At The CAPS Clinic I often see women requesting firmer, higher and tighter breasts that aren’t huge and obvious. A Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (breast lift) restores a firmer, higher, more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts.
This is a complex surgery requiring a very experienced Plastic Surgeon but the advantage is a far better result. I was honoured to have recently been named the first ever ‘Surgeon Of The Month’ by the Safer Breast Implant Organisation for my commitment to minimising the risk and spread of bacteria associated with breast implants.
I am listed on the Safer Breast Implants Organisation website as a surgeon who follows the recommended 14-point plan and have done so for many years. Using the plan ensures that my patients are given the benefit of proven research to combat infection and the best chance of a stable, long lasting and successful outcome.
When should I consider a breast lift?
It sometimes shocks women the condition of their breasts following breast feeding and often they come to us feeling disappointed and embarrassed. Similarly, breasts can lose shape and fullness after significant weight loss.
A Breast Augmentation Mastopexy can help restore the breasts to a more youthful position by removing the excess skin and increasing volume by inserting a small implant.
What is involved?
It is not uncommon for breast droopiness to be too far advanced for an implant alone. If the nipple is pointing down or is sitting below the fold where the breast attaches to the chest a breast lift is required.
An effective Breast Augmentation Mastopexy internally stitches the breast material together to produce a supported cone shape.
The nipple stays attached to breast material with blood and nerve supply, so breast feeding may be possible in the future.
Why do I need a breast lift as well as implants?
A Mastopexy alone will not restore fullness, volume and firmness to the breasts. Performing both of these procedures together will give you tighter and higher breasts with subtle restored volume suited to your requirements.
The implant is well supported by the tighter breast envelope and long term results are better than with an implant alone.
Can I have breast implants and a lift performed at the same time?
It is possible to do a lift at the same time as putting in an implant and the results can be spectacular.
If the nipple needs more elevation than 5cm it is better to do the lift as one operation and put in an implant 6 months later once everything has healed.
This may take two operations, but greater results can be accomplished in planned stages of surgery rather than trying to do it all in one big procedure and risking complication.
What results can I expect?
A Breast Augmentation Mastopexy will leave you with similar sized breasts but with better cleavage and your nipples will be relocated to a higher position on your chest.
It will restore your breasts to the position they were before you had children or had significant weight loss. It will overcome the toll gravity has had on your breast tissue by creating fuller, more perky breasts.
This procedure will help restore shape to a patient’s body, make clothing fit more comfortably and help restore confidence.