Is a breast uplift the best procedure for me?
During your consultation, we will carefully assess your breasts as well as discuss what you’re hoping to achieve from surgery. It is very common to experience changes to the breasts caused by childbirth or breastfeeding, weight loss or gain and also due to the skin losing elasticity as a result of the ageing process. If there’s a loss of fullness in the upper part of the breasts, then a breast uplift might be best combined with fat transfer or breast implants.
What does a breast uplift procedure entail?
During a breast uplift procedure, performed under a general anaesthetic, incisions are typically made around the nipple and down to the crease under the breast, known as the inframammary fold. Depending on the degree of lift required, the incision may also need to extend along the crease. Surgery will be carefully planned to ensure the scars heal as well as possible. Excess skin is them removed and the breast tissue repositioned to create a firmer, more uplifted breast.
What is the recovery like after a breast uplift?
You will be advised to wear a compression garment after surgery to support the breasts in their new position and help to control any swelling and bruising. Patients typically feel minimal discomfort and this can be managed with regular pain relief. Normal activities can be resumed after a week or so, but more strenuous activities and exercise should be postponed till six weeks after surgery.
Are there any risks to breast uplift surgery?
Bruising and swelling after breast uplift surgery is normal but will dissipate over a few weeks. There may be some loss of sensation or increased sensitivity to the breasts and nipple due to damage to the nerves but this is usually temporary. All cosmetic breast surgery carries risk from a potential reaction to the general anaesthetic to infection, bleeding, fluid accumulation and possible asymmetry that requires further surgery. All of this will be discussed in full at your breast uplift consultation before you decide to go ahead with surgery.
How long will my breast uplift results last?
No surgery can stop the ageing process, so there may be further changes to the breast in the future, but if you follow a regular diet and exercise routine then it should be possible to maintain the highly satisfactory results of your breast uplift.
Whether due to weight fluctuations, breastfeeding and pregnancy, or as a result of the ageing process, most women will experience some sagging of the breasts. A breast uplift procedure, known as a mastopexy, is cosmetic breast surgery that reshapes and lifts the breasts. Any excess skin and breast tissue is removed and, if necessary, we can reshape and reposition the nipple, producing a much more youthful and attractive appearance to the breasts.