Breast lift

What is included
Price changes
Breast lift surgery - 4700 €
Breast reduction - 4 700 €
Breast lift & breast enlargement - 6000 € implants included
consultation with the surgeon
necessary health tests
hospitalisation (1 night)
a massage to help you recover quickly
24/7 personal assistance during your stay
transfers to / from the airport, hotel and clinic
​10% discount on plastic surgery for returning patients
Please note that the price of the surgery itself is provisional and may be accurately assessed only after the evaluation of each individual case.
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What is Breast lift? 

Breast ptosis (or breast sagging) is a natural process that occurs due to multiple factors including age, pregnancy, breastfeeding and changes in weight or hormone balance. The breast tissue loses some of its elasticity, as does the skin around the breasts. A breast lift (also called mastopexy) is the perfect solution for those who want their breasts to return to a more youthful shape. The procedure involves tightening and reshaping the breast tissue. In addition, the surgeon removes excess skin and resizes the areola (the pigmented area around the nipple). It is important to mention that mastopexy will not significantly change the size of the breasts.

Recovery after Breast lift surgery 

  • The recovery time is individual for each patient, as it is dependent not only on the surgical technique and the type of anaesthesia used during the procedure, but also on the body’s natural healing process. Nevertheless, a one night stay at the clinic is needed for all patients who have had mastopexy done under general anaesthesia.
  • Depending on your job, you might want to take a week off. It is strongly recommended to return to light physical activities only when 2 weeks have passed after the surgery. Your surgeon may also suggest to avoid any sexual activity for about 2 weeks. Additionally, any sort of strenuous exercise should be avoided about 6 to 8 weeks after breast lift. 
  • In addition to bandages, you will need to wear a compression garment or a surgical bra. Moreover, drainage tubes may be placed near the incisions in order to remove any possible fluids. If so, the drainage tubes should be taken out in a few days by your surgeon.
  • Medication will be prescribed, including painkillers for pain management and antibiotics in order to prevent infection. 
Common questions
When does a patient need a Breast Lift?
A breast lift has no real medical indications – hence, it is mostly performed for cosmetic purposes. One should consider breast lift if their breasts:

Have lost their shape;
Have become more elongated and flatter;
Have become more asymmetrical;
The nipples and areolae point downward;
The areolae are stretched out in comparison to the overall size of the breasts.

A mastopexy can also be performed after a mastectomy (which is a partial or complete removal of one or both breasts) for the purposes of achieving symmetry.

It is essential to have realistic expectations: even though a mastopexy can be performed on breasts of various sizes, the results turn out best for women with smaller breasts. You should discuss your expectations with your surgeon in order to achieve a satisfactory result.
What the benefits of breast lift operation?
Breast lift is the ideal procedure to attain a more rounded and youthful contour of the breasts. Like many other cosmetic procedures, it can help improve one’s perception of their body image and increase overall confidence. Nonetheless it should be noted that the results of mastopexy are long – lasting but not permanent: the shape of the breasts may still change to some extent. It is suggested to maintain a stable weight and a healthy lifestyle to help ensure the results last. Getting a breast lift may also affect one’s ability to breastfeed in the future, as it may diminish the production of breast milk (although this is individual, as some women retain a completely normal production). There is also a small chance for the breasts to be asymmetrical after the surgery – these irregularities may improve over time or minor surgical corrections might be needed.
What the complications of breast lift operation?
As with any surgery, a mastopexy also entails a risk possible complications, even though they are rare. Those include:

Bleeding or infections;
Allergic reactions (most commonly to the anaesthetic);
Seroma (fluid collecting in the breast);
Extrusion (deep stitches poking out of the skin);
Changes in sensation (it may be increased or reduced);
Damage to blood vessels and nerves;
Damage to muscles or lungs;
Difficulties with the healing process.
What type of surgeries Breast lift could be combined with?
A breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation (surgery performed to increase breast size) or breast reduction:

Breast augmentation

Adding a breast lift to the augmentation is beneficial to the overall outcome – the implant itself does not need to be large and the breast contour looks better than with just one procedure. However, breast implant size is limited to prevent excessive pressure on the closure incisions – in most cases, it is recommended not to go for a breast implant that is above 420cc.

Breast reduction

A breast reduction frequently includes a breast lift as well – for both cosmetic and comfort purposes. Furthermore, these procedures can be combined if the breasts are significantly uneven and smaller size is favoured or if the breasts cannot be sufficiently elevated with mastopexy alone.
What is the difference between Breast Lift and Breast Reduction?
It is important to remember that breast lift and breast reduction are not the same procedures. While a breast reduction instantly and dramatically decreases the size of the breasts by removing excess tissue, a mastopexy is meant to only improve the shape of the breasts without considerable changes in size.
Plastic surgeon Anastasiia Ignatieva
Preparation for surgery
During the consultation, your surgeon will examine your health and suggest the best surgical treatment for you.
You should discuss your expectations or any questions you might have about the procedure.
You will be asked about any type of medications you take or have taken (including herbal supplements and over – the – counter drugs) and allergies.
It is also vital to avoid non-steroidal anti – inflammatory medications before the surgery, as the aforementioned drugs can increase the risk of bleeding.
If you smoke, you will be advised to refrain from the habit for at least 6 weeks before and after the surgery.
On the day of surgery, it is strictly forbidden to drink water, coffee, tea and eat food. The stomach should be empty.
Prepare comfortable clothing for the first days.
About surgeon
Anastasia Ignatieva has been working in the field of plastic surgery since 2015. Since 2017 she has been working on a regular basis in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in the UK. She was trained in a number of renowned private clinics in both Spain and Switzerland.
At the moment Dr Ignatieva is working at the International Clinic of Dr. Ignatiev, which is located both in Kiev (Ukraine) and Marbella (Spain). She is actively engaged in scientific activities, has had a number of articles published in different Ukrainian and International medical journals. She completed training in related specialties in oncological surgery, microsurgery, orthopaedics, endovascular surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr Ignatieva represented Ukraine at the World Congress of Surgeons in Switzerland in 2017 in the capacity of Ukrainian’s top young surgeon.
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I first met Dr Ignatieva in December 2017 when she came to work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham England. I know she came to this hospital because it is a big training hospital, as a result it gave her the opportunity to work daily on more complex/major procedures that patients needed, because this is the criteria of the type surgery this hospital undertakes, small less complicated ...
I first met Dr Ignatieva in December 2017 when she came to work at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham England. I know she came to this hospital because it is a big training hospital, as a result it gave her the opportunity to work daily on more complex/major procedures that patients needed, because this is the criteria of the type surgery this hospital undertakes, small less complicated surgery tends to be sent to other hospitals.

I discussed with her all the things I had wanted to change about my body for a number of years. For so many of us finding the right Dr in plastic surgery is always a daunting task, particularly as it’s a cosmetic desire to look how you imagine in your mind, for me it was based on finding an old photograph of many years ago! My concerns started with feeling comfortable to discuss what I want to achieve, comfortable and confident about the ability of the Dr I may choose if I decide to proceed, the realistic care recovery process in another country if I considered going outside the UK where I had heard prices are cheaper and knowing how expensive all these “wants” would be in the UK.

Dr Ignatieva made me feel at ease and invited me to visit her in Kiev Ukraine and to only have a consultation with her and her colleague, and suggested not to make any forward planned commitments before going away to think about what I wanted to do after the consultation. Knowing she had worked on some complicated/complex/major procedure’s it gave me the confidence to at least go to see her. I went to Kiev in February 2019 and made the decision to have a bust reduction/reconstruction done in May 2019, this was major surgery given I wanted to go from a GG to a C/D cup in bra size, from start to finish the whole process made me relaxed, I was monitored frequently to make sure everything was okay and 2 weeks later on my way back to the UK a very happy patient, within 4 months of my surgery I was back to doing all the fitness training I had been comfortable to do before I felt like “my breasts were getting in my way”.

I had set out at the beginning that I wanted 3 different procedures done, it was suggested to focus only on the major surgery in the beginning, my breast reduction/reconstruction, if I was happy with the result then was the right time to discuss the rest of my “wish list”, which was liposuction to removed fat from my back and upper arms plus skin removal from my upper arms to give a nice tight skin appearance once the fate was removed. Not only have I done extensive fitness training over previous years and cut back drastically during the past few years which took a toll on the appearance of my body with muscle turning to fat, I spend a lot of time in the sun, which is not good for the skin appearance other than getting a tan and at 61 years old my ageing skin was all going against me, hence the dreadful “bingo wings” had to be reduced to a more appealing look. I have had both of these procedures done in the past month, while I’m still coming out of the end of the FULL RECOVERY stage I already know I’m 100% happy with the end result, with little restriction within days of the surgery because it was not so invasive, but to treat my body with respect, all made possible by Dr Ignatieva who made it all stress-less by the care, consideration she showed me but more important her desire to “make my body back to beautiful”. I have achieved all what I wanted to achieve without spending a huge amount of money that the UK would have cost, despite the cost the procedures were carried out in wonderful surroundings with up to date modern technology.

I have since decided to return to have my eyelids done, on a date to be confirmed…

If you are thinking about plastic surgery I would have no hesitation to recommend you discussing what you want to achieve with this professional Doctor.
Kiev, Ukraine
Automatic translation using Google translate from Russian: "I met Dr. Anastasia, through my friend, who underwent surgery for breast augmentation with Anastasia. The result of my girlfriend was very impressive and I wanted to go to meet and consult at the same time. Anastasia advised me before 3 o’clock. Dr. Anastasia under a scalpel. I underwent breast augmentation surgery from size 0 did 3+ I ...
Automatic translation using Google translate from Russian: "I met Dr. Anastasia, through my friend, who underwent surgery for breast augmentation with Anastasia. The result of my girlfriend was very impressive and I wanted to go to meet and consult at the same time. Anastasia advised me before 3 o’clock. Dr. Anastasia under a scalpel. I underwent breast augmentation surgery from size 0 did 3+
I trusted Anastasia and got a great result.
Anastasia fulfilled my dream and made everything natural and perfect.
Thank you so much
Good patients "
Common questions
How can I make the payment?
All the amount should be paid in our clinic before the operation. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Maestro credit and debit cards and cash (UAH).
Some banks have specific policy about payments in the foreign countries. If you are planning to pay by card, please contact your bank and let them know you will be making a payment in Ukraine, and, if needed, increase your payment card limit.
Does it have to be general anaesthesia?
Local anaesthesia is applied when the surgery is minor and localized on specific area, for example otoplasty surgery.
Can I combine two surgeries at once?
In most cases combining two procedures is possible. However, plastic surgery is very individual matter, thus each case is different. The surgeon decides whether two or more surgeries may be combined after evaluation of a patient’s health condition, surgery technique, surgery duration, etc.
Are there any age restrictions for cosmetic surgery?
Unlike reconstructive surgery, cosmetic surgery is not recommended for patients under 18 years old. Patients should understand that puberty is a period of time when the most significant change of body contour occurs and there is no need to rush in surgical correction of any part of it. Moreover, in most cases, the part of body teenagers are unsatisfied with matures does not require any interference of a surgeon.
As for older patients, there is no upper age limit.
What should I bring with me?
Patients, who take medication, that was approved by our anaesthesiologist, should bring the medication with them, so it can be taken as prescribed. Moreover, you may want to bring a computer, a book, or a magazine, to keep you entertained while in the clinic or the hotel.
What questions should I ask the surgeon?
The goal of consultation is to arrange surgery details, express your expectations on surgery results and clear up your mind. Do not be afraid to ask questions concerning your decision even if you think it is not important.
Moreover, ask surgeon about his experience in particular cosmetic surgery. You will feel more comfortable knowing that person who is likely to operate on you is well known in this field.
One more helpful tip is to ask to show pictures of his previous work. You will see the result plastic surgery provides and get a chance to evaluate whether you are happy with it.
Why Ukraine, as a pretty new player in the World market of medical tourism, is reliable, comfortable and worth to be chosen as a medical tourism destination?
– Ukraine is very flexible in order to penetrate into the market.
– Ukraine has a very hight standart of beauty, so the plastic surgeons are trained for the best result with not visible scars.
– Ukraine offers many different places for health recovery, sightseeing and activities.
– Ukraine is easy to reach – 2 international airports in Kiev with all main connections with Europe.
– Ukraine has world class surgeons as well as clinics, and the prices for the same medical treatments are 3 or more times lower than in Western countries.
Is it safe to fly after cosmetic surgery?
Flying immediately after surgery carries a higher risk of blood clot formation and there is no guarantee that it will not be fatal. In order to prevent it, we advise all our patients to stay in clinic for several days. Surgeon will recommend necessary precautions – medications preventing from blood clot formation, moving around the ward or wearing compression stockings. Only after careful evaluation of your health state, you will be allowed to travel home.
Can I get a sick note from the surgeon? If not, how can I get it?
The surgeon that will be performing your surgery may write an official recommendation about the post-surgery period to your GP. Your GP then will provide you with an official sick note.
What is recovery period after surgery like?
You should be prepared that the final result will not be visible until several months after surgery. Most likely, the surgical area will be painful and swollen. It is normal reaction to tissue damage caused by surgical manipulation. In order to reduce uncomfortable feelings medication will be prescribed, however it does not mean that the pain will be unbearable.
Every patient is individual and copes with pain differently. Your stay in hospital should last about 1-3 days. It depends on the type of surgery performed and the patient operated. During the stay, you will be encouraged to walk in the ward. Day by day you will be allowed to return to your daily activities.
When should I expect to see the final result?
The final result is usually visible 6 months after the surgery. However, the full recovery time depends on the surgery and in some cases may take up to 1 year. The final result is visible after the bruising is gone and both inner and outer scarring process is over. Please note, that scars may fade (become less visible) for 2 years after the surgery.
What about scarring after cosmetic surgery?
As with any surgery where incision or skin cut is present, a scar will be the result of natural healing process. However, in cosmetic surgery incisions run along natural skin folds or by the hairline decreasing the possibility of visible scar. Also special medical ointments will be prescribed. Most likely you will have to apply it several times a day for a month or two. It is important to follow instructions precisely to achieve the most pleasing result.
Will I receive supporting garment or should I bring one with me?
You will receive one set of supporting garments free of charge. You may also purchase the second set in the clinic in case you want to have a spare.
How many check-ups will I have after the surgery?
Usually Dr Ignatieva has 4-5 check-ups with a patient – when discharging him/her from the clinic and the day before the patient leaves to go home. on 10th-12th day after surgery and 1-2 months after. However, if the patient requires or if there is a need for an additional check-up, we are flexible and may always arrange it.
Types of Breast Lift
The Anchor Lift
Breast lift through nipple
Also called the inverted T technique or full mastopexy, could be described as the classic method. The incisions are made in three locations: around the areola, along the natural breast fold and one that vertically connects the two. This technique is often recommended to those whose breasts are larger or have a more significant degree of sagging.
Also called peri-areolar mastopexy, would work for patients with minimal breast sagging
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