London Harley Street breast lift overview
Medically Reviewed April 2023, by Claire Clarke - Head of Surgical Services for The Harley Medical Group
Mastopexy, commonly known as breast uplift, is a surgical procedure that addresses sagging breasts. It can effectively lift and reshape your breasts, giving them a pert, firm, and fuller appearance.
The natural ageing process, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations can all contribute to breast sagging by reducing skin elasticity. This can negatively impact a woman's confidence and self-esteem.
A breast lift involves repositioning the nipple and areola, lifting the breast, and removing excess skin. Women opt for breast uplift surgery for various reasons, such as wanting to improve their breast and nipple symmetry, increase volume and size, or achieve firmer and more youthful-looking breasts.
If you have noticed a loss of fullness and support in your breasts, breast uplift surgery may be a suitable option for you.
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Is a breast uplift right for me?
Women who are dissatisfied with the size or symmetry of their breasts often choose to undergo breast augmentation with implants. However, if you are dealing with sagging, droopy breasts or are unhappy with the position of your nipple and areola, a breast uplift may be a more appropriate solution for you.
The procedure for breast uplift in London Harley Street
During a breast uplift procedure, your surgeon will make an incision around the areola and vertically beneath the breast. In some cases, they may also make an incision in the crease beneath the breast. Excess skin will be removed from underneath the breast, and the breast tissue will be reshaped and tightened to lift the breast and reposition the nipples higher. The size of the areola can also be reduced if desired. If a breast augmentation is being performed concurrently, the surgeon will also insert the implants to achieve a natural-looking breast shape.
Breast Uplift Cost
Breast Uplift costs vary depending on requirements. Fees at The Harley Medical Group include:
- your surgeon consultation appointment
- pre-operative assessment
- your procedure
- hospital stay and aftercare.
There are no hidden costs.
At The Harley Medical Group, we have a number of payment plans available to suit individual budgets, including a 0% finance loan paid over 12 months.
Choosing a surgeon
Choosing a Consultant for Plastic Surgery can be overwhelming, but it can be made easier by taking some important factors into consideration. It is advisable to check their qualifications, experience, and read reviews from both experts and patients to assess their reputation. Additionally, it can be helpful to request more information about their experience and patient outcomes, and view before and after pictures of their previous patients.
At The Harley Medical Group, we work in close partnership with world-class Plastic Surgeons, to ensure our patients receive the highest standards of treatment and care.
Meet the experts in London Harley Street
The Harley Medical Group is committed to providing patients with exceptional care and treatment, which is why we only collaborate with the most qualified and experienced plastic surgeons. Our consultants are all registered with the UK General Medical Council (GMC) and hold substantive positions within the NHS, in addition to undergoing a rigorous application process to obtain practicing privileges.
Our Medical Advisory Committee, led by Chief Medical Officer Mr. T K Sankar, must grant approval for all consultants. Our Cosmetic Surgery Consultants are members of appropriate organisations such as the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS), and all consultants must have sufficient indemnity cover and agree to abide by our policies and procedures.
Frequently Asked Questions - breast lift London Harley Street
The procedure is most suitable for patients who feel self-conscious about their breasts. This may be for a variety of reasons.
A woman’s breasts may have become flatter, empty looking, deflated, and saggy due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, or ageing. Breasts may be no longer firm and pert, making it difficult to wear clothes without the support of a bra. Premature ageing skin causes drooping breasts and may reduce self-confidence both in and out of clothes.
The final decision will be made between you and your Cosmetic Surgeon.
No, we are unable to offer any surgery while you are pregnant or breastfeeding. However, please contact us 6 months after giving birth or after breastfeeding and talk to our friendly advisors to discuss the next steps.
You will have some scarring where the incisions are made. This is around your nipple and in a vertical line beneath each breast. These scars will not be noticeable when you are wearing a bra or swimwear. Over time, most scars fade.
You will not feel any pain during the procedure as you will be given a general anaesthetic beforehand that puts you to sleep.
After surgery, you may feel pain and discomfort. We can prescribe medication to relieve this.