Breast lift (mastopexy) in Vienna

For various reasons breasts can begin to increasingly lose their firmness and begin to sag. With a breast lift, severely sagging breasts can be lifted again so that you can find your personal feel-good look. If additional volume is needed, a breast lift with implants may be useful.

The most important facts about breast lifting

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Reasons for a breast lift

Breast lift after pregnancy, weight loss or age-related changes

There are many reasons for breast lifting. Through age-related changes, after pregnancies, after massiveweight loss or due to weak connective tissues breasts can sag.

For many women deviations from a certain breast norm represent an enormous psychological burden. Many women therefore also suffer massively from sagging or drooping breasts. This can also affect the relationship to the partner or even sex life.

When breast lifting is an option for you

Breast lifting is performed on severely sagging breasts and when volume reduction is usually not necessary. Reasons:

your breasts have suffered due to pregnancy or the ageing process.

For severely sagging or deflated breasts.

If your self-confidence suffers from the shape and size of your breasts.

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If you also suffer from the size of your breasts, we will be happy to inform you about a breast reduction. A breast lift is also performed during this procedure.

With breast augmentation with autologous fat and breast augmentation with implants, we offer two methods of breast augmentation if you are unhappy with the size of your breasts.

4 steps of breast lifting


A breast lift is always performed under general anesthesia. Our experienced anesthesia team will guide you through the operation.

Breast lift method

In most cases, no or very little tissue is removed during a breast lift (medically known as a "mastopexy"). Depending on the initial findings, the course of the scar is around the nipple; possibly also downwards and into the inframammary fold. This always depends on the patient's initial findings. Using various techniques, the existing breast tissue is repositioned so that an attractive breast shape is restored. The skin is then tightened and closed.

Breast lift with or without implants

Sometimes a breast lift alone is not enough. In these cases, the result would not be satisfactory and there would be too little volume. In these cases, it is necessary to use an additional implant to achieve the desired result.

Aftercare and recovery

The recovery time for a breast lift is relatively short and, depending on your activity, you can return to your everyday working life very quickly. Office work can be resumed after 2-3 days, heavy and strenuous work after approx. 4-6 weeks, depending on the occupation.

Make an appointment

Dr. Roland Resch is available for a personal consultation by appointment!

Breast lift guide - The path to your new self

It is very important to me to support you in your decision by providing comprehensive information. In addition, a trusting relationship with your doctor is always beneficial.

Our procedure for operations

Arrange a consultation

Simply book an appointment online via "Arrange consultation" or by phone +43 1 417 05 05. We are happy to get in contact with you.

Talk to Dr. Roland Resch

At your first consultation you will be thoroughly informed about the procedure you are planning to go through. We will answer all your questions. You will take home all the documents needed concerning your treatment.

Take your time

Take your time to think it over and read the documents we provide about your planned procedure. A reflection period of about 14 days is recommended for most procedures.

2nd consultation

In a second appointment we go through all aspects of the procedure again, and I will be happy to answer all your questions.


If you decide to have the procedure, we will find a suitable date for you.

Breast lift - What you should know!

How permanent is a breast lift?

This depends on various factors. The results of a breast reduction last for years to decades with good and very good results. The results of a breast lift can last just as long if you have good genetic factors. It also depends on how regularly you wear a bra, whether your skin is exposed to the sun a lot, weight fluctuations and hormonal factors.

What are the risks of a breast lift?

Patient safety is my top priority! However, every surgical procedure involves certain risks. The use of modern techniques and methods can significantly reduce the risk. Post-operative bleeding or wound healing disorders may occur after an operation. Overall, however, these complications are rare. I will answer all your questions in a personal consultation.

Is breastfeeding still possible after a breast lift?

It is not possible to predict whether or not breastfeeding will be possible after a breast lift or breast reduction. On the one hand, it depends on the technology used, and on the other on individual factors. About 50% of women retain the ability to breastfeed. It is important to note that approximately 30% of non-operated women CANNOT breastfeed.

When can i do sports and sauna after breast lifting?

It somewhat depends on the extent of the change. However, you should always allow yourself a break of 6 weeks. After that, you should always wear a sports bra when exercising. Sports such as running are particularly stressful for the breast. Wait three months before going to the sauna.

What cup size can I expect after breast lift?

Unfortunately, it is not possible to operate on a specific cup size. The cup size also says relatively little about the actual volume of an individual woman’s breasts. The aim is to achieve a harmonious overall appearance in which the breast blends well and harmoniously into your body image. In most cases, this is roughly a C-cup.

How do I prepare for breast lifting?

Before a breast lift, we will discuss the following points together in order to positively influence the success in advance and avoid risks as much as possible:

  • General state of health and any illnesses
  • The influence of nicotine on the wound healing process. If possible, avoid smoking for 3 weeks before and after surgery.
  • The importance of avoiding aspirin and other anti-inflammatory drugs, as these greatly impair blood clotting.
  • There should be no acute or severe chronic illnesses that contraindicate a surgical procedure.
  • Chronic illnesses such as high blood pressure or diabetes must be well controlled with medication.
  • If you are going home on the same day as the operation, arrange transportation home in advance and ensure that someone is with you for at least the first night after surgery.
  • Prepare everything you will need after the operation at home and put the most important things within easy reach so that you don’t have to stretch too much after the operation and can devote yourself to your recovery.
  • Regardless of the type of procedure, drinking enough water before and after the procedure is necessary for recovery.

What does a breast lift cost?

Breast lift: € 5.990,-

Breast lift with implants in a private hospital: € 7.990,-

The price includes all additional costs, including the special bra. There are no hidden costs!

Prices valid from 01.01.2024

Does health insurance cover the costs of a breast lift?

The costs of a breast lift are almost never covered by health insurance.