What is Breast Lift Surgery?

Breast Lift Surgery, known as mastopexy, Is one of the most common and popular cosmetic surgeries in the UK. Breast lift surgery is used to correct breast issues including sagging or drooping. Breast lift surgery involves removing excess loose skin to lift and reshape breasts to appear more youthful.

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Surgery Time

2 - 3 Hours

Time Off

1 - 2 Weeks



Full Recovery

6 Weeks

Reasons for Breast Lift Surgery

There are many factors to women wanting breast augmentation, ranging from:

  • Age
  • Weight loss resulting in excessive skin
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Gravity
  • Sun exposure


Breast Rejuvenation

Restore breast appearance due to weight loss or pregnancy

Confidence Boost

Feel confident with the body you want

If Breast Lift Surgery sounds like the perfect procedure for you and you would like to find out more, please feel free to contact us below for a consultation with James Wokes

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Frequently Asked Questions

Undergoing plastic surgery is a major decision and you must be aware of what the treatment entails. Below are some of the most frequently asked questions people ask before making a final decision.

Breast Lift surgery usually takes 2 to 3 hours to perform. During surgery, excess skin will be removed and the breast will be repositioned to form a new tighter shape. In some scenarios, the nipple may need to be moved upwards depending on requirements of the new shape. The scar pattern is usually either a lollipop shape round the nipple and down the front of the breast or an anchor scar which also includes a scar under the breast. All eventualities will be discussed in a consultation prior to surgery with Mr Wokes. Implants may also be considered to provide a fuller look to the breasts.

More information about breast lift procedures can be found here.

Patients are typically able to return home the same day or have one night stay in hospital after breast lift surgery. They are advised to rest as there will be expected swelling and soreness. After two weeks you will likely be able to partake in light exercise, but it could be up to 6 weeks before you can resume to normal activities. A support bra must be worn day and night for 6 weeks followed by a further 6 weeks at night.

Avoid heavy lifting and driving for the first few weeks and ensure wounds are protected and looked after. A thorough explanation of the proper aftercare will be explained to you by Mr Wokes.

It is important to look out for any change in colour and pain, signs of infection including swelling, redness temperature or puss in the wounds. If you feel something is wrong please contact Mr Wokes’ team.

Once Breast lift surgery has been performed the results can last up to 15 years however, due to personal preferences, some people may choose to undergo minor revisions a few years after breast lift. Factors such as age or health may contribute to undergoing minor revisions.

Lifestyle and health changes can also contribute to longer lasting results including diet changes, wearing correct support, avoiding prolonged sun exposure.

If you don’t feel confidence with the appearance of your breasts or feel they have dropped or appear saggy then a breast lift may be the right solution for you. Visible signs to pay attention to are nipples either pointing down or sitting below breast crease.

Once lifted, implants can be inserted to increase size. This is known as Breast Enlargement Surgery.

It is important to understand the different procedures and making sure which one is right for you

Breast lift surgery involves removing excess skin and restructuring outer tissues making skin around the breast tighter by lifting it up. This procedure does not target increase or decreasing volume size, unless you are also have breast implants. Breast reduction works to remove breast tissue to create smaller, lighter and manageable breasts.

You should always check your surgeon is registered and has the right to practice before deciding. You can check your surgeon is registered through the general medical council.

You can also find out more information about cosmetic procedures through BAPRAS and BAAPS