Breast uplift surgery explained
Certain life events such as rapid weight loss through dieting or illness pregnancy and breast feeding, and the natural ageing process can affect our breasts and the way they look. There may be a loss in volume, tone and buoyancy. We may start to notice breast tissue sagging or puckering. This can leave us feeling self-conscious and uncomfortable. It can also affect what we choose to wear, even our daily social and fitness activities.
Dr Veerle Rotsaert, a fully qualified plastic surgeon with many years’ experience in working in some of the most revered breast hospital departments, offers breast uplift surgery (or mastopexy) to rectify this concern, from her clinic in Belgravia, London.
What is breast uplift surgery (Mastopexy)?
Breast uplift surgery, is a surgical cosmetic procedure which removes excess skin around the breast area, so that the remaining skin can be effectively tightened. The nipple can also be moved to a higher position, resulting in a firmer, more taught and toned breast appearance. Skin from underneath the breast or around the areola (the dark tissue around your nipple) can be removed in this procedure.
Many women who opt for mastopexy are happy with the size of their breasts. However, this procedure can be combined with a breast enlargement (augmentation using a prosthetic silicone breast implant) or breast reduction procedure, to achieve the results you are seeking.
What can breast lift surgery correct?
Breast uplift surgery is an effective and appropriate treatment for the following concerns:
- Sagging, drooping breasts
- A lack of tone, firmness or tightness
- Nipples that point downwards
- Changes to the appearance of the breasts, following rapid or extreme weight loss
Am I suitable for breast uplift surgery with Dr Veerle Rotsaert?
Just like any surgical cosmetic treatment, it is essential to undergo a full consultation and breast exam with Dr Rotsaert so that she can discuss the procedure with you at length, examine your breast area and check your medical history, to ensure you are fit and healthy for surgery. She will also discuss your concerns and the reasons you are considering this procedure, the various options available to you, and of course, the final results you can expect, after the operation.