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What is Breast Lift Surgery in Dubai

The female breasts hold significant meaning as symbols of beauty and femininity, contributing to a woman’s self-assurance in her appearance. However, breast size and shape can vary greatly among women. Some may have breasts that lack fullness, while others might contend with larger breasts that sag.

The presence of droopy or deflated breasts can not only affect a woman’s aesthetic but also influence her self-esteem, potentially making her appear older. Notable factors that contribute to these breast changes often revolve around experiences like pregnancy and breastfeeding. Additionally, the relentless tug of gravity, particularly on larger breasts, the natural aging process, weight fluctuations, and hormonal shifts can all contribute to breast sagging.

If you’re considering breast lift surgery in Dubai to address these concerns, know that there are options available to restore the youthful and confident appearance you desire.

Different Levels Of Breast Sagging

When breasts start to sag and lose their fullness, it’s referred to as “breast ptosis” in medical terms. If you’re diagnosed with breast ptosis, a breast lift might be a suitable solution. Different breast lift techniques are available, and the most appropriate one depends on the level of breast sagging, which is categorized into three grades:
Mild sagging (grade I): This is the least severe form of breast sagging. Here, there’s a slight looseness in the skin and some drooping, but the nipple typically remains around the same level as the crease beneath the breast, and it doesn’t point downwards.

Moderate sagging (grade II): In this case, the breast skin is moderately loose, and there’s noticeable drooping. The nipple starts to point downward, and the breast tissue sits a bit below the crease underneath the breast.

Severe sagging (grade III): This is the most significant level of breast sagging. There’s a considerable amount of loose skin and sagging. The breast tissue, along with the nipple, hangs quite a bit lower than the crease beneath the breast.

Ideal Candidates For Breast Lift Surgery In Dubai

Breast lift surgery is often suggested when your surgeon believes that breast implants alone won’t achieve the contour you desire. Ideally, any woman around the age of 18 who meets the following criteria might consider breast lift surgery in Dubai. This includes women who have:

Drooping Breasts: Breasts that sag or droop.

Nipples Protruding or Pointing Down: Nipples that stick out prominently or point downward.

Asymmetrical Breasts and Nipples: Breasts and nipples that are positioned unevenly.

Disproportionately Large Areola: Areolas (the darker skin around the nipples) that are larger compared to the breasts.

Stretched Tissue Surrounding Nipple or Areola: Tissue around the nipple or areola that has become stretched.

General Health and Stable Weight: Good overall health with consistent weight.

Post-Pregnancy Changes: Breasts that have changed after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or rapid weight loss.

No Immediate Pregnancy Plans: Not planning pregnancy soon or not currently breastfeeding.

Different Breast Lift Methods

Breast Lift Surgery (with or without Implant): A breast lift can be performed with or without implants, depending on the patient’s initial characteristics and preferences. A breast lift without implants is a good choice if breasts are sagging, there’s sufficient tissue, and the patient is content with the size. On the other hand, a breast lift with implants is often suitable if breasts are sagging and lacking volume, and the patient aims to increase size and cleavage. However, all breast lift methods typically result in some degree of breast volume reduction, possibly up to one cup in size. For instance, a woman wearing a C cup may end up with a B cup after the procedure.

Internal Bra Methods of Lifting: Skin laxity and drooping breasts can result from factors like aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss. When weakened breast tissues might not adequately support an implant, the internal bra technique can be employed alongside breast augmentation. This method helps support both the breasts and breast implants, producing a lifted effect in patients with minimal to moderate breast sagging (ptosis). The technique mimics the results of a push-up bra without the need for one and avoids the scars associated with traditional breast lift methods. It involves using a dissolvable synthetic mesh wrapped around the lower breast tissue. This mesh is gradually replaced by collagen and scar tissue, ensuring long-term contouring and a lifted appearance. Sometimes, the internal bra technique is paired with a small scar around the areola to provide extra lift. In numerous cases, the internal bra can offer impressively natural outcomes that may not be attainable with breast augmentation and lift procedures alone.

Placement Of Breast Lift Surgery Scars

Periareolar Or Donut Incision: The periareolar or donut incision is often chosen for addressing mild sagging. With this approach, a small incision encircles the areola, followed by an outer incision to remove excess skin surrounding the areola’s edge.

Vertical Or Lollipop Incision: For moderate sagging, the vertical or lollipop scar technique is commonly used. This involves making a keyhole-shaped incision, preserving the nipple while removing excess skin beneath it. The areola is lifted to its new position, and the edges of the skin are stitched together.

Inverted-T Or Anchor Incision: The inverted or anchor breast lift method is ideal for more significant sagging that requires the removal of a notable amount of skin. This approach involves scars placed around the areola and in the inframammary fold. A substantial portion of skin below the areola is excised, and the areola is lifted to its new location.

Procedures Combined With Breast Lift Surgery

Hello, I’m Dr. Yasser Khattab. Let’s discuss some additional procedures that can be combined with breast lift surgery to enhance your results.

Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation is a popular option for enhancing breast appearance, but it might not be suitable for everyone. If your breasts are drooping significantly, breast augmentation alone might not address the issue. However, if you have both drooping breasts and a desire for increased size, a breast lift and augmentation can be performed together in a single surgery.

Areola Reduction: The colored area around each nipple is called the areola. Areolas come in various sizes, shapes, and colors, and these features can change due to factors like pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight changes, and hormones. Women with sagging breasts often feel concerned about their areola’s appearance. In many cases, an areola reduction is incorporated into a breast lift procedure. This involves reducing the size of the areola to create a more aesthetically pleasing look. It’s important to note that this procedure may result in scars around the areola, which will be carefully managed by your plastic surgeon.

Recovery After Breast Lift Surgery: What to Expect

Breast lift recovery takes time, so it’s important to be well-prepared. After the surgery, you’ll wake up feeling tired and possibly dizzy from the anesthesia. You might experience swelling, pressure, and discomfort in the chest area, especially when taking deep breaths. You won’t be able to drive, so make sure you arrange for a ride home.

First Three Days: Recovery during the first few days is usually manageable. Rest and relaxation are essential for the first 24 hours, and this continues for the next two to three days. You might gradually start light activities like short walks or cooking. If your doctor approves, you can begin lymphatic drainage after the third day. Following your plastic surgeon’s recommendations and taking prescribed medications will make your recovery more comfortable.

After One Week: Around one week after surgery, you can start resuming most of your daily activities. This includes driving, light housekeeping, and other simple tasks.

After Two Weeks: After two weeks, you can consider returning to work if your job isn’t physically demanding. You can also gradually increase your gym activities.

After Four Weeks: At the four-week mark, you can go back to your normal lifestyle, including more intense physical activities, wearing regular bras, engaging in breast-related sexual activities, and sleeping on your stomach. However, it’s important to continue wearing the surgical bra for four weeks, as it significantly contributes to achieving the final results.

After Three Months: Around 3 to 6 months after surgery, you’ll start to see the final results of your breast lift. The shape and position of your breasts will settle, and while scars are permanent, they will fade over time.

Advantages & Limitation Of Breast Lift Surgery


  1. Improved Breast Shape: The surgery enhances the shape, projection, and symmetry of your breasts.
  2. Youthful Appearance: Your breasts will regain a more youthful and rejuvenated look.
  3. Confidence Boost: You’ll feel more self-assured with improved breast aesthetics, both clothed and unclothed.


  1. Natural Effects Over Time: While the surgery provides lasting results, gravity and ageing might gradually affect the outcomes.
  2. Scarring: Breast lift surgery leaves scars, but these can be discreetly concealed under bras or swimsuits.
  3. Future Considerations: Subsequent pregnancies could impact the results achieved through the surgery.

During your initial consultation, I will personally assess your unique situation and help you understand whether breast lift surgery is the right choice for you. I’m here to guide you in making the best decision for your transformation journey.

Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift Surgery in Dubai

Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts. It aims to improve breast shape, projection, and symmetry, resulting in a more youthful appearance.

You might be a candidate for breast lift surgery if you have sagging breasts, nipples pointing downward, or breasts that have lost volume and shape due to factors like pregnancy, weight loss, or ageing. It’s essential to consult with a qualified surgeon like Dr. Yasser Khattab to determine if this procedure is right for you.

Yes, breast lift surgery can be combined with other procedures such as breast augmentation or areola reduction, depending on your aesthetic goals and individual circumstances. Dr. Khattab will assess your needs and provide personalized recommendations during your consultation.

Recovery from breast lift surgery involves some discomfort, swelling, and mild pain. You’ll need to rest during the first few days, gradually resuming regular activities over the following weeks. It’s crucial to follow post-operative care instructions provided by Dr. Khattab to ensure a smoother recovery.

The results of a breast lift surgery are long-lasting, but natural ageing and factors like gravity can gradually affect them over time. However, maintaining a healthy lifestyle and following your surgeon’s recommendations can help prolong the positive effects of the surgery.

Life-Changing Results

Dr. Yasser Khattab's Expertise in Cosmetic Surgery

Saril Ali
Saril Ali
Dr Yasser is a surgeon with exceptional skills and unwavering dedication. One of the few plastic surgeons who not only specializes in hand surgery but also in paediatric plastic surgery with a compassionate approach.
Dr Yasir Khattab is an excellent hand and plastic surgeon. I have referred many complicated cases with an outstanding outcome .
Yaser Elgazzar
Yaser Elgazzar
Excellent experienced surgeon Highly recommended
Abed Ajaj
Abed Ajaj
One of the best surgeon in uae committed and honest with the patient
Hanna G
Hanna G
I was treated by dr Yasser few times and always was very happy with his attitude to patient. His diagnoses were always explained and plan for treatment was clearly stated.. Another experience was as doctor , colleague working with dr Yasser. I consider him as an excellent surgeon, very skilled, very modest and always very polite and respectful to all staff in OT.. Definitely I would recommend dr Yasser as a plastic, reconstructive surgeon.. Extremely skilled in surgical procedures like fractures or injuries of hand including construction of damaged nerves..
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Randa Chad
Dr. Yasser is very professional and helpful in all medical matters. Highly recommend if you have any issue in hand / plastic surgeries!
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Olimpia Carmen
Excellent doctor, professional and empathetic with his patients, always in top with his expertise in his field, very respected by colleagues surgeons and any medical professional. His opinion counts, and he is trusted in all medical decisions taken, for the best of his patients. His hands are having healing powers, as well as his words of encouragement, support and guidance.
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Neeb Aoun
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Grace Salazar
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