Breast Uplift Mastopexy
A breast uplift is one of the more popular procedures we offer at The Avoca Clinic.
The procedure raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding
tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. It is the best way to raise and reshape the
breast, which may have lost volume and shape following pregnancy, weight loss or the ageing
In short, a breast uplift allows our patients to have fuller and perter breasts following surgery.
Some patients also choose to have an implant to add extra volume.
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Breast Uplift Mastopexy
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Unlike a breast augmentation (aka a breast enlargement), a breast uplift works to raise and firm breasts, changing their shape to make them firmer and perter. What’s involved in a breast lift is the removal of excess skin, elevating the breast tissue, and repositioning the nipple and areola (pigmentation around the nipple).
The procedure duration for a mastopexy can vary, but most often takes 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on whether you would like to have implants or not. In most cases, we would prefer a patient to stay overnight after their surgery and we would be delighted to discuss your options in full at your consultation.
We are sometimes asked: Is breast lift surgery dangerous? And the answer is that it carries the same risks as any surgical procedure, but Avoca Clinic does its utmost to give patients a comfortable, safe and positive experience. Our facility is state of the art, our staff is world class and Avoca Clinic offers comprehensive after-surgery service – including access to our staff 24/7 after surgery.
The risks associated with breast uplift are usually related to bleeding, infection or fluid accumulation: But, if this happens, these are issues that can be dealt with promptly and comprehensively.
The operation itself takes place under general anaesthetic, so you will experience no pain during the procedure. After the breast uplift, some patients experience discomfort around the incisions or numbness in the nipples, breast skin and areola for a short period. However, most patients can treat this with ibuprofen or pain medication. Also, for most patients, any discomfort is temporary. (See below, “How long does it take to recover from a breast lift?”)
The good news is that techniques have evolved and most women in the hands of our expert surgeons at the Avoca Clinic will not have major breast lift scars. Instead, patients will just have the periareolar incision or “lollipop scar”. Breast lift recovery time varies from patient to patient, but a recent survey shows that most women who diligently follow our discharge instructions will be back at work within 10 days of this procedur
Yes, in fact, it’s common. Some patients get small implants as part of the procedure, while others choose not to get them. If a patient requests larger implants, that would have to be a separate procedure.
Breast lift scars tend to be small and discrete, especially the “lollipop” incision that we use at Avoca Clinic. While these small incisions won’t completely disappear without subsequent work, they diminish over time, becoming unnoticeable.
Many women ask to have breast augmentation (implant) and a lift performed at the same time. While we can, of course, facilitate this, we can only carry out this surgery in cases where the patient requires a small implant.
If the patient requests a larger implant, the surgery should be carried out in two stages.
This depends on your personal preference and circumstances: If you’d like your breasts to have more definition and pertness, then a breast uplift might be for you. If you think that both size and shape could be improved, then it might be a consideration to have small implants with the uplift. Or, perhaps you think that your breasts might benefit from being significantly larger as well as perter and firmer, in which case two separate procedures (augmentation followed by uplift) could work.
However, before going through any surgery, it’s recommended that you have a consultation with one of the qualified Plastic Surgeons that we have on our team.
Our payment options include tailor-made payment plans designed to suit your needs.
A breast uplift is also known as a breast lift or mastopexy. Some may refer to the procedure as a boob lift or uplift. However, a mastopexy is its full term.
For more information on Breast Uplift, our Patient Advisors would be happy to speak to you on 01 201 4563, or just complete the contact form on this page and a member of our team will contact you. We look forward to welcoming you to The Avoca Clinic.
*Disclaimer – There is no guarantee of specific results and results can vary from patient to patient. Our team of consultant plastic surgeons will ensure you are in safe hands and discuss your results at your consultation.