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Breast uplift surgery, or mastopexy, can prove a great help to women with disproportionately saggy breasts and has a high rate of patient satisfaction. Symptoms such as neck pain, back pain and poor posture can be alleviated and patients may experience a boost to their self-confidence.
Breast uplift surgery is typically undertaken under a light general anaesthetic with a single overnight stay in hospital, although day case surgery is preferred by some patients.
The procedure involves removal of excess breast tissue with lifting of the nipple to try and restore a more youthful and balanced final appearance. Liposuction may also help provide the best shape possible.
The skin wounds are closed with fine absorbable sutures and the resulting scars generally settle well.
Following discharge from hospital simple pain killers are usually all that is required. The use of a soft bra or vest top can help during recovery while the swelling settles. Often two weeks off work is advised and it is usually best to refrain from driving over this time.
A follow up appointment will be arranged by the hospital to see the specialist plastic surgery nurses initially and thereafter a review appointment with your plastic surgeon will be scheduled to ensure all is well and that you are happy with your result.
All surgery incurs an element of risk such as bleeding, bruising, swelling, infection, delayed wound healing and pain. Breast asymmetry can make the surgery more challenging to plan. A very rare risk is recognised that can result in the nipple being lost due to a poor blood supply. If you are a cigarette smoker this can be helped by stopping smoking before undergoing breast reduction surgery. All of the risks associated with breast reduction surgery will be discussed with you during your consultation.
Breast uplift surgery is a single operation. However, occasionally additional treatments may be required; for example, the use of wound dressings for a longer period than was planned or the use of scar tapes.
Our 'inclusive care' policy is such that if there is a complication or adverse outcome from surgery within the first year then we can provide any further treatment required at no additional cost to you.
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