Breast Uplift Surgery
Sagging breasts are a common problem amongst women and can be caused by a variety of factors. As we age, gravity takes its toll and can cause them to droop. However, this is a problem that also affects younger women, particularly if they have had children or lost weight. Fortunately, we can rectify this problem and restore a more youthful breast shape with breast uplift surgery.
What are the benefits of breast uplift surgery and what sort of problems is it suitable for?
Breast uplift surgery (also known as mastopexy) is suitable for women whose self-confidence has been affected by droopy or sagging breasts. As well as lifting the breast, we can also restore fullness using implants, giving the breast a more pert, youthful appearance.
What does breast uplift surgery involve?
Incisions are made in the fold under the breasts and pleats of surplus skin are removed. The breast tissue is remodelled into a tighter cone and the nipples repositioned to a higher level at the points of the tightened breasts. If the breasts are small, the fullness can be increased by inserting a small implant.
What sort of anaesthetic is available when having a breast uplift?
Breast uplift surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic, so you will be asleep during the operation.
How long does breast uplift surgery take?
The surgery takes about 2½ hours and a one night stay in one of our private hospitals is usually required.
Who will perform the breast uplift?
A fully qualified specialist Consultant Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon, who is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons or European equivalent. You will have a consultation with the surgeon who will perform your operation in advance of your surgery.
Where will the breast uplift surgery be performed?
In a state-of-the-art private hospital which specialises in cosmetic surgery and is registered with the Care Quality Commission.
What is the recovery time following breast uplift surgery?
The recovery time differs from one person to another, but most people take 2 weeks off work following a breast uplift. Sometimes there is some swelling and discomfort directly after surgery, but this can be managed with painkillers. Your surgeon may advise you to wear a good support bra for four weeks after the breast uplift surgery and you will only be able to partake in light duties for a month after the operation.
What aftercare is provided following breast uplift surgery?
An overnight stay is usually required after the operation, during which you will receive the optimum medical care. You will have a check-up with the clinic nurse 5 – 7 days after the surgery. You will also have consultations with the surgeon at 2 – 3 weeks, 3 months and as appropriate.
Are there any after-effects or associated risks from breast uplift surgery?
As with most operations, you will experience some post-operative swelling and soreness, but this doesn't usually last long and you should not experience any other side-effects. Breast feeding is not always possible after a breast uplift because the nipples are repositioned and sometimes this can also affect sensation in the nipples. There are small risks associated with all surgery, but we have successfully treated thousands of patients over the years and use fully qualified specialist surgeons, so risks are minimal. We will be more than happy to discuss any concerns you may have during your consultation.
Can breast uplift surgery be used in conjunction with other treatments?
Breast uplifts can be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures and treatments, such as liposuction. If you are considering other cosmetic procedures, we can provide you with advice during your consultation.
How does the process work?
The first step is to arrange a free consultation at our Chester breast uplift clinic with one of our professional, sympathetic and highly trained counsellors. They will assess your requirements, talk to you about the breast uplift procedure and give you all the breast uplift information you need. It is important to us that you feel entirely comfortable with every element of the breast uplift surgery, so there will be no pressure to proceed and we will be happy to answer any queries you may have. If you decide you would like to go ahead, you will have a consultation with the surgeon who is going to perform the procedure, in which you can discuss all the elements of your breast uplift to ensure you are completely happy to proceed.
Can I spread the cost of breast uplift surgery?
At The Alexandra Clinic we want to make breast uplift surgery affordable for everyone, so we offer finance packages to help you spread the cost. When you come in for a consultation, we can tell you all about our affordable payment plan.