Breast uplift starts with surgeons moving (to a higher position) the nipple and areola. At the same time excess skin from beneath the breast is removed. When closing the remaining skin, the breast mound is: 1) lifted higher; and 2) recontoured (for a more projected and youthful appearance).
To achieve the wanted size, shape and projection a saline-filled breast implant may be used during the surgery (this is called breast augmentation + uplift). It’s placed beneath the breast. Yet, it is optional and only necessary when there is inadequate breast tissue. Your surgeon will always advise you on this.
In case of sagging, the incisions and scars are like the ones from a breast reduction. If the sagging is not excessive, mastopexy can be done with not so significant scars.
Breast uplift abroad step by step:
- If the nipple is below the breast crease, breast uplift will help it to its normal (higher) position.
- To change the nipple’s position, a small amount of skin has to be removed. As every patient’s body is unique, the amount of skin to be cut out might vary; however, in most cases it is not significant.
- Then the skin is brought back together and the breast mound is lifted/recontoured. This makes the breast look younger and fuller.
- Although the post-surgery scar will be visible, in one year it will obtain a colour, very similar to the skin around it. The size of the scar depends on the amount of skin which was removed during the surgery. In most cases the scar is around the nipple, but if the amount of removed skin is bigger, the scar will continue as a straight line below the nipple. During the free consultation with our surgeon, you will be provided with all the information on possible the scarring and what results to expect.