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Cosmetic Surgery

Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

A breast lift (mastopexy) is intended to lift and tighten the sagging breast. The result will be an uplifted, fuller breast with a higher nipple areola position.

Mastopexy alone does not increase volume, but simply improves breast shape and contour. Therefore this procedure is particularly useful in the woman who is happy with her volume but feels that her breasts are drooping or that her nipple areola position is too low.

A woman may choose to combine a mastopexy with a breast augmentation if besides the uplift she also wishes to achieve increased volume, particularly in the upper pole of her breasts. This is often the case following breast-feeding or weight loss.

Miles Banwell most frequently uses a ‘vertical scar’ mastopexy technique, avoiding whenever possible a horizontal scar in the fold beneath the breast. As part of his mastopxey technique he employs some limited liposuction to the chest wall to fine-tune the contour and ensure optimal aesthetic results.

The recovery following mastopexy surgery is usually rapid, with patients returning to office-style work within a week. It is not commonly viewed as a painful procedure – patients are often surprised that some simple analgesia (paracetemol or ibuprofen) suffices. It is typically a day a case procedure, although an overnight stay is always be available if requested.