Breast Uplift

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Procedure time

1.5 to 3 hours

Overnight stay

Day case or one night


General anaesthetic or local anaesthetic with sedation

Final results

6 - 12 months

Breast uplift overview

What is a breast uplift?

A breast uplift, also known as a mastopexy or “boob lift”, is a surgical procedure that aims to lift the breasts. This allows the breasts to achieve a firmer and younger-looking shape. It is essential that you familiarise yourself with this procedure before having treatment. This breast uplift overview gives a good initial introduction to the surgery.

What can a breast uplift achieve?

Sagging or drooping breasts can develop after breastfeeding, ageing, weight loss or pregnancy. The breasts begin to droop when the skin and breast ligaments begin to stretch, therefore providing less support to the underlying breast tissue.
A breast uplift will not significantly alter the size of your breasts. In some cases, your surgeon may suggest combining the uplift with a breast enlargement in order to add a fullness to the breasts. A breast lift can however, achieve the following:

    • Lifted breasts
    • Removal of excess skin
    • Firmer and more shapely breasts
    • Adjustment of the areola shape, position or size
    • An increase in body confidence and self-esteem

You should aim to be at your target weight prior to surgery. This is because major weight changes can affect the results of your breast uplift. You should also aim to complete your family before having your breast uplift. This is because pregnancy and breastfeeding can also have an affect on the results.

Who are BAAPS and BAPRAS?

The British Association of Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons (BAPRAS), and The British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) are the UK’s leading associations for plastic surgeons. Surgeons may be members of one, or both societies.
All of our surgeons at Medbelle are members of BAAPS and/or BAPRAS. This helps us ensure that our patients receive only the highest quality of care. It is important for you to check that your surgeon is a BAAPS/BAPRAS member before having your surgery.

Surgery results and benefits vary per individual.
Specific results cannot be guaranteed.