Your surgeon will always discuss with you and recommend the treatment that is appropriate for you. During the consultation, the surgeon will also explain the treatment, its results and benefits, the duration of the result, and the frequency of repeating the treatment.
BREAST UPLIFT (Mastopexy)
Following childbirth and/or breastfeeding, many women find that their breasts have changed, often for the worse, in terms of size, shape, and feel. As the skin loses elasticity, the breasts tend to lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Even without pregnancies, the effects of time, gravity, and alternate weight gain and loss can all take their toll. A breast uplift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure to reshape and raise sagging breasts without altering the overall volume of the breast.
It is best to wait until you have finished childbearing to have mastopexy. While mastopexy doesn’t usually interfere with future pregnancies, it is important to understand that having an uplift will not prevent the breasts from drooping over the years due to the natural ageing process.
The best results are usually achieved in women with small, sagging breasts. Although breasts of any size can be lifted, the result may not last as long in heavy breasts. It is important to bear in mind that, although every effort will be made to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible, it is inevitable that after your mastopexy operation you will be left with permanent scars. However, the size and positioning of these scars will vary from patient to patient depending upon the degree of sagging. Fortunately, however, most scars will fade in time and are not visible in low-cut tops and bathing suits.
WHERE THE SURGERY WILL BE PERFORMED
The breast uplift procedure is performed in our Harley Street clinic.
TYPE OF ANAESTHESIA
The breast uplift procedure is carried out under intravenous sedation so there will be no pain and you will sleep through the operation.
Breast uplift procedure usually takes two and a half to three hours.