Mastopexy

Mastopexy

AKA Breast uplift

Mastopexy is a procedure for raising or lifting sagging breasts by changing the size and elevation of the breast tissue.

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Droopiness of the breast can be caused by weight fluctuations and the general ageing process. It is also a common problem after having children and breast feeding. As we age, our skin and muscle tissues lose their elasticity so when the breasts increase in size during pregnancy and breast feeding, or with weight gain, it is difficult for them to return to their previous position when the size of the breast reduces. Also, the effect of gravity adds to the drooping effect.

Whilst we cannot recreate the natural supporting structure of the breast, it is possible to reshape the breast so that it looks more youthful and feels more firm. Excess skin is removed from underneath the breasts and the remaining tissue is lifted and fixed at a higher position. The nipples are usually repositioned so they sit in line with the elevated breast.

If I have a breast uplift, can I have breast implants inserted as well?

Whilst some people choose to simply have their breasts lifted and reshaped, others choose to increase the size or restore the volume to their breasts by having breast implants inserted as well.

Mastopexy can be carried out using a number of different techniques and the scars will differ accordingly. As with any cosmetic procedure, your surgeon will discuss all the options available to you and make recommendations to you based on your desired outcome and your proportions. Their aim is always to ensure that you have a realistic goal of what is achievable.

What is the recovery period for a mastopexy?

As with any breast surgery carried out at The Westbourne Centre, the procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic with sedation meaning there is no overnight stay. During the procedure, patients are given a local anaesthetic with intravenous sedation and painkillers. Patients are not unconscious; they breathe for themselves meaning that patients are able to go home the same day to recover in the comfort of their own home.

Do you offer mastopexy on finance?

We have a range of payment plan options for those who wish to spread the cost of their mastopexy procedure. (Subject to status. Terms and conditions apply).

Please visit payment plans where you will also find our finance calculator.


Prices from £5,415


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