may feel insecure if you experience your breasts as too small or too large.

* The doctor determines whether the treatment is medically necessary. This treatment falls under health care care exempt from Sales tax of art. 11-1-g Sales Tax Act 1968.

How does a breast lift work?

During this procedure, excess skin is removed from the breast. This means that the breast becomes slightly smaller. For this reason, the breast lift is often combined with the placement of a small implant for smaller breasts to also have a magnifying effect.

What are the benefits of a breast lift?

  • Operation possible to be planned within 2 weeks

  • Our doctors have years of experience
  • The operation takes 1.5 to 2 hours

  • The recovery time is 2 to 3 weeks

  • General anesthesia.

When am I suitable for a breast lift?

Before the breast lift is performed, you will consult with one of our consultants. They listen to your wishes and expectations and give advice about which doctor suits you best. Then an appointment is made for a consultation with the doctor who will perform your breast lift. The doctor looks at your breasts and assesses whether the procedure is medically justified. If this is the case, the operation is scheduled. It is legally required in the Netherlands that there is a 7-day waiting period between the consultation with the doctor and the operation.

What can I expect after a breast lift?

During a breast lift it is not always possible to make the breasts exactly symmetrical. Symmetry depends on the position and shape of the natural breasts. The shape and sensitivity of the nipples after the operation may also be different than you expected. It is good to realize that, due to the strong tension that develops in the tissues after the operation, the final model will look different than just after the correction. The final result is only visible after a minimum of two months. The breasts then become smoother and slightly sag. The feeling in the nipples will return after three to six months.

How do you treat the wound? Instructions for after breast augmentation and breast lift

You can shower the day after the operation. Make sure that the wound remains dry. The plaster is water resistant and can be blended dry. Let the patch sit for two weeks – this patch is attached to the suture. The suture dissolves itself and should not be removed.

Two weeks after your breast lift surgery, the first follow-up will take place and any buttons will be cut off. Wear a well-supported, post-operative bra without underwires. The bra should not be too tight, but it must fit well. Always wear the bra – day and night – for six weeks after the operation.

What you should keep in mind:

  •  The first two weeks: do not raise your arms, do not exercise, avoid the full sun.
  • The first six weeks: take adequate rest and do not physically strenuous actions – such as in the household, think of: vacuuming , boiling or heavy lifting. Also not swimming or going to the sauna.

The first year it is wise to cover the scar against the sun, in order for the wound not to discolor. Does redness, swelling, fever or an open wound occur? Or are there other things that you are concerned about? Do not hesitate and contact Diana Gabriels’ practice.

Post-operative bras

After the operation, you must wear a well-supporting bra without braces. Our bras are of good quality and available in several models. There are bras with reinforced side cups, a hook closure at the front or at the back, with adjustable straps or fixed wide straps.

Operation techniques

  • Breast lift with donut technique

  • Breast lift with prosthesis

Breast lift with donut technique

What is a breast lift with donut technique?

With a breast lift, excess skin is removed from the breast. This makes the chest slightly smaller. For this reason, the breast lift is often combined with a small implant for smaller breasts to also have an enlarging effect.

If the breasts are hanging in such a way that only a breast augmentation cannot solve the problem, a technique is used whereby skin is removed around the areola. This is done in order for the nipple and areola to be placed upwards. Circular scars will then form around the areola. Hence the name “donut technique.” Occasionally a weakened breast can be corrected by just a breast augmentation.

What are the benefits of a breast lift with donut technique?

  • Operation possible within two weeks

  • Preservation of the feeling in the nipples
  • Our doctors have a lot of experience

  • The operation takes 1.5 to 2 hours

  • The recovery time is two to three weeks

  • Complete anesthesia.

What can I expect of a breast lift with donut technique?

Aftercare is very important with the breast lift. If you take good care of yourself after the procedure, the wound will heal better and a better result will be achieved.

After the breast lift, the treated area will be swollen. Bleeding from the blood can also occur. These side effects should disappear after three days. Most people go back to work after about a week. But listen carefully to your body. The recovery period can also take a little longer.

Make sure that you do not have to make any heavy efforts 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure. There should not be any tension on the chest. The scars can be clearly visible and “fiery” in color during the first months after the operation. But after a few months the scars will take on the color of your skin. We always work as accurately as possible to ensure that scars are as small and unobtrusive as possible.

Breast lift with prosthesis

What is a breast lift with prosthesis?

Are you considering a breast lift with prosthesis? Then you have come to the right place. A breast lift is one of the most performed breast surgery in the Netherlands and our specialized doctors are happy to help. This procedure is always performed under full anesthesia.

With a breast lift, excess skin is removed from the breast. This means that the chest becomes slightly smaller. Many people therefore choose to perform a breast lift with prosthesis, so that the breasts do not become smaller. The prosthesis provides an enlargement of the breast. When the skin is removed, the nipples and breast tissue are placed higher. A circular scar will form around both nipples. The wounds are sutured with soluble suture material. Our doctors always work as accurately as possible, to keep the scar as small as possible.

 

What are the benefits of a breast lift with donut technique?

  • Operation possible within two weeks

  • Preservation of the feeling in the nipples
  • Our doctors have a lot of experience

  • The operation takes 1.5 to 2 hours

  • The recovery time is two to three weeks

  • Complete anesthesia.

What can I expect after a breast lift with prosthesis? 

After the breast lift, the treated area will be swollen. Bleeding from the blood can also occur. These side effects should disappear after three days. You must keep the wound dry for 4 weeks. This ensures better and often faster wound healing. Most people go back to work after about a week after a breast lift. But listen carefully to your body. The recovery period can also take a little longer.

Make sure that you do not have to make any heavy efforts 2 to 3 weeks after the procedure. There should not be any tension on the chest. The scars can be clearly visible and “fiery” in color during the first months after the operation. But after a few months the scars will take on the color of your skin. We always work as accurately as possible to ensure that scars are as small and unobtrusive as possible.

The check-up

The day after your operation you will be called by the support team of Practice Gabriels. We ask how you are doing and make your first inspection appointment with you. This takes place a week after the operation. Of course you are welcome to come over in the meantime or contact us for any questions. The second check takes place after two weeks. Then the plasters are removed and the wound healing is checked. After 4 weeks, at the third check, the stitches are removed.