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Summary of Breast Lift

Procedure time

2-3 hours

Back to work

1-2 weeks*


General Anaesthesia


2-3 weeks

Duration of results

Permanent dependent on age & lifestyle


8 weeks*

What is Breast Lift?

A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy or breast uplift, is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin from the breasts and the reshaping of the breast tissue. You may want to consider a breast lift if you are unhappy with the shape or appearance of your breasts, with breasts naturally drooping as we age. They can also appear to sag as a result of weight loss, or after pregnancy, with a breast lift designed to elevate the breasts back to a natural position. You can also combine a breast lift with breast enhancement or breast reduction treatment, which allows the surgeon to change the size and shape of the breast in one procedure.

What are the common reasons women choose breast lift surgery? Reasons can vary, but most commonly:

  • To restore lost shape: Following pregnancy and breastfeeding, it is common for the breasts to lose their fullness and they may appear to droop or sag.
  • After weight loss: Following significant weight loss, the breasts can lose volume; a breast uplift can help to restore them to a higher position.
  • To reverse the signs of ageing: Our breast lift London surgery can help to create a pert and more youthful appearance.
  • Cosmetic: If a patient’s areolae point downwards or one breast appears to be lower than the other, then they may consider a breast uplift.

All treatments are tailored to the individual and personal experiences and results may vary. We recommend a one to one consultation with our Treatment Coordinators to discuss your treatment options.

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What happens during the procedure

During a breast lift procedure, the surgeon will carefully make a small incision around the areola and then vertically down to the fold of the breast. The skin is then lifted and re-positioned with any excess skin being removed. If necessary, the nipples may be moved to a higher position and then your surgeon will close the incisions using stitches.

If you have a lack of volume you can combine this procedure with a breast enlargement (augmentation). This involves your surgeon skilfully inserting breast implants to add shape and fullness to the breasts.

The operation is carried out under a general anaesthetic, meaning you will be asleep throughout the procedure and unable to feel any pain. A breast lift procedure can usually take between two to three hours and may require an overnight stay in our partner private hospital.

How long is the recovery time?

After our breast lift London surgery, clients are likely to feel pain and soreness around the incision points. You may also experience bruising and swelling for up to three weeks after the operation, with some patients experiencing numbness in the nipples and areolae for up to six weeks afterwards. It can typically take around six to eight weeks to fully recover from breast lift treatment. Pain medication is recommended following your operation, which should be discussed with your doctor before proceeding.

Is there any downtime?

Downtime will vary with each patient, but typically patients are able to get out of bed on the same day as their surgery. Light activities can be resumed after around two weeks. It is important to avoid any lifting or strenuous activities during your recovery and it is also recommended that you find a comfortable sleeping position, to help relieve any pressure on your breasts. It is common for patients to take at least two weeks off work following a breast operation and you should speak to your doctor about the recommended time before you can resume driving.

Why consider having a Mastopexy procedure at EF Medispa

With many years of experience in breast lift and breast enhancement surgery, our highly qualified Plastic Surgeons strive to provide the very best surgical treatment London has to offer. We focus on treating the individual, understanding your personal concerns, goals and wishes. At EF MEDISPA we pride ourselves on helping our patients feel relaxed and comfortable at all times, offering natural looking results from all treatments.

Our bespoke aftercare programmes are designed to enhance the healing and recovery process. Your Treatment Coordinator will devise a bespoke aftercare treatment plan, ensuring you remain carefully monitored, even after you have been discharged after your breast lift London.

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Breast Lift FAQs

Can I have a breast lift without implants?

Yes, you can have a breast lift without breast implants. A breast lift is designed to remove excess skin, raise or reposition the nipple and re-shape breast tissue.

Is there anything I need to do before hand?

It is important that you are in good health before this procedure. Try to monitor your weight and keep to a healthy lifestyle.

Will I have scars following the procedure?

The rate and extent to which the scars heal, and fade varies with each individual patient. Scars from your breast uplift tend to be quite red in the first few weeks, changing to purple over the next 3 months and then fading.

What can I expect during and after the surgery?

A breast lift operation is carried out under a general anaesthetic and usually takes between two to three hours. This treatment may require an overnight stay in our partner private hospital. It typically takes around six to eight weeks to fully recover from breast lift treatment.

Is the procedure painful?

This operation is carried out under a general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep throughout the procedure and unable to feel any pain. After a breast lift, clients are likely to feel pain and soreness around the incision points. You may also experience bruising and swelling for up to three weeks after the operation.

Will I be able to breast feed?

While breast-feeding is usually possible after a breast lift, some women may experience difficulty in producing enough milk.


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