Breast uplift

Breasts can lose their shape and appear less ‘perky’ with age, or after pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss. Nipples may point downwards and breasts may feel less firm.

Whatever the reason, a breast uplift could help to rejuvenate your figure and give you back younger, firmer and more shapely looking breasts.

Often a breast uplift (also known as a mastopexy) is performed at the same time as a breast enlargement or reduction to help achieve the shape and size you would like your breasts to be.

What to expect

Before breast uplift surgery

When you meet with your consultant you can discuss the changes you are hoping to achieve and the size and shape you would like your breasts to be.  The consultant will explain the results you can expect from the surgery and will discuss the associated risks and alternatives to the procedure before going ahead.

You should take time to make your decision and may choose to meet with your consultant several times before going ahead.

A breast uplift (known as a mastopexy) raises and reshapes your breasts by removing excess skin from underneath your breast and around the areola, the dark area of skin around your nipple. The skin and tissue of the breast is tightened and your nipple is moved to a higher position to give a more youthful and firm appearance.

The operation is performed under general anaesthetic, which means you will be asleep during the procedure.

After your breast uplift surgery

You will usually stay in hospital for at least one night after your operation and will need to plan time off work so that you can recover at home. You will also need to wear a special supportive bra in the first few weeks after surgery.

How can I find out more about breast uplift surgery?
  • Coming along to a free Spire Cosmetic Surgery open event or mini-consultation is a great way to find out more about breast uplift and other cosmetic procedure
  • Call to speak to a cosmetic treatment adviser on 02392 456172
  • Alternatively you can send us an email at and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have

Who will do my surgery?

At the Portsmouth Cosmetic Clinic you can choose the consultant you wish to be treated by. They will be the one that you see at your consultation appointments, they will carry out your surgery and they will provide your after-care with the support of a cosmetic nurse.

What are the risks associated with this type of surgery?

Breast uplift is generally a safe operation. For most women, the benefits are much greater than any disadvantages. However, all surgery carries an element of risk.

Complications specific to this operation include infection, which may need to be treated with antibiotics and sometimes further surgery. Occasionally, bleeding occurs inside the breast causing it to swell and become painful.

The wound can be slow to heal or leave a scar that can take time to fade.

It’s possible that your breasts may not be exactly the same shape or size as each other, or that your nipples may be unevenly positioned after surgery.

As with any cosmetic procedure, it is important that you review your expectations thoroughly with your surgeon before you decide to proceed.

The chance of complications depends on the exact type of operation you are having and other factors such as your general health. Ask your surgeon to explain in more detail how any risks apply to you. 


Breast uplift surgery typically costs £5,262