Breast Lift Surgery in Tunisia

Breast Lift, also known as Mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to reshape the breast to give a more firm, youthful and attractive breasts. This procedure involves removing the excess skin, reshaping the breasts to raise the breasts.

As women get older, their breasts might start to sag or nipples start to point downwards. Breast lift helps in managing this issue and providing a more firm, lifted and more attractive breasts. It also helps in boosting your self-image and self-confidence.

Although the breast lift doesn’t alter your breast size that much however it can be done in combination with breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery if the size of the breasts is also desired to be altered. 

Symptoms to undergo Breast Lift Surgery

As women age, the breasts generally start to lose its firmness and elasticity. There can be many reasons for that to happen like:

  • Pregnancy
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Growing older
  • Gravity

Breast Lift could be a good option for you to consider in case of:

  • Sagging breasts- They are becoming flatter and longer losing there firmness and elasticity
  • Nipples have started to fall below the breast fold, if not supported
  • Nipples and areola pointing downward
  • Areolae stretched out of proportion
  • Uneven size of the breasts, one breast smaller than the other

Factors Influencing the Cost of Breast Lift Surgery

  • Breast condition and the desired change- Degree of sagging, the size of your breast and its shape
  • The expertise and skills of the surgeon
  • The clinic facility and amenities
  • The techniques used for the Breast Lift
  • Medication
  • Anesthesiologist’s price
  • Any other procedure to be done along with Breast Lift eg. Breast Reduction, Breast Augmentation etc.
Treatment and Cost

7

Total Days
In Country

2 No. Travelers

3 Day in Hospital

4 Days Outside Hospital

Treatment cost starts from

USD 2500

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About the Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

There are millions of women around the world who are unhappy with their breast contour. While some believe that they just have to “deal” with it for their entire lifetime, others decide to undergo a procedure called mastopexy, popularly known as a breast lift.

A breast lift is a cosmetic procedure conducted to tighten the saggy skin around the breasts and to lift them up for better contour. It works by tightening the tissue around the breasts and removing excess skin to provide desired shape and support by resulting in breast reduction and lift.

A breast lift is an outpatient procedure that lasts over a period of two to three hours. It is typically performed under general anesthesia. That is, the patient remains unconscious during the entire duration of the procedure and does not feel any pain or discomfort.

Why is mastopexy required?

The breast of a woman may change its shape and lose its tightness and youthful contour over a period of time. The youthful firmness and shape are lost because of many reasons and some of them are listed below:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Aging
  • Change in weight
  • Pregnancy
  • Gravity
  • Genetic reasons

Mastopexy or breast lift can help women regain the firmness of their breast and achieve that youthful shape again. This surgery not only helps support new breast contour but also helps reduce the size of the areola that may enlarge over a period of time.

Best Candidates For Mastopexy

Breast reduction and lift or breast augmentation and lift can be opted by a woman of any age, provided that the breasts are fully developed. Anyone who wants to change the following aspects for cosmetic reasons can undergo a breast lift surgery:

  • Position of their breast
  • Appearance of their breast
  • Loose skin around their breast
  • Position of their nipples
  • Sagging breast
  • Lost firmness of the breast
  • Lost elasticity of the skin around breast
  • Body figure

Women who wish to get a fuller appearance for their breast or reduce their size altogether should discuss their requirement with the surgeon before the procedure. There are other alternative surgeries that can help achieve that objective.

Women who look forward to reducing the size of their breasts while lifting them up can opt for breast reduction and lift. Women who wish to increase the size of their breasts while lifting them up can opt for breast lift and augmentation.

Breast lift with implants is used in case of women who wish to increase the size of their breasts. Breast implants contain silicone gel that adds volume to the breast and makes them appear fuller.

How is Breast Lift (Mastopexy) performed?

During breast lift with implants or without implants, you will be first asked to lie down on the operating table before the anesthesiologist injects general anaesthesia to put you into sedation or temporary sleep. Once you are unconscious, the surgeon will start by marking the desired location of the nipples.

Next, the surgeon removes the extra and saggy tissue around breasts and then lifts the breast tissue to the desired and marked position. It is at this step that breast implants, if desired, are also inserted and the skin of the breast is secured with bandages.

Depending on whether you would want your breast size to increase or decrease, the cosmetic surgeon will take specific steps to achieve the desired objective while lifting the breasts. You will be transferred to the recovery room after the procedure and later discharged on the same day as soon as you are out of the influence of the general anaesthesia.

Recovery from Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

  • After breast lift surgery, you will be asked to stop doing things that may up your risk of complications such as bleeding and scarring. For example, you may be asked to avoid medications that increase bleeding, stop smoking, and lifting heavy weights for at least four to six weeks after the surgery.
  • You may also be given a few medications to relieve pain and advised to support the breasts until the tissue heals completely. Typically, the stitches are removed within two to three weeks of the surgery and a minor follow-up procedure may be conducted to remove any difference in the size of the breasts if required.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the health care infrastructure of Tunisia / Why should opt for Tunisia as a destination for your medical treatment?
Hospitals in Tunisia are developing and trying to meet the international standards of healthcare. Although there is a basic set up in most of the hospitals for treatment in Tunisia, one can still expect scope for improvement. The Ministry of Health, along with the Government of Tunisia is making effective changes for the healthcare sector. The private hospitals in Tunisia are also undergoing a robust change to provide effective healthcare and treatment in Tunisia.

Like most other countries, hospitals in Tunisia have a private and public healthcare system. Hospitals in Tunisia include three levels of care: primary, with a network of 81 clinics and 2091 basic health centers; secondary, with 109 district hospitals; and tertiary, with 33 regional hospitals and 24 modern CHUs, according to MoS figures.
What are the conditions of the hospitals in Tunisia? Are they JCI certified? What is the quality of the support staff in the hospitals?
The Joint Commission International (JCI) is a global leader in health care accreditation. JCI accreditation is considered a gold standard in worldwide health care. It provides the most skilled and experienced healthcare professionals in the medical industry, as evaluators of the rigorous international standards in healthcare quality and patient safety.
In Tunisia, there are no JCI accredited hospitals but 4 private hospitals are certified ISO and OHSAS (Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series).
Are the doctors/surgeons in Tunisia of the best quality?
The hospitals in Tunisia have seen a constant change in terms of development and technology. Most doctors that are trained in the country understand the needs and requirements of people and are able to diagnose and treat them well. There are various surgeons that fly in from other countries as well to treat patients. This was brought about due to the economic reforms and various expats residing there. The varying levels of health organizations provide reasonable means of treatment for any patient. There are also trained paramedical and emergency service staff in this country.
What is the process for obtaining a medical visa in Tunisia?
Patients who wish to visit Tunisia for medical purposes must contact the Embassy of Tunisia in their home country. One is required to have a valid passport. Those applicants must submit their visa application forms in person together with the following documents:
  1. A duly completed application form with one picture (within a white background).
  2. Original biometric passport and one copy. Passports should have a validity of at least one year from the date of your visa application submission.
  3. Medical certificate stating the type of illness and the treatment to be carried out. This document has to be in English or Spanish language.
  4. Letter from the hospital in Tunisia stating the appointment date and whether the treatment expenses have been already paid in full.
  5. Proof of financial means which enable the applicant to meet life needs while in Tunisia (salary certificate if working, bank statement for the last six months, property deeds, commercial license, other sorts of income).
  6. Travel insurance.
  7. Proof of accommodation (hotel reservation, etc)
  8. Applicants are advised that ALL PASSPORTS HAVE TO REMAIN at the Embassy premises while the visa application is under process (between 10 and 15 days), and therefore cannot be retrieved unless very special and urgent circumstances might arise.
  9. The Embassy has the right to require from the applicant any document that it may deem relevant in order to resolve the visa file.
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Which are the best cities in Tunisia for medical treatment?
Tunis is the largest country and capital of Tunisia. This country is located in the northern region of Africa and is the best city for treatment in Tunisia.

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