Breast uplift surgery, known as mastopexy, is a trusted and effective procedure that removes excess skin from the breasts and reshapes them, promoting a firmer feel and younger appearance. Although mastopexy does not alter the volume of your breasts it is possible to have enhancement or reduction surgery as part of the procedure.
It is important not to rush into breast surgery so discussing options and raising questions with our team of leading consultants is a vital first step. Procedures can vary depending on the amount of re-shaping that is needed. The surgery itself is performed under general anesthetic and takes around 90 minutes. A number of incisions will be made but these are normally restricted to the contour lines of the breast or the aerola so they are not visible. The surgeon will then remove excess, sagging skin and tighten existing breast tissue while repositioning the areola, the darker skin around the nipple, if required. The breasts will be re-shaped and made asymmetric. The recovery period will last around two weeks with time off work and a gradual return to activity advisable. Patients can return to normal activities after about six weeks.