Breast uplift is a common surgical procedure that lifts and reshapes the breasts. Commonly referred to as a breast lift, it can remove excess skin and add volume to your breast at the same time.
Quick weight loss, pregnancy or ageing can cause the skin to becomes less firm and elastic. Inevitably, this affects the overall appearance of the breasts.
If you want to restore the youthful shape to your breasts and improve their appearance, contact us to know how.
Typically, the procedure takes 1 to 3 hours under general anaesthesia. The surgeon will lift your breasts by removing a small portion of tissue. If needed, the areola and the nipple can be shifted to a higher position, maintaining proportion and shape of your breast.
This surgical procedure uses a variety of incision techniques and patterns depending on:
Skin quality and elasticity
The amount of excess tissue
The degree of breast sagging
The position and size of the areola
Breast size and shape
The surgeon will make an incision around the areola and a vertical incision on your breast. He will then surgically remove any excess skin or tissue, reshaping the breast into a tighter shape.
If you also opt for breast augmentation, the surgeon will create a pocket where he or she will insert the implant. The incisions will be stitched up with absorbable sutures, avoiding any painful removal of the stitches.
After surgery, your breasts may be wrapped in bandages or tape (depending on the surgeon’s preferences). There will be swelling and bruising for a couple of days. You may require about 2 months to heal completely.
You will need to wear a support bra for about a month. It is included in the cost of surgery and we will provide it the day of surgery.
It is normal to experience some pain, swelling, bruising, and scarring after surgery. Our doctors will prescribe painkillers and topical ointments to help you feel better.
This procedure is performed under general anaesthesia. You will be asleep the whole time, waking up only after everything is finished. The discomfort will be minor, due to the local anaesthetic administered by the surgeon during the operation.
This procedure takes 1 to 3 hours.
This surgery requires you to take 1 to 2 weeks off, depending on the nature of your job.
Full recovery is achieved in 3 months.
This procedure can be performed as day surgery.
Time off from the gym is proportional to the speed at which the wounds heal. A fast healer can return to normal physical activities in 2 months; others after more than 3 months.
Will my breast be smaller after surgery?
It all depends in the amount of tissue removed. If the surgery requires removing a lot of it, your breast will feel smaller in your old bra, but it will be more tonic and it will not drop as it was before.
In some cases, we only tighten the skin, avoiding tissue loss.
Can I drive after surgery?
No you cannot drive. Every breast surgery requires you to avoid driving for one to two weeks. The movements you normally do while driving will be uncomfortable and may damage the stitches, making it unsafe.
After how long can I resume sexual activities?
Three weeks minimum. After three weeks, it all depend on how fast you are healing. The breast will be tender and it may still be uncomfortable to touch.
Will losing or gaining weight affect the shape of my breast?
Yes it will. You may have notice that changes in weight affect the size of your breast. This is because the kind of fat tissue on your chest is the same as the one you can find in your bottom or hip area.
How can I prevent sagging in the future?
Unfortunately this is part of the ageing process. Breasts tend to drop with age.
What you can do to slow down the process is to start doing some physical activity regularly. Specific exercises help lifting the breast and improve the appearance of your chest.