Sagging breasts, whether voluminous or small, often take a toll on a woman’s self-esteem. In the case of overly large breasts, this may lead to health problems such as chronic back pain.

With a breast lift (mastopexy), as with breast reduction, the nipple is raised into a more forward position. While breast reduction involves the removal of glandular tissue and excess skin, a breast lift only removes excess skin. The breast is then reshaped by tightening the remaining tissue. Different techniques are used depending on the shape of the breast and degree of sagging. The incision lines run around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease forming a racquet-shaped or keyhole pattern. The surgical technique, i.e. incision pattern, used depends on the initial consultation assessment.

In some cases, it is possible to combine a breast lift with implant augmentation.

The surgery is done under local or general anaesthesia. You will then spend two or three nights in the clinic, depending on the extent of the procedure. You will need to take about 2 weeks off work to recover. After the operation, you should wear a specialised support bra for 6 weeks. We also ask you to avoid sports for that period. There is usually no need to remove the stitches as we use self-dissolving stitches.