Breast Uplift

Breast Uplift Surgery Essex

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.

Are There Any Potential Risks From Breast Uplift Surgery?

There are always potential risks with surgery, including both frequent and infrequent ones.

Frequent Risks:

  • Bruising
  • Swelling
  • Altered Breast and nipple sensation

Infrequent Risks:

  • Infection
  • Wound healing problems
  • Bleeding
  • Poor scarring
  • Complete or partial loss of your nipple (this is a rare but serious complication that can occur)

What To Expect From Breast Uplift Results

After your breast uplift procedure, you will need time to rest and you will be offered pain relief to help with any discomfort you may be having. In some cases, you may need to have drains inserted during the surgery, in order to drain any excess fluid or blood, but these will be removed before you go home. You will be asked to wear a supportive sports-type bra, to hold your breasts in position whilst they heal for the first 6 weeks.

Depending on your job, we would advise about 2 weeks off work and you won’t be able to drive during this time. Additionally, we advise no gym workouts for the first 6 weeks, as it is important not to perform any sudden, strenuous movements that could disrupt the healing or damage the stitches.

Our team will support you throughout the duration of your healing process, from your initial consultation right to way through to your final follow-up appointment. You will normally be seen at 1 and 2 weeks after your surgery, then after 6 weeks and 6 months. Mr Sierakowski will keep a close eye on how you are healing, offer advice and reassurance and be on hand to treat any problems, should they arise. As with any surgery, it takes at least 6 months for all the scars to settle and for your breasts to settle into their new shape.

Breast Uplift Surgery In Essex

Mr Sierakowski performs breast uplift surgery across multiple locations in Essex. These include Wellesley Hospital in Southend, Springfield Hospital in Chelmsford and Phoenix Hospital in Chelmsford. If you would like to find out how you might benefit from his skill and experience, get in touch, today.

Key Facts

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Length of surgery
2 – 3 hours

Anaesthesia General
General Anaesthetic

Overnight or day case
Overnight

Recovery
2 weeks off work
No driving for 2 weeks
Return to the gym 6 weeks

Follow-up
1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months

Potential Risks and Complications of Surgery

Frequent
Bruising, swelling, altered breast and nipple sensation

Infrequent
Infection, delayed wound healing, bleeding, asymmetry, poor scarring, complete or partial loss of your nipple (a rare but important complication)

Before and After

This patient underwent breast augmentation combined with a mastopexy (breast lift) procedure to give her more volume and correct saggy skin. She has 300cc round implants inserted under the muscle. The results shown are 6 weeks after surgery.

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