Breast lift surgery (also known as mastopexy, or breast reconstruction) is a procedure designed to restore the elasticity of the female breast tissue, typically after weight loss, pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding or ageing
Breast lift surgery (also known as mastopexy, or breast reconstruction) helps to restore the elasticity of the female breast tissue, typically after weight loss, pregnancy and childbirth, breastfeeding or ageing. The improvement in self-esteem and confidence can be remarkable, making a breast lift a worthwhile procedure for those who are feeling insecure or unhappy with their shape.
The procedure is designed to lift breasts that hang abnormally low over the chest, with the majority of volume at their base. It can be an effective way to enhance the breasts, without drastically changing their size. During the procedure, one of our highly qualified surgeons will lift and reshape your breasts, giving them a firmer and more youthful appearance. To ensure the best possible results, your surgeon may also recommend a breast enlargement or reduction, to be performed alongside your breast lift. This will be discussed at your initial consultation.
Whatever your personal reasons, Breast Lift Surgery at the Cadogan Clinic will provide the leading UK consultants, techniques and facilities for your treatment. Our expert team is acutely aware that the appearance of your body can affect your confidence and everyday happiness, and as such we handle each case with sensitivity and discretion. You can rest assured your breast lift, performed at our state-of-the-art, purpose-built, central London clinic, will deliver the results you desire.
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Variable prices can result from the fact that many of our consultants operate with different fee structures. In all cases, prices will be confirmed to you by your consultant before any treatment takes place.
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You will wake up in a specialized post-operative bra and binder. The binder is used for added support for between 1-3 days, before being removed. You wear the specialized bra day and night for 6 weeks. A nursing appointment will be made for 1-2 weeks after your surgery and a follow-up appointment with your surgeon in approximately 3-6 months.
Different techniques may be required for different patients. This is often due to the age of the patient, the size of the breast, the amount of breast tissue to be removed and also depending on the end result the patient is looking for.
There are four main types of breast lift surgery technique:
Crescent Lift – involves a crescent of skin removed at the top of the nipple to improve nipple position. This is the least invasive breast lift.
Benelli Lift – Otherwise known as a Circumareolar Lift. This is best used for slight nipple asymmetry or a mild lift. A doughnut-shaped incision is made around the areola to remove tissue and the skin is then ‘purse-stringed’ to tighten the breast skin. It is less invasive than full mastopexy. A flattening effect on the breasts may occur.
Lollipop Lift – Or Vertical Scar Mastopexy. A lollipop-shaped incision is made from the crease of the breast vertically and surrounds the nipple. This is a very effective lift for many women with low hanging breasts.
Anchor Lift – For significant breast droop. This is when the incision is made similar to the lollipop, but also travels along the breast crease, forming an anchor shape. This is the most invasive breast lift procedure, but very effective for women with a long inframammary fold (distance from breast crease to nipple).
After a breast lift surgery procedure, the breasts will be supported in the bra; they will be swollen, firm and lumpy in the first few post operative weeks. The breasts start to soften after around 6 weeks, and by 3 months the swelling should have gone down, leaving you with your new shape.
Massage/moisturize – Treat the whole breast, including scar. Use the palm of your hand in a gentle circular movement, using a moisturising cream for dry skin, e.g. E45. This helps to soften your skin, adjacent tissue, and adjust to its new contour. Experience how your breasts feel before letting anyone else touch them.
After the first 2 weeks, start returning to your normal activities of living. Be sensitive to your body and try not to do too much too soon. Therefore, if you experience any pain, stop and try again another day. You can drive and start lifting light objects if you feel comfortable. Gym activities, aerobics or sports that involve using your arms should be avoided for 6 weeks. You may start lower leg exercise after 4 weeks. You can start lifting your elbows above your shoulders, washing your hair, getting the washing off the line, etc.
Breast lift procedure is performed usually under a general anaesthetic and is done as a “day case”: you leave and return to the comfort of your own home at the end of the day. In rare cases you may be required to stay overnight.
The breast lift procedure (mastopexy)
There are various methods of breast uplift techniques; all basically revolve around preserving the blood supply to the elevated nipple/areolar complex and then re-shaping the breast mound using the remaining breast tissues. Your surgeon will explain his/her preferred technique, and where the incision is to be placed. The most common final scar of all mastopexy techniques is the anchor-shaped scar.
Shape of the breast after operation
In the procedure the breast is reshaped and, during this process, lifted up. A slight “over-correction” is performed knowing that over the course of the first few post-operative weeks, as the swelling reduces, the breasts will drop into a more natural position.
We use a variant of the general anaesthesia technique called TIVA (Total Intravenous Anaesthesia) that is delivered by our team of top anaesthetists. Intravenous delivery enables our anaesthetist team to monitor anaesthetic depth more closely via specialized computers to maintain an optimal level of anaesthesia. This means you will wake up feeling much better than with traditional alternatives and ready to go home shortly after.
The volume of the breast in not reduced significantly in a breast uplift surgery procedure, so it’s more a case of re-shaping the volume you already have. If the uplift is combined with a breast augmentation, then the cup size will obviously increase in proportion to the size of implant; your surgeon will guide you in this regard.
What to Expect
Step 1. Optional Free Consultation
We offer a free no-obligation 30-60 minute consultation with one of our specialist patient advisors to help you decide whether surgery is the right choice for you. The consultation will take the form of a discussion with an expert with over 15 years industry experience in which we begin to understand your objectives and the results you want to achieve.
If you decide to go ahead with treatment, our advisers can give you all the information you require to choose the right procedure and the right surgeon for you. This is also an excellent opportunity to see our facilities and get a feel for the Cadogan experience.
Step 2. Surgical Consultation
The next step is to come in and meet your chosen surgeon at the Clinic. We have assembled some of the best surgeons in the world who will use this time to make a comprehensive medical assessment of you and your condition before proceeding with treatment.
In practice this involves a 30-60 minute consultation in which a detailed assessment of the outcomes you can achieve is made and any questions you may have about the procedure are answered.
Step 3. The Procedure
On the day of your procedure you will be welcomed at the Clinic by your patient advisor and dedicated nursing staff. Following a brief medical check, you will meet with both your surgeon and anesthetist to run through the details of your procedure one final time and answer any last questions you may have.
After the procedure you will recover in the capable hands of your nursing after care team. As we are a day case facility you can expect your recovery to be complete within 2 to 3 hours and able to be discharged from the Clinic the very same day. In some cases patients may wish to stay locally in our exclusive partner hotel the day before or after your procedure.
Step 4. After Care & Support
Our care and support continues in the days and weeks after your procedure with our complimentary aftercare programme. A series of free appointments will be made with your surgeon and nursing team in order to monitor your progress and recovery, as well as introduce you to several scar minimization techniques and bespoke creams to aid your progress.
Access to our aftercare nursing team is free of charge for a full 12 months after your surgery.