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Breast Uplift – Mastopexy

Breast uplift surgery is a procedure aimed at raising and reshaping sagging breasts to a more youthful and perky appearance. Over time, factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, ageing, and gravity can take their toll on the breast’s natural elasticity, leading to a change in shape and position. Consultant Plastic Surgeon Anca Breahna, utilising her expertise in cosmetic breast surgery, offers mastopexy to address these concerns, restoring confidence and comfort in one’s body. This surgery not only elevates the position of the breasts but can also involve resizing the areola to keep them in proportion with the newly lifted breasts.

Click here to download the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) fact sheet on this procedure.

 

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Breast Uplift Guide

At a glance

Procedure Time
2-3 Hours
Procedure Anaesthesia
General Anaesthetic
Procedure Downtime
7 - 10 days

Table of Contents

Who Needs Breast Uplift Surgery

Breast uplift surgery is ideal for patients experiencing breast sagging (ptosis) who wish to restore a more youthful and lifted appearance to their breasts. Candidates for this procedure usually share several characteristics or experiences:

  • Natural Ageing: Over time, the skin loses elasticity, leading to sagging. Those looking to counteract this natural ageing process are excellent candidates.
  • Post-Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Changes: Pregnancy and breastfeeding can significantly alter breast shape and volume. Mastopexy can help restore the pre-pregnancy appearance of the breasts.
  • Weight Fluctuations: Significant weight loss can leave the breasts looking deflated and saggy. An uplift can rejuvenate their appearance.
  • Desire for Improved Breast Contour Without Enlargement: Patients who are satisfied with their breast size but not the sagging can benefit from a lift, without the need for implants.

Anca evaluates your specific needs, medical history, and desired outcomes to determine suitability for breast uplift surgery, ensuring it aligns with your aesthetic goals and lifestyle.


Benefits of Breast Uplift Surgery

Breast uplift surgery offers many benefits, significantly impacting both physical appearance and psychological well-being. Anca highlights these advantages during consultations, helping you understand the positive changes you can expect:

  • Enhanced Breast Shape and Position: The primary benefit is the more youthful and lifted appearance of the breasts. This procedure corrects sagging, improves the position of the nipples and areolas, and can also adjust their size for better proportionality.
  • Increased Clothing Options and Comfort: Many women find that clothes fit better post-surgery, allowing for a wider range of fashion choices, including styles that were previously unsuitable due to the shape or size of their breasts.
  • Improved Body Image and Confidence: Restoring the breasts to a more youthful state can significantly boost self-esteem and body confidence, impacting various aspects of personal and social life.
  • Physical Relief: Although primarily cosmetic, the uplift can alleviate some discomforts associated with excessively saggy breasts, such as skin irritation beneath the breast fold.
  • Long-lasting Results: While no surgical procedure can halt the ageing process, the outcomes of a breast uplift are long-lasting. You can maintain results with a healthy lifestyle and proper support.

Procedures

Before & After

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Types of Breast Uplift

Crescent Lift

Least invasive, the crescent lift involves a small incision running halfway around the top edge of the areola. It’s suitable for patients who require a minimal lift and is often combined with breast augmentation.

Peri-Areolar or “Donut” Lift

This method involves a circular incision around the areola, ideal for women with mild sagging. It can also be used to reduce areola size and is often paired with breast augmentation.

Vertical or “Lollipop” Lift

For moderate sagging and larger areola reduction, this technique involves two incisions: one around the areola and another running vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, creating a lollipop shape.

Inverted T or “Anchor” Lift

Used for significant sagging and reshaping, this approach adds a third incision along the breast crease, resembling an anchor. It offers the most dramatic transformation for those requiring extensive reshaping.

How Is the Procedure Performed

The breast uplift procedure is planned and executed by Anca to ensure optimal results and patient satisfaction. Here are more details about how it’s performed:

  • Consultation and Planning: Anca begins with a thorough consultation, discussing your goals, preferences, and medical history. She also conducts a physical examination to determine the best uplift technique.
  • Anaesthesia: Surgery is performed under general anaesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure.
  • Making the Incisions: Depending on the chosen technique, Anca makes the incisions as discreetly as possible, aiming to minimise visible scarring.
  • Reshaping the Breasts: Excess skin is removed, and breast tissue is lifted and reshaped to achieve a firmer, more youthful appearance. The nipples and areolas may be repositioned or resized to complement the new breast shape.
  • Closing the Incisions: Anca uses advanced suturing techniques to close the incisions, reducing scar visibility and promoting healing.
  • Recovery: You are moved to a recovery area and closely monitored. Detailed aftercare instructions are provided to support the healing process.

Each step is carried out with precision and care, emphasising safety, aesthetics, and your overall well-being.


Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery and aftercare are critical components of the breast uplift process, with Anca providing comprehensive guidance to ensure a smooth and comfortable healing period:

  • Immediate Post-Operative Care: After surgery, you may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort, which can be managed with medications prescribed by Anca. A support bra or compression garment is often recommended to support the breasts as they heal.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Anca schedules follow-up appointments to monitor the healing process, remove sutures if necessary, and address any concerns. These visits are vital to ensuring a smooth recovery and optimal results.
  • Activity Restrictions: Patients are advised to avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for a specified period, usually 4-6 weeks, to prevent complications and allow the body to heal properly.
  • Long-Term Care: To maintain the results of the uplift, wearing supportive bras, especially during exercise, and maintaining a stable weight are recommended. Proper skincare, including sun protection, can help minimise scarring.

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How Much Is Breast Uplift in the UK

The cost of breast uplift surgery in the UK varies widely based on several factors, including the complexity of the procedure, your surgeon’s expertise, and the facility where the surgery is performed. Anca’s clinic provides transparent pricing to help patients budget for their surgery:

  • Cost Range: Generally, the price for a breast uplift in the UK ranges from £4,500 to £8,000. Anca ensures that patients receive a detailed breakdown of costs during their consultation, including Anca’s fee, anaesthesia, hospital fees, and any necessary post-operative care.
  • Factors Influencing Cost: The technique used, whether the uplift is combined with other procedures like breast augmentation, and the duration of the surgery can all affect the final cost. Anca’s office offers clear explanations of these factors to ensure you understand the pricing structure.
  • Investment in Self: While the cost is an important consideration, it’s also crucial to view breast uplift surgery as an investment in oneself. The benefits, including improved appearance, comfort, and confidence, often outweigh the financial expenditure.
  • Financing Options: Anca’s clinic may offer financing plans or guidance on payment options to make the surgery more accessible to those who decide it’s the right choice for them.

Through a detailed consultation process, Anca ensures that each patient receives personalised care tailored to their specific needs, from the initial decision-making process through recovery and beyond. This approach ensures that patients are fully informed and comfortable with their journey towards achieving the desired outcome of a breast uplift surgery.


Further Reading

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Frequently asked questions

The best candidates for a Breast Lift are women who have breasts that have lost volume and are sagging due to weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding and / or natural ageing. It is important that you are in good health, do not have any medical conditions that can impede wound healing and do not smoke.

Breast uplift treatment is a surgical procedure and will therefore incur a level of pain. The operation itself will take place under general anaesthetic and you will receive a course of post-operative pain relief upon being discharged. Tenderness as a result of this procedure can be managed more effectively if aftercare advice is followed carefully.

Any surgery carries a degree of risk, all of which will be discussed at your pre-operative assessment. Frequent risks incurred include: swelling, tenderness and bruising, change in nipple sensation and temporary numbness. Infrequent complications are infection, delayed wound healing, bleeding (haematoma), nipple loss, asymmetry and poor scarring.

Breast uplift procedure may incur a period of 2 weeks recovery from to allow for successful healing, and time off work may be required. Driving will be possible after 2 weeks. It may take up to 3 weeks before travelling abroad and 6 weeks before returning to the gym.

About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon

top UK cosmetic surgeon anca breahnaMs Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery. Anca performs a range of breast, body and face surgery and minor skin procedures.

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in her region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has been largely undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK to further extend her qualifications and training.

Anca’s NHS practice is now focused on Breast Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer Surgery, Hand Surgery and soft tissue reconstruction. Over the last 15 years, through her pursuit of further training and education, Anca has developed a special interest and expert practical experience in a range of Aesthetic Breast and Body Surgery.

It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca will treat you in a straightforward manner, with respect, consideration and empathy to ensure you are comfortable with your choice.

 

 

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Making The Most Of Your Consultation

  • A Medical Referral from your Doctor before your consultation is not compulsory however  it is recommended.
  • Please arrive slightly early for your in-person consultation with Anca – Car parking is available on-site at all hospitals.
  • You are welcome to bring a friend or relative to help consider the information and discuss your options.
  • Please be aware you may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes.
  • Ensure you also take a lot of notes during the consultation and thoroughly read all the documents provided.

Want more information before scheduling your consultation?

Please call to find out more about availability, pricing and medical payment plans or to request more information about the procedure, contact us.

How to Book your Consultation with Anca Breahna – Plastic Surgeon

You can book your consultation with Anca by paying the £150 cosmetic consultation fee when you make your appointment. This fee covers further consultations about the same concern.

Contact Anca’s Team

Call Claire on 0800 080 6026 or Joedy on 03332 244111 to arrange your consultation or email us for more information.

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