Are you looking to have a Breast Uplift surgery? Read on to discover important information about thislife changing, plastic surgery procedure. Alternatively contact me to book a FREE consultation: To discuss whether this cosmetic surgery technique is right for you, to view before and after photos and more.Book a free consultation
Breast Uplift Surgery, also known as Mastopexy is a type of plastic surgery to help improve the shape of the breasts. The cosmetic surgeon that is performing your breast uplift will remove excess skin from the breast area, reshape and then lift the breast. This type of cosmetic surgery is done to create a more youthful appearance. Sometimes breast augmentation surgery (also known as Breast Enlargement or adding Implants) is combined with an uplift to enhance the overall result.Ask me a question
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Ok, so you now know what can be achieved with breast uplift or Mastopexy cosmetic surgery: But when would it be done? What will happen during the actual surgery itself? Will you be awake during surgery ? And how much will it cost?
If you like the size and shape of your breast in a bra, but not without the bra – you could be a good candidate for a breast uplift.
There are many reasons that can cause the drooping of the breast. Such as –
The fibrous support of the breasts cannot be recreated. Instead during uplift surgery the breasts are reshaped by removing any excess skin and restoring the breast tissue to a more desirable shape. The nipples are then moved up to the best position on the breasts. Other options available during breast uplift surgery are; to minimise the size of the the darker skin around the nipple (areola); or add breast implants at the same time.
The aim of a breast uplift is to make the breasts firmer and higher. This can help with self confidence and many patients report that they are much happier socially. The best results can be achieved with small, saggy breasts. Breasts of any size can still be lifted: However the results may not long lasting with heavy breasts.
Breast uplift surgery is for women with saggy breasts. Men can have breast surgery to reduce the size of their breasts if they have exceptionally large or saggy breasts. Click here to read about male breast surgery.
One alternative to having breast uplift surgery is simply to wear a well fitting padded bra. A breast enlargement (Augmentation) is an option if the breast is not too droopy and the amount of loose skin is limited. Alternatively if you feel that your breasts are too big for you as well as droopy, breast reduction surgery may be better suited. Sometimes, when Mr El Gawad performs breast uplift surgery in Manchester, Liverpool or nearby, he combines the different type of surgery procedures to achieve the desired outcome. Your surgeon will advise you of the best way to proceed to meet your individual needs.
If you do not like the shape of your breast when not in a bra, and you also want them bigger, then an uplift with implants may be something to consider.
If you are planning to have more children, it’s usually advised to delay any surgery until your family is complete. Breast uplift surgery will not interfere with the pregnancy and doesn’t normally affect breastfeeding: However the breast normally stretches during pregnancy and beyond, meaning the result achieved through surgery will be reduced. It is usually advised to wait until 6 to 12 months after breastfeeding has stopped before having breast uplift surgery. This is to allow the breast to settle back into its original shape.
If you are looking to have a breast uplift in Liverpool, Manchester or nearby, you should have a consultation first: Ensure that this meeting is with the plastic surgeon who will perform your surgery. During this important consultation, your surgeon should go through the steps involved in your chosen cosmetic surgery procedure: You should discuss what will happen before, during and after the breast uplift surgery, as well as explaining any pain you might experience. Be sure to ask any questions that you may have: Do not feel that you cannot approach a certain subject. In fact if you feel uneasy in asking certain questions then this maybe a sign that the surgeon you are with is not the right one to go ahead with surgery. You must feel completely at ease with your plastic surgeon and feel that you can ask anything.
Your surgeon will probably measure your breasts and assess their shape and the position of your nipples. Photographs may also be taken for your medical records. Before your surgery takes place expect your surgeon to mark the position of the intended surgical cuts on your breasts with a surgical pen.
It is vitally important to prepare for breast uplift surgery so that it is a success. It is advised that you try to keep a constant weight, with a healthy diet and plenty of exercise. If you are a smoker it its advised that you stop at least 6 weeks before your breast uplift surgery takes place. This is to reduce the chance of complications.
If having a Breast uplift in Manchester, Liverpool or one of our other Northwest hospitals, It is usually done under general anaesthesia. This means you will be totally asleep during the operation. Usually you will be asked to avoid food or drink for several hours before the operation takes place. However, it’s important to follow your anaesthetist’s advice that will be relevant to your individual case.
Several cuts will be made on your breasts. The exact number and position of the cuts will vary on the individual case. Some skin with then be removed from around the areola (the area around your nipple) and/or from under your breasts. Your breast will then be reshaped. Usually the surgeon will then re-position your nipples and may reduce the size of your areola to suit the new shape. If you are having a breast enlargement at the same time as an uplift, your surgeon will also insert a breast implant to help with the size and shape. When the operation is complete, your surgeon will close the cuts with stitches that will either have to be removed at a later date or that will dissolve. The final scar is usually an anchor shape. However Mr El Gawad, who has clinics in Manchester, Liverpool, Newton Le Willows and Bolton, also offers the lollypop and donut breast uplift technique.
To ensure everything is healing correctly, your surgeon will likely want to do a wound check a couple of weeks after the procedure.
Of course if you have any concerns in the meantime you must contact your surgeon or phone emergency medical care.
It does depend on the job that you do but you’ll probably need one to two weeks off work, after having breast uplift surgery. Be sure not to lift anything heavy for several weeks after your procedure. Therefore if you are having a breast lift in Liverpool, Manchester, Newton Le Willows or Bolton; always follow your surgeon’s advice about when you can resume your usual activities and return to work.
It is advisable that you slowly try to build up the level of activity that you do. Most people are probably be able to do light activities after two weeks, and be back to your normal activities by six weeks. However this is only a guideline and can change depending on your individual needs:
Yes, in most cases your surgeon will recommend that you wear a special compression bra or firm dressing after your surgery. This will help to stop the weight of your breasts pulling on your healing wounds.
What happens to the stitches after you have had breast uplift surgery in Manchester, Liverpool, Newton Le Willows or Bolton? This depends on the type of stitches used. If your cosmetic surgeon used dissolvable stitches, these will dissolve in the weeks following your breast uplift surgery. If you have non-dissolvable stitches, you will be required to come back to visit your plastic surgeon to have them removed. This usually is 10 to 14 days after your surgery took place.
Ok so you have gone through with cosmetic surgery. You have had a breast uplift surgery in Manchester, Liverpool, or one of our state of the art hospitals in Bolton or Newton Le Willows. The important question is “when will you see the final results? after your plastic surgery procedure has been and gone?
You would see an immediate difference; however you should expect that it may take several months before your breasts finally settle completely into their new shape. Overcorrection is usually done to compensate for the expected effect of gravity to take place. Final result in shape and level usually takes place in 6 to 9 months after surgery.
The scarring will also be very red and noticeable at first but will gradually fade over the next 12 to 18 months. The sensation in your nipple may change, compared to before breast uplift surgery. This may change over time and could be more or less in sensitivity.
Having a breast lift is a major decision. Cosmetic surgery can sometimes go wrong and the results may not be what you expected.The following points cover the specific risks associated with this procedure.
This usually happens in the early few hours to few days. This may require a visit back to theatre.
This usually happens in the first few days. This may need a course of antibiotics or in severe cases we might need to take the implants out.
This may need frequent dressings and would leave a stretched scar. The scar could be revised at a later stage.
This should improve on its own in few months time. However, it could be permanent.
This means that a localized part of breast tissue losses its blood supply and changes into liquid (Oil). This express itself by being a tender point in the breast. Overlying skin might be red and hot. It is a self-limiting process or might need aspiration by a syringe.
This means that the breast drops down by gravity/weight. That is normal within limits. However, if it is excessive, this could need further surgery.
Scarring may become red, lumpy or red. No guarantee about the quality of the scar. No control what so ever on the individual body healing.
This is bulging folds of skin at the end of the scar. This may require revision surgery to improve the appearance
Sutures may spontaneously surface to skin and needs removal.
Complete symmetry is very rare. I will do every effort to provide best results however; a degree of asymmetry is inevitable.