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Breast Lift Without Implants

The most common causes of droopy breasts are pregnancy, breastfeeding or significant weight loss.

If your breasts are sagging but still have sufficient volume, a breast lift – or mastopexy – will address this, resulting in breasts that have a more pert appearance.

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What does breast lift surgery without implants involve?

The operation involves raising the breast by tightening and removing excess skin in order to produce an uplifted breast. The amount of scarring that occurs will depend on how much the breast needs to be lifted to achieve the ideal look.

You will need to talk to your surgeon to discuss the matter in detail.

How long will I be in hospital for?

The procedure is usually carried out under a general anaesthetic and will require an overnight stay in the hospital. In the majority of cases, you will be discharged the following day.

Breast lift without implants - In the long term

Our commitment

At MyBreast, we are committed to providing you with the highest possible standard of care. Whether you have come to us for a breast enlargement, breast reduction or breast lift, we promise to look after you before, during and after surgery.

Our commitment to you, which you will experience through our long-term care policy, is just as serious as your commitment to having surgery.

Lifetime aftercare policy

We operate a lifetime follow-up policy for all our patients. If you need to consult MyBreast or a surgeon from MyBreast at any time after your initial follow-up consultation phase, you are very welcome to do so.

Breast lift without implants - Operation guide

The procedure is performed under a general anaesthetic.

Lifting your breasts

If your breasts are droopy but still have volume, a breast lift (mastopexy) alone will result in a more youthful and pert breast. The procedure involves lifting the nipple, removing excess skin and reshaping the breast.

The incisions

Lifting the breast will involve a certain amount of scarring. The incision required will depend on the droopiness of the breasts. These scars may be restricted to the area around the nipple (circumareolar) or extend onto the breast (lollipop or anchor).

Read Norman Waterhouse’s blog on minimising incisions and scars

Preparing to go home

The operation will usually require an overnight stay in hospital.