Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)

A breast uplift is also known as a Mastopexy. The procedure involves the re-shaping of sagging breasts which gives you a firmer and more youthful looking breast area.
Often a Mastopexy is done in conjunction with a breast enlargement or a reduction. The breast lift itself does not alter the size of the breasts.
The procedure involves removing loose skin on the lower part of your breast, as well as moving the nipple up into a new location. A higher sitting nipple and tighter breast base makes the breasts seem more youthful and perky.
The procedure takes roughly 1-2 hours to complete and you will be under general anaesthetic which in turn will require an overnight hospital stay. There are different types of breast uplift, so for more information on these you can visit our information page here, but these techniques will be discussed with you at your consultation and you will be advised on the best technique based on the results you want.
A good support bra should be worn in the weeks following your surgery to aid your recovery. The procedure itself is not painful, and post surgery you shouldn’t be in too much discomfort, with standard painkillers such as paracetamol should be sufficient to subsidise the pain. You should also avoid strenuous physical activity for around a month and be aware you should also allow your body around two months to heal fully. You will have follow up appointments and aftercare consultations so if you have any issues, they should be brought up at this point, so the surgeon can give you advice on the issues and how to proceed in your path of recovery.