Augmentation Mastopexy is the term used for an uplift and implant procedure.  This is an operation that uses an implant to provide volume to the breast whilst undertaking an uplift to lift and tighten it.  An uplift is often required when the breasts have become ptotic or sagged.  This can happen after having children, breast feeding or weight loss.   The procedure is usually performed under a general anaesthetic and most patients will be able to go home the same day.  The operation itself takes about 2 hours to perform.

What is involved with an Uplift and Implants?

The uplift and implant surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic.  The surgeon will usually place the implant in before performing the uplift.  The uplift involves lifting the position of the nipple and removing some tissue and skin from the lower part of the breast.  There is usually a scar around the nipple, vertically down the middle of the breast and horizontally underneath.  This scar is commonly referred to as an anchor scar.

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Do I need a breast uplift?

The most common reason someone would require an uplift is if the breast droops or sags significantly.  This usually means that nipple position is below the natural breast fold.  The main reasons this may happen include:

  • Naturally ptotic or droopy breasts
  • After weight loss
  • Following pregnancy or postpartum
  • After breast feeding

What are the risks of augmentation mastopexy?

Augmentation mastopexy is performed under general anaesthetic.  The procedure involves using a breast implant to increase the size of the breasts and an uplift to lift the breast and nipple. Some potential risks with uplift and implants are discussed below although your surgeon will discuss these and more during your consultation.



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