What can speak against a breast lift


The breast lift, also Mastopexy called mastopexy, is a surgical method to restore the natural shape and size of the breast. However, as with any surgical procedure, there are reasons why the attending physician may advise against performing it in individual cases.

1. the patient’s physical condition

An operation, even if it is only a minor procedure, always represents a Stress for the body, especially for the circulatory and immune systems. Since breast surgery is performed under anesthesia and the healing process takes a lot of strength, the patient must be in a sufficient state of health are.

Contraindications for surgery would be for example Transient diseases such as viral diseases, colds, flu-like infections and the like, which could weaken the immune system and thus negatively influence the healing process. In such a case, surgery should be postponed until the patient is fully recovered.

There are also absolute contraindications, which completely exclude breast surgery. These include, for example severe diseases Such as heart problems, kidney function impairment, or severe diabetes.

2. breast health condition

Tumor diseases of the breast tissue exclude breast lift not only in the case of a current occurrence, also in the case of recurrent, i.e. recurrent Tumor growths breast surgery should rather be refrained from. The resulting scar tissue makes the diagnosis of future new growths more difficult and timely treatment may not be possible.

Some people are prone to so-called Keloids, so excessive scarring and unsightly scarring growths. Although these are harmless from a medical point of view, they can prevent an aesthetically pleasing result, as large scars remain visible. In such a case, a breast lift should be carefully considered and planned. It is possible that the doctor will advise against an operation, especially if a predisposition to severe keloid formation is already known from previous operations.

Before a surgical procedure, the Health condition of the skin in the surgical area should be clarified. Many women suffer from Skin irritation, eczema Or Fungal Diseases on the underbust crease, which should be treated beforehand by a dermatologist to ensure good wound healing after the procedure.

3. inappropriate expectations of the surgical result.

The physician or health care professional should provide the patient with advance comprehensively about the expected outcome of the procedure and the associated risks. Since each breast and body is individually different, and the healing process depends on numerous factors such as the condition of the skin and the age of the patient, it may be difficult in some cases to high expectations to be fulfilled. The best possible result is achieved by combining the various surgical techniques.

If it is already apparent during the consultation that the patient has unrealistic expectations has or has not sure is whether she really wants the procedure, the doctor may be more likely to advise against it or recommend another procedure, such as a traditional breast augmentation.

Dr. Martha Bernard has many years of experience in plastic surgery and specializes in the Consultation and care for breast patients. In a personal consultation, she can provide comprehensive information about the different options as well as their advantages and risks in order to clear up any ambiguities and fears.

4. age of the patient

Through mastopexy, the Breastfeeding difficult or even completely impossible because the mammary gland tissue is altered in the process. In addition, pregnancy and breastfeeding greatly change the breast, which means that the appearance afterwards can be completely different. It is therefore recommended, wait at least 8 months after breastfeedingThe breast should be allowed to return to its natural state before surgery is performed. In young women who wish to have children, the attending physician may advise waiting until after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

In the case of a Surgery before the age of 18 the consent of the parents or legal representatives is also required. Since at this age the growth and pubertal changes of the body may not yet be fully completed, the physician will only consider breast surgery so early in medically justified cases.