BREAST UPFLIT

INTRODUCTION

Breasts naturally droop with age, after pregnancy and breastfeeding, and after weight loss. This is because the skin and fibrous ligaments in the breast become stretched so the breast tissue is not supported. It is not possible to recreate the fibrous support of the breasts, but they can be reshaped by removing extra skin, remodelling the breast tissue and moving the nipples up to the best position on the new breasts.

A Breast Uplift can make the breasts firmer and higher. This surgery is sometimes carried out together with a Breast Augmentation.

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BREAST UPLIFT PROCEDURE

Operation time

1.5 - 2 hrs

Anaesthesia

general

Nights in hospital

1

Risks - common

bruising, swelling, temporary numbness

Risks - uncommon

infection, bad scarring, asymmetry, bleeding, permanent numbness, nipple areola loss, fat necrosis, delayed wound healing

Pain and discomfort

3 - 7 days

Follow-up after surgery

1 week, 2 weeks, 3 months

Time off work

1 - 2 weeks

Sports

2 weeks - walking
4 weeks - jogging
6 weeks - everything

Result

12 weeks until final result
scars continue to improve over 18 months

Visit our FAQs page for more information regarding the surgery.

FEES

Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)

From £6,113

BREAST UPLIFT INFORMED CONSENT FORM

BREAST UPLIFT

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Instructions on discharge

  • On the day of discharge the drains will be removed and the sports bra is worn over the dressings and to be worn day and night for the next 3 months.
  • All dressings to be kept dry until further instructed.
  • TED stockings to be worn for 2 weeks.
  • Discharge with standard painkillers.

Dressing clinic

  • Usually about a week after the surgery the strapping around the breasts is removed and a lighter dressing put onto the scar. There may be a 2nd dressing check a week later if necessary.

Activities

  • No stretching arms for the first 6 weeks.
  • Normal daily activities like driving etc are allowed after the first week.
  • Lower body exercises for example, treadmill, cycling, from the third week onwards.
  • Upper body exercises like swimming after the first 6 weeks.

General scar care for first 3 months

  • Micropore tape to the scars - once well healed – for at least three months.
  • The micropore tape is to stay on for showering and baths and simply patted dry and not to be changed until it is very loose and almost falling off by itself. Frequent removal of the micropore tape can irritate the scar.
  • Moisturise scar after first 3 months.
  • Moisturising to the surrounding breast skin usually from the second week onwards.

Special Instructions

  • Sports bra to be worn during the day and night for the first 3 months.
  • Normal bra and bikini can be worn for holidays and the odd special occasion for the first 3 months.
  • No underwired bra for the first 3 months.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY PROBLEMS OR HAVE ANY QUERIES FOLLOWING YOUR SURGERY PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO CONTACT THE WARD.

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