What is Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)?
Breast lift surgery (also known as Mastopexy) is an operation that uses various techniques to reshape the breast and create an uplifted appearance. During the breast uplift surgery, the skin will be pulled taught to elevate and enhance the appearance of the breast. The nipple will be re-positioned so it sits facing directly forward to create a youthful aesthetic.
The Benefits of a Breast Uplift
The main benefits of a breast uplift, more commonly referred to as a boob lift as it is commonly known, are aesthetic. Many of our patients tell us about the increase to their self esteem that can come with firmer, more youthful looking breasts. Sagging, pendulous breasts can take their toll on a woman’s self confidence and while a breast uplift won’t result in larger breasts, they will feel firmer and look more voluminous.
Some of the benefits of a breast lift surgery include:
• Rejuvenated firmer breasts
• Improved confidence and self-esteem
• Ability to wear a wider choice of clothing including tops without a bra
Sagging breasts are a culmination of many things from age and genetics to pregnancy and gravity but a breast lift procedure can help you to turn back the clock.
Breast Uplift Surgery - What the Procedure Involves
Prior to the surgery, 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 will 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. The number of incisions made will differ 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 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 a breast reduction or breast augmentation at this stage as well as a breast lift. 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.
Am I Suitable for a Breast Uplift?
Having sagging breasts can have a negative effect on your self-confidence. If you experience one or more of the following factors because of the appearance of your breasts, you are a suitable candidate for breast lift surgery:
- Drooping or sagging breasts
- A lack of firmness
- Nipples pointing downwards
- Changes to the appearance following weight loss
There is no age limit in place for this procedure but in order to take part in breast lift surgery, you must be in good health and hold realistic expectations of the procedure. All final decisions with regard to eligibility for surgery will be made the surgeon. Maintaining your weight can ensure longer lasting results, therefore, if you have any plans for dramatic weight loss or weight gain due to pregnancy it is wise to discuss this with your surgeon as this could have a detrimental effect on the results.
Combining a breast uplift and an enlargement
Solely having a breast enlargement may result in sagging breasts due to increased weight / volume. As a result it may commonly be beneficial to combine the two separate treatments. The benefits of combing the two procedures as part of one operations will be discussed during your initial consultation.
How Much Does a Breast Uplift Cost?
Breast uplift surgery costs start from £5,300 and can vary from person to person depending on your specific requirements. The price includes the surgical procedure itself as well as every step of your cosmetic surgery journey including including your care both before and after the surgery. Included in this price is our excellent three-year aftercare service. Please note the final cost of surgery will be confirmed at your surgical consultation.
An important factor in the decision making process is how you will cover the cost of the procedure. We provide our patients with a number of options to make payment simple. You have the option to pay the full amount upfront or you can choose to split the cost into feasible monthly interest free payments. Lastly, you can also choose to pay in smaller instalments over a five-year period. We understand that our patients want finance options to suit their specific needs and that’s why we work with a specialist finance provider to offer loan 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 appointment to discuss every aspect of breast reduction surgery.
*Cosmetic surgery results and benefits can vary and are different for each individual. As such, Transform cannot guarantee specific results.
Book your Free Consultation Today
If you want to find out how our surgeons can help you, book a consultation with a member of our team. A dedicated consultant will talk you through every stage of the breast uplift process and help you take the necessary steps to begin your cosmetic surgery journey. We have a wealth of knowledge and experience when it comes to breast lift surgery and we are only too happy to share our expertise.
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 where you can discuss your concerns and expectations.
After the consultation, you will be under no obligation to go ahead; we want you to feel fully informed before you make any decisions about breast lift surgery. Our step-by-step guide shows how we’ll be with you at every stage.
Want to know more about breast lift surgery? If you can’t find the answer to your query on this page, or you want to know more about the cost of a breast lift, look no further than our designated FAQ page to see if this question and many more are addressed.
- Will I be able to breast feed following a breast uplift?
- What is the recovery time for a breast uplift?
- Will a breast uplift leave visible scaring?