Breast Uplift Enlargement
You may wish to combine your Uplift surgery (mastopexy) with a silicone Breast Implant at the same time in order to have a more augmented look and more volume in the upper breast (upper poll).
This is done by lifting the nipple, tightening the breast tissue and then removing the excess skin from the breast. This leaves you with a scar around the nipple, one running vertically down from the nipple to the breast crease and possibly one in the breast crease depending on how much skin excess there is.
Personalised care at a hospital close to you with a comprehensive five-year structured follow-up programme and fully BAAPS and BAPRAS accredited surgeon.
2.5 to 3 hours
1 to 2 nights
Final results of your uplift augmentation should be visible at 6 months as your implants settle and swelling subsides.
The operation is performed under general anaesthesia and you will be in hospital overnight. Usually, you will have a surgical drain (tube) coming out of each breast, which is removed before you go home. Following the surgery, you will have to wear a non-underwired supportive bra for 6 weeks.
The aim of an augmentation mastopexy is to improve the shape of the breasts, particularly the fullness in the upper part of the breast. The uplift (or mastopexy) will correct the shape and the implant (augmentation) will restore volume or size to the breast.
What are the options?
Implants are available in differing shapes and sizes and level of fill. The most common types of implants that you will hear of are round or anatomical (also known as teardrop) shaped implants.
The round type prosthesis looks almost like a semicircle in profile (hence round), whereas the anatomic shape tries to recreate the natural shape of the breast, which is teardrop in profile. The approximates to the number of millilitres (mls) inside the implant, and the level of fill equates to the projection that the implant will have from the chest wall.
What happens after surgery?
The surgery takes two to three hours and involves an overnight stay. If you have drains, these will be removed the following morning. You will need to wear a supportive non-underwired bra for the next six weeks to help support the tissue while it is healing.
Following an uplift and implant, you will need to avoid exercise and heavy lifting for the first two weeks, following which you can gradually increase your activity levels.
By six weeks you should be able to resume normal activities but be guided by what your body is telling you – everyone is different.
Is there anything else I should know?
No one has two breasts that are exactly the same on both sides. Although you will not be symmetrical following the procedure, augmentation mastopexy surgery has a symmetrising effect. Any pre-existing asymmetries between your breasts will influence the final outcome of the procedure.
The shape of your breasts following an augmentation mastopexy will change over the first six to nine months following your operation.
Initially, you will be very pert (think of the Jean-Paul Gautier bra worn by Madonna), but as the swelling settles breasts gradually assume a more natural teardrop shape.
Have a question?
If you’ve decided to have cosmetic surgery, you now need to choose a surgeon with the appropriate training, skills and experience to carry out your procedure.
It’s important to talk to your surgeon about what you want to change and why.
Anthony specialises in aesthetic surgery; he is registered with BAAPS, a specialist register of Plastic Surgeons maintained by the General Medical Council.
He is nationally acknowledged for providing outstanding medical care and achieving results which meet or exceed patients’ hopes and expectations.