How soon will I be able to see the final results of my breast uplift procedure?
One of the most rewarding aspects of breast reduction surgery is seeing the final result. You will be able to see immediate changes shortly after the breast reduction procedure but post-op swelling may prevent you from seeing the final result for some time. Over time, the swelling will slowly decrease, it can take between six to twelve months for the final results to be seen.
Will my breasts suffer a loss of sensitivity following an uplift?
As with any breast procedure that involves incisions, there is a risk of loss of sensitivity when you undergo breast lift surgery but it is entirely variable from patient to patient. Breast uplift surgery involves the remodeling of the breast tissue and therefore you could experience a change in sensitivity to the nipple area as a result.
Will a breast uplift leave visible scaring?
A breast lift will leave minimal scarring that is permanent but these scars will fade over time. After the surgery, you will find the scars are red but they will often fade to a light pink over the course of twelve months. Efforts will always be made by your surgeon to keep scarring to a minimum.
Will I be required to have additional surgery to keep the shape of my breasts following an uplift procedure?
The results of a breast uplift procedure are long lasting, however, over time the force of gravity will prevent the clock being turned back permanently. Factors such as gravity will cause your breasts to loose fullness as you age and this is something you can discuss with your surgeon prior to the breast lift surgery. As with any surgical procedure, it is important to have realistic expectations and while your breasts will be affected by the aging process, the results of your breast lift will be seen for years to come.
Where will my breast uplift surgery be performed?
The breast lift will be performed at your nearest Transform hospital. As cosmetic surgery specialists we are fortunate to have hospital facilities in both London and Manchester to accommodate our patients in the UK.
Can I combine a breast uplift with another breast procedure?
Yes, it many cases it is common to combine a breast uplift with a breast augmentation or a breast reduction depending on your desired results. As well as a lift, an implant is placed inside the breast tissue to create the appearance of fuller breasts. In the case of a reduction, breast tissue is removed before the skin is removed and tightened to complete the breast lift.
What is the recovery time for a breast uplift?
Immediately after surgery, your breasts will feel swollen and sore and there may be some bruising present. We’ll be on hand to provide pain relief to help with any discomfort. The recovery process is gradual and it may take a few months for your breasts to settle into their new shape and for the scars to start fading.
Will I be able to breast feed following a breast uplift?
If your breasts have completed the development stage, you are able to have a breast lift regardless of your age. Breast lift procedures are most common in women who suffer a loss of elasticity and volume after childbirth but if you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, you can consider breast lift surgery at any age. It is important to note a breast uplift may result in an inability to effectively breast feed. All final decisions with regard to eligibility for surgery will be made the surgeon.