A Quick Guide to Breast Lift Surgery

In general, breast surgeries go into three categories: augmentationreductions, and mastopexies, also known as a breast lift. Each type of breast surgery caters to different individuals and produces varying results. 

Throughout your lifetime, your body will go through many changes. Following weight loss, pregnancy, or simply ageing, breasts can start to sag and lose their perkiness. If you’re considering a breast lift, here’s a quick guide to cover the basics. 

What is a Breast Lift?

Breast augmentation and uplift with minimal scar, The Harley Clinic, London

A mastopexy is also known as a breast lift. Over time, it’s 100% normal for breasts to lose firmness and shape. Whether it’s breastfeeding, ageing or just gravity taking its toll on your body, several things can affect your breasts. 

As you can probably guess, breast lift surgery can lift your breasts, reshape them and leave you with a perkier pair. There are different techniques with a breast lift, and the best one really depends on your body and the results you’re looking to achieve. 

In general, an incision is made around the areola or along the breast creases. Your surgeon will then reshape your breasts, remove any excess skin or fat, and reposition the nipple. They will then tighten the remaining skin and close the incision. It’s normal to feel swollen after your surgery. In about two to three weeks, you should be able to return to normal activities. 

What Results Can You Get From a Breast Lift?


A breast lift alone won’t increase your breast size. But a lot of our patients find that a breast lift gives the appearance of fuller and more shapely breasts. Premature or excessive sagging can really impact your confidence and how you feel about yourself when you look in the mirror. Some women find that a breast lift can make them feel rejuvenated and boost their self-esteem. 

If you’re considering getting a breast life, here are some of the results you can expect:

  • Perkier breasts 
  • More confidence 
  • Feminine and natural breast position
  • Remove sagging 
  • Fuller shape 
  • Restore breast position 

Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation: Which Should You Choose? 

Breast surgeries are a common type of plastic surgery in the UK. You need to choose the right treatment for you and the result you’re looking to get. A breast lift isn’t designed to increase breast size. Whereas, breast augmentation can increase breast size through either breast implants or breast fat transfer surgery


Natural breast augmentation via fat transfer

In some cases, women combine breast augmentation and a breast lift to achieve a bigger size while lifting the breasts. If you are happy with your breasts’ size, you’re more likely to opt for a breast lift. However, if you have always wanted a bigger cup size, combining the two treatments into one surgery is a great idea. 

You must research your options and speak to a certified plastic surgeon. Your surgeon can explain all the different choices you have. You can then make a fully informed decision and determine the best procedure and timeline. 

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