Mastopexy (also known as breast uplift surgery) is the surgical procedure for lifting and reshaping sagging (ptotic) breasts. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and the inevitable ageing of time, combined with the force of gravity can result in drooping (ptotic) breasts. The official definition of sagging breasts is where the nipple-aereola complex lies at the same level, or below the level of the fold beneath the chest.
Millions of women suffer from sagging breasts, but mastopexy surgery – otherwise known as the breast uplift surgery - can lift and reshape drooping breasts. Unlike other cosmetic breast surgery, this procedure does not dramatically alter the volume of your breasts, rather the breasts are lifted to produce a more youthful look and firm feel.
As part of the Cosmetic Surgery Partners patient journey, we offer a psychological assessment before cosmetic surgery. This process is to prepare the patient, enhance their breast uplift surgery journey and support them psychologically if there are any concerns.
If you are interested in breast mastopexy cosmetic surgery, call 020 7486 6778 and book a no-obligation consultation with one of our expert breast uplift surgeons. They will discuss your aims and needs, as well as giving a realistic idea of the results you can expect. We will also fully advise you about preparation and aftercare so you get the most out of your mastopexy. Download our mastopexy brochure and read our frequently asked questions below to find out more information.
This breast procedure can interfere with the ability to breastfeed, and many women seek mastopexy when their families are complete. The mastopexy surgery may alter nipple sensation if the nipple has been lifted a long distance.
The entire surgery, risks and results will be discussed fully at your consultation with our experienced breast mastopexy surgeon. Our breast specialists will only recommend the procedure if it is right for you, and at suitable time in your life.
Breast lift surgery is suitable for any woman who is looking to restore a youthful looking and feeling breast. Essentially breast uplift cosmetic surgery is designed to tighten and improve the firmness of the breast.
Following surgery, from our breast mastopexy cosmetic surgery clinic you will need to wear a good support bra for a few weeks after.
Post-surgery there will be some level of discomfort, however most patients find that regular painkillers such are enough to manage any pain or discomfort. Patients should consider it may take 6-8 weeks following surgery to fully recover and resume all normal activities. It is at this point that you will have your follow up consultation with the same surgeon who carried out your operation.
Breasts of any size can be lifted, but as with any surgery, we want our patients to stop smoking as this affects the blood supply and the healing process. We would advise all patients to quit smoking at least 3 months prior to breast mastopexy cosmetic surgery and to continue abstaining from smoking after surgery in order to aid the healing process.
We may advise a double procedure, with mastopexy surgery combined with a breast augmentation or a breast reduction surgery. Your breast uplift surgeon will be able to advise you during your initial consultation.
Our specialist breast surgeons, Mr Miles Berry and Mr Mohsen El Gammal can also reduce the size of your areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). If you feel your breasts are too small as well as saggy, we can combine the breast procedure with a breast enlargement, placing implants underneath the tightened breasts. This is known as an augmentation-mastopexy.