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Breast Lift Surgery without Implants

Breast lift or mastopexy is the surgical procedure to reshape the breast with or without implants.

By Andrew Hatfield
Updated: 16th May 2024

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We have a team of specialist breast surgeons who offer tailored operations to suit individual needs including breast uplift, breast augmentation or a breast uplift with implants.

If you are considering breast uplift you can book a consultation with one of our Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons to gain a full understanding of breast uplift and a chance to raise any concerns you may have with the procedure.

What does a breast uplift operation involve?

A breast uplift operation involves raising the breast by tightening and removing excess skin in order to produce an uplifted breast. For the desired outcome your surgeon may recommend that you may require breast uplift with implants.

If you would like to find out more, you can book a consultation with one of our Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons to discuss possible surgery.

The most suitable type of surgery for you will be discussed at your appointments with your surgeon.

Before considering surgery it is also important to be aware that all surgical procedures carries a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with breast uplift specifically.


Q. Who can have breast uplift surgery?

Good candidates for breast uplift surgery are women who have sagging breasts due to ageing, pregnancy, weight loss, or genetics. The surgery can have a significant impact on an individual’s self-esteem, and improve their overall quality of life. 

It is important that patients undergoing breast uplift surgery are in good health, has realistic expectations about their results, and do not plan on having children in the future.

Lipomodelling can also be performed with breast uplift surgery to give more fullness to the breasts.

Q. What are the risks associated with undergoing breast uplift surgery?

Risks and potential complications of breast uplift surgery include infection, bleeding, scarring, changes in breast sensation, and asymmetry. It’s important to discuss these with your surgeon consultant during your initial consultation.

Q. What is the recovery time for undergoing breast uplift surgery?

The recovery period for breast uplift surgery can vary from patient to patient, but typically takes between two to three weeks. Patients may experience swelling, bruising, and discomfort during this time. They should avoid strenuous activity and wear a supportive bra for several weeks to prevent future complications. As part of our aftercare, we will provide a number should you experience any issues.

Q. Will breast uplift surgery leave scarring?

It is more than likely that breast uplift surgery will leave scars, but the size and visibility of the scars will depend on the extent of the procedure and the individual’s healing process. Surgeons are able to make the incisions in areas where they can be concealed and less obvious.

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