Your breasts are lifted so the natural volume you already have is used to plump up the upper portion of the breast, with the excess skin being removed and a new “internal bra” created using your skin and breast tissue.
Nipples are moved up the breast to their correct position and the breast tissue folded in such a way that the breast assumes a more youthful shape.
This results in a scar around the nipple, with a vertical scar running down form the nipple to the breast crease. Sometimes if there is a lot of skin excess a further scar in the breast crease is needed.
You will immediately appear different but it can take 6 months for final breast shape and position to be revealed.
What’s involved in breast uplift surgery?
Breast uplift surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and usually requires an overnight stay in hospital.
You will have surgical drains (a tube in each breast to drain any collection of blood) following the operation – this will be removed the following day before you go home.
After the op, you will need to wear a non-underwired support bra for 6 weeks to help support the breast tissue while it heals.
You will need to avoid any serious physical activity for the first 2 weeks and avoid any heavy lifting (which includes small children). After this, you can gradually increase your activity and by 6 weeks you can resume all normal activities.
How long does the operation take?
It takes about 2 hours.
Is there anything else I should know?
No one has two breasts exactly the same. Although you will not be symmetrical following the procedure, it often has a symmetrising effect. Any pre-existing asymmetries between your breasts will influence the final outcome of the procedure.
The effects of mastopexy provide a very pleasing and youthful appearance to the breast, however, the breast uplift surgery does not defy gravity or time.
There will be inevitably some stretching of the soft tissues leading to a degree of recurrence of the pre-operative shape of the breast, as tissues age.
A good analogy is that breast uplift surgery turns the hands of the clock back but does not stop them ticking.
Have a question?
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It’s important to talk to your surgeon about what you want to change and why.
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Before & Afters
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