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Breast Uplift

Droopiness of the breast is a common problem with motherhood, breast feeding and the force of gravity taking their toll. The effects of pregnancy and distension of the breasts with milk cause the fibrous bands which support the breasts in their youthful shape to break down and the skin to stretch. With the subsequent shrinking the unsupported breasts settle into the stretched skin and gravity pulls them down. Putting on weight and then losing it can have the same effect. So too does the ageing process.

What can be done?

It is possible to reshape the breast into one which looks more youthful and feels firmer. This plastic surgery operation is called a Mastopexy. Excess skin is removed from the breast; the breast itself is remodelled into a tighter cone and the nipples are repositioned so that they lie at the appropriate level.

Mastopexy can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). If the breasts are too small as well as droopy, their size can be increased during the operation by performing a breast augmentation at the same time using silicone breast implants underneath the tightened breasts. The results may not last as long with heavy breasts.

Who is a candidate?

Many women seek mastopexy when their families are complete so if you are planning to have further children it may be a good idea to postpone this plastic surgery operation. Although there are no risks for future pregnancy, and mastopexy does not usually interfere with breast feeding, pregnancy is likely to stretch the breasts again and reduce the effectiveness of the procedure. Mr Humzah Consultant Plasic Surgeon will discuss this with you at your consultation.

How much does a mastopexy cost?

The fee for this plastic surgery procedure is a guide; variations do exist between hospitals and fees will be individually calculated for you after your consultation.

Guide Price:  From £ 7,000.00

The fee quoted will cover costs related to your total care (pre-operative assessments, accommodation, medications, routine investigations), theatre, surgeon and anaesthetic fees. It also covers all required post - operative visits and any necessary management of clinical complications. It does not include the initial consultation fee of £110 which will be invoiced separately.

Where can I have my plastic surgery?

Plastic surgery clinics are available at Roseville House Dental Practice, Gloucester and Stourside Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare).  Surgery takes place at the West Midlands Hospital (Ramsay Healthcare), Halesowen.

Where to get further information.

For further information on all procedures, please contact us on 0800 084 2321 or email