Breast / Lift

Breast lift, also called mastopexy, is a procedure that raises and reshapes the breasts.

When skin loses elasticity, the breasts become dilapidated and loose shape and texture. This procedure raises the breasts and gives a more youthful appearance.

The breast lift can be complemented by an increase in volume (breast augmentation).


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Breast Lifting

There are many techniques by which you can lift your breasts. Discover with Dr. Borra why you can choose different techniques: from the areola, vertically, or in breast sulcus.

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What is a breast lift?

The lifting of the breast, also called mastopexy, raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and stretching the surrounding tissue. It is the correct action you need to correct lowered breasts (technically breast ptosis) and to give the breasts a youthful appearance.

Why you might want a breast lift?

After pregnancy

The breasts can stretch and shape changes during and after pregnancy and lactation. You might want a lift to get back your breasts as they were previously.


Nature is not always friendly and some breasts become more falling than others. If you’ve always  wanted to change your breasts, now it might be the time to do so. Dr. Borra is very experienced and has already helped many women to solve this problem.

Weight changes

Losing weight can be a good thing, but the breast often suffers and tends to sag down  losing his toned look. The breast lift remedies this.

Tuberous breast

The breasts have a triangular shape, the areolas may be large and often the breasts are not quite the same. They tend to fall prematurely. Dr. Borra is very experienced in their diagnosis and in special operations that have to be done in these cases. Consult him with confidence and he will tell you if your health insurance can intervene to cover surgery expense.

Time and gravity

It is inevitable, but over time gravity transforms a full breast in to a saggy breast, especially if it was a voluminous breast beforehand. The breast lift lifts the breasts and spirit.

What do you get from a breast lift?

More attractive breasts

Whatever your reasons, you know if you want bigger, fuller and more attractive breasts. Dr. Borra, Lugano’s plastic surgeon, will understand wat size and shape you consider the most attractive and will help you to choose the perfect  size and shape for you.

An effective intervention

If you’re thinking about surgery, you want to be sure that the result of the procedure you choose is effective and lasting: you want to be sure, when dressed,  that with firm breasts you look in the mirror and are happy with what you see. Dr. Luca Borra, plastic surgeon, is the right person  to help you achieve this.

What can you expect from your first consultation:

If you are considering this procedure, come to Dr. Borra. The consultation may last an hour. In your consultation, Dr. Borra will:

  • listen to what you want after surgery
  • perform a thorough examination
  • tell you exactly what he recommends for you and why
  • answer with simplicity and cordiality,  and will make sure that all your questions, even ones about financial and insurance aspects, have been clearly answered

As part of the consultation, Dr. Borra will give you the opportunity to view photographs of his patients, as they appeared before and after treatment so that you understand how he will perform your treatment. You will speak about your needs and he will describe the results you’ll get from your treatment.  It is very important that you and your surgeon are in agreement on the aesthetic  result in order to achieve  what you desire. Call today for a consultation with Dr. Borra which has more than 3000 patients.

``A perfect breast lift is obtained by choosing the right technique. The patients are concerned about the scars, but they heal incredibly well. It is very important to choose the right technique to get the results you dreamed of. You want to see yourself better, not different ``
Dr. Luca Borra

What do you want to know about breast lift?

Your breast lift may be an outpatient procedure, but  don’t believe that it is a minor operation, as you might think. After your consultation and visit to his medical office in Lugano, Dr. Borra will estimate how much time he’ll need to perform the procedure, and if you will need to be hospitalized overnight. Dr. Borra will take his time to be sure you get a balanced and beautiful result.

``Remember, the result is what really counts.``
Dr. Luca Borra

For the best possible result, Dr. Borra will perform breast lift under anesthesia.

You and Dr. Borra will choose the right technique.
The breast lift can be done with three different techniques and Dr. Borra will choose the perfect one for your case. The choice depends on several factors, including the size of your breasts, the size of the areola and nipple, your physique and the kind of problem to solve.

You will have three options:

Periareolar  breast lift
Is the technique chosen for the asymmetries of the areola, of the nipple, or for small breast lifts. At first Dr. Borra makes an incision around the areolas and removes the excess tissue. Then tightens the skin of the breast.
The scars are small, but this technique is not suitable for lifting more than 2 cm.

Vertical Breast lift
With this technique a central, vertical key-hole incision is made. The final scar is like a lollipop, with a scar around the areola and straight down the center of the breast to the breast fold. This technique is very effective for patients with relaxed breast, but with not too low areolas.

Anchor Breast Lift
With this technique the incisions are anchor inverted-T shaped. The technique of vertical scars join those in breast sulcus under the breast. This technique is suitable for patients with low nipples or that have a big distance from the nipple to the breast fold.


What can you expect after surgery?

The same day

You will be constantly monitored and observed until you are able to go home. Sometimes you’ll have to stay overnight. Someone will have to take you home and drive. At home you will need to be assisted for a day or two. At home it is important to rest with a pillow to raise your arms and back. Remember to buy the medicines prescribed before surgery and keep them at hand. Please have ice packs available to put on the chest.

The first week

In the first few days your breasts will be covered with a dressing and a bra provided by the staff. One can not take a shower until the dressing is removed. Do not lift anything heavier than 10 kg. Do not do exercises, but if you feel like walking you can do so. Usually four days after surgery Dr. Borra takes away the dressing and you will see your new breasts for the first time. A bit of burning and itching are normal. The prostheses may seem a little high, but in a few weeks will reach the final result.

Six weeks

After a week, most patients return to work, wearing the special bra exactly as Dr. Borra prescribed so that the breast heals well and the prosthesis position is correct. For a few weeks you will still have to be careful not to stain yourself or lifting heavy weights. The scars are still a little visible.

One year

You’ll see yourself  beautiful. All burning and itching should be gone and the scars will be less visible.