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Breast Lift

While there are temporary options, such as shapewear or opting for a push-up bra. A breast lift or Mastopexy, can help you get back the breasts you once had and love. We often combine the procedure with breast augmentation to achieve a fuller, perkier shape.

Breast Lift to Enhance & Shape

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During your initial consultation with your surgeon it is important, to be honest with your surgeon about the results you wish to achieve and to listen to his or her opinion. Your age, breast size and shape and the condition of your skin will all affect the results of your breast lift. Our surgeon will fully explain this to you, and advise whether implants would be suitable.

The surgeon will measure your breasts during the consultation, while you are sitting or standing. You will also discuss the placement of your nipple and areola. They may be moved higher during the surgery and should be approximately even with the crease beneath your breast.

What Does the Procedure Involve?

A breast lift can take between one and a half to three and half hours. The most common technique is to use an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast, but the technique used will depend on your breast size and shape.

If you are having an implant inserted along with your breast lift it will be inserted directly into the breast tissue or deeper, underneath your chest wall muscle.

What is the Recovery Period?

Your surgeon will give you detailed instructions for resuming your normal activity, and remember healing is a gradual process. Although you may be up and about in a day or two do not expect to go back to work for a week or more after surgery, depending on how you feel. Avoid lifting anything over your head for three to four weeks. We ask you to avoid sex for a week or two, and refrain from a strenuous sport for about a month. After that time you can resume these activities slowly.

Women’s breasts change over time and you may find that they have lost their shape, size or are beginning to sag. They are affected by a number of things, from our lifestyle choices such as pregnancy, breastfeeding and fluctuations in weight, to the natural ageing process and the effects of gravity which wear away the supportive tissue of the breast.

Please note that this operation should not affect your ability to breastfeed as the milk ducts and nipples will be left intact.

Breast Lift Surgery London

At 111 Harley St. we strive to ensure you understand the procedure and process. Your surgeon will guide you through the surgery, explaining the results and limitations. There will be scarring with the surgery, and the severity of the scarring will be dependent on the individual.

A breast lift will not be able to keep you firm forever, the effects of pregnancy, gravity, ageing and weight fluctuation will eventually take their toll. Women may find their effects last longer with implants.

I first contacted 111 Harley St. because I was unhappy with my breasts and I lacked confidence. Being a patient of this clinic was amazing: I was treated really well and given time, attention and care. I have had an overall increase in body confidence. My body is more in proportion and I am happier than I thought I would ever be with my breasts!

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Breast Uplift Techniques

The incision will outline the area from which breast skin will be removed. It defines the new location for the nipple and areola. After we remove the excess skin, the surgeon will reposition the nipple and areola to a new higher position, as a result, he then lowers the skin surrounding the areola to form the new breast. Stitches are usually located around the areola, extend down in a vertical line and along the crease of the breast.

Some patients, especially those with smaller breasts and less sagging, may be suitable candidates for different procedures. One procedure is the ‘doughnut’ (or concentric) mastopexy. The surgeon will make circular incisions around the areola to remove a doughnut-shaped area of skin.

Post Surgery Recovery

Your breasts may bruise, swell and be uncomfortable for a day or two following your surgery. The pain should not be severe. We recommend managing any pain you do experience with pain medication. Your surgeon should prescribe this to you.

Post-surgery you will wear an elastic bandage or sports bra over gauze dressings. Within a few days, you can replace this with a soft support bra. You will need to wear day and night. We advise patients to wear this for 3-4 weeks over a layer of gauze. We remove your stitches after a week or two.

If your skin is very dry following your breast lift then you can apply moisturiser several times a day. Patients should be careful not to tug at your skin and keep the moisturiser away from sutures.

You can expect some loss of feeling in your nipple and breast skin caused by the swelling after surgery. This usually subsides over the next six weeks, although in some cases it can last up to a year. However, occasionally the numbness may be longer lasting.

Browse our before and after pictures below

Cosmetic Surgery Disclaimer


BEFORE & AFTER photos are NOT guarantees that your results will be the same or even similar: your results will likely vary significantly — because you are a unique person. Our Plastic Surgeons take great pride in their patient care ethics, precise surgical measurements, custom planning & their advanced surgical techniques.

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