At A Glance


From £9000

Expected Results:

Lifted and more youthful looking breasts

Length of Surgery:

2 hours


General Anaesthetic


Up to 6 weeks

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What is Breast uplift?

Breast uplift surgery or ‘mastopexy’ is a surgical procedure that lifts, reshapes and volumizes the breasts in order to achieve a more youthful appearance.

The shape of the breasts, just like the rest of the body, can change in appearance throughout adulthood. Lifetime events as well as our lifestyle choices can often be the cause of changes to our appearance, with circumstances such as weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding and general ageing resulting in the breasts losing their firm and pert look.

As a frequently requested cosmetic procedure, lifting the breasts to sit higher on the chest can help to restore a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing appearance as well as helping to boost self-confidence.

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

The Consultation

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Your Consultation

Making the decision to undergo surgery will have taken a lot of thought and consideration.

I have helped many women achieve their goals and understand the impact of having an appearance you are unhappy with. The consultation process provides the opportunity to discuss why you want breast uplift surgery and what you would like to achieve in terms of shape and size.

I will ask you about your relevant medical history which includes whether or not you take any medications. As part of the consultation and surgical planning I will need to examine your breasts and will be accompanied by one of my nursing team while I do this. I will also ask to take photographs of your breast which will form part of your medical record and will help in planning your surgery and charting your progress following surgery.

I will be able to show you photographs of previous patients who have had similar procedures so you can see the range of outcomes achievable. I will always recommend that you take some time to think about the things discussed during the consultation and offer to arrange a further, second consultation to discuss any issues, questions or concerns that may have arisen.

The Procedure

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Procedure

Breast uplift surgery is carried out under a general anaesthetic and usually as a day-case, meaning you should be able to go home the same day.

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

Ahid Abood Plastic Surgery - Aftercare

After you have woken up from your surgery I will come and see you and explain how everything went. I’ll also go over how to look after yourself and your new breasts until I next see you for your 1 week follow-up appointment.

You will be given enough time to recover before you are assessed and discharged from the hospital. Myself and my team are always available should you have any concerns, but formal follow-up appointments are typically made at 1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months and 1 year after surgery.

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.

What our patients think

Lisa Buchan
Lisa Buchan
17 April 2023
Dr Abood and his team are amazing, having gone through a breast reduction recently I could not recommend him enough. Not only am I very happy with the results but the aftercare has been amazing. The team are always available to answer questions, help and provide advice. I have already recommended him to several people, if you are considering this surgery I would see him for a consultation.
RC Keay
RC Keay
11 March 2023
I visited Dr Ahid Abood and his team to have a squamous cell carcinoma removed from my nose which was followed by a skin graft. I was quite anxious about this procedure, especially as it involved a prominent part of my face. Dr Abood explained the process, possible side effects and outcome in a calm and informative way. After the procedure l felt relieved, relaxed and very glad to have met Dr Abood and his lovely team. Thank you!
Helen Roberts
Helen Roberts
7 March 2023
The care I had was excellent. All the staff were very good, Claire the nurse was so reassuring. His secretary Justine was so friendly and helpful when I had a query. Mr Abood was superb. He explained what was happening and the work he did was brilliant. I have a really neat scar which has healed well. Thank you one and all.
Deborah Chamberlain-King
Deborah Chamberlain-King
18 February 2023
From the moment I met Mr Abood I was certain that he was the Surgeon I wanted to perform my upper and lower Blepharoplasty operation due to his kind, calm and informative approach. Mr Abood explained the whole process thoroughly and I was always able to ask any questions that I had. I was 100% sure that I wanted this operation but after my initial consultation with Mr Abood I was 200% sure! Correspondence with Mr Abood's Secretary Justine was always a pleasure as she is efficient and understanding. I was so pleased that I was able to meet Justine in person. I chose the Weymouth Street Hospital for my surgery and it was a great choice. I was made to feel totally at ease. ALL of the staff there were so kind and caring but a special shout out to Arden and Suzanna (night nurse). Arden is so kind, caring and an absolute delight. I must also praise the food! Wished I could have stayed longer :) My recovery from surgery has been much faster than I thought it would be but exactly as Mr Abood predicted. After 4 weeks my scars have healed so well and in fact I can see improvement every day. I can now look in the mirror and like what I see already and am excited to see the end result. Thank you Mr Abood and Justine. I would not hesitate to recommend Mr Abood, Justine and The Weymouth Street Hospital. If you are looking for an excellent Surgeon look no further.
Amanda Plimley
Amanda Plimley
9 February 2023
Awesome support from beginning to end. I was nervous about breast reduction surgery and conscious of everything this is entailed. Super pleased to share that Dr Abood and Justine his secretary have made it is easy a process for me as possible. Lots of information and reassurance from the first consult to today, currently four weeks post surgery. I’ve been able to reach out directly with any questions or queries I’ve had along the way and have had answers really quickly! And most importantly I’m happy with my new look, feeling more confident already. Cannot wait for the final results ???? Thank you team Abood!
Lynette Hodge
Lynette Hodge
8 February 2023
I am so grateful to have been referred to Mr Abood for surgery, by my consultant dermatologist who diagnosed a rapidly growing tumour on my leg as a Keratoacanthoma. With the need to have this removed as a matter of urgency, Mr Abood’s wonderful secretary, Justine, clearly went to a great deal of trouble to arrange for me to have surgery within 24 hours. I arrived at The Weymouth hospital where I met Mr Abood for the first time. His warm, gentle manner was so reassuring while he explained the procedure clearly, including the need for a skin graft and put me at ease before I was prepared for surgery. I cannot speak more highly of the whole experience, from Mr Abood and his delightful, caring team of nurses, to the theatre staff, they were all friendly but respectful, filling me with confidence. The care I was given was exceptional and the facilities at this hospital were outstanding. When it was time to have the dressing and stitches removed, Mr Abood did it himself and was so gentle that I didn’t feel a thing. There is no question that Mr Abood is an extremely skilful surgeon who goes ‘above and beyond’ to provide the best possible outcome for his patients. I feel blessed to have been referred to him.
Teodora Nikolova
Teodora Nikolova
24 January 2023
If I can give 10 stars to Mr ABOOD, Justine and the whole team at the Weymouth Hospital I would. I’ve searched for months and had a few consultations before I’ve met Dr. Ahid Abood. He listened all my concerns and answered all of my questions. Very experienced, professional and respectful. I had a mommy makeover surgery ( tummy tuck with 360 liposuction, muscle repair and breast lift with implants) with him and what can I say, this surgeon is magician. Recovery was much easier than I expected. I am extremely happy with my results and I have so much confidence now. Huge shout out to Justine, this woman is a sunshine, so kind and supportive.
Eva Dhliwayo
Eva Dhliwayo
3 October 2022
Dr Abood is a wonderful Surgeon i have ever met. From the start to finish my experience was amazing. He explained everything to me in a very clear manner. He properly informed me about the procedure. His secretary Justine is incredible, very friendly and professional. I am 3 weeks Post Surgery and I have been following Dr Abood's recovery instructions. I feel so good and very happy with the results. I can't thank him enough on how he has changed my life.I am so glad I choose Dr-Abood and would highly recommend to anyone.

Potential Risks

All surgery, irrespective of how minor, carries an element of risk. Mr Abood’s philosophy is to always aim to deliver fantastic aesthetic results, but never at the expense of his patient’s safety. During the entire course of the patient journey- from the initial consultation and throughout the follow-up period- safety is at the forefront.

Mr Abood is a highly trained, board certified plastic surgeon. His wealth of experience helps to deliver exceptional care and results to his patients.

Related FAQs

Am I Suitable for Breast Uplift Surgery?

It is a natural process and very common for women to find that as they progress through life, their breasts become droopy from lost volume and the skin losing it’s natural elasticity. The effects of gravity, fluctuations in weight, pregnancy and breast feeding, and other reasons can contribute to a droopy or sagging appearance. If your breasts are droopy then it is likely you are a candidate for breast uplift surgery.

Is Breast Uplift Surgery Safe?

I am an experienced and well respected consultant plastic surgeon who specialises in performing cosmetic surgery in my private practice.

Patient safety is always at the forefront of every procedure I undertake and at every step along the journey I aim to ensure that a safe and successful outcome is achieved.

I will not accept any unnecessary risk and if I feel this procedure would be unsafe for you, I will not recommend it.

Will It Hurt?

The procedure is carried out under a general anaesthetic which means that you are fully asleep and will not feel anything during surgery.

When you wake up from surgery and in the early stages of recovery you may feel some soreness but this likely to be fairly mild and short-lived.

Adapting your activity levels during this period will help with your comfort levels, as will a suitable course of pain relief and wearing a post-surgical garment.

Are there any side effects or risks?

Although there can be side effects following  any surgery, these are usually minimal and only temporary. Common side effects include swelling and bruising. . 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. Although uncommon, potential complications of surgery will be discussed with you during the face-to-face assessment.

How Much Downtime Can I Expect?

It is likely that you will need to take things easy for around 2 weeks after the operation: taking time off work, avoiding strenuous exercise and refraining from driving until it is comfortable to wear a seat belt.

Your recovery will be closely monitored in the weeks and months that follow your surgery and you will be given advice when it is best to resume certain activities, based upon your progress.

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