Breast Uplift Surgery
What Is A Breast Uplift?
Patients undergo breast uplift surgery, otherwise known as mastopexy surgery, in order to remove excess loose skin from the breasts and restore a more youthful breast shape. Many women opt for this surgery after pregnancy or weight loss, which often leaves their breasts looking saggy and deflated. Others choose to undergo a breast uplift to reverse the effects of ageing. Breast uplift surgery aims to correct saggy breasts and create younger-looking, pert breasts, where the nipple is brought back to a higher position on the breast, where it used to be. Many women find this helps to restore a new sense of confidence in how they look. Breast uplift surgery can be performed as a stand-alone procedure, or if you decide to have your breast implants removed and not replaced. Alternatively, a breast uplift can be performed in combination with breast implants, to make the breasts larger and correct sagginess.
What To Expect From Breast Uplift Surgery
If you are thinking about breast uplift surgery, the best thing to do is to arrange a consultation with our surgeon, Mr Sierakowski. He will discuss with you what your goals from surgery are and which operation would suit you best. Additionally, he will go through any potential risks from the surgery and answer any initial questions you may have about the breast uplift procedure.
What Happens During A Breast Uplift?
Breast uplift surgery is performed under general anaesthetic, which means that you will be asleep for the operation. Most patients stay in overnight after the procedure. The surgery involves removing excess skin from around the nipple and areola. As the skin is carefully stitched back together, this has the effect of tightening the breast and moving the nipple into a higher position. The type of scar that you have afterwards depends on the amount of excess skin that needs to be removed and how far the nipple needs to be moved upwards. A common pattern of scar used in the breast uplift procedure is the “anchor”, where there is a scar around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and another scar along the breast crease. The scars fade over 6 months to a year and Mr Sierakowski will show you how to care for them to get the best possible results.