Breast Uplift

About Breast Uplift

Childbirth, age and significant weight loss can all take their toll on women’s bodies – in particular with breasts - for many women breast uplift surgery can offer a way to regain their body confidence. Breast uplift surgery can be combined with breast augmentation surgery to give you fuller breasts and correcting their position on the body. If you have found that your breasts have lost their fullness and are not as supported as you would like them to be, breast uplift surgery could be the solution.
 

BENEFITS OF HAVING BREAST UPLIFT SURGERY

  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Ability to wear tops without a bra
  • A wider choice of clothes
  • Enables you to feel more feminine and attractive
  • Rejuvenation of the breasts

THE PROCEDURE FOR BREAST UPLIFT SURGERY

Breast uplift surgery works by making an incision on each breast, the skin is then lifted and stitched in its new position and excess skin removed. The nipples will then be removed and repositioned to ensure that your newly positioned breasts look as natural as possible. If there is a lack of natural breast tissue and you are looking for a fuller effect, your surgeon may recommend that you combine the procedure with breast augmentation, which involves inserting breast implants to add fullness to the breasts.

BREAST UPLIFT PRICES

There is no set price for breast reduction surgery as every single patient is different and treated on an entirely individual, case-by-case basis. In order to get a quote that is specific to you, find your nearest clinic and please book your free consultation with one of our nurses to discuss your requirements in complete confidence. The price you are given will include everything from the procedure itself, to the cost of your overnight stay and after care appointments – there are no hidden costs.

Is it right for me?

Breast UpliftCHOOSING TO HAVE BREAST UPLIFT SURGERY

There are many reasons why people choose to have breast uplift (mastopexy) surgery:

  • The breasts are no longer firm and pert, making it difficult to wear clothes without the support of a bra
  • Following pregnancy and breast feeding, the breast becomes flatter and 'empty' looking
  • Substantial weight loss from dieting can leave the breast deflated and with a lot of loose skin
  • Ageing skin loses elasticity and can cause sagging to the breasts. If this happens prematurely it may reduce self-confidence both in and out of clothes

WHO SHOULD HAVE A BREAST UPLIFT

The final decision will be made between you and your Cosmetic Surgeon. The procedure is most suitable for those patients who feel self-conscious due to their breasts having excess skin and appear deflated from weight loss, ageing or pregnancy

The Harley Medical Group has been committed to providing excellence in Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical Solutions in the UK since it was established. During this time, we have developed a full understanding of the many reasons why people have Cosmetic Surgery and how it can improve how they feel about themselves.

What happens when I have surgery?

Breast UpliftYour Cosmetic Surgeon may suggest that you stop smoking and stop taking the contraceptive pill, this will reduce the risks involved with having a general anaesthetic and will help with healing. You may be advised to lose weight to gain the best result as well as to reduce any complications. You will need to purchase a sports bra to take with you to the hospital. The size of the bra will be determined at your consultation with the Cosmetic Surgeon.

If you are a smoker, take aspirin or any other medication, your Cosmetic Surgeon will wish to discuss this with you at your consultation. Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you when you are to discontinue and resume these activities.

THE DAY OF YOUR BREAST UPLIFT SURGERY

Make sure you remember to take your sports new bra with you to the hospital. The Cosmetic Surgeon will visit you in your room and mark your breasts in preparation for surgery and obtain your final consent. If you have any final questions it is important that you ask your Cosmetic Surgeon at this time.

Breast uplift (mastopexy) surgery is always carried out under a general anaesthetic and takes approximately 2 hours, or 2.5 hours if you are combining the procedure with breast enlargement surgery. When you wake up from your surgery you can expect to experience pain so you will be prescribed appropriate pain relief, which will be administered by your Nurse. On return to your room you will have your new bra over the dressing and a drainage tube inserted in each breast. These drains will be removed before your discharge from hospital.

You can expect to be in hospital for one or two days. This will be agreed with your Cosmetic Surgeon prior to your admission.

GOING HOME AFTER BREAST UPLIFT SURGERY

Your Cosmetic Surgeon will advise you how long to stay off work (this will be approximately two weeks depending on your occupation), how long to wear your sports bra and when you can commence normal activities. You should ease yourself gradually back into exercise over a number of weeks.

You will need someone to look after you to relieve you of your general chores, such as shopping, household duties and childcare. Please be aware that you will feel tired for the first few weeks following your surgery. Once your scars have healed, you will be able to resume normal physical activity.

It is important to keep the wounds dry during the early days and leave all the dressings intact until you return to the clinic at approximately seven days.

Please do not wear an underwired bra after surgery until you have discussed this with your Cosmetic Surgeon.

It is very important that you attend the appointments, which have been made for you to care for your wound and see your Cosmetic Surgeon post-operatively. If your stitches need to be removed, this will take place 7-14 days later, in the clinic. You will need to stay in hospital for one - two nights and take up to two weeks off work. To keep the breasts supported, you will be asked to wear a sports bra, day and night for 6-12 weeks.

RECOVERY FROM BREAST UPLIFT SURGERY

You will be advised to take one to two weeks off work to fully recover, and your stitches will usually be removed approximately seven days after the surgery. For the first six to 12 weeks you will need to wear a post-surgery bra (similar to a sports bra) during the day and at night, only removing it to shower once your stitches have been removed. It is completely normal to experience bruising and swelling to the area, as well as some soreness, but this should only last between one to two weeks. Your surgeon will advise you on when you can return to normal daily activities and how soon you can begin exercising again.

Following the breast uplift (mastopexy) operation there will be scarring to the breast, the amount depends on the severity of the droop; however, it will always involve a scar around the nipple. All scars are pink in the early weeks and then gradually fade to faint white lines. After the breast uplift (mastopexy) operation you may experience reduced sensitivity to the nipple and may not be able to breast feed.

THINGS TO CONSIDER

Breast UpliftIt is important that your decision to have a Cosmetic Surgery procedure is considered carefully. There are many points that should be considered before deciding to have any type of Cosmetic Treatment or Surgery.

There are also some possible risks, as with all surgical operations, which your Cosmetic Surgeon will talk through and explain to you at your consultation, answering any questions you may have. This is your opportunity to discuss your intended surgery in order that the Cosmetic Surgeon can ascertain your expectations as to what can realistically be achieved.

Every Cosmetic Surgeon who performs breast uplift (mastopexy) procedures for The Harley Medical Group belongs to a relevant professional organisation, is fully accredited to practice in the UK as a specialist in Plastic Surgery, and has specific training and experience in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.

 

Our nurses advise you consider the following things before your surgery:

  • Child care and post surgery activities including sleeping arrangements
  • Have necessary post-operative garments
  • How long will the effects of treatment keep me away from my usual activities?
  • At what stage will I be able to judge the results of treatment?
  • How long do the results last?
  • When can I return to work?

 

At The Harley Medical Group our aftercare is second to none. You will have your own specially trained cosmetic surgery nurse to guide you through your procedure and aftercare. In fact with The Harley Medical Group you are looked after for life.

It is your body so naturally you will want to place it in the safe and trusting hands of The Harley Medical Group. Our Cosmetic Surgeons are among the most skilled, qualified and experienced in the Cosmetic Surgery field and our fully qualified Cosmetic Surgery Nurses are specially selected for their expertise and approachability.

 

What's next

Find out more about our procedures and treatments, for a free no obligation consultation and to meet with a nurse please contact us on 0800 022 3479 or book online.

BEFORE AND AFTER SHOTS

Breast Uplift - Before and After Photos:

The Harley Medical Group offers many breast implant shapes & sizes - designed to compliment your body shape and meet your expectations.

 

Click through below to see more before and after pictures of breast uplifts conducted by our experiences surgeons.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is Breast Uplift Surgery right for me?

There are many reasons why people choose to have breast uplift (mastopexy) surgery:

 

The breasts are no longer firm and pert, making it difficult to wear clothes without the support of a bra
Following pregnancy and breast feeding, the breast becomes flatter and 'empty' looking
Substantial weight loss from dieting can leave the breast deflated and with a lot of loose skin
Ageing skin loses elasticity and can cause sagging to the breasts. If this happens prematurely it may reduce self-confidence both in and out of clothes

 

Who should have a Breast Uplift?

The final decision will be made between you and your Cosmetic Surgeon. The procedure is most suitable for those patients who feel self-conscious due to their breasts having excess skin and appear deflated from weight loss, ageing or pregnancy The Harley Medical Group has been committed to providing excellence in Cosmetic Surgery and Non Surgical Solutions in the UK since it was established. During this time, we have developed a full understanding of the many reasons why people have Cosmetic Surgery and how it can improve how they feel about themselves. For more information see our guide Choosing your Cosmetic Surgery Provider 

WHY CHOOSE OUR MENTOR MEMORY GEL IMPLANTS?

We use Mentor Memory Gel implants which are recognised as the world’s leading implant brand in terms of safety and quality; they are produced by Johnson & Johnson who have specialised in making healthcare products for over 125 years. You will be aware of their famous baby products, but they also make medical devices such as hip and knee replacements and have been making breast implants for over 40 years.  In fact they supply the highest number of breast implants in the world and are the No. 1 choice for breast reconstructive surgeryin the NHS.
These implants are one of the few makes approved by the F.D.A (The Food and Drug Administration in America) which means that these implants are of an exceptionally high standard and that the consistency of their manufacture is second to none.
Mentor have the most rigorous, up to date testing with the lowest rates of both rupture and capsular contraction compared to alternatives and the warranty is the best available in the UK.
With Mentor Memory Gel implants, you not only get the best implants in terms of quality and safety but the unique cohesive gel filler acts as a solid unit, rather than a liquid, resembling actual breast tissue so you will also attain a natural look and feel that will both improve your cleavage and enhance your figure.
The expected lifetime of an implant is around 10 to 12 years – although with the best implants and surgical expertise, they often last longer. 
Rupture and capsular contracture: Rupture is where the implant can split; whilst this is rare it can happen so just to make you aware. Capsular contracture is where the body builds up too much scar tissue around the implant; this happens in a small number of patients.  If either of these occur, it is more likely to be within the first 3 years; that is why we cover you completely free of charge to have the implants removed and replaced for 3 years from the date of your surgery.
With Mentor Memory Gel implants, your warranty provides you with lifetime product replacement and £850 towards surgical costs for 10 years in the case of rupture. For capsular contracture you are provided with free product replacement for 10 years from the date of your procedure.