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Augmentation Mastopexy

Breast lift with implants, Mastopexy-augmentation

Plastic Surgeons



A breast lift with implants is a "combination procedure" - i.e. two operations in one. During the same procedure, your breasts are augmented (enlarged), but also, lifted (the mastopexy). The final scars are around the areola (the coloured part of the nipple), as well as vertically down towards the breast crease, and often in the breast crease itself too.

Who carries out this treatment?

Marc Pacifico
Marc Pacifico
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Mr Marc Pacifico MD FRCS(Plast) has been described as one of his generation’s rising stars in plastic surgery. His academic, surgical and practice achievements include, amongst others, coming top in the UK’s consultant level plastic surgery examinations (being awarded the Gold Medal), the publication of over 50 international peer-reviewed papers, being a regular invited speaker at conferences and the opening of his own private clinic, Purity Bridge, alongside his busy NHS and private surgical practices
Nora Nugent
Nora Nugent
Consultant Plastic Surgeon
Ms Nora Nugent FRCS(Plast) has joined Purity Bridge where she offers an individually tailored modern plastic surgery practice. The cornerstones of her practice are good communication with you and meticulous attention to detail as she feels this is vital to your decision to undergo any treatment under her care. This ethos is continued from your first consultation through to the end of your treatment to ensure that you get the highest possible care and are fully supported during this time.


An augmentation mastopexy is undertaken when you are asleep (general anaesthetic) and takes place in hospital. Following surgery, you will wake up wearing your post-surgical bra, with surgical tapes on the wounds themselves.


By combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation, two goals are addressed in a single operation - improving the volume of the breast and also improving the shape, nipple position and addressing any sagging skin.

Before and After

Augmentation Mastopexy Prices

Cost £9,000-10,000

More about breast lifting with implants

Depending on the technique required for your breasts, surgery usually takes between two and three hours.
The recovery from an augmentation mastopexy is more involved than a simple breast augmentation, and it is important to follow the post-operative instructions carefully. By 6-weeks you should be getting completely back to normal, with respect to sporting activities and heavy lifting, but before then you need to be careful. The first two weeks after surgery are particularly important and we would normally recommend taking this time off work. Activities can be gradually increased between weeks 2 and 6, and during this whole period you should wear your supportive post-surgical bra.
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.
By combining two different operations in one, we are aiming to get the best out of both. However, augmentation mastopexy operations have a slightly higher revision rate than either a mastopexy alone or a breast augmentation alone, due to the increased complexity. However they usually result in excellent outcomes and very happy patients.

The risks and complications for an augmentation 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
  • The long term complications of having breast implants can include a thickening and tightening of the scar tissue around them, which is known as capsular contracture. In addition, implants have a lifespan, and "device failure" may occur over time. Both of these complications might require further surgery (at cost)
  • 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
  • Malposition of the implant can occur, when the implant settles into an "unaesthetic" position - this would require surgical revision if it occurs.
  • 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 - rates can be around 20%

Prices starts from £8500

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