Breast Lift Risks


The breast lift is usually a purely cosmetic operation and is therefore usually not financed by statutory or private health insurance companies. The patients have to bear the costs of the actual operation and all other measures themselves. In this context, many overlook the fact that the treatment costs for possible sequelae that occur in the course of a cosmetic operation are not covered by health insurance companies. It is therefore advisable to take out additional insurance, specially tailored to the follow-up measures after cosmetic surgery.

What are the risks of a breast lift?

As each Breast lift under general anesthetic must be carried out, the typical Risks enter. These include, among other things, problems of the Cardiovascular system, like something Dizziness, Racing heart and Cardiac arrhythmias. Furthermore, breathing may be impaired during and after the procedure. Another, rather unspecific risk is the occurrence of Bleeding in the stomachthat can arise, for example, from taking medication after the breast lift. Also are Wound infections and or Inflammation possible in the area of ​​surgical incisions on the chest. Inpatient admission after a cosmetic operation with general anesthesia is usually necessary, due to the length of time spent in the hospital bed, this can lead to the formation of Thrombosis come.

There are hardly any really specific risks with a breast lift, although some patients report a greatly reduced one Skin sensitivity in the area of ​​the breast. This Sensory disturbance can arise due to irritation or damage to the superficial nerves, i.e. nerves lying in the skin. The incisions are made very carefully and rather small when performing a breast lift, but it can be too strong Scarring come. Depending on the chosen surgical method, the risk varies greatly. For women of childbearing potential, it is also important to know that a breast lift is the Breastfeeding ability in no way restricts, you don't have to worry about that.


Although breast tightening is a very complicated procedure, the possible risks of such a treatment are generally relatively small, that is to say compared to other surgical measures. Nevertheless, like any other operation, it is always dangerous. On the one hand, there may be rather unspecific sequelae, i.e. those that can generally occur due to operations of any kind or the necessary general anesthesia. These include heart, circulatory and / or breathing problems during or after the operation. There may be bleeding within the breast tissue or along the edges of the wound.
In addition, due to the length of stay after the breast correction, thromboses or the surgical incisions can lead to wound infection.
Specific risks are bruising (Hematomas) and breast swelling. In most cases, however, these bruises and swellings subside completely after a short time (a few days to weeks).
Only in exceptional cases is it necessary to perform a relieving operation.
In addition, only a few cases of inflammation along the wound edge, wound healing disorders, reduced sensation of the nipples and / or circulatory disorders have been reported. In such cases, factors that have nothing to do with the operation itself usually play a decisive role. These sequelae occur much more frequently in smokers, diabetics or patients with general blood clotting disorders. During the operation it can of course always happen that small superficial nerves are affected. In such a case, the skin of the breast in these areas can also feel temporarily numb, but this numbness usually disappears completely within about 6 months.

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