Breast Lift

Breast Lift

Time takes its toll on the shape of a woman’s bust; ageing, motherhood, and gravity can have less than desirable affects. A breast lift (with or without implants) regains the curves of your youth.

How will surgery be performed?

Many techniques are available for breast lift surgery. The most common procedure begins with the surgeon making a three-part, anchor-shaped incision.

The first incision circles the areola; the second moving vertically down from the areola to the crease beneath the breast and the third moving horizontally beneath the breast, following the natural curve of the crease. The surgeon then removes the unwanted skin, moves the nipple and areola up to a higher position and then brings the skin that was above the areola (in its former position) down and together so as to reshape the breast.

Towards the end of the operation, the surgeon may temporarily put a small, thin drainage tube under the skin of each breast to drain blood and fluids that have collected. Finally, the surgeon closes the incisions with small stitches and places a bandage on the area to protect from infection.

What kind of anaesthesia will be needed?

General anaesthesia is usual but local anaesthesia, complemented by sedation, is also possible in consultation with your anaesthetist.

How long will surgery take?

Usually between one and a half and three hours.

Will I feel pain afterwards?

Your breasts may be sore for two or three days. The pain, usually relieved by medication, is at its greatest for two days, improving with each day.

How long is recovery?

Three nights in hospital are usually required. An elastic bandage or a surgical bra over gauze dressings is required.

Within a few days, these will be replaced by a soft support bra, which will be worn all the time for three to four weeks, over a layer of gauze.

However, you will need to limit your exercise and activities, avoiding sex for the first seven days, return to non-physical work being possible after ten days.

Initially, your breasts and nipples may be less sensitive or may even lack any feeling, sensation however returning after a few weeks.

Will there be bruising and swelling?

Initially expected with such an operation, most bruising and swelling should subside within three to six weeks.

Will I have to remove the stitches?

Will I have to remove the stitches?

Will there be scars?

Some permanent scars are left, fading over time, being easily hidden by clothing. Some scar lift procedures claim “no scarring” but in reality some scarring cannot be avoided in any surgical procedure using incision but is minimised using innovative techniques. Breast lift surgery is still the only option to remedy sagging breasts.

Most breast lifts are just variations on the classic breast lift incision, commonly around the nipple and extending down to the base.

A periareolar incision is made only around the nipple. A short scar appears that is vertical from the base of the breast (with extensions either side), the inverted-T incision going along the base and up the centre to the nipple.

All these techniques essentially isolate one part of the traditional incision and use it to perform a breast lift with less dramatic results, possible options if scarring is a big issue and sagging is not severe.

Depending on the clothing and undergarments you prefer, one kind of incision may be better than other alternatives. Most of the “no-scar” lift techniques attempt to hide the scars in the lower part of the breast, allowing women to wear low-cut tops without fear of embarrassment.

What can be done about scarring post-surgery?

Several possibilities can be considered. In addition to the innovative techniques used to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible, FVH surgeons have methods to reduce and treat scars on every part of the body through special scar removal techniques

According to your skin quality, the laser scar removal technique will prevent keloid, hypertrophic or atrophic scars:

  • Keloid- firm, raised and reddish-purple scars, extending beyond the initial wound area and developing over time
  • Hypertrophic - firm, raised and pink scars remaining within the initial wound area, perhaps naturally regressing over time
  • Atrophic - depressed pin-like pockets in the skin from skin conditions like acne

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Breast Lift Surgery (Implants included) & Leisure Combo

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Ear & Leisure Combo Package
Are you searching for a safe, reliable and high-quality destination for your surgery or medical treatment but at the same time want to enjoy the beauty and uniqueness of a travel hotspot? Look no further! We have the most suitable packages for you right here in Vietnam!
We can offer you the most professional surgery/ treatment + relaxing leisure combo programs, in conjunction with Buffalo Tours, a leading and award-wining tour operator in Vietnam. Packages can also be tailor-made to your own special desires.
Please note that all of our packages & prices are estimates only and that durations can vary, depending on the timing of your admission, your surgery/treatment and your condition to fly back home. In some cases your doctor might restrict you from certain activities and the below package might not be suitable for you.

Below follows an example of a package:

  • Day 01
    Arrival, welcome and airport pick-up by Buffalo Tours Representative. Transfer to Renaissance Riverside Hotel 5* (www.renaissance-saigon.com) for check-in and rest.

    Overnight at Renaissance.

  • Day 02

    Transfer to FV Hospital for first consultation(s)/tests.
    After first consultation(s)/tests, transfer back to Renaissance, stay overnight.

  • Days 03-06

    Transfer to FV Hospital for hospitalisation and surgery.

  • Days 06-07

    Transfer from FV to Thao Dien Village (www.thaodienvillage.com). Free time.

  • Day 08

    “Riverway to Cu Chi”

    Cu Chi Tunnels is a massive system of tunnels combining to form an underground city during the American/Vietnam War. It has become a popular and must-see destination for many travellers. Buffalo Tours would like to offer you a new and exceptional way to discover this historical site: the trip combines a cruise, cultural experiences and history.

    At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250 kilometres from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel for what underground life in the American/Vietnam war must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for your benefit (otherwise you would not be able to enter them!).

    Leaving Saigon in the early morning, we board our speed boat from Saigon dock and leave the bustling city behind. From the boat, the city skyline gradually fades and is soon replaced by lush river banks. From the boat you can observe the daily life on the river. Along the way, you will stop at a lively market of Binh Duong Province, renowned for its variety of produce, from fresh seafood to flowers, fruits and traditional herbs. After visiting the market, you will enjoy a tea break in a local house before continuing to Cu Chi.

    Upon arrival at Cu Chi, you will watch a short introductory video on the tunnels’ construction. You will then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various man traps and the remains of an American tank, as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500-pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. You then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving at approximately 2:00pm.
  • Days 09-10

    Check-out of Thao Dien Village. Transfer to Long Hai beach, around 2.5 hours drive from HCMC.

    Arrival in Long Hai, check-in Ho Tram Osaka resort (www.hotramresort.com)

    Relax at Ho Tram resort.

  • Day 11

    Transfer back to HCMC. Check-in Renaissance Riverside Hotel. Relax.

    FV hospital for post-discharge consultation (after recommended days from doctor)

  • Day 12

    Transfer to airport for flight back home.

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Breast lift Surgery

  • Breast lift (without implants): US$3,050
  • Breast lift + breast implants included: US$4,200

The package includes:

  • Pre-operative consultations and tests
  • Hospitalisation
  • Surgical procedure
  • Doctor fees
  • Regular treatment and tests during hospitalisation
  • Discharge treatment
  • Follow-up consultation
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