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Breast Uplift

Breast uplift surgery is a surgical procedure that can improve the shape of sagging breasts by raising the breast tissue, repositioning the nipple and enhancing breast shape. Over time, it is common for breasts to sag due to pregnancy and breastfeeding or simply as a result of ageing. Whilst some women are comfortable with this, others want them to look more youthful and lifted; making breast lift surgery a perfect option. Led by our experienced and award-winning surgeons here at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics, you can feel confident that you are in the hand of experts that strive to deliver excellent results every time. Find out more about our popular breast uplift service below, and arrange your consultation at our clinic today!

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Breast uplift surgery is an operation to lift and reshape your breasts

Can include the insertion of implants to restore fullness

Ideal after significant weight loss, pregnancy or the effects of ageing

What Is A Breast Uplift?

A breast uplift (or mastopexy) is a surgical procedure used to reshape your breasts and create an overall more uplifted appearance. Commonly, a breast lift procedure is used to restore the appearance of ‘saggy breasts’, to give breasts a fuller and more lifted overall look.

A breast lift isn’t there to significantly change the size of your breast, it is a procedure to reshape and reposition the breasts. However, it can be combined with breast enlargement or breast reduction procedure if changing the size of your breasts is something you are interested in. Arrange your consultation with one of our surgeons to discuss how you want to change the overall appearance of your breasts, and we can explain the options available to you.

What Is A Breast Lift Used For?

In summary, a breast uplift is purely aesthetic - to improve the look of your breasts. It aims to lift and shape them thereby making them more youthful looking. During this procedure, we can also raise the position of your nipples and the darker area that surrounds them. A breast uplift procedure is ideal for patients who have undergone significant weight loss or gain, gone through pregnancy and breastfeeding or for those patients who simply want to combat the natural effects of ageing.

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Why Might You Consider A Breast Lift?

• Your breasts are sagging, and you’ve found they’ve lost their youthful shape and volume
• Your nipples are out of place when your breasts are unsupported
• The brown area around your nipples (areolae) is out of proportion to your breasts
• One breast hangs lower than the other

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Before A Breast Lift Procedure

Before your surgery, you will be assigned your own personal patient coordinator who will be your point of contact throughout your journey with Zenith. You will also meet with your surgeon and discuss at length the results you would like to achieve, your preferences when it comes to breast size and shape, and any other concerns you may have.

Our surgeon and the clinical team at Zenith will make sure you feel totally comfortable before going ahead with the surgery. Your surgeon and Patient Coordinator will explain the risks and complications that can arise from having a breast uplift and it is important that you ask as many questions as possible to make sure you are fully informed.

The consultation will also include an examination where the surgeon will need to assess your breasts to be able to advise you on whether you are suitable for the procedure. They will then be able to confirm what they will try to do to give you the results you are hoping to achieve. Once you are happy with all the information you have been provided, we can then begin to plan your procedure.

Pre-Operative Assessment

You will need to attend a pre-operative assessment between 2-5 weeks prior to your surgery. This is where you will come and meet either our senior nurse or doctor and they will go through your medical history, take your measurements - (height, weight, BMI), and perform a blood and MRSA test to ensure you are fit for surgery. It is also compulsory for all patients who smoke to stop at least four weeks before and four weeks after surgery.

Our Patients Come First

At Zenith Cosmetic Clinics, our patients are at the heart of everything we do. Having a breast uplift procedure is an extremely personal choice and only you can make the decision to go ahead. We encourage you to take away all of the information, digest it and spend some time really thinking about whether you want to go ahead with the procedure. We are there at every step to answer your questions and offer advice - we want you to be happy with your decision and delighted with your new breasts!

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Breast Uplift Results

Breast Uplift Procedure

Breast uplift surgery at Zenith Cosmetic Clinics is performed under general anaesthetic, so you will be asleep during your operation.

During the procedure, your surgeon will make several incisions on your breasts to remove and tighten the skin. The number of incisions made differs from person to person, as every breast lift procedure is tailored to the exact requirements of the patient. The incisions are usually made around the areola (the darker skin around the nipple) and run vertically down the breast and occasionally will run along the crease of the breast.

In order to get the results you desire, you may have opted to have breast implants - they will be inserted at this stage. Your nipples will also be re-positioned. Your surgeon will then repeat this procedure on your second breast, making sure that your breasts are as symmetrical as possible. The whole operation lasts around 2-3 hours.

Breast Lift Side Effects & Risks

As with any surgical procedure, there are potential side effects and risks that you should consider before going ahead. Some of these include:

• Bleeding
• Scarring
• Stretch marks (uncommon)
• Infection
• Loss of sensitivity (often temporary)
• Small risk of developing a seroma (a mass caused by the accumulation of serum fluid within a tissue or organ) or hematoma
• It is also worth bearing in mind that over time your skin will loosen naturally and sag further as you age. For this reason, Mastopexy is not considered a permanent solution for sagging breasts.

Risks With Implants

If you also have implants inserted, you should be aware of some of the following risks:

• Capsular contracture (the scar tissue encapsulating, hardening around and squeezing the implant).
• Rippling (wrinkling or indentations from the implant).
• The implant could shift and push through layers of tissue, showing through the skin.
• Deflation or rupture from an injury, or from wear and tear from an under-filled implant.

Breast Lift Cost

The cost of the procedure depends on your individual circumstances and the final result you want to achieve from the breast uplift. We also offer Zenith Finance, allowing you to split the cost into monthly payments of which we offer 6 months interest-free. If you would like to chat more about, and our finance options available, get in touch with our experienced team at Zenith Clinics today to arrange your consultation.

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Immediately after having breast uplift surgery, you will experience some swelling, pain and bruising. After returning home, you can continue to take over-the-counter painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen. You will need to rest to give your body time to recover. You should avoid excessive use of your arms and chest area because it may cause irritation. It is recommended that you take around two weeks off work after the operation to fully recover. You should be mobile from day one and back to full exercise within six weeks.

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Frequently asked questions

What else is a breast uplift referred to as?

You may have heard a breast lift being referred to as a breast lift, mastopexy, boob uplift or even ‘saggy breast surgery’.

Is a breast uplift the same as a breast lift?

Yes, they are the same thing.

How long will the breast lift surgery take?

Around 2-3 hours.

Is a breast lift permanent?

No. As you age, your skin will naturally sag further so for this reason Mastopexy is not considered permanent.

How long will I need to take off work?

We advise that on average this procedure requires 2 weeks recovery. However, when you can return to work will depend on your individual recovery and the nature of your job. For example, if you do a job that requires heavy lifting or strenuous movement, you will need longer off work.

Can I breastfeed after breast lift surgery?

Whilst most women can still breastfeed after having a breast uplift, however, if the surgery involved changing the position of your nipples your ability to breastfeed may be compromised. Speak to your surgeon about how this surgery could affect breastfeeding.

Can I get a breast lift on finance?

Yes, we offer a range of payment options.

When will I see results?

Most women see significant results by a few weeks after surgery, with improvements continuing for the next several weeks.

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Page content reviewed by Dr. Maini

Page last reviewed: 03/03/2019

Next review due: 03/03/2021

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