Mastopexy, or ‘Breast Uplift’ is performed when the breast has adequate volume but it has dropped and the position of the nipple is too low (mammary ptosis). Surgery lasts between 2 and 3 hours and is performed under general anaesthesia.
Round Block Breast Uplift
This is a method of Breast Uplift that does not involve the classic ‘lollipop’ scar – the incisions are only made around the areola. It can be offered to patients who do not have very pronounced sagging of the breast tissue.
Mastopexy not only gives uplift to the nipple and the breast but also achieves a new shape which is more round and youthful looking. In those cases where the sagging is not particularly severe, the resulting scar will be placed around the margin of the areola, whereas in those cases of more accentuated sagging, we need to add a vertical scar and in some cases a short horizontal one in the fold. How long the results lasts depends on the elasticity of the patient’s tissue/skin.
After Breast Uplift surgery the patient will need to rest for a week or so, but will gradually go back to normal activities after 3 to 4 weeks.
If you are in the process of losing weight it is preferable that you reach your target weight prior to surgery.
Protect your scars from the sun during the summer following the surgery by using sunblock at all times and covering the scars with a swimsuit.
Help keep your breasts in their uplifted position by using a bra whenever you can.