What are the aims and benefits of performing Breast Uplift surgery?
Breast Uplift surgery (Mastopexy) is an option for women who wish to improve on or regain their original breast shape back as this procedure aims to surgically correct empty, drooping or pendulous breasts.
Why is Breast Uplift surgery performed?
Following pregnancy, breast-
How is a Mastopexy performed?
The nipple is lifted up, excess loose skin removed and the breast tissue is reshaped before the skin is redraped resulting in a more cosmetically pleasing breast shape. The size of the areolar (disc of the nipple) can also be reduced.
Scarring following a mastopexy is similar to a breast reduction. An "inverted -
If you are unhappy with the shape of your breast but satisfied with their size, then a mastopexy may be a suitable operation. Following surgery, some emptiness of the upper pole will recur after the initial post-
Breast Enlargement surgery can be carried out at the same time as a mastopexy or later when the skin and scars have settled down. Mr Foo prefers to correct the shape of the breast first and then perform Breast Enlargement surgery about 3-
Most women requesting breast augmentation after pregnancy will have a degree of droopiness (ptosis). Following breast augmentation there will be a degree of uplift (depending on the size of implant used) and you may not require the more extensive scars of a mastopexy. Occasionally, a more minor skin adjustment may need to be carried out. The procedure most suited to you will be discussed at your consultation.
This procedure is performed under general anaesthetic and takes approximately 1.5 -
Important advice to follow before surgery
Are there any risks or complications associated with Breast Uplift surgery?
Although every care is taken to minimise complications, these can occur.
This list is not exhaustive and will be discussed in more detail at your consultation.
More serious complications:
Guide to recovery after a Mastopexy:
Return to work 2 weeks
Aerobics & sport 6 weeks
Swimming 6 weeks
Massage Scars 2-
Flights 6 weeks
Special note on breast feeding
The nipple and milk ducts are not detached from the breast tissue during this procedure as only excess skin is removed. Mastopexy does not therefore interfere with a woman's natural ability to breast feed. But pregnancy and breast feeding will affect the result of a Mastopexy.
Special note to all patients considering Breast Uplift surgery
This is a general description of a Breast Uplift surgery and its typical recovery.
However, recovery times and risks will vary between individuals and Mr Foo will discuss this in more detail with you at consultation.