Masteopexy involves the reshaping of a sagging breast to create a more-pert and more-rounded form.

Reasons for choosing masteopexy, or breast lift surgery

Sagging or saggy breasts can lead to considerable self-confidence issues in women and this type of corrective breast surgery is specifically aimed at eliminating negative body image effects. While it is easy to consider the aging process and childbirth as the main reasons for drooping breasts, this can occur naturally and from a young age, especially in fuller breasts.

Benefits of masteopexy, or breast lift surgery

The greatest benefits of breast lift surgery are predominantly psychological. Today we live in a society that is exceptionallyimage focused and where how we look has never been so important. The media and social media are awash with images of ‘celebrities’ and if we do not conform to how these people look, we are seen as not having ‘the perfect body’. If you are unhappy with the shape of your breasts and you feel they are too droopy or sagging, you are far from alone, but having successfully performed this procedure many, many times, we are confident we can help restore your self-confidence.

Sagging breasts, especially fuller ones, can have a big influence on the clothes you wear, and how comfortable you may feel, especially in the summer when you want to wear less clothing. Add trips to the beach or taking the kids swimming, and these are all situations where you want to be able to enjoy yourself fully, not worry about how your body looks.

Finally comes a more personal and intimate matter, and that is your love life or sex life. Here at iMed Istanbul we know that fears of being ‘unattractive’ to your partner can have a considerable effect on your libido and enjoyment. With a successful breast lift procedure, that can all change, very much for the better.

What is involved in a masteopexy or breast lift procedure?

This is one of the more complex mammoplasty procedures. While the overall end result will be similar, what will need to be performed during the procedure can vary considerably.

One of the variants of sagging or droopy breasts is the moving of the nipple. On some cases the nipple will remain on the front of the breast, but lower down, or the nipple can point downwards on the lowest part of the breast. In most instances, unlike a breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery, masteopexy will include the detachment and reattachment of the nipple. However, in all but rare instances, full sensation should return.

For those who consider that masteopexy may end the possibility of breast feeding afterwards, this is not the case either, as here at iMed Istanbul our surgeons are highly skilled and use the most up-to-date surgical techniques.

If you have travelled from afar and have opted an all-inclusive package, you will be collected from your hotel and taken to the hospital for your procedure and, once finished, you will be driven back to your hotel as part of our all-inclusive service.

Should you have any questions you would like to ask before booking your masteopexy procedure with us, please get in contact and we will be happy to provide you with all the answers you need.

Post-operative care for masteopexy, or breast lift surgery

Your surgeon will carry out a thorough examination the day after your operation to ensure that all is well. Follow-up checks will be made prior to your departure from Istanbul, and any non-dissolving stitches will also be removed.

Unlike breast augmentation surgery, breast masteopexy requires longer-term post-operative care as it is a more invasive form of surgery.

Over the following four days you will receive follow-up appointments with your surgeon for check-ups to ensure that the operation has gone well and that there is no sign of post-operative infection.

Immediately after the operation, a drain is inserted into the wound for 24-48 hours to release any fluid build-up. This drain is easily and painlessly removed.

You are advised not to return to work for at least one week after surgery, providing the nature of your work is ‘sedate’ and does not involve any physical activity.

A medical support bra (provided) should be worn for the first four weeks after the operation to reduce the size of your breasts. During this period, care should be taken to avoid any strenuous body movement involving your arms or upper torso, especially lifting. Brisk walking is recommended during this period to maintain your general health.

Light activities can be resumed after six weeks, and life should return to normal within a one-to-three-month period, when all swelling and bruising should also have disappeared.

Six months after surgery your breasts should have settled into their final post-operative shape.

Treatment Plan


Minimum stay in Turkey

6 Days (5 nights)

Stay in Hospital

Usually one night’s stay in hospital

Operation Type

General anaesthesia

Surgery Time

2 – 4 Hours (or longer depending on the level of lift required)

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