Female breasts tend to drop with age, or after pregnancy and breast-feeding. It is a factor of both aging and the simple process of gravity that, over time, the breasts start to droop and sag. The act of gaining and losing weight may also contribute to the process, meaning that over time women lose the natural sense of self-confidence which comes with firm, youthful looking breasts.
The shape and projection of your breasts can be improved significantly by a breast lift procedure, also known as a mastopexy. It generally gives your breasts a more youthful appearance and breast enlargement (with implants) can sometimes be done at the same time, in order to give you a larger cup size. This surgery can be carried out with implants for extra fullness and volume.
For many women, breast uplift surgery can be a positive way to restore a sense of body confidence, boosting self-esteem, and allowing the wearing of tops without a bra, despite perhaps having had children. With rejuvenated breasts, women may feel more attractive.
The type of breast surgery that would suit you best is a decision which we can make together, following a long conversation and examination in my clinic.
It is normal to have a second consultation, once you have had time to consider the different options and for you to ask any additional questions. After the decision is made we will carefully prepare for your surgery.
As a specialist in breast surgery, Elena can advise you during your consultation of the full range of options available. For some women, breast enlargement or reduction may be a more beneficial procedure, but there are several possibilities.
Elena will talk you through all the necessary pre-surgery investigations, as well as the after-care required. She will also fully explain the risks associated with the operation. We will only go ahead with the procedure once you are completely ready and happy with the choice we have made together.
Any procedure that requires a general anaesthetic comes with some risks. The most common risk specific to breast surgery is known as capsular contracture, which is when scar tissue forms a capsule that constricts the breast implant. There is a low incidence of this and proper aftercare goes a long way to minimising this further.
The total cost of the surgery will be confirmed after the first consultation.
The cost includes the hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all post-operative visits. The initial consultation fee will be invoiced separately. The prices apply only at the time of publication and are subject to changes without notification.