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What Is Breast Lift Surgery?

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A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon, such as Dr Veerle Rotsaert, to reshape and raise sagging breasts. This procedure is particularly sought after by women who have experienced changes in breast shape and firmness due to factors like pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and ageing. By removing excess skin and reshaping breast tissue, a breast lift can restore a more youthful and lifted appearance.

Another advantage of breast lift surgery is the increased self-confidence. Many women feel more confident and attractive after undergoing a breast lift, as they are able to achieve a more youthful and perky breast appearance. Additionally, a breast lift can help clothing fit better and enhance the overall proportion of the body.

When considering a breast lift, it is crucial to choose the best breast lift surgeon for optimal results. Dr Veerle Rotsaert is a highly skilled plastic surgeon with a proven track record in performing successful breast lift surgeries. By consulting with Dr Rotsaert, you can discuss your goals and expectations, explore the different types of breast lift procedures available, and gain a comprehensive understanding of the potential risks and benefits of the surgery.

The Breast Lift Procedure: What to Expect

Curious about what happens during a breast lift procedure? In this section, we will guide you through the surgical process, from the incision techniques to the removal of excess skin and reshaping of breast tissue. We’ll also address common concerns regarding breast lift scars and potential risks.

Dr Veerle Rotsaert, an experienced plastic surgeon, will begin the breast lift procedure by making incisions following a predetermined pattern, which will depend on the specific technique chosen for your surgery. These incisions allow for the removal of excess skin and repositioning of the underlying breast tissue to achieve a more lifted and youthful appearance.

During the surgery, Dr Rotsaert will reshape the breast tissue and elevate the nipple and areola to a higher position, creating a more proportionate and aesthetically pleasing shape. While scarring is an inherent part of any surgical procedure, Dr Rotsaert takes great care to minimise scarring by using techniques that allow for discreet incisions and employing advanced surgical closure methods.

It’s important to note that every person’s anatomy and desired outcome are unique, so the exact details of the breast lift procedure may vary. Dr Rotsaert will discuss your specific case with you during your consultation, addressing any concerns you may have and customising the procedure to achieve your desired results.

Breast Lift Scars and Potential Risks

One common concern among patients considering breast lift surgery is the appearance of scars. While it’s true that scarring is an inevitable part of the procedure, Dr Rotsaert prides herself and is renowned for her scar technique and employs advanced suture  to minimise scarring and ensure optimal healing. Over time, the scars typically fade and become less noticeable, although individual healing patterns may vary.

Like any surgical procedure, breast lift surgery carries certain risks. These may include changes in nipple or breast sensation, uneven shape or size of the breasts, and potential loss of the nipples or areola. Dr Rotsaert will discuss these risks with you during your consultation to ensure you have a clear understanding of the potential outcomes and can make an informed decision.

Now that you have a better understanding of what to expect during a breast lift procedure, you can approach your consultation with confidence. Dr Veerle Rotsaert’s expertise and commitment to patient satisfaction will guide you through the surgical process, addressing your concerns and helping you achieve the lifted and rejuvenated breasts you desire.

Breast Lift Recovery: What to Expect

After undergoing breast lift surgery, it’s essential to be well-informed about the recovery process. In this section, we’ll outline the expected recovery time, offer valuable tips for post-operative care, discuss potential discomfort, and provide guidance on when you can expect to fully recover.

Recovery time after a breast lift surgery can vary from person to person. Typically, it takes about 1-2 weeks to return to normal daily activities and work, but strenuous activities should be avoided for at least 4-6 weeks. It’s important to follow Dr Rotsaert’s instructions closely to ensure proper healing and minimise the risk of complications.

During the recovery period, it is common to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Dr Veerle Rotsaert may prescribe pain medication to manage any pain you may have. Wearing a supportive bra and avoiding activities that strain the chest muscles can also help alleviate discomfort and promote healing.

It’s important to note that while you may notice an immediate improvement in the appearance of your breasts, the final results of your breast lift may take several months to fully manifest as the swelling subsides and the tissues settle into their new position. It’s essential to be patient and allow your body the time it needs to heal completely for optimal results.

Recovery Tips:
1. Follow Dr Rotsaert’s instructions: She will provide you with specific post-operative care instructions. Following these guidelines diligently is crucial for a successful recovery.
2. Take it easy: Avoid heavy lifting, strenuous exercise, and activities that put pressure on your chest during the initial healing period. This will help prevent complications and ensure proper healing.
3. Wear a supportive bra: Dr Rotsaert may recommend wearing a special post-surgical bra or sports bra to provide support and minimise swelling. Follow her advice regarding bra usage and duration.
4. Manage discomfort: If you experience any pain or discomfort, take the prescribed medication as directed. Applying cold compresses to the breasts can also help reduce swelling and alleviate discomfort.

Consulting Dr Veerle Rotsaert

“A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a transformative procedure that addresses sagging breasts and restores their firmness and shape. During your consultation, I will take the time to understand your goals and expectations, allowing me to customise the surgical plan accordingly. My approach involves using advanced techniques to reshape and reposition the breasts, resulting in a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance. I am committed to providing you with natural-looking results, personalised care, exceptional suture care and ensuring your comfort and safety throughout your breast lift journey.” – Dr Veerle Rotsaert, Plastic Surgeon

Informed Decision-making for Breast Lift Surgery

Making the decision to undergo breast lift surgery requires careful consideration and knowledge. 

While considering a breast lift, it is important to understand that the procedure does not change the size of the breasts. However, it can be combined with breast augmentation or reduction if desired. Like any surgical procedure, a breast lift carries potential risks, including scarring, changes in nipple or breast sensation, uneven shape or size of the breasts, and even the rare possibility of losing the nipples or areola.

To ensure the best possible outcome, it is crucial to consult with a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr Veerle Rotsaert. She can evaluate your eligibility for a breast lift, discuss your expectations, and provide guidance on potential risks and aftercare. By having a comprehensive understanding of the procedure and realistic expectations for the recovery period, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your goals and desires.


Q: What is a breast lift?

A: A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a surgical procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to reshape and raise sagging breasts.

Q: Who is a good candidate for a breast lift?

A: Women whose breasts have lost firmness and elasticity due to factors such as pregnancy, weight changes, and ageing often choose to have a breast lift.

Q: Does a breast lift change the size of the breasts?

A: No, a breast lift does not change the size of the breasts. However, it can be combined with breast augmentation or reduction if desired. Sometimes, Dr. Rotsaert is able to perform an auto-augmentation which is essentially a breast lift that uses your own tissue to auto-augment and enhance your own breast tissue. The result can be similar to a breast augmentation. 

Q: What are the risks associated with a breast lift?

A: Risks associated with the procedure include scarring, changes in nipple or breast sensation, uneven shape or size of the breasts, and potential loss of the nipples or areola.

Q: How can I minimise breast lift scars?

A: Dr Rotsaert will discuss different techniques to minimise scarring during the consultation, and there are also non-surgical scar reduction treatments and products available to minimise any scarring.

Q: What is the expected recovery time after a breast lift?

A: The recovery period after a breast lift can vary, but typically it takes several weeks for the initial healing. Full recovery may take several months.

Q: What should I expect during the breast lift recovery period?

A: During the recovery period, you may experience some discomfort or pain, but your plastic surgeon will provide specific post-operative care instructions to help manage any discomfort. It is important to follow these instructions for optimal healing.

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