Breast uplift surgery (Mastopexy) is an operation to remove extra loose skin from your breast and re-shape them. This makes them look more youthful and feel firmer.
It’s common for breasts to become droopy after pregnancy and breastfeeding, or just as a result of gravity over time. Many women feel comfortable with this. However, you may decide you want to change the way you look, and so consider having breast uplift surgery.
About Breast Uplift Surgery
Breast uplift surgery can be done in various ways, depending on the size of your breasts and how you wish to look afterwards. Usually, your surgeon will change the shape of your breasts by removing the extra skin from underneath them. The skin and surrounding tissue will be tightened and your nipple moved to a higher position. Breast uplift surgery doesn’t significantly change the size of your breasts. A breast enlargement or breast reduction procedure can be done at the same time if you choose.
Since it’s usually done to improve your appearance, it’s helpful to remember that, like all surgery, breast uplift surgery will leave scars. However, your surgeon will try to keep these to a minimum.
The operation is normally carried out under a general anaesthetic and will often involve an overnight stay in hospital, depending on the extent and size of the procedure. Pleats of surplus skin are removed from underneath the breasts, the breasts are remodelled into a tighter cone and the nipples are repositioned at a higher level. Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple).