Breast uplift surgery or mastopexy is an option for women at any stage of life. Sagging or drooping breasts are often associated with the ageing process but there are a variety of other factors that can affect the elasticity of your skin and cause breasts to lack a pert and full look, such as weight loss, pregnancy, breast-feeding or simply the effects of gravity.
If you, like a vast proportion of women, are experiencing this issue, you may find that an uplifting bra and pectoral exercises simply are not enough to achieve the look you want. This can have a detrimental affect on your self-esteem, confidence and body image.
Breast uplift surgery could be beneficial to you if you are happy with the size of your breasts but want to uplift your bust-line and restore firmness, fullness and a pert look to your breasts.
Breast Uplift Surgery - FAQs
How do I know if breast uplift surgery is for me?
If sagging or drooping breasts are making you unhappy and inhibiting your life, then breast uplift surgery could be for you. However, if you are hoping to change the size of your breasts, you may want to consider a breast reduction or breast enlargement procedure.
Breast surgery, like any cosmetic surgery procedure, is an important and very personal decision. During the consultation process, our medical team will provide advice and discuss your expectations to help you make a choice you are comfortable with.
Can I combine a breast uplift with an enlargement or reduction?
Yes, it is possible and quite common to combine two treatments. You can have implants to help boost the volume of your breasts or a reduction to remove excess tissue at the same time as your lift.
If you choose to undergo a breast enlargement at the same time, your surgeon will talk you through the implants available. We use quality implants from highly rated suppliers and all are FDA approved and come with lifetime warranties.
How is breast uplift surgery performed?
Your surgeon will discuss the procedure with you as there are several techniques and the most appropriate will be chosen for your specific requirements. However, the typical method is to carefully create an incision that encircles the nipple and drops downwards to the natural crease where your breast joins your body. This allows the nipple to be lifted to a better position and excess skin to be removed from the lower part of your breast before the incisions are closed with sutures.
Breast uplift surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic and usually lasts around two hours.
What should I expect after breast uplift surgery?
Expect to spend one night in the hospital and to take a week or two off work to allow yourself time to rest and heal. During this time, avoid any lifting or physical activity that may affect the healing process. You will be given prescribed medication to help manage any discomfort as there will be some soreness and swelling. You will also be given a special support bra that needs to be worn continuously for the first few weeks.
Remember to wait for any swelling or bruising to disappear before you judge the final results of your new breasts.
Will the scars be visible?
The scars from the incisions will be underneath your breast, from the nipple to the crease below your bust. They will therefore not be visible in a low-cut top or standard bikini or bra. Over the next few months you can expect scars to gradually fade to your natural skin tone.
Is there a lot of pain involved?
Breast uplift surgery involves incisions and the removal of breast tissue so do expect some tenderness for the first few days following the procedure. Our medical staff will provide all the after-care advice you need as well as prescription medication to manage any soreness.
This page is intended for information purposes only and should not replace advice that your relevant health professional would give you.