Women with small, sagging breasts usually benefit the most from breast uplift surgery. If the breasts are too large, gravity may make the breasts sag again. If you are planning more children in the future, you may want to postpone surgery as pregnancy may stretch the 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.
Following the procedure, you’ll need to stay in hospital for one or two nights.
The scar for a standard breast uplift 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.
When too much volume has been lost to achieve a full breast shape an implant maybe 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.
After discussing the look you want to achieve, your surgeon will make his/her recommendations on which size of implant to go for and explain their choice to you.
At The Hospital Group, we use breast implants from the world’s leading supplier. We offer Motiva implants, and your surgeon can advise you on the best option for you. We also offer Mentor implants, which offer other benefits, which you can discuss with your surgeon when you book a consultation.
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 in regards to 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/
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. To get the results you’re looking for, you may have chosen to combine the breast uplift with a breast enlargement, which involves placing implants in front of or behind the pectoral (chest) muscle. 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 on 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 free 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 · Natrelle breast implants – 3 years’ revision surgery for capsular contracture (Baker Grade 4-5) · Motiva breast implants – 5 years’ revision surgery for capsular contracture (Baker Grade 4-5).