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Breast Lift

A woman’s body undergoes tremendous changes due to umpteen reasons. A woman plays various roles right from being a daughter, daughter-in-law, wife and a mother. All of these take a toll on her body. Add the inevitable factor of ageing to this! These aspects affect a woman physically and a visible change is seen in her breasts specifically.

The breasts are one of the most prominent parts that are affected in a woman’s body. Age, pregnancy, breastfeeding and even gravity make the breasts elongated and droopy. The nipples and areola point downwards and result in a loss of perkiness. This affects the overall youthful look of the woman. As appearance is affected, this may have a negative impact on a woman’s self-esteem and confidence.

Dr Santosh Bhatia of Vanity Cosmetic Clinic has a perfect solution to regain the perkiness and volume of breasts: Breast Lift Surgery


Breast Lift Surgery Information Capsule

Synopsis of the surgery Breast lift primarily aims at improving the contour and elevation of sagging and droopy breasts to make them firmer and perky.
Length of process One to three hours (variable)
Anaesthesia General or local anaesthesia along with intravenous sedation
Recovery 3 to 4 days to recover. 4 to 6 weeks to start heavy exercising.
Alternative name Mastopexy

What Is a

Breast Lift ?

Breast lift, also often referred to as Mastopexy, helps in changing the shape of the breasts by literally lifting them up to a higher position and restoring their contour and elevation. This counters the sagginess as well as the elongation to give a perky and rounder appearance.

An important point to note is that the breast lift does not increase the size of the breasts, it just helps to reshape and restructure them. However, a breast lift can often be performed along with a breast reduction or augmentation to deliver stunning results.

Why Do

Women Opt For Breast Lift?

Various reasons contribute to saggy and drooping breasts. Some of the most common reasons are:

  • Pregnancy and Lactation: During pregnancy, the breasts get heavier and fuller and this results in stretching of the ligaments in breasts. This can be observed as breasts start drooping soon afterwards.
  • Ageing: Ageing is a major factor that causes loss of elasticity and firmness of the breast tissue.
  • Weight gain or loss: Significant weight loss or weight gain also results in the loss of elasticity of the breasts
  • Asymmetry: In certain cases, asymmetry can be observed which affects the overall appearance of the breasts.

A small volume of breasts, stretched areolas and droopy nipples can also be rectified with the help of Breast Lift.

A breast list successfully counters the sagging due to the above and various other reasons to reposition the breast for a firmer appearance. It also changes the shape of the breasts as they appear rounder and fuller instead of cylindrical.

There are certain methods with which breast lift is performed depending upon the situation. The methodology is decided upon during consultation with Dr Santosh Bhatia

Who is

An Ideal Candidate For Breast Lift ?​

Vanity Cosmetic Clinic has determined certain criteria that decide whether a candidate is ideal for a Breast Lift Surgery. Any woman who is healthy and fits into the following criteria is an ideal candidate for a breast lift.

  • An overall healthy woman.
  • A non-smoker (or ready to give up smoking for a period prescribed by Dr Bhatia).
  • The woman is not pregnant or currently breastfeeding.
  • The woman’s breasts have fully developed.
  • The woman is not happy with the appearance or size or shape of your breasts.


Consultation With Dr Santosh Bhatia?

Generally, when a patient comes to the office for a breast lift, Dr Santosh Bhatia guides them through the entire process. The methodology is decided upon taking into consideration the patient’s unique case.
Vanity Cosmetic Clinic prides itself on transparency. Hence Dr Santosh Bhatia explains the achievable result to the patient beforehand. He listens to the patient’s needs, desires and goals from the surgery.
Dr Santosh Bhatia’s primary focus lies on the safety of the patient and their needs and desires regarding the final outcome. He gives utmost importance to the consultation so as to analyse every aspect and issue to deliver the best results as his ultimate priority lies in the satisfaction of the patient.

Dr. Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)

What To Expect

Before The Procedure Of Breast Lift?

Before the process and after the consultation, the type of method is decided upon. Dr Santosh Bhatia will need to know the entirety of the medical history in order to carry out the process smoothly and without any complications. The doctor will also ask you to undergo a few blood tests in order to check for any impending issues.

Also, a mammogram might be advised by him so as to determine the current condition and health of the breasts.

Breast Lift: The Right Surgeon, Procedure, Recovery, and all you need to know!

Dr Santosh Bhatia, Vanity Cosmetic Clinic’s Board Certified Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon has written a blog to answer all the questions which might arise in one’s mind regarding breast lift surgery and choosing the right surgeon for the surgery.

How Is

Breast Lift Done At Vanity Cosmetic Clinic?

A breast lift is generally performed as outpatient surgery, that is, you do not need to stay overnight at the hospital. Generally, local anaesthesia and intravenous sedation are preferred. In very rare cases, general anaesthesia is given.

  • Depending on the desired result discussed during the consultation, the doctor will make the incisions around your breast area, ensuring minimal scarring.
  • The breast tissue is lifted and fixed in place, usually at a higher position. Re-shaping is also done in certain cases.
  • In case of stretched out areola, the excess areola is excised at the perimeter, the nipples are re-positioned at a youthful height.
  • The areolas and nipples are placed directly above the tissue and connected to it so that there is no loss of sensation.
  • In case of excess skin, it is excised and then tightened as the incisions are closed.
  • The sutures will be placed within the tissue to ensure that the new position of the breasts remains intact for a long time.

What Is

The Recovery After A Breast Lift Like?

  • The patient has to stay at the hospital for a few hours after the breast lift procedure as the doctor monitors the overall healing and vitals.
  • After the breast lift process, the breasts will be covered with a medical dressing and wearing a support bra is mandatory in order to retain the new shape of the breasts.
  • Small tubes might be placed in order to drain out any excess fluid that might form after the process. The doctor will remove the drains after a few days.
  • The stitches will be removed according to the doctor’s analysis of the healing procedure.
  • Pain medications might be prescribed in order to alleviate the pain that accompanies the process. These must be taken according to the doctor’s advice in order to be comfortable throughout the recovery.
  • Timely follow-ups must be taken with Dr Santosh Bhatia in order to analyse the recovery and the healing process.

What Are

The Risks Associated With A Breast Lift ?

Like every surgical procedure, there are a few risks associated with breast lift as well. Some of them include:

  • Temporary or permanent numbness in the nipple area
  • Seroma
  • Hematoma
  • Scarring
  • Unfavourable results

These complications and risks are extremely rare and utmost care must be taken during the entire process so as to avoid these risks from turning into a reality.

If you are wondering whether or not you are an ideal candidate for Breast Lift, we invite you for a consultation with Dr Santosh Bhatia at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic in Mumbai where he will provide you with his expert guidance.


Before & after photos, Video Testomonial



Book Appointment for a Consultation

Start here, by booking an appointment with Dr. Santosh Bhatia. Dr Bhatia is available for consultations at two convenient locations in Andheri (West) and South Bombay. Please select your preferred location to see Dr. Bhatia’s availability and book your appointment online. If you prefer to book your appointment on the phone please call Vanity Cosmetic Clinic at +917043477777.

Your consultation includes:

  • 30 min 1-1 session with Dr. Bhatia.
  • to discuss your concerns and surgical goals in a completely non-pressured environment.
  • Dr. Bhatia will in turn explain the options available to you, likely outcomes, any risks or potential complications, and recommend a course of treatment with the associated cost.



Dr. Santosh Bhatia
DR. SANTOSH BHATIA, MS, MCh.(Plastic Surgery)

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Santosh Bhatia

Dr Santosh Bhatia is Mumbai’s most-sought-after Plastic Surgeon. Founder and Director at Vanity Cosmetic Clinic, Dr Bhatia is also associated with some of the best hospitals in Mumbai such as Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital. 

Dr Bhatia has a vast global experience working with Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery hospitals in New York, Toronto, London, Chicago, Miami, Pune, and Mumbai. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia’s focus lies in performing minimally invasive, state-of-the-art plastic surgeries that yield natural-looking and gorgeous results. He is a cosmetic surgeon with the vision of an artist. Dr Bhatia pays keen attention to details which makes the patient’s transformation graceful and aesthetically pleasing. 

Dr Santosh Bhatia has happy patients including celebrities, socialites, and everyday women from all over the world. His surgical skills, experience and high-regard for safety has earned him a reputation not only in Mumbai but all over the world.

“Surgeon’s skill and experience, quality of care, infrastructure and facilities, and your comfort with the surgeon are just as important as the final cost of the surgery"

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