Cost: £4,000 - £7,500
Treatment Time: 3 - 5 Hours
Recovery Time: Around 6 Weeks
Popularity: 0.7 Million procedures globally in 2017
Everything You need to know about Breast Lift
What is Breast Lift?
Breast lift is the procedure for raising sagging breasts by changing and modifying the size, contour, and elevation of the breasts.
Why do people have Breast Lift?
There are many reasons people choose to have breast lift: to improve the breast shape, projection, symmetry and appearance, after pregnancy, nursing, gravity, weight change, aging, and heredity have taken a toll on the shape of the breasts.
Am I a good candidate?
If you believe your breasts are pendulous or lack firmness or if your nipples and areolas that point downward, then you may want to consider breast lift. However, if you have too little or too much breast volume, a breast augmentation or breast reduction might be recommended in addition to a lift. Another important consideration is family planning. If you are planning to have a baby in the near term, pregnancy may affect the results of breast lift. Also, breast lift could possibly affect your ability to breastfeed in the future. It is important to discuss this with your surgeon during the consultation. Finally, it is very important that you are in good health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, before undergoing this procedure.
What are my options?
After removing excess breast tissue, fat and skin, the nipple and areola are shifted up. Skin above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. If you have fatty breasts, need a minor-to-moderate reduction, and do not need to correct sagging, a breast liposuction may be right for you.
What should I look out for?
All surgical procedures have some degree of risk. Fortunately, significant complications from a breast lift are infrequent. Other risks specific to breast augmentation are outlined below:
- Reaction to anaesthesia
- Hair loss
- Impaired breastfeeding