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 of having cosmetic surgery Essex and opt for 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 plastic surgery, including both frequent and infrequent ones. These risks also apply to breast reductions and breast enlargement Essex.

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)

Frequently Asked Questions

Will breast uplift surgery leave a scar?

The amount of scarring differs from person to person, depending on how much the nipple needs to be repositioned and the amount of excess skin that needs to be removed. Typically, the scar following the surgery will be around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease, in an ‘anchor’ pattern. Every effort is made to make the scars as neat and inconspicuous as possible. If you carry out the recommended after care following your procedure, the scarring should fade by 6 to 12 months. However, there will always be a scar and the quality of this scar depends very much on your individual skin type and circumstances.

How long will it take to recover from breast uplift surgery?

From abdominoplasty surgery Essex to body contouring surgery Essex, recovery time will vary between patients as bodies heal at different rates. During the first two weeks you will be unable to drive or carry out any activity that may disrupt the healing process. It is likely that you will require 2 to 3 weeks off work, depending on how physical your job is. For 6 weeks after the procedure, you will be asked to wear a supportive bra to hold your breasts in position and avoid any strenuous activity, such as gym workouts.

How long will I have to be in hospital for breast uplift surgery?

The surgery itself tends to take between two to three hours. In the majority of cases, patients remain in hospital overnight. Pain relief will be provided to keep you as comfortable as possible and sometimes a drain will be kept in after surgery to drain any blood or fluid, but this will be removed before you go home.

Is breast uplift surgery effective after weight loss or having children?

In a word, yes! Losing a significant amount of weight or having children can lead to the breasts drooping from the stretched skin and loss of breast volume. Many women are unhappy with the deflated appearance of their breasts after weight loss, feeling like they have lost their youthful shape. Breast uplift surgery removes the saggy skin and lifts the breasts to reverse the drooping and bring the nipples to a higher position. Depending on your individual goals, breast uplift surgery can be combined with breast implants to correct droopiness and increase volume at the same time.

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