Breast uplift, (mastopexy) Birmingham
What is a breast uplift and who will it help?
Women who have droopy breasts – often as a result of weight loss, having children, breastfeeding or just through ageing – can benefit from a breast uplift.
Also known as a mastopexy, a breast uplift is an operation to lift and reshape breasts by removing excess skin and lifting the remaining breast tissue to give a fuller, more pert appearance.
What kind of breasts can be improved through a breast uplift surgery?
It’s difficult to do a breast uplift on a very small breast like an A or small B cup, so if the breast is very small and droopy, a breast augmentation may be a better choice.
Occasionally, I may recommend a combination of breast enlargement AND uplift to give you the results you want.
We will talk through all the options during your consultation, to make sure you understand each procedure and can make an informed decision about your surgery to get the look you want. Surgery is performed at one of three hospitals in Birmingham either Nuffield, South Bank or West Midlands.
How will my new breasts look?
Although your breasts will stay the same size, they will look and feel firmer and perter, because the skin will be tighter around the breast tissue.
Breast uplift surgery can’t change the actual quality of your breast tissue and skin. So, if you have thin, wrinkly skin before surgery – then it will still be thin but will be slightly less wrinkly after surgery.
It will be six months before your new breasts settle and you can judge the final results of your operation.
At first, they will be swollen and tight. You will probably love them, but don’t get too excited just yet! As the swelling settles, they will soften and drop a little.
I have lots of very happy patients who love their new breasts – Visit my breast surgery consultation page to hear what some of them have to say.
How is the operation done?
The operation is done under a general anaesthetic so you will sleep through the whole procedure.
The nipple is not removed from your breast, it is just lifted upwards and the skin is then reduced, repositioned and reshaped.
I will check that your breasts are even before removing any excess skin.
Will I have a visible scar?
There are three possible scars with a breast uplift:
A scar around your areola (also known as a circumareolar or doughnut lift)
A scar around your areola AND a vertical scar (also known as a lollipop scar)
A scar around your areola AND a vertica