A mastopexy is a procedure to lift the breasts. When combined with breast implants the result is fuller, perkier looking breasts.
What Is A Mastopexy With Implants?
If your breasts have lost shape either through weight loss or pregnancy, a mastopexy can help to restore their appearance. When combined with a breast uplift procedure, the breasts are elevated and appear perkier.
Consultation For Mastopexy Implants
We invite every patient in for an initial consultation before any commitment to cosmetic surgery. This is so we can better understand your surgery expectations in order to create a surgery plan that suits you. During this discussion, we ask that you’re open and honest about your medical history and your lifestyle. You’re also welcome to ask any questions regarding any concerns you have about the procedure.
How Should I Prepare For Breast Lift And Implants Surgery?
For the surgery, you’ll be put under general anaesthetic. It’s important that you let us know of any health issues or illness before this. It’s also vital that you follow the guidance from the surgeon which includes:
- Stop smoking at least 6 weeks before surgery
- Avoid taking any aspirin
- Don’t take any anti-inflammatory drugs or herbal supplements
We also advise that you arrange for someone to collect you from the hospital after surgery. It’s recommended that you take some time off work, usually about 2 to 3 weeks depending on the nature of your job.
What Does The Surgery Involve?
The mastopexy with implants procedure lasts around 1.5 – 2.5 hours. During this procedure, the surgeon will make an incision either in the crease underneath the breast or around the nipple. The breast tissue is separated from the muscle and the implant is placed inside. The nipple is then moved to a higher position by removing excess skin. The incision is then closed and sealed with dissolvable stitches.
After your breast lift and implants surgery, you’re likely to feel some mild pain and discomfort, for which you might require analgesia. To aid your recovery you’ll need to wear a supportive bra day and night for the first 4 weeks. You’ll also need to abide by the aftercare guidelines which include:
- Keep the wounds dry
- Avoid heavy lifting
- Avoid strenuous exercise and activity
- Massage the scars once they’re healed
The following week after surgery you’ll be seen in the dressings clinic to ensure your recovery is as smooth as possible. During your recovery period, it’s likely you’ll also see changes to the appearance of your mastopexy implant results as you begin to make a full recovery.
Risks And Complications
At UK Aesthetic, we’re experienced in performing mastopexy and implants surgery. However, as with every cosmetic surgery procedure, there are some associated risks and potential complications. Common complaints include bruising, swelling and a change in nipple sensation. More uncommon risks are infection, seroma and haematoma. All possible outcomes will be discussed in great detail during your consultation.
What Are The Breastfeeding Implications?
It is possible that your ability to breastfeed may be affected by breast surgery. You should discuss this with the surgeon before you undergo any procedure.
Who Is Suitable For Mastopexy With Implants Surgery?
Those with realistic surgery expectations who want fuller shaped breasts. Anyone who doesn’t feel like a mastopexy alone will deliver the results they want.
How Much Does A Breast Lift And Implants Cost?
The cost of a mastopexy with implants will vary from patient to patient. After your first consultation, you’ll be provided with a full quote that includes all hospital, surgeon and anaesthetic fees.
Which Implants Are The Safest?
Breast implants are made of medical grade silicone or saline. Those looking for breasts with a more natural appearance may opt for silicone. Saline implants are firmer, and often carry more risks of folding, rippling or deflating.