The objective of breast uplift surgery, or mastopexy, is to produce a pert, firmer and more youthful breast shape that is in proportion with the rest of your body. This can help women overcome the concern and embarrassment of drooping pendulous breasts which can occur following pregnancy, loss of weight and ageing.
The procedure involves lifting the breast tissue and the nipple to a higher level, along with tightening the skin to reshape the breasts and achieve a more youthful profile.
A similar procedure, the mastopexy with implants, additionally uses implants to shape the breast.
Your consultant surgeon will give you impartial advice on which procedure would work best for you to produce optimum results.
You will be fully informed about the implications of having such surgery including the pattern of scarring and any possible short-term or long-term complications.
The procedure is carried out under Local Anaesthetic with sedation and takes approximately two hours to perform. You will be able to go home approximately 2 hours after your surgery is completed and will probably need between one to two weeks off work. The final decision to have surgery is as always, your own personal choice.