A breast lift, or Mastopexy, is a surgical procedure used to lift a woman’s breasts by removing excess or sagging skin. The surrounding tissue is then tightened and reshaped to give the breasts firmness and a more ‘youthful’ appearance. Very often it is done in tandem with breast enlargements or reductions. Patients with sagging or 'droopy' breasts, are ideal candidates for a Mastopexy.
The Breast Lift Mastopexy procedure is carried out under general anaesthesia. The surgeon will carefully remove the excess skin from each breast and will lift the bust line. The nipple will also be repositioned. If there is a lack of volume in the breast an augmentation can be carried out at the same time to add shape and fullness.
Am I suitable for a breast uplift?
An initial consultation with the surgeon will be required to assess your skin condition, physical and mental health to determine if you are suitable for the Mastopexy procedure.
What should I expect from the Mastopexy procedure?
The removal of breast tissue and the re-positioning of the areola to a higher position upon the breast.
Post Mastopexy will I lose sensation in my nipples and areola?
Fortunately following a breast uplift, the loss of sensation in nipples and the areola is minimal and uncommon to lose permanent sensation.
Will I be able to breast feed after a Mastopexy procedure?
Following a Mastopexy procedure the ducts of the nipple will be interrupted during the contouring process. Most often enough the quantity of milk that is produced after pregnancy may not be sufficient enough to breast feed.
Will I be left with noticeable permanent scarring?
Due to the nature of the breast uplift you will be left with a permanent scar positioned from the areola to the fold beneath the breast. Since the scarring is of the lower position you will still be able to wear low cut garments.