Choosing breast uplift surgery
For some women life events like pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight loss can lead to a loss of fullness in the breasts. As we age, our breasts can also lose their lift and shape. Breast uplift surgery - or 'boob uplift', can help women to feel more confident in their appearance if they are affected by:
- Drooping or sagging breasts
- A lack of firmness
- Nipples pointing downwards
- Changes to the appearance following weight loss
Many women who opt for mastopexy are happy with the size of their breasts. However, you can also combine breast uplift surgery with a breast enlargement or breast reduction procedure to achieve the aesthetic results you want.
What is breast uplift surgery?
Mastopexy lifts and reshapes your breasts through the removal of skin from underneath the breast or from around the areola (the darker skin surrounding your nipple). The remaining skin is then tightened and your surgeon will also re-position your nipples to sit higher on the breast to complete the procedure.
The benefits of mastopexy
Your breast lift will raise and reshape the breasts to give a fuller appearance to your bust. Many patients have increased confidence following their breast uplift as well as feeling more physically comfortable and in proportion.
Breast uplift surgery - what the procedure involves
If you’re considering mastopexy, first book a free consultation with one of our experienced Patient Care Co-ordinators who will talk to you in detail about the whole process. You can then arrange to have a free consultation with one of our experienced breast uplift surgeons. You’ll be under no obligation to go ahead; we want you to feel fully informed before you make any decisions. Our step-by-step guide shows how we’ll be with you at every stage.
Your surgeon will talk to you about the results you want to achieve and the best surgical technique for you. If you decide to have breast uplift (mastopexy) surgery, it will usually take around two hours under general anaesthetic. You’ll then have a one or two night stay in one of our Transform Hospitals before you complete your recovery at home.
During the procedure your surgeon will make several incisions on your breasts to remove and tighten the skin. You may have opted to have a breast reduction at this stage to give your desired end result. Your nipples will be re-positioned and sometimes the areola area around your nipple will be reduced in size to suit your new breast shape.
*Cosmetic surgery results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, Transform cannot guarantee specific results.
Your breasts will feel swollen and sore to begin with so we’ll provide pain relief to help with any discomfort. It may take a few months for your breasts to settle into their new shape and for the scars to start fading.
We’ll have already talked to you about recovering at home after your mastopexy, so you’ll know how much time to take off work (usually two weeks), what kind of bra to wear for the first weeks and when you can resume your normal activities like exercise.
Before you go home we’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number, so please call us with any concerns. Our clinical team is here to support and advise you.
You’ll need to come back to the hospital within two weeks to have your stitches removed when your surgeon will also check on your overall progress.
Find out more about our comprehensive 3-year aftercare programme.
Side effects, risks and complications
Any surgical procedure carries risks and we’ll explain these to you in full before you decide to go ahead with your mastopexy.
Mastopexy is also not considered a permanent solution for sagging breasts; the ageing process can mean a further loss of fullness over time.
You’ll find all the information in our breast uplift patient guide which your Patient Care Co-ordinator will give you at your appointment.
Breast uplift surgery costs
The cost of breast uplift surgery will vary depending on your individual needs, but prices start at £5,300. This covers all your care before and after the procedure, including our 3-year aftercare programme.
To make cosmetic surgery an affordable reality, we work in partnership with a specialist finance provider to offer loans and interest free credit options. Please see our cosmetic surgery finance page for more details.
We understand that this very important decision for you goes far beyond cost. You can talk to us in complete confidence when you book a free consultation to discuss every aspect of breast reduction surgery.