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Mastopexies (more commonly referred to as 'Breast Uplifts'), are surgical procedures which endeavour to reverse the effects of gravity, and restore drooping breasts to a perkier, more youthful position.
Breast Uplifts are ideal for those of us who are concerned with the visible effects of weight fluctuation or ageing, when the skin has either been excessively stretched or has lost some of its natural elasticity.
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Breast uplifts may be considered a purely cosmetic procedure to many, although, to those weighed down by a chest they feel they should be ashamed of, uplifts can be life-changing. That's where we come in.
Harley Street Skin have helped hundreds of women turn something they feel the need to hide, into something they just can't wait to show off…
Breast Uplifts are popular with women post-pregnancy, when the skin of the breast has lost fullness or firmness from breastfeeding and weight fluctuation. Equally, ageing and gravity are key players, both taking their toll on the look and feel of the breasts. This often manifests as excess skin, general sagging, or a slightly hollow/concaved appearance.
You may feel as though your breasts are making you look older than you really are, or perhaps are self conscious about where the nipples sit without the assistance of a bra. You may even miss the freedom of being comfortable going braless entirely. Whatever your concerns, a breast uplift can work wonders for overall body confidence.
Uplifts are perfect for women who are generally happy with their size, but rather are concerned with quality, fullness and lift as they will generally not impact the breasts overall size at all. Uplifts help to turn back the clock by restoring the breast's natural, youthful plumpness and buoyancy without compromising one bit on cup size.
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The answer to some of the most common questions you may have
It's only natural to have questions if you are considering pursuing a treatment for the first time, and at Harley Street Skin, it's important to us that you feel confident and comfortable at every stage of your journey. To help you find the answers you need, here are a few of the more common quibbles that we find our clients frequently ask...
Breast Uplifts may involve removing surplus skin that has caused ruching or sagging, modifying the breast shape for a fuller cup, or affixing the soft tissue so both the breast and the nipple sit more upright against the breastplate. Incisions are typically made around the nipple and down toward the natural crease beneath the breast in a lollipop shape. This allows the surgeon to reposition the nipple in a higher location, as well as access the breast tissue simultaneously.
Many women find that the physical toll of both pregnancy and breastfeeding leave the skin on their breasts looking haggard and deflated. Similarly, ageing and weight variation will cause natural drooping, loosening of the skin and the downturning of the nipples which many find cause self-consciousness and uncomfortable pinching. Breast Uplifts can remedy all of these concerns and help to restore that youthful, unencumbered body confidence that once reigned supreme.
Breast Uplift costs begin at £6500, but will be dependent on things such as the extent of intervention needed, and how long the surgeon anticipates it will take to achieve your desired results. As all Harley Street Skin breast enhancements are performed under general anaesthesia, the complexity and therefore length of your procedure will likely also impact your costs of sedation.
Breast Uplifts offer both incredible and permanent results. Of course in time, as the skin continues to age, breasts will naturally droop once more and the initial results or the uplift will be impacted somewhat.
Breast tautness can be encouraged by wearing proper sports support during exercise, staying hydrated, moisturising to keeping the skin supple and maintaining a healthy weight.
Typically, breast uplifts take around 3 hours to complete. This can however be increased to the region of 4-5 hours if you are pairing your uplift procedure with implants for additional fullness.
You will also be required to spend the night following your procedure in hospital, under the watchful eye of medical professionals. This is so we are able to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the preliminary healing stages.
Following your operation, it is normal to experience soreness, bruising, sensitivity and swelling which will limit your range of motion somewhat. We do advocate that you continue taking painkillers for a few days to minimise discomfort, and therefore some patients do find that they feel slightly drowsy during this time.
The only notable side effect of mastopexy is scarring, however many women find that the scarring pales in comparison to what this procedure is able to give them back. Many see them as an extremely worthy tradeoff for a younger, perkier bust.
Complications with this type of procedure are rare, although, as with any invasive surgery, it does run the slight risk of infection. You can reduce risk of infection by making sure you: get ample rest, keep the area clean with antibacterial soap, refrain from smoking and are extremely careful not to overexert the wounds as they heal.
A recovery period of 4-6 weeks is recommended following a Breast Uplift, however you will be able to return to light duties and gentle exercise around the 3 week mark. This will of course vary from patient to patient, and if you feel you are not ready to resume activity at this time then you might require a little longer - the most important part is that you allow your body to heal at its own pace and do not overexert yourself. It is normal for patients to take a couple of months to fully recuperate from this procedure.
You will also be given a supportive surgical bra to wear for a few days post-op. This must then be swapped for a sports bra - one which is less restrictive than your surgical garment, but equally supportive. You should continue to wear this support for a minimum of 4 weeks after your operation.
This will entirely depend on the nature of your job. You should be cautious about speeding back into roles which require a lot of upper body exertion, such as lifting, reaching or carrying. It is generally safe to resume light duties at around 7-10 days post surgery, provided your job is not excessively strenuous on your chest. Light bruising and swelling is likely to persist for 2-3 weeks after your operation, so do factor this into your estimations.
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We understand that deciding to go forward with cosmetic treatment can feel like a huge decision. One that we certainly wouldn't expect you to go ahead with without hearing a little bit about us first. Here is exactly why people around the world are happy to put their trust into Harley Street Skin Clinic.
Since 2004, Harley Street Skin has been on speed dial to some of the world's highest flyers thanks to the expertise of cosmetic tour de force, Dr. Aamer Khan and wife Lesley Reynolds.
With their flagship clinic based on the world’s most famous medical strip, Harley Street Skin quickly became a medical and cosmetic frontrunner, drumming up a pristine professional reputation and impressive roster of celebrity clientele. The clinic was in fact so thriving that it gained the attention of television network SkyOne, becoming the focus of hit documentary series Stitch Me, Lift Me, Tuck Me.
Offering an expansive range of both surgical and non-surgical treatments, Harley Street Skin are renowned worldwide for their cosmetic precision, expertise and minimally invasive techniques. From top of the line body sculpting treatments and cosmetic contouring to breast enhancement and discreet anti-ageing lifts, Harley Street experts offer the A-list experience from consultation through to aftercare.
But that's not all. Harley Street Skin are also pioneering skincare specialists, offering solutions to everything from anti-ageing and resurfacing, to colour correction and hydration.
Carefully formulating the perfect regime for even the most stubborn and unusual of skin complaints, Harley Street Skin boast an acclaimed skin care range frequently making an appearance in beauty mag must-haves, health and lifestyle columns, and celebrity handbags around the world.
With highly skilled practitioners, doctors and surgeons on hand at every turn, Harley Street Skin can help you attain the aesthetic you've been dreaming of - whatever your cosmetology needs.