AT A GLANCE
Expected results: Lifted and more youthful looking breasts
Length of surgery: 2 hours
Anaesthesia: General anaesthetic
Recovery: Up to 6 weeks
What is breast uplift?
At my Harley Street clinic I perform breast uplift surgery for women who find they are affected by:
- Sagging or droopy breasts
- Flat, empty looking breasts
- Asymmetric breasts
Taking into account your aims and objectives, the procedure may be done with or without the insertion of implants. The decision to use implants or not will obviously be decided with you well before surgery and will partly be influenced by whether you have mild, moderate or more significant sagging breasts and weather you want to also significantly increase the size of your breasts at the same time. .
An uplift involves marking around the areola and / or on the underside of your breasts, from which excess skin / tissue can be removed and an implant can be inserted (if this route is being taken). The breasts will be reshaped and the nipple repositioned, if necessary, before the wounds are closed and dressed.
Before you leave the hospital, you will be provided with a supportive post-surgical bra which is designed to help support your breasts while they are with the healing. You will be advised how long to wear it for and when it can be removed.
AFTERCARE & RESULTS
Immediately following surgery it is likely that you will find that your breasts will feel tender and swollen. This can cause you some discomfort in the initial period following surgery but you will have been given appropriate pain relief to help manage this. You will also be provided with information about how best to care for your wounds, as well as when the best time is to start showering, driving and how long you may need to take off work. While your body is healing it is always best to take it easy for a couple of weeks, only undertaking low level activities, increasing your activity levels gradually as and when your body is comfortable. Wearing a supportive sports bra or post-surgical bra will help to make you feel comfortable following surgery
Swelling following surgery is to be expected and although most will resolve by 2 to 4 weeks it takes many more for all of the swelling to disappear. Similarly, in the early phase of wound healing, the scars may appear red or raised. I will advise you on scar management which will encourage the scars to soften and fade over time.
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Breast Uplift Before and after pictures
Please see below some of my patients who have had Breast Reduction at my Harley Street Clinic in London.