A BREAST LIFT (mastopexy) reshapes sagging breasts FOR a firmer, more youthful-looking bust line.
This procedure will result in a fuller and firmer breasts, without changing volume. During surgery your nipple is moved into a higher position and extra loose skin from the breasts is removed to create a firmer shape and more “pert” profile. For women looking to change the volume of their breasts, breast enlargement or breast reduction may be more suited.
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Breast Lift surgery targets breasts that have become misshapen or saggy from weight loss, natural ageing and child birth. People also choose to have a Mastopexy when their nipples point downwards.
Before considering undergoing cosmetic surgery it is vital to form a rapport with your surgeon. I like to meet twice before surgery so you can ask all the questions you’ve thought of between meetings, and schedule regular routine postoperative checks to ensure your ultimate outcome is as good as it can be.
You will need to wear a good support bra in the weeks following your operation to aid your recovery. It is important that you avoid any strenuous activity for the first four weeks and you should allow yourself up to eight weeks to recover fully.
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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT RESULTS SHOULD YOU EXPECT FROM A BREAST LIFT? +
A breast uplift is generally regarded as a permanent solution. However, depending upon your age at the time of the operation, you may experience some minor drooping in the future. A breast uplift can not make small breasts larger or reduce large breasts. See breast enlargement or breast reduction to correct these.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A BREAST LIFT? +
Your surgeon will remove some of the skin from underneath your breast. Your nipple will be moved into a higher position to create a firmer shape and more “pert” profile. The operation will take between 1 and 2 hours to complete. You will require a general anaesthetic and an overnight stay in hospital.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS? +
You may experience some temporary redness and swelling after your treatment which can be disguised with concealer make-up if you so wish to conceal. In very rare cases, you may develop an allergic reaction to a filler. The most common adverse consequence would be undertreatment if filler is used when surgery was necessary. However many patients accept a less significant result in order to avoid surgery and its recovery time.
WHAT IS THE RECOVERY PROCESS AFTER BREAST SURGERY LIKE? +
You may experience nausea from the general anaesthetic. Soreness, bleeding and some bruising and swelling around the breasts is likely in the weeks after surgery. You will need to wear a good support bra in the weeks following your operation and to aid your recovery. It is important that you avoid any strenuous activity for the first four weeks and you should allow yourself up to eight weeks to recover fully.