Breast Lift Without Implants
A breast uplift without implants also referred to as a Mastopexy is a cosmetic surgery operation that changes the shape of the chest by lifting the breasts. This procedure removes excess skin and breast tissue before reshaping the breast and restoring a more youthful appearance.
If you would like to enhance the shape and profile of your breasts, implants may not always be the right choice for you. Your breasts may be sagging but still have sufficient volume, in these instances a breast lift without implants will address this, resulting in breasts that have a more pert appearance. The most common causes of droopy breasts are pregnancy, breastfeeding or significant weight loss.
Is a breast lift without implants right for me?
Breasts can naturally sag over time, but also commonly do so after pregnancy or breast feeding. This can leave women feeling self-conscious over their appearance. The degree of breast sagging (pstosis) varies and can be seen below:
In cases where the breast retains sufficient volume, a breast lift without an implant can help to achieve full, pert and shapely breasts, helping to restore confidence. In some cases, there is not sufficient volume to achieve the desired look without an implant, in which case a breast lift with implant procedure is preferred.
Your surgeon will be able to advise on which procedure will be right for you.
What does breast lift surgery without implants involve?
The operation involves raising the breast by tightening and removing excess skin in order to produce an uplifted breast. The amount of scarring that occurs will depend on how much the breast needs to be lifted to achieve the ideal look.
Lifting your breasts
The procedure involves lifting the nipple, removing excess skin and reshaping the breast.
Lifting the breast will involve a certain amount of scarring. The incision required will depend on the droopiness of the breasts. These scars may be restricted to the area around the nipple (circumareolar) or extend onto the breast (lollipop or anchor).
The procedure is usually carried out under a general anaesthetic and will require an overnight stay in the hospital. In the majority of cases, you will be discharged the following day.
How much does a breast lift cost?
The exact cost of a breast lift without implants will depend on your personal situation and your desired results. At your £25 surgeon consultation, you will receive a premium cosmetic surgery experience, your surgeon will fully examine you and discuss your personal surgical requirements. Then they will talk you through exactly how much your procedure will cost based on your precise requirements, so there will be no surprises and no hidden extras.
Take a look at our guide prices page, you can use our starting price as a general indication of the breast lift cost and also see what a maximum budget could be for a more complicated or intensive procedure.
If you’d prefer not to make the full payment up front, we also offer Finance Packages so you can spread out your payments.
Following surgery you will stay in hospital overnight to be monitored. Your surgeon may place a drain on both sides of your body, but this is perfectly normal.
Your dressings will remain for 1-2 weeks, and you are often required to wear a surgical support bra for 2-4 weeks following your operation. Your surgeon will let you know exactly what to expect and how to best support your recovery from surgery.
In terms of everyday activities, you can generally expect the following timeframes:
- Back to work – 10-14 days
- Long haul flights – 4 weeks
- Exercise – 4-6 weeks
- Sex – 4-6 weeks
- Swimming – 4-6 weeks
A full recovery from a breast lift without implants usually takes around 6-8 weeks.
In the long term
At MyBreast, we are committed to providing you with the highest possible standard of care. Whether you have come to us for a breast enlargement, breast reduction or breast lift, we promise to look after you before, during and after surgery.
Our commitment to you, which you will experience through our long-term care policy, is just as serious as your commitment to having surgery.
Lifetime aftercare policy
We operate a lifetime follow-up policy for all our patients. If you need to consult MyBreast or a surgeon from MyBreast at any time after your initial follow-up consultation phase, you are very welcome to do so.
Contact Us Today
MyBreast have the UK’s finest cosmetic plastic surgeons and we’re committed to offering you the highest standard of care, before, during and after your surgery. MyBreast charges a small fee of £25 for your no obligation first consultation that will take place with your operating surgeon and last approximately 30-45 minutes.
Please pop your details on our form and one of our friendly patient advisors will call you to answer any questions you may have and book your appointment, we'll give you all the information and time you need to think about your cosmetic surgery wishes. And, we’ll be here, caring for you every step of the way.