Breast lift in Kenya

Patients who undergo breast lift surgery in Kenya frequently are seeking help as their breasts started sagging unnaturally (breast ptosis, droopiness). Breast lift usually can solve these problems by improving the size and shape of your breasts. Following breast lift, your breasts will be more proportional to the rest of your body, and clothes will fit you better, and you will see a more natural and youthful projection of your breasts.

Summary

Am I a good candidate for breast lift?

Breast lift can be performed at any age. Commonly you might have experienced a life-long struggle with all the problems associated with oversized breasts, and now you feel it is time to do something about it. Ideally, you should have stabilized your weight.

 

Sometimes ptotic breasts cause problems from an early age, but we usually recommend waiting with surgery until breast development has been completed. Pregnancy and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of your breasts, which might decrease in size again over time. Sometimes the size stays too large to be comfortable, at which stage breast reduction surgery can be performed concurrently with the lift. Nevertheless, many women decide to undergo breast lift before having children.

 

During the consultation, you will be asked about the results you would like to achieve from your breast lift surgery. This will help us to understand your expectations and determine whether they realistically can be achieved.

 

You may be a good candidate for breast lift if you have one or more of the following conditions:

Breast lift – the operation

There are a number of different techniques used to perform a breast lift, depending on the size, amount of ptosis and your expectations of the results. In almost all cases of breast lift, a method is used to reduce the amount of scarring.

After the breast lift - Your recovery

We will keep a close eye on you after your surgery and would normally see you for your follow-up appointments at regular dressing clinics every 2-3 days, and 3 weeks and then 6 weeks following surgery, at which point your post-operative photographs will be taken.

Results after breast lift

Breast lift often makes a dramatic change in your appearance. Most women feel very pleased with the results of surgery, they often start to exercise again and enjoy new hobbies. Of all plastic surgical procedures, the level of patient satisfaction resulting from breast lift is among the highest. However, your breasts may require some time to assume a more natural shape – this might take as long as 3 months for the final result to become apparent.

A breast lift operation is considered a permanent solution to reshape droopy breasts. Unless you gain or lose a significant amount of weight or become pregnant, your breast size should remain fairly constant. However, gravity and the effects of aging will eventually alter the size and shape of virtually every woman’s breasts over the years. You may choose to undergo a breast “lifting” procedure to restore their more youthful contour at that stage but this might not be necessary.

The incisions from your breast lift surgery will heal and fade over time. It is important to realize, however, that the incision lines will be permanently visible, more so in some individuals than others. Ideally, the scars will heal well over time and will then be well concealed. Any scar goes through a maturation process, which takes a year to complete.

What complications can occur?

Whilst these operations are generally safe in the hands of a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon and regarded to be highly successful, there are, as with any operation, risks involved and the possibility of complications that patients need to consider.

 

Finding postoperative pain will vary from person to person, but this is generally not considered as a painful procedure.

 

Most patients are delighted with the physical and cosmetic improvements that breast lift brings. It is impossible to guarantee that a particular cup size will result. There will be minor asymmetries between your breasts and the scars. Occasionally patients will bleed immediately after the operation and need to go back to the operating room for this to be dealt with. Wound healing problems can occur, particularly in the anchor scar procedure where the horizontal and vertical scars meet. All breast lifts result in some scarring although the nature of the scars will depend on the technique that has been used. Most patients will form good quality scars over time, but occasionally and unpredictably some patients will get lumpy scars that do not improve unless treated. Especially in African skin, hypertrophic or keloid scarring can occur, in which case appropriate treatment will be initiated.

 

Most wound problems are minor and can be managed with simple dressings. However, more major wound problems can arise such as infections, skin loss, wound separation and delayed healing. Wound problems, if they occur, can delay your recovery and result in worse scarring. You may notice that you feel less sensation in the nipple and areola areas. This usually is temporary. It may, however, take weeks, months or even more than a year before sensation returns to normal. Using the scar-sparing breast lift techniques it will still be possible to breast-feed, but this ability might occasionally be lost.

 

Smokers are strongly advised to discontinue smoking several weeks prior to surgery and after the operation, as smoking increases the risks of complications and delays wound healing by altering blood circulation in the skin. You can reduce your risks of complications by closely following our instructions before and after the surgery.

Breast lift cost​

The cost of breast lift surgery depends on your circumstances and the technique we will perform.

For more information on breast lift costs, we invite you to book a consultation session with Dr Stasch. During this confidential appointment, we can discover more about what you would like to achieve and find out if breast lift surgery is right for you.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS about Breast Lift:

The silicone implants may last between 10-20 years however many are removed sooner due to cosmetic concerns after the body has undergone changes of ageing, or rarely because of late complications like capsular contracture.

Breast silicone implant do not cause breast cancer, as confirmed by many international studies. Indeed, some women might be more aware of their breasts and possible changes because they have implants, and as such, breast cancer can even be detected earlier. A rare cancer has recently been associated with breast implants: anaplastic large cell lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) – but this is really uncommon.

Silicone implants are the most commonly used breast implants worldwide, especially Europe and Kenya. Saline implants are more favoured by US Plastic surgeons. We at Vitality Fountain Clinic favour silicone breast implants in Kenya, since we are familiar with them, having used silicone implants for more than 15 years. They also tend to be more stable without the risk of leaking, feel more natural, and have less “rippling” occurrence. An advantage of saline implants is that they are cheaper.

This happens extremely rarely, especially when we wait for everything to have healed and settled down for about 6 months after breast enlargement. During the consultation, Dr Stasch will discuss with you in great detail the possible sizes of your breast, using sizers and discussing possible outcomes. After that, the consistency of the implant will be discussed, as well as the projection. We have many before and after pics that help the decision of what the desired outcome will be. During the surgery, different sizes will be available and the best fit will be selected, according to the previously agreed parameters. If the breast still doesn’t show the desired shape and size after complete healing, a possible revision surgery can be arranged.

Breast implant illness (BII) is a concern that some woman will raise, that they feel the implants is making them feel ill in various ways. It is as yet not a recognised medical disease, but a lot of research is going into this topic which we Plastic Surgeons take very serious. The FDA have reviewed all evidence but have yet not found any consistent link or definition of breast implant illness, but have recognised that the symptoms of some affected patients indeed disappeared when the implant and capsule were removed.

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Dr. Tilman Stasch

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please contact us on +254 725 045 705 and +254 714 144 000 or info@drstasch.com.

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