There are different reasons for wanting a breast lift. The most common reasons for interest in a breast lift are sagging breasts after pregnancy and breastfeeding, severe weight loss or from natural predisposition.
For many women, feeling uncomfortable in your own skin can cause psychological distress. It’s an unfortunate situation that can be remedied in the form of a breast lift (mastopexy).
If you’ve already considered this type of surgery, you can find all of the preliminary information about how a breast lift works at the EPPSTEIN Clinic Stuttgart here.
In order to ensure harmonious proportions and a pleasing aesthetic appearance, the potential shape of your new breasts will be discussed with you in detail. Dr. Eppstein will be able to advise you personally during your consultation at our clinic in Stuttgart. As soon as we have answered any questions you may have and discussed what you are hoping to achieve, we can book an appointment for surgery.
A breast lift is performed under general anaesthetic and takes around 2 hours. The surgery is performed in our own surgical theatre here at the EPPSTEIN Clinic in the middle of Stuttgart. Excess skin is removed during surgery, and your own tissue is reshaped to form firm breasts.
In most cases, we use the scar-minimising “Lejour” technique here at the EPPSTEIN Clinic.
What is the Lejour technique for a breast lift?
The aim of this technique is to avoid a long scar in the crease below the breast. By preserving the patient’s own dermis, we can create a so-called “internal bra” effect (dermis flap). This effect helps ensure a long-lasting result, improving quality of life. This effect helps ensure a long-lasting result, improving quality of life.
If you would like a breast enlargement as well as a breast lift, you have the option of combining the lift surgery with the insertion of silicone implants here at the EPPSTEIN Clinic. Learn more about breast enlargement at the EPPSTEIN Clinic here.
After the surgery, you will stay in the clinic as an inpatient for one night. Stitches are removed after approx. 2 weeks.
You can get back to office work around 1 week after your surgery. You can generally start with physically demanding work after around 2 weeks. Depending on where your implants were inserted, you can start with light exercise after around 4-6 weeks.
It is our wish that you feel as comfortable as at home during your stay in our clinic. The right premises are offered by our luxurious and lovingly furnished patient rooms in Stuttgart-Mitte. Here you have your own bathroom, a flat screen TV with Netflix and Amazon, toiletries and of course the all-round service of our team.
It’s important to be able to offer all amenities and services under one roof. At the EPPSTEIN Clinic, for example, you can expect your own operating room and two patient rooms equipped with the latest medical technology.
The EPPSTEIN Clinic in Stuttgart offers you the opportunity to be treated in a highly modern clinic in the heart of the Stuttgart inner city. It’s really important to us that you feel comfortable here. Which is why we are available for you round the clock during your stay, and are by your side if you have any questions or need anything.
And of course, the team here at EPPSTEIN Clinic Stuttgart will stick by your side during the entire after-care process and any follow-up appointments.
We would be happy to advise you in a personal discussion. We will work with you to find the best treatment option tailored to you. Please feel free to make an appointment for a consultation:
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Our expert team is looking forward to your visit!
– Do I have to pay a fee for the consultation?
Yes, because the consultation is a medical service that has to be charged for in accordance with the German Scale of Fees for Physicians (GOÄ), we charge a one-off cost of €50 for your individual and in-depth consultation appointment.
– Which costs are associate with my treatment and are there financing options available?
We can provide you with precise details about treatment costs after an in-depth examination. We offer flexible financing models for your treatment. Please feel free to contact us at any time in case of any questions or for a non-binding financing offer.
– Will health insurance cover the costs?
In general, plastic surgery is not covered by health insurance, even in cases of psychological distress. However, you should seek advice from your health insurance company.
– Can the treatment be performed at the EPPSTEIN Clinic?
Yes, we have our own surgical theatre, so we are able to perform all treatments and surgeries on site.
– Why does EPPSTEIN Clinic not have any before and after photos?
According to Section 11 (1) of the Pharmaceutical Advertising Law, German doctors are not allowed to advertise plastic surgery using comparative pictures of how people look before and after surgery (before and after photos).
– I have a long journey, can the person accompanying me also spend the night in the clinic?
Yes, your companion can also stay overnight at the clinic.
– Can multiple treatments be performed during one appointment?
In general, multiple treatment can be performed during one appointment. However, we will discuss the possibility of combining various treatments during your personal consultation.
– What is the difference between a plastic surgeon and a specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery?
After completing their medical studies, a specialist for plastic and aesthetic surgery specialises in plastic, reconstructive, and aesthetic surgery during their 6-year residency. Since “plastic surgeon” is not a protected term, any doctor can describe themself as a plastic surgeon without having done this specialist training. Which is why we recommend placing your trust in a specialist, like Dr. Eppstein.
– Is the EPPSTEIN Clinic a member of any professional associations?
Dr. med. Ron Julius Eppstein is a regular member of DGPRÄC (the German Society of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgeons), the ISAPS (the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), the VDÄPC (Association of German Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) and the GÄCD (Society for Aesthetic Surgery Germany e.V.).
– Will I be charged extra for staying overnight at the clinic?
No, overnight costs are included in your surgery price. You will not be charged any additional costs.
– How long does it normally take from consultation to surgery?
In general, your consultation and surgery appointment will be a few weeks apart. Legally, we have to adhere to a minimum period of 48 hours between the consultation and actually performing an elective procedure.
Legally, we have to adhere to a minimum period of 48 hours between the consultation and actually performing an elective procedure.
Certain secondary illnesses or taking anticoagulant medications may mean that it is not possible to perform plastic surgery. These things will be discussed in detail during your informed consent discussion.
– How can I best prepare for surgery?
During your consultation, Dr. Eppstein will explain everything you need to know before surgery. You should not take any medications like ASA (aspirin) that can affect blood clotting two weeks before the surgery. You should also avoid smoking cigarettes. Everything else is included in our “before and after” leaflet, which you will be given during your consultation.
– Will I have visible scars?
We usually use the scar-minimising “Lejour” technique when performing breast lifts. This makes the mild scarring around the nipple and from the nipple to the fold under the breast hardly noticeable. There is no scar in the fold under the breast.
– When can I swim again after a breast lift?
You can fully immerse yourself in water around 4 weeks after a breast lift. You can actively swim or exercise approx. 3 months after.
– When can I exercise again after a breast lift?
Exercising after surgery depends on the type of breast surgery, as well as the type of exercise itself. Generally speaking, you shouldn’t do any overhead movements for the first 4 weeks. So any exercise should concentrate on the lower half of the body. . In most cases, you can start to perform activities, such as a casual bike ride on an ergometer, after around 3 weeks. After approx. 4 weeks, you can start with gentle upper body exercises, and should be able to fully train this area after around 6 weeks.
– When can I go out in the sun again after a breast lift?
In general, the fresh scar needs to be protected from UV radiation for a year after surgery. This means it is particularly important to protect the scar using sun cream (SPF 50) when wearing a bikini. You should avoid sunbathing or using solariums for around 6 months.
– Does a breast lift affect my ability to breastfeed?
There is a 20-30% risk that breastfeeding will be affected by a breast lift.
– When can I wear an underwired or pushup bra?
You shouldn’t wear an underwired or pushup bra for 6 months after surgery, instead you should wear a comfortable sports bra. After this, you shouldn’t have any problems wearing underwired or pushup bras.
– How long do the effects of a breast lift usually last?
Tissue ageing is unpredictable. But in general, the breasts will be a considerably better shape than they were before surgery, even after many years.
– Will the results of breast surgery change after pregnancy?
Breasts change with every pregnancy. It’s impossible to predict exactly how much a pregnancy will change the result of breast surgery, as everyone is different.
– Can breasts lose sensitivity from the surgery?
In general, sensitivity will return a few months after surgery. In rare cases, sensitivity may continue to be affected.
After the procedure
– What should I do in case of complications?
You will be given an emergency number that you can use to reach Dr. Eppstein at any time. Please call right away in case of any complications.
– How can I ensure I recover well?
Getting enough physical rest and eating healthily are important factors for ensuring that your wounds heal quickly. Avoiding cigarettes and alcohol is equally important. Dr. Eppstein will discuss other individual factors with you during your consultation.
– Will I be in pain after surgery?
In general, the pain is quite tolerable. Dr. Eppstein will write you a prescription for pain medication depending on the type of surgery.
– How long do I need to wait before I can see the final result of my treatment?
A visible result is usually achieved after 3 months. The final result will then generally be visible after 6 months. Scars will settle into their final form around a year after surgery.
– Can my aftercare also be performed by a different doctor or in hospital, since I have a long journey?
This is possible under certain circumstances, but should be discussed with Dr. Eppstein individually.
– Do smoking and drinking alcohol have a direct effect on my recovery?
Smoking can cause blood vessels to constrict, which worsens blood flow to vessels and affects healing. So you should avoid cigarettes and alcohol to ensure a quicker healing process.
– Can I sleep on my stomach after breast surgery?
You should ideally sleep on your back for the first 2 weeks following breast surgery. After this, it’s usually fine to sleep on your side. You can usually sleep on your stomach again around two months after surgery.
– Will breast surgery affect a future mammogram (cancer prevention)?
In general, a breast lift will not affect a future mammogram. However, you should make your treating physician aware of the surgery so that they can properly assess the internal scars.