A mastopexy – more commonly referred to as a breast uplift – is a procedure that lifts your breasts to create a more attractive shape, without adding the extra volume of an implant. The effects of ageing, pregnancy and breastfeeding can all cause breasts to sag and lose their youthful shape, so this treatment is a fantastic option for combating this and creating a more pert appearance.

What is involved in a mastopexy?

A breast uplift operation can be used in conjunction with a breast augmentation if you wish to increase the size of your breasts, however you can also have the treatment by itself if you feel your breasts already have the desired amount of volume. The main goal of this procedure is to improve the shape of your breasts, so that they look fuller and more youthful. There are a number of techniques that are utilised to achieve this – your breasts will be lifted, repositioned and reshaped.

Although the incision pattern will vary depending on the exact methods used, the scars you’ll have will usually be around the nipple, as well as a short, vertical scar below the nipple area – both of these will fade over time. During the operation, excess skin is removed and the nipple is lifted to a higher level. The breast tissue is also reshaped, producing a fuller, rounder breast shape that sits higher on the chest wall.

What should I expect from my recovery?

A mastopexy can be treated as either a day case or an overnight stay, however, the operation is performed using a short general anaesthetic. Your dressings will be changed a week after the procedure and we also advise that you wear a sports bra for six weeks post-op. You should be able to return to work after about two weeks and you can resume your usual sporting activities after one month.

Do you have any more questions? Would you like to book a consultation? Get in touch with us today by calling 020 7118 6887.


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