Breast uplift (mastopexy) at Spire Harpenden Hospital

Inclusive treatment and care from £6,560

At Spire Harpenden Hospital, we use trusted, clinically proven breast uplift surgery techniques to reshape sagging or drooping breasts.

Sometimes also called

  • Breast lift
  • Mastopexy

At a glance

  • Typical hospital stay
    1 night

  • Procedure duration
    1-3 hours

  • Type of anaesthetic
    General

  • Available to self-pay?
    Yes

  • Covered by health insurance?
    No

Why Spire?

  • Fast access to treatment when you need it
  • Consultants who are experts in their field
  • Clear, inclusive pricing
  • Rated 'Good' by the Care Quality Commission

Breast uplift surgery: what to expect at Spire Harpenden

At Spire Harpenden, we pride ourselves on our comprehensive private hospital services and high standards of care for our patients in Hertfordshire.

Our cosmetic surgeons each have considerable experience in breast uplift techniques that reshape your breasts without affecting their size. It’s quick and easy to book an appointment to see one of our team of experts. They can offer advice to help you make the best decision and provide a care plan that’s tailored to you.

How much does Breast uplift (mastopexy) cost at Spire Harpenden Hospital

A breast uplift procedure is available from £6,560.

We’re a trusted and popular choice for breast uplift surgery and our inclusive prices and access to payment plans make it easy and more affordable.

You can trust Spire Harpenden Hospital to provide you with a single, fixed price (1) so there are no surprises. And, through our carefully chosen partner (2) you can even be considered for interest free finance.
(1) Important: Please read Spire Healthcare's terms and conditions for full details of what’s included and excluded in your fixed price* when paying for yourself. (2) Zebra Finance Ltd trading as Zebra Health Finance , Lincoln House, Stephensons Way, Wyvern Business Park, Derby, DE21 6LY. 

Preparing for breast uplift surgery at Spire Harpenden

Getting here

We have excellent road links to the M1 and A1(M) and are five minutes from Harpenden train station. Other public transport options are available.

We also have free on-site parking available for you and your visitors.

Your consultations

Once you’ve made an enquiry, we can arrange for you to meet with one of our cosmetic surgeons in one of our 27 private consultation rooms – usually within a few days. There’ll be a chance to discuss your reasons for having treatment, as well as your medical history. Your consultant will explain what will happen during the procedure, including the type of anaesthetic you'll have. They may also need you to have a pre-operative assessment.

You can also find out more about:

  • The risks and complications
  • Any tests you may need to have before surgery
  • How the medical team will support your recovery and aftercare

Your consultant will explain that there’s no pressure to make any decisions during the appointment. Even if you’re confident you want to go ahead, there’s plenty of time to change your mind during the two week cooling-off period.

Breast uplift surgery: your procedure

You may be able to go home on the same day as your operation. If you do need to stay overnight, you'll have one of our 64 private en-suite rooms. All of our rooms have:

  • TV
  • Window
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Table over bed
  • Side table
  • Telephone

Here’s what to expect after you arrive for your breast uplift surgery:

  • You’ll meet your surgical team and anaesthetist
  • You’ll be given a general anaesthetic so you’ll be asleep for the operation
  • Your surgeon will carry out the operation to lift and reshape your breasts, using the technique previously agreed at your consultation
  • Your operation will take around one to three hours

Breast uplift surgery: your recovery

After surgery, you’ll probably feel some pain or discomfort – our nursing team will give you painkillers to help you with this.

Although everybody’s different and you should always follow your consultant’s advice, here’s a typical recovery timeline for breast uplift surgery:

Treatment and recovery timeline

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Same day or next day

Leave hospital

1-2 weeks

Stitches removed or dissolved

1-2 weeks

May be able to drive

2 weeks

Back to work, depending on your job

2 weeks

Able to do light activities

6 weeks

Back to your normal activities

Up to 6 weeks

Wear a support bra for 24 hours a day

Up to 1 year

Keep your scars out of direct sunlight

1 year

Shape of your breasts should've settled

The treatment described on this page may be adapted to meet your individual needs, so it's important to follow your healthcare professional's advice and raise any questions that you may have with them.

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