Breast uplift

(Mastopexy)

Summary

Sometimes dramatic weight loss or having children leave your breasts with excess skin, and you may feel self-conscious as a result. In that case, a breast uplift (also known as a Mastopexy) can really help improve your confidence and the look of your breasts. A breast uplift is a cosmetic procedure to remove excess skin from your breasts, improving the shape and firmness.

It is suggested that if you are planning to lose weight, you do this prior to your operation. Your consultant will want to carry out a full medical history and breast examination to see if this operation is best suited to you. It is also important to discuss if you are pregnant or considering having children, as pregnancy changes the shape and size of your breasts.

Your bra size will not necessarily go up but you may need to change the style and shape of your bras to suit your new and improved shape. If you have particularly large breasts, a breast reduction may be better suited to you.

  • Arranging your Treatment

    Before going ahead with this treatment, you will need to have an initial consultation with a specialist Consultant to go through your medical history and diagnosis. At this appointment, your consultant will confirm the exact treatment you require.

    If you would like to have an initial consultation, you can call us and we can help you find the best consultant for you to see.

    For more information, call our Reservations team on 01622 914 718 or email reservations@kims.org.uk

  • Paying for your Treatment

    You can be treated at KIMS by using your private medical insurance or by paying for yourself.

    If you have private medical insurance, you will need to contact your insurer to ensure you are covered for the initial consultation prior to making an appointment and obtain an authorisation number. The insurance company will then need to be advised if you require further treatment. The insurance company usually settles bills on your behalf.

    If you are paying for your own treatment, you will need to pay for an initial consultation. This will be confirmed at the time of booking but is typically £150-£250. You will also need to pay for any associated diagnostic tests your consultant recommends (for example x-rays and blood tests).

    Following this consultation, if you don’t need any further treatment or if you decide paying for yourself isn’t the right option, there is no commitment to proceed further.

    If you require the operation or procedure to be carried out, you will receive a quote for your treatment. In most case this will be the fixed price package quoted on this website. If this quote is different for any reason, we will provide an explanation (see what’s included below). This quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

    Payment is required 7 days prior to admission.

  • Prices

    The table below shows the approximate price for this treatment, which may vary depending on your individual case (see what’s included below).

    Patient pathwayDiagnostic investigationsMain treatmentPost-discharge careGuide Price
    Hospital feesn/a£5,000Included£5,000
    Guide priceNil£5,000Nil£5,000
  • What’s Included

    The fixed price package above includes all the costs associated with this treatment at KIMS Hospital.

    You will be given a quote prior to admission to confirm this cost. The amount you are quoted may differ from the published price for a number of reasons:

    • The Consultant you choose 
    • Your medical history and whether you have any associated medical conditions which may impact this treatment
    • The type of anaesthetic your Consultant advises is best for you 
    • The type of implant or drug you choose or your Consultant advises is best for you

    In some cases, if you have certain pre-existing medical conditions, it may not be possible to provide you with a fixed price for your Main Treatment. If this is the case, the hospital will discuss the available options with you. Your quote is also subject to pre-assessment checks prior to your admission to hospital.

The breast uplift will be performed under general anaesthetic and take about 90 minutes. You will also have local anaesthetic injections to help numb the pain after the operation. You will be admitted as a day patient. However if there are any concerns, KIMS staff will keep a close eye on your recovery and may ask you to stay overnight.

Once under general anaesthetic your consultant will make a small incision on the line of the areola (dark skin around your nipple) and a direct vertical cut underneath. Excess skin will be removed and your consultant will then re-shape your breast and lift the nipple to a higher position accordingly. In some cases an incision will also need to be made in the infra-mammary fold under your breast, creating an anchor-shaped scar.

When you wake you will find that your breasts are wrapped in bandages for support. The incision will be closed with dissolvable stitches and a drain inserted to collect any excess fluid.

You will be assessed before you go home. As you are likely to be a day case, it is important you arrange for someone to collect you, settle you back at home and remain with you for several hours.

After a few days the bandages can be removed as long as you have a soft comfortable bra (not a tight sports bra).

After two weeks you should be able to return to work and after about three weeks you can return to normal activities. It is recommended that you do not do anything strenuous or carry out any vigorous exercise during these three weeks. It is important not to drive until you feel completely comfortable and confident, always check your insurance policy too.

If you wish to exercise we advise you discuss this with your consultant or GP beforehand. You will require a follow-up appointment within three weeks to discuss results and make sure all is going well.

The true final shape and feel of your breasts will be realised after six months. Your consultant will also advise you on an appropriate bra for your new breast shape.

To find out more:

If you would like to come to KIMS contact our Reservations team on 01622 914 718 or email reservations@kims.org.uk.

Our Consultants

  • Mr Simon Mackey

    BSc (Hons) MBBS FRCS (Plas)

    • Brachioplasty
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Facelift
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Tummy Tuck
    • Wrinkle relaxing injections
  • Mr Oliver Harley

    MBBS, BSc, MBA, FRCS Ed (Plastic Surgery)

    • Brachioplasty
    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Browlift
    • Dermal fillers
    • Facelift
    • Pinnaplasty
    • Tummy Tuck
  • Miss Delilah Hassanally

    BSc (Hons) MSc MBBS FRCS (Eng)

    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Excision Biopsy of a Breast Lump
    • Inguinal Hernia Repair
    • Mastectomy
    • One Stop Breast Clinic
    • Wide Local Excisions
  • Mr Haresh Devalia

    MBBS MS DNB MSc (Cardiff) FRCS (Ed) FRCS (Gen Surg)

    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Excision Biopsy of a Breast Lump
    • Mastectomy
    • One Stop Breast Clinic
    • Wide Local Excisions
  • Mr Mohsin Dani

    MBBS  FRCS (Ed)  MS (General Surgery)

    • Breast Enlargement
    • Breast Reduction
    • Breast uplift
    • Excision Biopsy of a Breast Lump
    • Mastectomy
    • One Stop Breast Clinic
    • Wide Local Excisions