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Breast Uplift Mastopexy
Breast Uplift Mastopexy
Breast Uplift Mastopexy
Breast Uplift Mastopexy
Breast Uplift Mastopexy

Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)

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Duration Duration
75 minutes
Anaesthesia Anaesthesia
General anaesthetic
Hospital stay Hospital Stay
Usually requires an overnight stay
Downtime Downtime
Up to 6 weeks
Results Final Result
6 - 9 months
Suitable for Addresses
Sagging of breast
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Mastopexy, also known as a Breast Uplift, is a surgical procedure to reshape and raise breasts without altering the overall volume of the breast. Mastopexy removes excess, sagging skin, tightens the existing breast tissue and repositions the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. A Breast Uplift can be performed on its own or in conjunction with Breast Augmentation or Breast Reduction.

Many women, following the birth of their children and / or breast-feeding, find that their breasts have deteriorated in terms of size, shape, and feel, as the skin loses its elasticity, the breasts tend to lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. Even without pregnancies however, the effects of time, gravity, and alternate weight gain and loss, can all take their toll. Occasionally, unfortunate young ladies who have not had children or even extreme changes in weight develop breasts which are inherently droopy or sagging.

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Top 5 FAQs for Breast Uplift Surgery (Mastopexy)

What is Breast Uplift Mastopexy?
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Breast Uplift Surgery formally known as “Mastopexy” is a surgical procedure performed to lift breasts that have naturally dropped through ageing, weight loss, or post pregnancy

Am I suitable for a Breast Uplift?
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Only a consultation can determine this. During your consultation Mr. Karidis will ask you about your general medical history including details about any previous breast surgery, and childbirth. The best candidates for a mastopexy are healthy, emotionally stable women who are realistic about what surgery can achieve. The best results are usually achieved in women with small, sagging breasts. Breasts of any size can be lifted, but the result may not last as long in heavy breasts. While women of all ages can benefit, it's usually never performed before the breasts are fully developed. As with all cosmetic surgery, only a consultation with Mr Karidis will establish your suitability to this procedure and we encourage you to ask any questions you may have, especially those regarding your expectations and concerns about the results.

What does a Breast Uplift involve?
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In general terms, Breast uplift surgery usually involves an incision around the areola as well as a vertical incision from this point down to under the breasts’ natural fold. Occasionally a long horizontal incision in the breast crease may also be required, however this will be discussed with you beforehand. The breast tissue will be will be sutured and supported whilst any excess skin will be surgically removed and thus the breast skin envelope tightened. The areola and nipple will usually be repositioned and lifted to take into account the new shape of the breasts. You must understand however that although a Mastopexy tightens and repositions the breasts it does not add or increase any volume. If this is what you also desire, you may then want to consider a breast augmentation at the same time to improve the fullness of the breasts. All sutures used for this procedure are of the dissolving type.

Will I need implants as well as my uplift?
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In circumstances where there is both an element of drooping and "emptiness" of the breast has developed, particularly in the upper half, then an uplift on its own is probably not enough to give a satisfactory result. In these situations an increase in volume through the addition of a breast implant is also indicated. A breast augmentation and uplift is therefore simultaneously performed. This will be discussed with you at your consultation. Read our FAQs on implants here.

What anaesthetic is used and how long does surgery take?
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A mastopexy is usually performed under general anaesthesia and takes about 75 minutes.

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Tips from the Top

  • Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    "Regularly apply Silgel to the scar area from 4 weeks postsurgery. This really helps with softening any scar tissue."

    Karolina

    SENIOR NURSE PRACTITIONER KAROLINA SAYS...

    Regularly apply Silgel to the scar area from 4 weeks postsurgery. This really helps with softening any scar tissue.

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Always purchase a sports bra a band size bigger than you normally are to allow for comfort post op, or just buy a bra expander – this will mean you can expand the band size of your bra without buying a new one"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Always purchase a sports bra a band size bigger than you normally are to allow for comfort post op, or just buy a bra expander – this will mean you can expand the band size of your bra without buying a new one

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Front or back fastening sports bras are the best – it’s a nightmare to jostle with an over-the-head kind of sports bra when you’ve just had an operation!"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Front or back fastening sports bras are the best – it’s a nightmare to jostle with an over-the-head kind of sports bra when you’ve just had an operation!

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Try sleeping with a V-shaped pillow after your operation – it will prop you up the right level and mean you are more comfy"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Try sleeping with a V-shaped pillow after your operation – it will prop you up the right level and mean you are more comfy

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Remember – breast enlargement isn’t done by cup size, but volume of implants instead. It’s more important to try implants on with Mr Karidis than to have a set bra size in mind"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Remember – breast enlargement isn’t done by cup size, but volume of implants instead. It’s more important to try implants on with Mr Karidis than to have a set bra size in mind

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    A balanced healthy diet, rich in protein will help you heal from surgery - try drinking a fresh green juice every morning

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Write down any questions and take them into your consultation with Mr Karidis – that way you won’t forget anything

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Prepare your body for surgery by keeping it soft and supple by moisturising skin twice daily (avoid vitamin E containing products)

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation "

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Always wear sun block (SPF 50+) over surgery scars to stop pigmentation

  • Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    "Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal"

    Suzi

    NURSE SUZI SAYS...

    Stock up on comfy lounge wear for after your surgery – front opening tops are ideal

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"I am only three days into the recovery of my gynecomastia procedure, and already it has changed my life. I travelled from Cardiff to London to have this procedure and it was by far cheaper than having it done in my local area. Furthermore, Karidis' reputation exceeds expectations. I look forward to my follow up consultation so Karidis can see how he has changed my life. Communication from Karidis and his team - 5 star Professionalism - 5 star Results - 5 star."

"A seven week recovery journey with a couple of little detours, but navigated with care by Mr Karidis, Suzi & Martina. Explanations, reassurance & advice given from first consultation, day of operation, day one post op. and at all subsequent clinic visits, along with a good dose of friendly chit chat & laughter, (Always a good medicine!). Thank you Mr Karidis & team. No regrets here."

"I was very happy with my treatment experience. Mr Karidis , staff and facilities were excellent. I am very pleased with the results and would not hesitate to recommend Mr Karidis and his clinic."

Outstanding in every way This is my second breast augmentation with Mr Karidis - my first experience was amazing as were the results! Second time around and once again my experience was faultless. The whole team are amazing from front of desk and Rose, to the lovely nurses pre and post-op! The after care given, which is also important, is second to none and I cannot recommend Mr Karidis enough. Thank you so much for all you have done for me and giving me back my confidence!

"My entire experience for an abdominoplasty and breast augmentation operation was faultless from a professional and caring team. I cannot recommend Mr Karidis enough from the consultation, in establishing what I wanted, to his skilled work. I am absolutely delighted with the results."

Thank you for working your magic and making me look years younger! Also a big thank you to your team for all their help and support. I love my new face!

Brilliant consultation... I was very impressed with my consultation with Mr Karidis. Mr Karidis made me feel very comfortable and answered all my questions.

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