Tap to call: +44 (0)1892 536960

Redefine yourself with confidence

Call Now: 01892 536960

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

THE PROCEDURE

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a plastic surgery procedure designed to address a droop in the breast, a low nipple position and sagging skin. During the operation, the breast tissue is repositioned to a higher location, the nipple is also raised, and excess skin is removed. It will leave scars around the areola, vertically down towards the breast crease, and sometimes an additional scar in the breast crease.

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

The surgery is undertaken in hospital with you asleep. It can sometimes be performed as a day case, or otherwise with an overnight stay. You will wake up after surgery wearing a post-surgical bra, with surgical tapes on the wounds.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

The benefit of a breast lift is in improving the shape of the breast and the nipple position. It also aims to improve the upper pole fullness of your breast. However, it will not increase the size (volume) of your breast.

More about breast lifting

Mastopexy procedures take around 2-hours to perform
The procedure may be performed as a day case (in and out the same day) or you may stay in hospital overnight after the surgery. You should wear a sports bra day-and-night for at least 6-weeks after surgery, and sometimes for up to 3-months.
As mentioned above, it is important not to over do it in the post-surgical period. By 6-weeks you should be back to doing whatever you normally do, including exercise, but driving should be avoided for the first 2-weeks after surgery and you should not try to lift anything heavy until the 6-week mark.
A breast lift is a popular operation and achieves its goals consistently. However, with age, time and gravity, there will always be a relapse of droop. However, long term studies demonstrate that despite this, it is unlikely that your breasts will go back to their previous shape.

The risks and complications for a mastopexy include:

  • Delayed wound healing and possible wound infection
  • Development of a post-operative collection of blood in the wound - this might require draining in the operating theatre
  • As the nipples are being repositioned and the breast is being tightened, there is a small risk that the nipple can undergo necrosis (die), but fortunately this is rare. Other issues with nipples can include numbness and shape changes.
  • There will inevitably be a degree of differences between your breasts - some breast asymmetry is normal
  • All operations carry a risk of blood clots occurring the legs (DVTs) that can migrate to the lungs (PEs) which, whilst rare, are serious.
  • Revision surgery might be needed to make any adjustments in your result

Prices starts from £6200

Make an Appointment

Our Newsletter

Please add your email to receive our newsletter for updates and special offers