Mastopexy is also known as breast ‘uplift’ and is the surgical procedure for lifting and reshaping sagging (ptotic) breasts. Pregnancy, breastfeeding and the inevitable march of time combined with the force of gravity can result in the misery of drooping (ptotic) breasts. The official definition of sagging boobs are those breasts 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 the misery of sagging breasts, but mastopexy surgery – otherwise known as the breast ‘uplift’ - can lift and reshape drooping breasts. Unlike other boob jobs, this procedure does not dramatically alter the volume of your breasts which are uplifted for a far more youthful and firm look.
If you are interested in breast uplift surgery, call us on 020 7486 6778 and book a no-obligation consultation with one of our experts. He 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.
Questions we get asked about Mastopexy
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 – and our breast specialists will only recommend the procedure if it is right for you, and at the right time in your life.
A Mastopexy is suitable for any woman who is looking to restore a youthful looking and feeling breast. Essentially a breast uplift is designed to tighten and improve the firmness of the breast.
Following surgery you will need to wear a good support bra in the weeks following your breast uplift.
Following surgery there will be some level of discomfort however most patients find that regular painkillers such as paracetomol are enough to manage any pain. 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 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. Your surgeon will be able to advise you during your initial consultation.
Our breast specialist Miles Berry 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, he will combine the breast procedure with a breast enlargement, placing implants underneath the tightened breasts. This is known as an augmentation-mastopexy.
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