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Breast Uplift

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- GMC-registered surgeons
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- Comprehensive aftercare

What is a breast uplift?


What are the benefits of a breast uplift?


Are there any risks?


Is it right for me?


Cost & Finance Options


What is a breast uplift?

Breast uplift surgery, also known as a mastopexy or a ‘lift’, is an operation which reshapes your natural breasts. During the surgery, your surgeon will create a firmer feel for your breasts and lift them higher than they were before. The procedure involves reshaping the skin and tissue around the breasts, which may have naturally stretched and dropped with age or after weight loss, pregnancy or breastfeeding.    

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When the skin and breast tissue is stretched, the fibrous ligaments in the breast are weakened, so the breast tissue becomes less supported, causing them to sagAlthough it isn’t possible to recreate the natural fibrous support of the breasts, they can be lifted by removing extra skin and restructuring the area. It is also possible to position the nipples higher so that they sit in the right place on the newly-uplifted breasts. Other options you may want to consider are to reduce the size of the areola (the skin surrounding the nipple), or to have breast implants inserted (breast augmentation) at the same time as your uplift procedure. These can be discussed in more detail at your free consultation.   

Having a breast uplift will give you breasts with firmer feel, and their shape will be more attractiveAs a result, you are likely to feel more confident about your body after the procedure.  

Breasts of any size and shape can be lifted. However, women with smallersagging breasts may have the best results after treatment, as large, heavy breasts can eventually reverse the procedure due to their weight. In this situation, you may wish to discuss having a breast reduction at the same time as your uplift procedure with your surgeon  

What are the benefits of a breast uplift?

The results of a breast uplift may boost your confidence, as they will be firmer, higher and more youthful. You may also feel that you have a broader choice of clothing options. Following the procedure, your breasts may look in better proportion with your body 

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A breast uplift reverses the sagging, loose skin effect that comes with age, pregnancy and weight loss – so higher, perkier breasts can help you feel like you are regaining some of your youth and boosting your confidence 

Are there any risks?

All surgical procedures pose a potential risk, and it is important know what these are before you go ahead so that you can weigh them up against the benefits your procedure could bring. During your consultations you will talk through these potential complications and you can ask any questions that you have about them.

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As a guide, these may include bleeding, infections, bruising, numbness, scars and rupture. 

Is it right for me?

You may be considering a breast uplift if you are distressed by the sagging and ‘empty’ look and feel of your breasts. This procedure will help make them look perkier and firmer. 

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It is worth noting that most surgeons are unlikely to perform breast uplift surgery if you are planning a pregnancy. This is because it is likely that your skin and breast tissue will be stretched again during a pregnancy. If you are currently breast feeding, then we recommend you wait at least 6 months after finishing before having your surgery, so that your breasts are able to return to their natural size.  

Weighing up the pros and cons of treatment is all part of the decision-making process and we’re here for you every step of the way as you consider having a breast uplift procedure 

Cost & Finance Options

The Hospital Group is a responsible provider of cosmetic surgery, so we understand that each procedure is different and tailored to your requirements and individual needs. At your free consultation, your surgeon assistant will be able to discuss the surgery with you and let you know the cost.

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Fast Facts

Surgery Time: 2 – 4 hours
Time Off Work: 2 weeks
Hospital Stay: Up to 2 nights
Full Recovery: From 6 weeks
Compression Bra: Wear for 4 – 6 weeks
Exercise: After 6 weeks
Scarring: Minimal
Final Results: 6 months

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Patient Stories

Amber Hazel-Heath

The surgery has genuinely changed my confidence completely. I’m not afraid to get undressed in front of my boyfriend, my mum, or my friends.



Breast Uplift FAQs

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Who will perform my breast uplift surgery?
We have a highly experienced team of cosmetic surgeons who will give you the breast uplift you desire. Read more about them on our Meet the surgeons page. They’re all GMC-registered and perform hundreds of procedures each year, so you know you can trust the person performing your surgery.
What’s involved in breast uplift surgery?
To create that more lifted look, your surgeon will remove and tighten the skin in your breasts. They’ll do this by making incisions around the areola, down to the crease under your breast, and along this crease. Your nipple will also be re-positioned and resized to fit your new look.
How long does a breast uplift last?
We aim to give you results that you’ll be happy with for a long time. How lasting these results are depends on a number of factors, such as the size of your breasts and the elasticity of your skin. Patients with smaller breasts tend to stay lifted for a longer time, and, if you’re planning to have children, it’s best to wait until after pregnancy before having your procedure in order to maintain your results.
Is a breast uplift right for me?
Patients with small, sagging breasts usually benefit the most from breast uplift surgery. If your breasts are too large, gravity may make them sag again. If you are planning more children in the future, you may want to postpone surgery as pregnancy may stretch your breasts again. Your surgeon will advise you which form of breast surgery is most suitable for you, but only you can decide whether to go ahead. Although no surgeon can give a guarantee, cosmetic surgery should not be scheduled unless there is a good chance you will be pleased with the result.
How long does breast uplift surgery take?
Breast uplift surgery usually takes around two hours under general anaesthetic. for six weeks.
Can I have implants with my breast uplift?
When too much volume has been lost to achieve a full breast shape an implant may be necessary. In some cases a breast enlargement is performed at the same time as a breast uplift to increase the overall size of the bust.
Are there any safety concerns for patients with Motiva implants with Q Inside Safety Technology?
Motiva Implants® include a microchip embedded in the silicone gel. When scanned by a handheld reader, a unique electronic serial number (ESN) gives healthcare providers and patients access to verify the implants without invasive surgery. The company have released a safety notice regarding the maximum magnetic field a patient can go under when scanned under an MRI. The notice is in relation to a specific MRI scanner, 7 Tesla scan. The 7 Tesla MRI scanner availability is very limited, and mostly used in investigation centres for head and extremities and not the upper chest area. In summary, it is highly unlikely, if not impossible for a patient with Motiva implants to undergo a scan over 3 Tesla. On behalf of Motiva, we would like to inform our patients that have had Motiva implants that it is safe to undergo a scan with a 3 Tesla MRI scanner. There is no significant risk to patients. You can find out more information you can visit Motiva’s Q&A section:
What results can I expect after my breast uplift surgery?
Breast uplift surgery gives you a tighter, more lifted profile. The exact results depend on your own body and what you want from the procedure, which your cosmetic surgeon will discuss with you. See some of the results and read the experiences of some of the people we’ve helped in the past on our Patient stories page.
Can I get breast uplift surgery revisions?
If you’ve had a breast uplift elsewhere before and want to have this procedure again, you can book in with us to have one of our surgeons perform this. Also, if you’ve had breast uplift surgery performed with us recently and you want a revision, then your surgeon could agree for it to be done as part of your aftercare. Make sure to get in touch.
What are the side effects of breast uplift surgery?
A bit of soreness is quite common after surgery but will go away in time. You also might have some scarring, but this will fade considerably after a while. When you have your first consultation, your cosmetic surgeon will talk you through all the risks and side effects and will answer any questions you have.
How long will it take to recover from breast uplift surgery?
Your recovery time purely depends on you as an individual, as everyone is unique. Generally, your breasts will settle down and you’ll be able to see your new shape a few months after your procedure. It may also be worth taking a week off work just after your surgery to give your body a bit of time to heal.
How long will I have to stay in hospital?
Following the procedure, you’ll normally need to stay in hospital for one or two nights.
Will I have scars following breast uplift?
The scar for a breast lift is usually placed around the nipple, from the nipple to the natural crease under the breast and then along the crease of the breast. Various methods may leave different scars. All scars take time to soften and fade. The scar is usually red and raised for the first month or two after your operation and you will not see the final appearance of your scar until up to a year after surgery.
How long will my implants last?
Breast implants are not designed to last forever, but they don’t have a specific lifespan. Most surgeons say it’s wise to have your implants replaced between 10 to 20 years after the original procedure. Even if you haven’t experienced any problems with them, we recommend getting your implants checked over by a surgeon around 10 years after your surgery to make sure everything’s still okay.
Will I have scars following a breast enlargement and uplift?
The scar is usually placed around the nipple, from the nipple to the natural crease under the breast and then along the crease of the breast. Various methods may leave different scars. All scars take time to soften and fade. The scar is usually red and raised for the first month or two after your operation and you will not see the final appearance of your scar until up to a year after surgery.
How long does it take to recover from breast uplift?
Everyone is unique, so your recovery time might vary. We’ll give you a personalised care plan to help you with this. It’s worth taking a week off work after your surgery to allow some time to heal. Your breasts should be fully settled a few months after your surgery, and you’ll also get to see your final results.
What results can I expect after my breast enlargement and uplift surgery?
Our cosmetic surgeon will discuss the kinds of results you can expect, based on the sort of look you want and your body type. Read about some of our previous patients and see results they achieved on our Patient stories page.
Can I breastfeed after having a breast enlargement and uplift?
If you’re hoping to breastfeed in the future, this is something worth discussing with your surgeon. There’s a chance an enlargement and uplift can interfere with your ability to breastfeed depending on the implant method. Also, pregnancy can have an effect on your uplift results, so it might be worth waiting until after your children are born before having your procedure.
How much does breast uplift surgery cost?

The price of breast uplift surgery varies from patient to patient. You’ll get a personal quote when you have your first consultation.

Next steps

Your Journey Step by Step

First appointment

Your journey with The Hospital Group begins with a free telephone consultation with our friendly surgeon assistants. During this conversation you can talk through why you are interested in surgery, how much it costs, how much recovery time you will need, and potential surgery dates. Whenever you decide to book a surgery date, you can secure it for a minimum refundable deposit of £500.

If you would like to proceed, we will book your surgical consultation.

Surgical consultation

During this consultation you will talk about your goals for surgery and go through your medical history to ascertain whether you are a suitable candidate for this procedure. You will also discuss the results you might expect, as well as the possible risks and complications of surgery. Our specialist surgeons are extremely knowledgeable, so they can answer any questions you might have.

If you feel you would like to go ahead, you will then be referred to a clinic nurse for pre-operative assessments and tests.

The surgery

You will see your surgeon on the day of your surgery so that you can talk through any final questions and read through the consent form. The whole surgical team will be introduced to you before heading into theatre for the procedure.

The specifics of the surgery will be discussed prior to the day – you will find out how long it will take, the types of anaesthetics used, and they will talk you through the procedure itself.


The surgeon will let you know whether you will need to stay in the hospital overnight. You might feel swollen and tender for a while, but this is completely normal and should settle fairly quickly. We’ll provide any pain relief you need whilst you’re in hospital.

Your nurse will call you once you get home to make sure you feel okay and book you in for your post-operative review in the clinic when needed. We’ll also give you our 24/7 patient helpline number so that you can speak to a member of the clinical team at any time.


At The Hospital Group, we offer a full package of aftercare support with all our cosmetic surgery procedures to give you complete peace of mind. You’ll benefit from the following aftercare: unlimited post-op appointments with a member of our clinical team whenever you need them, surgical cover for 2 years, with an additional 3 years available for breast procedures – revision surgery where clinically indicated, additional days’ stay in hospital when needed, additional medication and dressings at no extra cost, and emergency telephone support which you can use at any time.

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