Women seek this procedure when they have breasts that sag, droop, or have an unsymmetrical shape or large areolae. Whether you are born with this or it develops later in life, especially after breast-feeding, it is a perfectly normal and very common request for women to want their breasts to look perkier and more youthful.
Mr. Warr can choose from a variety of incisions depending upon your anatomy and expectations. Incisions such as the donut, periareolar, crescent, lollipop, vertical, boat anchor, inverted T, and others may be used but ultimately, the choice of incision depends on your anatomy and expectations.
Implants may or may not be used with mastopexy, depending on if you want a lift and more volume, especially in the upper pole of the breast. Much can be done with this surgery to not only increase the size of your breasts, but also to provide a more natural shape.
If you like the way you look in a bra and you are happy with the size of your breasts, but you are not confident about your breasts when you’re not wearing a bra, then you are a good candidate for a breast lift.
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, is one of the most challenging operations of the breast that I perform.
Whether you are born with this or it develops later in life, especially after breast-feeding, it is a perfectly normal and very common request for women to want their breasts to look more youthful.
Patients seek this procedure when they have sagging, looseness, drooping, large areolae, or a funny shape to the breasts.
Generally speaking there are numerous incisions that may be employed, such as the donut, periareolar, crescent, lollipop, vertical, boat anchor, inverted T, and others. The choice of incision depends on your anatomy and expectations.
Implants may or may not be used with mastopexy, depending upon whether you need more volume.
It is essential that breast uplift involves repositioning and elevation of the internal breast tissue framework. Many lesser procedures which offer simple skin excision will not provide long-lasting results.
During our consultation we will discuss what you are hoping to achieve and the best options for you. It is my intention that following our first meeting that you will have a realistic expectation of the results and he will answer any questions you have to make sure you feel comfortable and well informed.
Naturally I take all the necessary precautions to minimise the risks associated with surgery and in the vast majority of cases patients recover with no complications. However, no surgery is completely risk-free and I will discuss the potential complications with you in a full and frank manner.
I will also provide you with a leaflet from the British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons which outlines the procedure.
Once we have agreed on the precise details of the surgical plan, we will outline a likely recovery, including time frame for return to normal activities including work, management of young children and exercise. I will advise you that you should bring a bra of the appropriate size (often the same as your current size after fitting.)
On the day of surgery myself and your anaesthetist will visit you pre-operatively. I will discuss with you the procedure and reaffirm the surgical plan. Your anaesthetist will speak to you about previous anaesthetics and provide a plan for minimising the discomfort that you will feel after your operation.
After your breast surgery is complete you will awake gently in the recovery ward and you will be seen by ourselves to make sure that you are comfortable post operatively.
You will then return to your ward. The next morning we will talk and a discharge a plan will be made for you. Usually this is to be reviewed in the outpatient dept at a week.
Of course, we don’t want you to put any strain on your new breasts and it is advised that you undertake a graduated return to normal activities.
As a general rule of thumb, however, following breast uplift;
▪ You should be able to go home on the day or the day after your surgery
▪ You should be able to return to light work at one to two weeks
▪ You should be able to drive at one week
▪ You should be able to return to light exercise at two weeks but not building up to full exercise until 3 months
“I had breast uplift with Dr Warr in 2015 and I am ecstatically happy with the final results. From the initial consultation to surgery day Dr Warr was personable, informative and clear about what to expect and listened to what I hoped to achieve. Every day I wake up and feel so lucky to have the breasts I never had, a dream come true!”
“For many years I have wanted a breast uplift and having done my research I made an appointment with Mr Warr. He made sure that I understood all the outcomes both positive and negative and after a couple of months I booked in to have the lift. I am delighted. I also combined this with a tummy tuck and the results are amazing.”