We have a highly experienced team of cosmetic surgeons who will give you the breast uplift you desire. Read more about them on our Meet the surgeons page. They’re all GMC-registered and perform hundreds of procedures each year, so you know you can trust the person performing your surgery.
To create that more lifted look, your surgeon will remove and tighten the skin in your breasts. They’ll do this by making incisions around the areola, down to the crease under your breast, and along this crease. Your nipple will also be re-positioned and resized to fit your new look.
We aim to give you results that you’ll be happy with for a long time. How lasting these results are depends on a number of factors, such as the size of your breasts and the elasticity of your skin. Patients with smaller breasts tend to stay lifted for a longer time, and, if you’re planning to have children, it’s best to wait until after pregnancy before having your procedure in order to maintain your results.
Patients with small, sagging breasts usually benefit the most from breast uplift surgery. If your breasts are too large, gravity may make them sag again. If you are planning more children in the future, you may want to postpone surgery as pregnancy may stretch your breasts again. Your surgeon will advise you which form of breast surgery is most suitable for you, but only you can decide whether to go ahead. Although no surgeon can give a guarantee, cosmetic surgery should not be scheduled unless there is a good chance you will be pleased with the result.
Breast uplift surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.
When too much volume has been lost to achieve a full breast shape an implant may be necessary. In some cases a breast enlargement is performed at the same time as a breast uplift to increase the overall size of the bust.
Motiva Implants® include a microchip embedded in the silicone gel. When scanned by a handheld reader, a unique electronic serial number (ESN) gives healthcare providers and patients access to verify the implants without invasive surgery. The company have released a safety notice regarding the maximum magnetic field a patient can go under when scanned under an MRI. The notice is in relation to a specific MRI scanner, 7 Tesla scan. The 7 Tesla MRI scanner availability is very limited, and mostly used in investigation centres for head and extremities and not the upper chest area. In summary, it is highly unlikely, if not impossible for a patient with Motiva implants to undergo a scan over 3 Tesla. On behalf of Motiva, we would like to inform our patients that have had Motiva implants that it is safe to undergo a scan with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. There is no significant risk to patients. You can find out more information you can visit Motiva’s Q&A section: http://www.motivaimagine.com/support/breast/screening/
Breast uplift surgery gives you a tighter, more lifted profile. The exact results depend on your own body and what you want from the procedure, which your cosmetic surgeon will discuss with you. See some of the results and read the experiences of some of the people we’ve helped in the past on our Patient stories page.
If you’ve had a breast uplift elsewhere before and want to have this procedure again, you can book in with us to have one of our surgeons perform this. Also, if you’ve had breast uplift surgery performed with us recently and you want a revision, then your surgeon could agree for it to be done as part of your aftercare. Make sure to get in touch.
A bit of soreness is quite common after surgery but will go away in time. You also might have some scarring, but this will fade considerably after a while. When you have your first consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will talk you through all the risks and side effects and will answer any questions you have.
Your recovery time purely depends on you as an individual, as everyone is unique. Generally, your breasts will settle down and you’ll be able to see your new shape a few months after your procedure. It may also be worth taking a week off work just after your surgery to give your body a bit of time to heal.
Following the procedure, you’ll normally need to stay in hospital for one or two nights.
The scar for a breast lift is usually placed around the nipple, from the nipple to the natural crease under the breast and then along the crease of the breast. Various methods may leave different scars. All scars take time to soften and fade. The scar is usually red and raised for the first month or two after your operation and you will not see the final appearance of your scar until up to a year after surgery.
Following the procedure, you’ll normally need to stay in hospital for one or two nights.
Breast implants are not designed to last forever, but they don’t have a specific lifespan. Most surgeons say it’s wise to have your implants replaced between 10 to 20 years after the original procedure. Even if you haven’t experienced any problems with them, we recommend getting your implants checked over by a surgeon around 10 years after your surgery to make sure everything’s still okay.
The scar is usually placed around the nipple, from the nipple to the natural crease under the breast and then along the crease of the breast. Various methods may leave different scars. All scars take time to soften and fade. The scar is usually red and raised for the first month or two after your operation and you will not see the final appearance of your scar until up to a year after surgery.
Everyone is unique, so your recovery time might vary. We’ll give you a personalised care plan to help you with this. It’s worth taking a week off work after your surgery to allow some time to heal. Your breasts should be fully settled a few months after your surgery, and you’ll also get to see your final results.
Our cosmetic surgeon will discuss the kinds of results you can expect, based on the sort of look you want and your body type. Read about some of our previous patients and see results they achieved on our Patient stories page.
If you’re hoping to breastfeed in the future, this is something worth discussing with your surgeon. There’s a chance an enlargement and uplift can interfere with your ability to breastfeed depending on the implant method. Also, pregnancy can have an effect on your uplift results, so it might be worth waiting until after your children are born before having your procedure.
We want you to make a fully informed decision before you go ahead with surgery, so we offer a private consultation at your local clinic free of charge. At your consultation, you’ll meet with a cosmetic surgeon to discuss the breast uplift options available and whether the surgery is the most suitable procedure for your needs. You’ll be able to ask questions about all aspects of the surgery, from breast size and aftercare to the results you can expect. You’ll also meet your patient care coordinator, who will be with you every step of the journey. They will give you a personal quotation of costs and information about finance options, the expected timescale, our surgical facilities and door-to-door transport services.
At your consultation, you can book your surgery if you feel ready, but there’s no obligation to go ahead. Cosmetic surgery is a big step and you may want to take time to do more research and think about your decision. We’ll give you a patient information booklet, which provides comprehensive information on your procedure and aftercare. This is an important resource and we require patients to read the detailed information it contains. You’ll also find lots of helpful information here on our website – you can read about our surgeons’ qualifications, THG’s cosmetic surgery expertise and inspiring stories from some of our patients. Our patient care coordinators are available to discuss any concerns you may have. And when you feel ready, they can book you in for your procedure. We also have a 14-day ‘cooling off’ period in place, which means that if you change your mind about the procedure after booking within that period, you will not be charged.
On the day of your surgery, your medical team will make your experience as comfortable as possible and you’ll meet your surgeon again before the procedure. Breast uplift surgery involves making several incisions in your breasts to remove and tighten the skin. The incisions are usually made around the areola and run vertically down the breast and along the crease of the breast. A section of loose skin is removed from beneath the breast. Your nipples will then be re-positioned and the areola area around the nipple may be reduced in size to suit your new breast shape. Breast uplift surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic.
We’ll be here throughout the recovery process to help you recuperate quickly. For breast uplift surgery you may need to stay in the hospital where your surgery has taken place for one or two nights following your procedure. Each patient is given a personalised care plan, developed with the advice of their surgeon. All THG hospitals are equipped to the highest standards of clinical care and patient comfort. Following your surgery, it’s normal for your breasts to feel sore for a few days and we’ll advise you on the type of bra you need to wear. We also recommend that you take a week off work to give your body plenty of time to heal. Although your breasts may feel swollen at first, they’ll settle into their new shape in a few months when you’ll be able to see the final results.
At THG, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: · Unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them · Surgical cover for 3 years – revision surgery where clinically indicated · Additional days’ stay in hospital where needed · Additional medication and dressings at no extra cost · Emergency telephone support which you can use at any time