A breast uplift (mastopexy) improves the shape of the breast by tightening the skin envelope and lifting the nipple position. It is commonly used to treat drooping of the breast following pregnancy or weight loss. Breast implants can also be used with an uplift to create a fuller more youthful appearance.
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A 48 yr old patient had a simple vertical scar mastopexy without implants by David Floyd. The second picture was taken 14 months after surgery.
A 36 yr old mother had an augmentation mastopexy using 180cc low profile round cohesive gel implants. The second picture was taken 9 months after surgery.
A 29 yr old patient of David Floyd had a simple mastopexy using the inverted T technique with no implants. The second picture was taken 4 months after surgery.
|Length of surgery||2-3 hours|
|Overnight or day case||Overnight and always performed in a hospital operating theatre|
|Risks and Complications :|
|Frequent||Bruising, swelling, change in nipple sensation, temporary numbness|
|Infrequent||Infection, delayed wound healing, bleeding(haematoma), nipple necrosis, asymmetry, poor scarring,|
|Recovery||5-10 days before socialising with friends and family
7-10 days off work
1st dressing at 1 week
driving 2 weeks
return to the gym 6 weeks
travel abroad 3-4 weeks
|Follow-up||1 week, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months|
“You truly are a brilliant surgeon and have made me feel so happy and confident with myself”
– K.R Breast uplift