Breast lift: insurance for potential follow-up costs
After pregnancy and lactation in particular, but also after drastic weight loss, the breasts may suffer a major loss of firmness and strength. However, a breast lift can remedy the problem. This procedure removes excess skin and the previously pendulous nipples are put back in their proper place. But when is having a breast lift the right surgical decision? What risks are involved and how can you best protect yourself financially?
Indications for breast surgery and different treatment options
Between 2016 and 2021 breast lifts accounted for 3–4 percent of cosmetic surgeries, putting them in fourth place overall among cosmetic surgery operations in Germany. The indications for a breast lift may be quite varied:
- Changes in weight
- Advanced age
- Gravity’s effects on larger breasts
In such cases, breast surgery is often the only remaining solution. However, patients are faced with having to choose from various potential treatments, which may result in quite different outcomes. The available procedures include breast reduction, a breast lift and a breast lift with breast enlargement.
- Breast reduction: Can reduce breast volume and subsequently tighten the skin. This is specifically indicated when there is severe physical pain, psychological strain or interference with daily life.
- Breast lift: Also known as mastopexy. Removes excess skin and lifts the entire breast, including the nipples. Typically, breast volume and bra size remain unchanged.
- Breast lift with breast enlargement: Also known as augmentation mastopexy. Lifts sagging breasts and restores them to full volume by means of the patient’s fatty tissue or breast implants.
An overview of mammaplasty and associated risks
In performing a breast lift, it is only excess skin that is removed, not fatty tissue or actual breast tissue. There are several different incision techniques used for mammaplasty, depending on the patient’s starting situation and the desired results. These include the L-incision, the T-incision, the peri-areolar lift and the Lejour technique. Even if the most up-to-date methods are used by experienced specialists, however, a breast lift is not a procedure that is entirely risk-free.
Possible side effects and complications of a breast lift include:
- Swelling and bruising
- Dense scar formation
- Problems with wound healing
While some side effects, like pain and swelling, resolve after a short time, in more severe cases (such as infection), further surgery is required.
Insuring a breast lift in advance for a worry-free start to the surgery
Unlike breast reduction surgery, which may be covered by health insurance in cases with severe physical and psychological strain, patients typically have to cover the costs of a breast lift personally. This is regarded as a purely cosmetic procedure – so insurance companies will not cover it, or cover any medically necessary follow-up operations.
In order to avoid patients being left to pay the sometimes very high costs themselves, at safe4beauty we offer reliable and extremely flexible follow-up cost insurance for breast lifts. You can purchase this insurance in only a few minutes online, and it covers the costs of aftercare up to 300,000 euros. We would be glad to discuss our services with you personally – we welcome your enquiries!
How long do the results of a breast lift last?
The time period that a breast lift will remain effective depends on the quality of the treatment by the specialist surgeon as well as the patient’s lifestyle. If the body weight stays constant and there are no additional pregnancies, the visible results may persist for up to 10 years. With a combination of a breast lift and breast enlargement, the anticipated results may be maintained for an even longer time.
What kind of follow-up cost insurance is available for a breast lift?
The safe4beauty follow-up insurance coverage offers you optimal protection from high costs following breast surgery. If complications occur after the breast lift, such as problems with wound healing, infection or bleeding, and subsequent treatment is required, the insurance covers these medically necessary treatment costs.
You will be guaranteed a free choice of surgeon in the case of damages along with coverage of the costs up to 300,000 euros. You can easily purchase our insurance protection online up to 24 hours before your operation.
How much does follow-up insurance for a breast lift cost?
The cost of your follow-up insurance depends both on the planned treatment and the term of the insurance policy. You may insure up to three procedures with safe4beauty at the same time and select a contractual term of 1, 2 or 3 years.
If you are looking to ensure only a breast lift, the cost of a one-year policy is 159 euros. Our experts would be glad to advise you on the optimal term and your best possible insurance protection.