Breast Uplift (Mastopexy) Surgery With or Without Implants

By Elena Prousskaia MD, FRCS (Plast), FEBOPRAS

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.

What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Surgery?

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.

Breast Lift Surgery Process

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.

Advice On Breast Implants

Since December 2018, many regulatory bodies around the World have issued statements regarding their own position and some have limited the distribution of other textured devices. The advice does vary from country to country because the research data available is limited and not conclusive. None have called for the precautionary removal or replacement of textured devices that are already inside patients’ breasts.

Breast implants however are not lifelong devices and in general will need removal or replacement at some point. In an effort to have more robust data about both conditions, the Breast and Cosmetic Implant register (BCIR) collects breast implant data for patients in England and Scotland. The MHRA continues to collect and analyse UK information through a reporting system. It also has links with up to date information from international public health organisations. The most recent advice from MHRA on BIA-ALCL was updated on the 4th April 2019.

View the MHRA statement on Allergan

Download the BAAPS statement on ALCL

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Consider a Breast Uplift (Mastopexy) ? 

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.

What are the Alternatives to Breast Uplift 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.

Are There Risks Involved With Breast Uplift Surgery ?

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.

How Long Does Surgery Take ?

Normally approximately 2.5 – 3 hours.

What Is The Recovery Time ?

4 – 8 Weeks.

How Much Does This Procedure Cost ?

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What Is The Breast Lift Surgical Aftercare ?

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.

Is A Breast Uplift Painful ?

After surgery it is normal to experience some discomfort, the level of which varies widely amongst patients. Your breasts will be swollen and bruised for about two weeks. You’ll likely feel pain and soreness around the incisions, which will be red or pink for a few months. Numbness in your nipples, areolae and breast skin might last for about six weeks.There is rarely prolonged pain unless there is a complication and in all cases you will be prescribed pain medication.

Treatment Cost

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.

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£150

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£6100+

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Treatment At A Glance

Surgical Time 2 - 3.5 hours
Hospital Stay 1 day
Initial Recovery Time 4 – 8 weeks
Anaesthetic General anaesthetic
Final Result 3 - 12 months
Follow Up 1, 4, 12 weeks & 1 year

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WHAT DO ELENA'S PATIENTS SAY...

Elena is an OUTSTANDING surgeon. I had PIP implants and was looking to have them changed. I knew Elena was the surgeon to help, she put me at ease and explained my options. The lovely ladies in her office were helpful, I wanted to get sorted asap, when an alternative date was available contacted me straight away. I received outstanding care from start to finish from Elena, her team and the hospital.  The aftercare is amazing, nothing is too much trouble, can call any time. I was so relaxed, I knew I was in great hands.  The final results are fantastic. Elena has worked magic and I couldn’t be happier.  I’m so glad I found her. I can’t thank her and her team enough.  

LMS – implant Removal & Replacement

I have been self conscious for the whole of my adult life and I cannot express how much this surgery  has changed things for me. Both mentally and physically. I highly recommend Elena. She supported me throughout my journey from start to finish. Elena is very particular which for me is really important. Elena really took care of me from initial consultation right through to surgery and aftercare.My scaring is minimal and I am absolutely over the moon with my results. Thank you Elena!

JB – Breast Reduction

I have been both physically and mentally uncomfortable in my body since I was 12. I was born with ‘breast mutation’ and I first had surgery to correct this through the NHS at 16 years old. The surgery I have had with Elena, 17 years later, has removed the NHS implants, one of which had ruptured, and completely altered the shape of my chest. By doing this she has made me look and feel like a woman for the first time in my life. She is at all times quietly kind and fiercely adept. A true artist. She has surrounded herself with the most wonderful team and I cannot thank them all enough for the new lease of life that I have been given.

EG – Removal & Replacement of Implants

Elena was recommended to me and as soon as I met her I felt entirely comfortable. Her explanations made sense in terms of expectations. Having made the big decision I did feel nervous but had absolute trust and confidence in Elena. I knew I was in the best hands. Elena's team is so supportive, my questions were answered with patience and understanding. My care at the McIndoe Centre was excellent. I am five weeks post op for abdominoplasty and liposuction and last week. Quite amazing to see the before and after pictures! I am so pleased that I was fortunate enough to meet Elena and have no hesitation in recommending her.

SM – Abdominoplasty & Liposuction

Had surgery with Elena in September, I was extremely anxious about the whole thing, but Elena and her whole team, from admin to the hospital staff were amazing with me and reassured me throughout my journey. I can not recommend Elena enough, and she has changed my life for the better! Already saving for my next operation with her!

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