Breast lift surgery is also known as mastopexy. This type of breast rejuvenation surgery is specifically offered to lift sagging or drooping breasts, and is a popular form of cosmetic surgery for women, especially after having children or losing weight. In some cases we can combine with breast implants if this is deemed more appropriate.
Breast Lift Surgery
Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to undergo surgical procedures can be a difficult one, and there are many questions you may have. Please read the frequently asked questions below which may answer any queries or ease any concerns you may have.
How can breast lift surgery improve your appearance?
Patients often choose breast lift and augmentation surgery to feel more comfortable and confident in their body. Breast lift surgery permanently lifts the breasts to create more youthful positioning. We also offer various types of breast surgery, including breast reduction, if you’re more concerned with size rather than placement of breasts.
Who is suitable for this type of breast surgery?
Women who wish to rejuvenate their breasts by repositioning them are most suitable for this type of surgery. It is not suitable for women who wish to enhance the size of their breasts (breast enlargement surgery) or reduce the breasts size although we can combine the latter with mastopexy surgery.
What happens during breast lift surgery?
During breast lift surgery excess skin is removed and the breast is repositioned. This very rarely may include detaching and reattaching the nipple and the inclusion of an implant. The technique your surgeon chooses will depend on the severity of the laxity of the skin and tissue, as well as your goals.
This type of breast rejuvenation surgery takes 2-3 hours, on average but this will vary depending on the patient. Before your surgery your surgeon will discuss the risks and complications associated with this breast rejuvenation procedure, our technique provides almost scarless breast lift surgery.
What is the recovery like?
After your breast lift and augmentation surgery to reposition the breasts you may notice some swelling and soreness. Painkillers can be prescribed to manage any pain. You normally will be kept overnight to ensure you recover well.
Detailed aftercare information will be provided after the surgery to ensure you know how to care for your scars. You will also receive advice on when to return to work. Usually, patients usually take around 4-6 weeks to recover but this varies patient to patient. The full breast lift result may take a few weeks to be seen as swelling subsides.
Exercise should be avoided until you’re advised otherwise, and you should wear the compression garments provided. A follow up appointment allows your breast rejuvenation surgeon to make sure you’re healing well and the implants, if used, are settling well.
How long do the results of breast lift surgery last?
The results are long term although if you gain a significant amount of weight or become pregnant this may change your breast size. Similarly, the ageing process doesn’t stop and your breasts may change as you get older.
Who should you trust to perform breast lift surgery?
It’s advised you pick a breast surgery expert if you’re considering surgery. When it comes to this sort of procedure it’s best to speak to an expert. The surgeons at LASE Cosmetic here in Newcastle are specialists.
If you decide to go ahead with a breast reduction procedure, a skilled surgeon will talk you through the procedure and discuss your options based on your personal circumstances.