Breast lift/ Breast tightening

Breasts lift also known as mastopexy. It restores the sagging breast and makes them firm.
A plastic surgeon can help a woman to restore back youthful breast contour by extracting excess, stretched out skin and reshaping the breast tissue and raising the nipples and areola in forward position. Larger nipple areola complex can be reduced during breast lift procedure giving a more proportional and natural look to the breasts.

Breast lift involves:

  1. Reducing the lose excess skin
  2. Repositioning the level of nipples
  3. Reducing the size of areola

Some reasons why women choose to have a breast lift surgery as mentioned below:

  1. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can change the breasts and often make them sagging.
  2. Massive weight loss can decrease the breast volume.
  3. Some women have drooping breasts since their teens due to which they have low self-esteem. Breast lift procedure can help women to improve their breast profile.

Various types of Breast Lifts:
You will be explained different types of the techniques, their advantages and limitations during your consultations. The choice of the technique will be a joint decision between you and your surgeon following your consultation.
a) Peri-Areolar lift:
This type of lift usually is used to correct for mild sagging of breasts. This lift can be effective in reducing the size of areola.

b) Vertical lift
This type of lift normally helps to reshape the breasts having moderate sagging.

c) Inverted T lift
This type of lift is performed on women having a dramatic amount of sagging in their breasts. This type of procedure is used if a women wishes to have a breast reduction along with breast lift.
Many times, you may wish to improve the level of your breasts and wish them to be bigger in size. It can be achieved at the same time by combination of breast list and breast augmentation. This procedure is known as ‘augmented mastopexy’.

The breast lift surgery is carried out either under local anaesthetic with or without sedation or under general anaesthetic. It is generally done as a day case but it may require overnight stay. It takes approximately 1 to 2 hours to perform the procedure. All the sutures are dissolvable hence it doesn’t require removal. Your breasts will be supported with a sports bra for your comfort.

Care following your operation:
You will be advised to take antibiotics to prevent infection. You are provided with analgesics tablets to control pain. Your dressings will be changed within a week’s time. It is advisable not to perform any strenuous activities for first 2 to 6 weeks after a breast lift.

Am I good candidate for mastopexy procedure?

If you have ‘saggy’ breasts and you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts then you should seek advice from a qualified consultant plastic surgeon.

What kind of suture material is used in my breast lift?

We use dissolving sutures which does not require removal.

When can I resume my work?

It depends on the type of work you do. You can start your computer based office work after 72 hours if approved by your surgeon.

How long do I have use sports bra ?

We advise you to wear your sports bra for 4 to 6 weeks following the procedure.

Is it a painful operation?

The operation is done under anaesthesia hence you don’t feel any pain. You are provided with analgesic tablet to control pain when you are sent home. You may require to take tablets for pain control between 72 hours and 5 days.


  1. How much does breast lift cost?
    From £5000


Breast lift restored my youth

For a long time, I had been very conscious of my breasts and how badly I wanted a perky upright cleavage. I decided to search for a specialist and found Mr. Vadodaria. After booking a consultation, I met Mr. Vadodaria. He was so warm and welcoming in his manner, and put me at ease straight away. After explaining to him how I felt about my breasts and nose (I wanted revision rhinoplasty), he explained all the complications and risks in a straight forward manner, to make sure I was content with my decision. After the consultation I went home to have a think about what I wanted to do. I felt no pressure to book the surgery but I was sure that I had made the right decision. A few weeks later I had my surgery and I couldn’t be happier. My breasts are now so perky and I can wear any top I desire. My nose also is exactly how I wanted it. Mr. Vadodaria has a great bedside manner with his patient’s and makes sure they are given the best service possible.

Breast lift helped me regain my self-confidence

I have had issues with my breasts for a long time and my confidence was being affected. At 24, I didn’t feel like my breasts were how they should be as I had breast fed 2 children and they were sagging and I was ashamed of them. I was unaware how badly it was affecting my posture as well as my confidence but now I was desperate for something to be done. After my breast uplift I feel like a new person. I am more comfortable in my own skin, I want to show my figure off and it’s amazing to see, looking back at before and after photos just how much difference it has made to my posture as well as my confidence. I am so glad I did something about my breasts, I can’t imagine how I would be if I hadn’t had my uplift. Now I can fully love myself and my whole life has benefitted from it! I would recommend him to anyone wanting to have something nip, tucked or reconstructed. He will look after you and make sure that you get the best results. I would definitely go with Mr. Vadodaria if I want anything else done in the future.