Breast Lift Surgery

Also known as Mastopexy

Things to think about before a breast lift:

• You will have improved breast shape, projection, and symmetry.
• Your breasts will have a more youthful appearance.
• You will look better in and out of clothes and feel more self-confident.
• The effects of a breast lift might slowly diminish over time because of gravity and ageing.
• A breast lift leaves scars that will be hidden by a bra or swimsuit.
• Subsequent pregnancy may compromise your surgical results.
Dr Adnan will be happy to discuss whether this procedure is right for you and how it could transform your life in an initial consultation.

How much does Breast Lift cost in Dubai?

Cost of Breast Lift Mastopexy starts from  40,000 AED (excluding VAT). Final cost is determined at the time of consultation.

Internal Bra Methods of Lifting

The internal bra technique ads support to the breasts and breast implants, resulting inbreast lift alongside breast augmentation in patients with minimal to moderate breast ptosis (droopiness). This method aims to achieve the results of push up bra without having to use one and without scars associated with traditional breast lift procedures. It involves using a synthetic mesh that is used to wrap the breast tissue in the lower pole of the breast. This mesh dissolves over time and is replaced with collagen and scar tissue that provides long term results and a lifted look. Women with skin laxity and droopy breast can result from ageing, post pregnancy, and after massive weight loss. In these circumstances, breast tissue may not support an implant adequately and internal bra technique may be used alongside breast augmentation. The advantage is reduced scarringand long term results.


The internal bra technique is sometimes combined with a small scar scar around the aerola to give additional lift. In many cases, the internal bra can give such dramatically natural results that breast augmentation and lift alone cannot achieve.

About Breast Lift

Droopy and deflated breasts can contribute to an aged appearance and can interfere with women self-esteem. Pregnancy and breast feeding are the main factors that contribute to changes on women’s breasts. However, there are several other factors that can lead to breast sagging such as the effect of gravity (specially on overly large breasts), aging process, weight fluctuations and hormonal changes. Female breasts symbolize beauty and feminine identity and every woman wants to feel comfortable and happy with them. Some women have small breasts with lack of fulness and skin laxity whereas others have breasts with considerable volume but simply droop downwards. There are several breast lift techniques that offer the opportunity to raise your breasts and restore a youthful shape and appearance. Sometomes, this involves using implants, a procedure called augmentation-mastopexy.


Practical Information


Surgery Time
3-5 hours.
General anaesthesia.
Night Stay or Day Case
1-night stay is usually required.
Recovery Time
2 weeks to go back to work.
Post Operative Care
Sleep facing up, rest, do not exercise or perform strenuous activities take antibiotics and pain killers as prescribed and wear the surgical bra.

Breast Lift Surgery in Dubai

A breast lift addresses sagging and uneven breasts, decreased breast volume and drooping nipples and stretched areolas (the darker area surrounding the nipples), recreating a youthful shape and lift to your breasts. If there is too little or too much breast volume, a breast augmentation or breast reduction might be recommended in addition to a lift. If you are planning for breast lift surgery in Dubai and looking for the best surgeon, Dr. Adnan Tahir would be the best choice for you.

Breast Lift 

Breasts that are droopy and deflated can make a woman look older and lower her self-esteem. The main factors that contribute to changes in women’s breasts are pregnancy and breastfeeding. Other factors that can cause breast sagging include gravity’s effect (especially on overly large breasts), the aging process, weight fluctuations, and hormonal changes. Female breasts are symbols of beauty and femininity, and every woman wants to be confident in their appearance. Some women have small breasts with little fullness, while others have large breasts that simply droop downwards. There are a number of breast lift procedures that can be used to lift your breasts and restore their youthful shape and appearance.




Sagging Breast Levels:

If your breasts are droopy and deflated, you are likely a good candidate for a breast lift. However, there are a variety of breast lift techniques available, and the best one for you will be determined by the degree of sagging. Sagging usually occurs in three stages:


Mild ptosis (grade I): This is considered the mildest form of breast ptosis. In this case, there is mild skin laxity and sagging, and the nipple is usually at the level of the inframammary fold, but the nipples do not face down.


Moderate ptosis (grade II): There is moderate skin laxity and sagging in this case. The nipples begin to point downwards as the breast tissue sits below the inframammary fold.


Advanced ptosis (grade III): this is the most severe form of breast sagging, involving significant skin laxity and sagginess. The lower breast tissue is significantly lower than the lower crease and nipple in this case. Take up the lowest point of the breast, which should be pointing downwards.



Best Candidates for Breast Lift surgery:

Breasts that are drooping.

Nipples protruding from the chest wall or pointing downwards.

Asymmetrical positions of the breasts and nipples.

Areola has grown disproportionately large in comparison to your breasts.

A weight that is ideal and stable.

Breasts that have shrunk in size and shape as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, or rapid weight loss.

Aren’t expecting a child or aren’t breastfeeding.

Because pregnancy and breastfeeding can interfere with results, the ideal candidate should be childless.


Breast Lift with or without Implant:

A breast lift can be done with or without implants, depending on the patient’s initial characteristics and preferences. A breast lift without implants can be a good option if the breasts are sagging but there is enough tissue and the patient is happy with the size. Breast lift with implants may be the best option when the breasts are sagging and empty and the patient wants to increase size and cleavage effect. All breast lift techniques result in some loss of breast volume, which must be understood. It could be up to one cup in size. Unless augmented with an implant or autologous fat, a woman wearing a C cup size may end up with a B cup size.


Breast Lift Scars :

A breast lift, like any other surgery, requires incisions. However, no two breast lifts are alike, and scarring will vary depending on a variety of factors such as sagging, size, shape, and the goal you want to achieve. As a general rule, the less sagging and the less you’re attempting to correct, the fewer incisions and scarring you’ll experience. Breast lift scars can be classified into three categories.


PERIAREOLAR OR DONUT INSCRIPTION: The periareolar or donut incision is a popular way to correct light sagging because only a small amount of skin is removed. An incision around the areola is made, followed by a second outer incision to remove excess skin around the edge of the areola.


VERTICAL OR LOLLIPOP SCAR: For women with moderate sagging, the vertical or lollipop scar is a popular option. A keyhole shape incision is used for a lollipop lift, which preserves the nipple while removing excess skin below it. The areola is lifted to its new and higher position while suturing skin edges together.


INVERTED T OR ANCHOR: The inverted or anchor breast lift is the most traditional technique for correcting severe levels of breast sagging that necessitates the removal of a significant amount of skin. An incision is made around the areola and in the inframammary fold in this technique. The area below the areola has a significant amount of skin removed, and the areola is lifted to its new position.



In the same procedure, a breast lift and augmentation are performed.

Breast augmentation is a popular procedure for women who want to improve their breast appearance, but it is not appropriate for every woman. Unless you have a very mild degree of sagging, breast augmentation will not correct droopy breasts on its own. It is possible to combine a breast lift and augmentation in the same surgery if you have droopy breasts and nipples facing down but also want to increase the size of your breasts.



With a breast lift, you can shrink the size of your areolas.

The colored area around each nipple is known as areola. Areolas, like breasts, come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors. Areolas are 4 cm in diameter on average, and studies show that they are three times smaller than breasts. In a lifetime, Areolas may not always look the same. They can alter their size, shape, and even color. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and hormonal changes are the most common causes of changes in areola characteristics, which may or may not return to their original appearance. Women with sagging breasts are frequently dissatisfied with the appearance of their areolas. An areola reduction is commonly performed as part of a breast lift procedure. Because the areola has scars all the way around it, the plastic surgeon will reduce its size to make it more aesthetically pleasing.



Breast lift recovery takes time, just like any other surgery. The better prepared you are, the less difficult it will be. It is critical to understand what to expect from a breast lift surgery so that you can plan your life accordingly in the days following the procedure (work, kids, home duties, social events, etc). Discomfort, mild to moderate pain, swelling, and bruising is common side effects of a breast lift, whether with or without implants. Every patient, however, is unique and may react differently. To have a more comfortable recovery, it is critical to follow the plastic surgeon’s recommendations and take the prescribed medication. The surgical bra must be worn for four weeks. Simple changes can have a significant impact.

Here’s everything you need to know about the recovery process for breast lift surgery, including how you’ll feel, what to expect, and how to care for your new breasts. Each patient is unique, and each patient’s recovery will be unique as well.



Breast lift surgery is usually done under general anesthesia, and the patient is discharged the next day. You will feel tired, sleepy, and possibly dizzy when you wake up from anesthesia. Swelling and pressure will also be felt in the chest area, especially when you breathe deeply. Because you are not permitted to drive, someone must pick you up from the clinic and transport you home.



The recovery from a breast lift is relatively painless and similar to that of breast augmentation. During the first 24 hours, you must completely rest. Because everyone is different and we can’t predict how they will react, we recommend that you rest and relax at home for the first two to three days. In 3 days, the majority of patients are able to resume simple activities (short walks, cooking). If your doctor has recommended it, you can begin lymphatic drainage after the third day.





You can return to work (if your job does not require a lot of physical exertion) and gradually increase the intensity of your workouts at the gym.


You can resume your pre-surgery lifestyle, including more intense physical activities, the use of normal bras, breast-related sexual activities, and sleeping on your stomach.


After 3 to 6 months, the final result of a breast lift surgery is expected as the shape and position of the breasts settle. Scars are permanent, but they will fade with time.


What Can I expect from Breast Lift Surgery:

A breast lift will give you a more appealing and youthful figure by lifting droopy breasts for a perkier and uplifted profile, assuming you are a good candidate. The results are visible right after surgery, but by the fourth to sixth week, you’ll have a better idea of what to expect because most swelling has subsided and scars are starting to fade. The effects of your breast lift will last for a long time, but they will change over time as a result of aging and gravity.

When to consider a breast lift

• When pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, weight gain or loss, normal ageing, or heredity factors have taken a toll on the shape of your breasts, resulting in sagging.
• If your surgeon thinks that breast implants alone are unlikely to achieve the contour you desire.
• If the tissue surrounding the nipple or areola has become stretched.