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Breast uplift

Breast uplift, or mastopexy, is a procedure for women whose breasts have begun to droop. Breast uplift surgery can help to restore a more pleasing shape.

In the ideal breast, the nipple and areola are level with the centre of the upper arm. However, pregnancy, breast-feeding, weight loss and the simple passage of time can all cause breasts to droop.

The Procedure

There may be a loss of volume and elasticity and the nipples will be at a lower level.

Unlike breast reduction surgery, breast uplifts do not aim to change the size of the breasts, but instead seek to restore the breasts’ more youthful and attractive shape. As the breasts have lost their former elasticity, the only way to do this is to remove sections of slack and redundant skin, and on the inside of the breast to reshape the tissue.

This process may remove some stretch marks but most will remain. Uplift surgery may also be combined with breast augmentation to

restore the shape of the breast; however, it is important to maintain a sensible breast size for a pleasing rather than the striking figure you are.

Depending on the technique used, breast uplift may not interfere with breastfeeding, making it an option for women who have not finished childbearing. One should bear in mind, however, that uplift will not prevent the breasts from drooping again from the same causes that caused them to droop originally.

Mastopexy may be combined with breast augmentation as an augmentation mastopexy achieving uplifted fuller breasts. For more information on breast augmentation please visit our breast enlargement page.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Typical breast uplift patients

    You could be a candidate for breast uplift surgery if you experience any of the following:

    • You don’t feel your breasts are the right shape for your body
    • Clothes don’t fit well around your breasts
    • Your breasts feel droopy
    • Your breasts point towards the ground
    • Your breasts have lost their firmness
    • You like the way you look in your bra and are happy with the size of your breasts, but you are not confident about them

    Preparing for breast uplift surgery

    Every patient will have undergone a full consultation with Paul so that patients are made fully aware and comfortable before entering into any surgery.

    The hospital where your operation is taking place will provide patients with full detailed written instructions on preparing for surgery.

    Breast uplift and reshaping procedures are performed under general anaesthesia meaning patients are not prohibited to eat or drink 6 hours prior to the operation.

    Recovery process

    The recovery process can be different depending on the patient.

    However, most patients will usually:

    • Be able to go home the day after surgery
    • Be able to return to driving within a week
    • Return to work within two weeks
    • Be able to exercise within a month

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