Last fact-checked: 21 March 2020
Raise sagging, uneven, misshapen or flattened boobs with a breast lift in Phuket. This popular Thai island province offers expertise on par with standards back home - with the cost of treatment at our partner clinics around 70% less than in places like Australia, the UK and the US.
This procedure is designed to correct the nipple position and restore shape that has been lost over time due to pregnancy, relaxation of ligaments, weight loss or gain, nursing babies or just the force of gravity. If you can put a pencil under your breast and it stays there; you could be a good candidate for a breast lift.
It should be remembered that a breast lift will modify the elevation and contour but it won’t increase the size of your breasts, it will only perk them up. In order to make them bigger you would need to opt for implants alongside the mastopexy and this will add volume. Your surgeon will be happy to listen to your requirements and suggest what’s best for you.
Known as the "Pearl of the Andaman", Phuket is the largest and most-visited island in Thailand. The seaside resort (with the busiest beach) on the island is Patong. Renowned for its nightlife, culture, local colour, white sands and posh hotels, it’s a direct contrast to the other end of the island which offers deep-sea diving, the Sirinat National Park, fishing, high-end shopping and sightseeing. As well as adjacent beach resorts, another hugely popular area is Phuket's Old Town, home to great shopping and dining options, as well as plenty of sightseeing opportunities.
Thailand is fast becoming the jewel in the crown of medical tourism and there are many factors which have made this so. The climate, standard of care, friendliness of the locals, expertise, world-class medical facilities - many of them JCI accredited, holistic and alternative therapies, fewer entry procedures for foreign visitors but most of all, affordability.
The reason why your procedure in Phuket will cost only a fraction of the price you pay at home is simply because the cost of living in Thailand is so much lower than in the US or Europe. The infrastructure, medicine, care package and accommodation is on par with anywhere else in the world and more often than not, the medical staff have studied, trained or served their internships abroad, often in America. With the latest technology, innovative methods and techniques and world-class facilities, you can rest assured you will be in expert hands and as if that’s not enough, you’ll also be enjoying a five-star vacation while you begin your recovery.
Several million medical tourists visit Thailand each year, and that figure has been steadily increasing annually. This demonstrates Thailand’s ability to provide safe, good-quality and affordable treatments as people would just not come if it were any different.
Breast lifts can be carried out in conjunction with other procedures such as breast reduction. If you’re happy with the size of your breasts and aren’t looking to increase or decrease the volume, then a breast uplift may well be the best option for you.
The key-hole procedure usually takes around three hours and is carried out under general anesthetic. It involves removing excess skin from below the breast or around the areola (dark tissue around the nipple) so the remaining skin can be tightened. The nipple is repositioned in line with the middle of the upper arm and the breast tissue pulled up leaving your breasts pert and youthful.
If the "degree of droop" is minimal, your surgeon may suggest a "mini uplift" which only involves an incision around the lower area of the areola. Your breasts will be fuller, firmer and more shapely and the position of your nipples more natural as a result.
You can read more about the various types of breast augmentation procedures here, which may also include breast implants, fat transfer, enlargements and reduction.
Recovery time varies depending on the patient, but because a breast lift is a relatively simple operation with no "muscle work" involved, it’s usually between two and six weeks.
Expect to stay overnight in hospital so you can be monitored (although this is not always necessary; upon your release, you will almost certainly experience some swelling and bruising for a couple of weeks.
Other important consideration regarding your recovery from a breast lift:
The average cost of a breast lift in Phuket is around AUD $3,600 (GBP £1,700; US $2,400; €2,300) compared to $15,800 in Australia (UK £7,600; US $10,800, EUR €9,900).
Please note: These are estimated prices at the time of writing. Check out updated prices, as well as photos, surgeon profiles, patient testimonials and more at these leading clinics in Phuket for breast lifts:
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Craven, Cameron MD, The five factors of breast augmentation. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons. 29 July 2016.