Breast lifting : surgical correction of breast ptosis


What is a breast lift surgery?

A breast lift is a cosmetic breast surgery that is indicated for any woman suffering from saggy breasts with or without excessive breast size. This currently common intervention does not present any risk for the mammary gland. As a result of changes in weight, pregnancy and age, the skin that supports the breasts loses its elasticity and eventually stretches. This results in breast ptosis or sagging breasts. Breast lift, also called mastopexy, helps to remedy this. It consists of:

  • removing excess skin
  • reshaping breasts
  • raising the breasts to the correct height while raising the nipple and areola

In the event that breast ptosis is associated with a significant loss of breast volume, the Breast lift may be coupled with a placement of prostheses or Breast augmentation by injection of fat. It can also help correct a slight asymmetry between the two breasts.

If you are overweight, stabilizing your weight is necessary for lasting results.

After cosmetic breast ptosis surgery, the patient finds herself with better modeled breasts, located at the right height, and with a nice cleavage.

Breast lift cost in Tunisia

Today, Tunisia is consolidating its growing reputation as a reliable, trustworthy, and affordable destination for cosmetic surgery abroad. It has modern and large medical infrastructures as well as highly reputed and experienced medical competencies. This image contributes in attracting patients from all over the world.

Besides, you should note that breast lift cost in Tunisia, including a recovery stay at 5-star hotel is 40% to 60% cheaper than sole operation in the UK.

OperationsOur priceUK priceMaking you save
Breast uplift without implants cost£ 2140£ 537062 %
Breast uplift with implant -round implants- cost£ 2650£ 637560 %

Breast lift prices in Tunisia mentioned above includes hospital and surgical room costs, surgeon’s and anaesthetist’s fees, all ground transfers (airport, hotel, clinic…) and your stay at a 5* hotel on full board basis.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]

Breast lift in Tunisia

OperationsAnaestheticProcedure TimeHospital StayStay In TunisiaBack To WorkAll Inclusive Price
Breast uplift without implants General1:30-2 hour(s)1 night(s)4 night(s)5-7 day(s)2140 €
Breast uplift with implant -round implants- General2-2:30 hour(s)1 night(s)5 night(s)5-7 day(s)2650 €

For those who want to undergo a breast lift surgery, here are some points to remember:

  • Type of anaesthesia: The breast uplift is always performed under general anaesthesia.
  • The surgery duration: The breast lifting surgery can last between 1: 30 and 2 hours.
  • The hospitalization duration: The hospitalization is usually one night
  • After-effects: The after-effects of a breast lift are usually simple to moderate.
  • Length of stay in Tunisia: The minimum stay for a breast lift in Tunisia is 4 nights.
  • Convalescent time before returning to work: A work stoppage of 7 to 14 days, depending on the patient’s occupation, must be scheduled after the intervention.

How is a mastopexy surgery performed?

The surgeon will start by using a surgical marker to draw markings on the patient’s chest. These markings will serve to demarcate the incision lines and the proper future position of the nipples and areola. The surgery is performed by making incisions in and around the breast to remove the excess skin and breast tissue, in order to accommodate a higher positioning of the nipples and areola and an elevation of the breast. Techniques to be used vary from one patient to the other, according to physical health, the degree of breast sagging and the composition, size, and shape of breasts.

Surgical options are discussed with the patient to determine the most suitable with the patient’s needs. It might include:

  • An incision around the areola. Stitches follow the circumference of the areola;
  • An incision around the areola and extends vertically down to the breast crease (a racquet-shaped incision or also known as lollipop incision)

When do breast lift scars fade?

As with any surgery, skin incisions put you at risk of scarring. In general, the fewer incisions during the surgery, the fewer scars you will have. Scars’ effects depend on the surgical technique used and on the patient’s genetic or inherited scarring tendency.

In some cases, they can be permanent and visible but they can also fade with time. Usually, breast lift scars will take several months to one year to fade away. However, if visible, they can be hidden under bras and bathing suits.

The post-operative stage of a breast lift

Your plastic surgeon will give you some advice to make your recovery as smooth and fast as possible.

After mastopexy surgery, he will place gauze dressings or bandages over the stitches, to help the incision area heal. Gauze dressings, followed by a surgical bra, are used to help the breasts heal and maintain their good positioning while healing.

Our medical staff will help you take care of the surgical site, the medication to apply and the follow-up visits and care with dressings and bandages. Immediately after the breast lifting surgery, they will ensure your check-out from the clinic as well as your drive to the hotel, where they will make sure you have the optimum recovery while enjoying what Tunisia can offer to its guests while staying at a five-star hotel.

The results of a breast lifting surgery

Results vary from one person to the other. You can see final breast lift result after nine to twelve months and in some cases a little bit later. Your breasts will become firmer and rounder.

After removal of the bandages, the patient may already have a small overview of the results, despite bruising, oedema, and the scars.

However, it will take about three months to see the first mastopexy result, and then about one or two years to fully enjoy the final results and appreciate the change.

This delay is necessary for the scars of a breast lift to mature and be more discreet. Before the first year, the scars are still too visible so that we can’t see the final results of the breast lift.

Breastfeeding after breast lifting surgery is possible. However, the patient should speak with the surgeon so that he can make the necessary arrangements. These details are to be discussed during the preoperative consultation.

Advice before and after a breast uplift surgery

Advice before a breast lift

As preventive measures, your surgeon will ask you to follow some new practices, before and after the mastopexy surgery. These tips include avoiding smoking, using drugs, consuming alcoholic drinks, and other medicinal products.

On another hand, you should take one multivitamin daily, prior to the surgery, plan some rest to ensure full recovery, eat well, and develop healthy habits. You are also required to not eat or smoke or drink anything including water, tea, or coffee after midnight the night before your surgery (8 hours before your surgery).

Advice after a breast lifting

After a breast lift surgery, it is advisable to:

  • Don’t lie on your stomach to avoid pain
  • Adopt a balanced and healthy lifestyle to optimize results
  • Don’t undergo any strenuous physical tasks, after the surgery and, avoid heavy objects lifting, the time that your breasts heal.
  • You can resume the sport and any physical effort after three months
  • Massage, slightly, the scars, with a moisturizer


Do not hesitate to ask your  cosmetic surgeon to give you post-operative care instructions that you may need, such as:

  • The way you will take care of your surgical site(s) after surgery
  • Drugs that will be taken in order to help with healing and reduce the risk of infection
  • Specific concerns to watch after at the surgical site(s) or in your general health
  • How stitches will be removed
  • How long it will take you to return to normal activity


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Photos before after a breast lift

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