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Breast Lift

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, raises the position of the breasts and can be carried out in conjunction with breast enlargement surgery.

This surgery is chosen by women who are happy with the overall size of their breasts, but are unhappy with the loss of fullness. Moderately sagging breasts can be corrected with a breast lift without the need for breast implants. A breast lift can:

  • Re-shape sagging breasts

  • Improve their contour

  • Raise the position of downward-pointing nipples 

  • Further increase firmness

The Procedure
Breast lift surgery removes excess skin to raise the nipple and tighten the breast tissue. There are different types of breast lift available and we will choose the one best suited to your needs. This will depend on the shape and size of your breasts and the current position of your nipple/areola.

Similar to a breast reduction, a breast lift requires a number of incisions in the breast, tightening the skin. There is moderate scarring, however when the recovery period is over, your breasts will sit higher.

It is important to note that a breast lift does not significantly change the size of your breasts or give your breasts a rounder shape. If you would like your breasts to look fuller or smaller, you might need to consider either breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery.

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The Risks

Early sequelae of surgery include bleeding from the wounds, wound infection, and wound breakdown. Later complications include asymmetry, loss of sensation in the breast and nipple, and laxity of skin recurring due to genetic factors.


The Recovery

Recovery will vary from 3 to 6 weeks, and it is important to rest and follow wound care instructions.

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