For some women the breasts can naturally lose their shape due to age, or after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss.
Having breast uplift surgery at Kingsbridge Private Hospital Belfast could help to rejuvenate and restore your figure, giving you increased self-confidence and self-esteem.
Sometimes known as a mastopexy, the surgery is often performed at the same time as a breast reduction or enlargement giving you back younger, firmer and more shapely breasts.
What do I need to know about breast uplift surgery
Breast uplift surgery involves removing excess skin from underneath your breast or from around the area of dark tissue that surrounds your nipple (areola). Your surgeon will tighten the skin and tissue of your breast and move your nipple to a higher position to give a more youthful and firm appearance.
A breast enlargement or breast reduction procedure can be done at the same time if required.
Getting advice about breast uplift surgery
It's important to think about the decision to have cosmetic surgery before going ahead. You should discuss your options with your GP or speak to a GP at Kingsbridge Private Hospital’s private GP service.
Before opting for a breast uplift operation, discuss with your surgeon what you’re hoping to gain from the operation and the result you can realistically expect.
What are the alternatives to breast uplift surgery?
There may be an alternative, more suitable cosmetic operation depending on what you’re hoping to achieve with surgery. Your surgeon will be able to provide full information on alternatives but for some individuals, a breast reduction operation or breast enlargement operation at Kingsbridge Private Hospital may be a better option.
Am I suitable for breast uplift surgery?
There are many reasons why women may choose to have a breast lift over other treatments. This is considered to be most effective for women in the following circumstances:
- The breasts are no longer firm and pert, making it difficult to wear clothes without the support of a bra
- Following pregnancy and breast feeding, the breasts become flatter and ‘empty’ looking
- Substantial weight loss from dieting has left the breasts much flatter and with loose skin