Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)

Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)

2-3 hours


One Day



Starting price

What is Breast Uplift Surgery?

Breast uplift, also known as boob lift, breast lift or mastopexy, is a surgery that aims to improve the shape and upper fullness of ladies’ breasts through lifting the breast mount up to the normal pleasant position. It involves removal of excess skin, lifting the breast tissues up followed by reshaping the breasts to become more round, firmer, and perky. Breast uplift or mastopexy surgery also involves moving the nipple and areola up to sit at the centre of the new breast. If the areola is large, it could be reduced at the same time of the surgery. 

Breast uplift improves body figure, balances the waist to bust ratio and helps relief the pain often encountered by the saggy breasts leads to neck pain, muscle strain and bra lines on the shoulders. Some patients may suffer with infections and skin conditions underneath their saggy breasts and hence the surgery will help minimise that risk. 

It is one of the most popular surgeries performed by plastic and breast surgeons in the UK and internationally.

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Why Should Patients Consider Breast Uplift or Mastopexy Surgery?

Breast uplift surgery has proven to help with the following:

  • Improves back and neck pain.
  • Treats deep bra lines on the shoulders.
  • Enhances patient confidence and ability to wear suitable desired clothes and bikinis.
  • Regains patient confidence to engage in social and sports events like swimming, running etc.

Do I Need to Combine Breast Uplift With Breast Reduction or Enlargement Surgery?

Breast uplift or mastopexy surgery would normally involve a minor degree of reduction due to the excision of the excess stretched skin. Most of the patients would lose less than half a cup after the surgery. 

If the patient is concerned about losing any volume or wishes to enhance their breast volume at the same time, some patients may be able to combine the uplift with breast implant insertion to achieve more fullness and enhance their breast size.

It is important for the patient to discuss their desire with their surgeons and go through sizing session where they can try few different sizers in front of a mirror to help them decide on the size of breast implant to use to achieve their desired look and cup.

Do I Need Drains After Breast Uplift Surgery?

Most patients do not need drain inserted during their breast uplift surgery. At Delta Clinics, our surgeon will discuss with the patients the possibilities of using a drain during surgery. Drains help suck out any fluid or blood in the first few hours after surgery. This helps with less bruises, swelling and early recovery.

How Long Is the Breast Uplift or Mastopexy Surgery?

Breast uplift surgery takes 2- 3 hours.

Preparing for Your Breast Uplift Surgery

It is important to carefully consider the new cup size you wish to have after your surgery. It is advisable to see a few pre and post operative photos for some patients to have an idea on how your breasts are likely to look like. Of course, there could some limitation to achieve your desired size due to the current breast size, shape of your chest, thickness of the existing breast tissue, existing lateral fat, or side boob, degree of breast ptosis or drooping, and your general medical condition and suitability for a long surgery.

Preparing your breast skin with regular cleaning, skin moisturisers, topical and oral multivitamins and zinc products help improve the healing process and achieve better scars.

If you are a smoker, it is crucial to stop smoking, including other forms of smoking like nicotine patches, vapes, and electronic cigarettes for at least 4 weeks before surgery and 4 weeks after surgery to avoid post operative complications including infection, delayed wound healing and bad scarring.

Prepare yourself with a nice surgical bra to wear after your surgery for 6 weeks at least. The team can advise you on some brands to consider.

Fill your fridge with fluids and easy to cook food to avoid a struggle after your surgery.

Make sure you have a company to support you for the first 24 hours after surgery.


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Following breast uplift or mastopexy surgery, patients leave the operating theatre with their dressings and garments on to the recovery bay where they spend a few hours to recover. Once fully recovered, had a drink and some food, and mobilised, they are sent home with some painkillers with or without antibiotics.

Breast uplift patients are advised to rest for a few days and avoid driving and exercises for one to two weeks if no implants were used. If implants were used to enhance the size, patients should avoid driving and exercises for 4 weeks at least.

The first change of dressings usually takes place between 7 and 10 days by a qualified nurse or the surgeon. Patients usually have their follow up with their surgeon at 6 weeks, 3 and 6 months before they are discharged.

What Should I Do After Breast Uplift or Mastopexy Surgery?

  • Mobilise and walk to minimise the risk of blood clots.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Eat a healthy diet with high protein to help your wounds heal.
  • Wear your garments day and night for 6 weeks then at night only for another 3 weeks.
  • Shower using natural cleaning materials and tap dry with cotton towels.
  • Leave the dressings intact if there are any. They are usually waterproof or semi waterproof.

What Should I Avoid After Breast Uplift or Mastopexy Surgery?

  • Smoking or sitting with any smokers for at least 2 weeks.
  • Driving for at least 4 weeks.
  • Exercising for at least 4 weeks.
  • Spending a long time in a bath or open water.
  • Exercising your chest or upper arm muscles for at least 4 weeks.

Before & after

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Samantha Saddleton

When I met Dr Alfie for our first consultation I was very nervous but he made me feel so at ease. He took time to explain everything to me and we had a good chat about what was realistic and achievable and I felt confident I was in safe hands. On the day I felt well looked after. I really would recommend.


My experience with London Cosmetic Surgery has been amazing from the very start. They are all so friendly and make you feel immediately at ease. Dr Alfie takes the time to explain every aspect of the procedure in great detail which I was very grateful for! I have been well looked after throughout and am so happy with my results. I cannot recommend Dr Alfie and his team enough.

Leah Pollock

Dr Alfie and his team were absolutely fantastic every step of the way, they put me at ease, kept me informed and everything moved along very quickly. I'm thrilled with my results and very grateful for Dr Alfie's help. Would highly recommend to anyone considering cosmetic procedures.

Dayna Mansfield

Amazing! I am 4 weeks post op from my breast augmentation with Dr Alfie and I am so pleased with my results. From my very first consultation Dr Alfie listened to exactly what I wanted and explained everything in such detail so that I fully understood everything about the procedure and results...

Kara Dale

Amazing! I am 4 weeks post op from my breast augmentation with Dr Alfie and I am so pleased with my results. From my very first consultation Dr Alfie listened to exactly what I wanted and explained everything in such detail so that I fully understood everything about the procedure and results.

Nicole Arraiano De Jong

Can’t sing Dr Alfie and his teams praises enough. They really have their patients best interests and heart and I have felt truly cared for throughout my entire breast augmentation journey from the initial consult all the way to post op check ups. The results are unbelievable!


As a genuine client.....!
Lovely staff, accommodating, helpful. I definitely appreciate the honesty. Definitely felt my best interests were at the heart of my consultation.


Dr Alfie and his team were professional…
Dr Alfie and his team were professional and knowledgable. I had a lot of nerves and reservations and all of them were answered and discussed fully. I would recommend Dr Alfie because I did not feel pressured or like a number he took his time and gave attention. Amazing results for me

Barry Thraves

Boob uplift with Dr Alfie
I had a breast uplift in October 2021 with dr Alfie. The consultations were very good, myself and my husband felt very relaxed with Dr Alfie, he listened to my concerns and was very reassuring.

Teresa Johnson

I had breast reduction surgery by Mr Alfie
I had breast reduction surgery by Mr Alfie in November 2021. When I saw the results I was overwhelmed with joy at what I now saw in the mirror. I now have uplifted, beautiful breasts. The impact of this change on my life has been amazing.

Mrs Herber

Mr Alfie is an excellent surgeon who cares about his patients
This is my second surgical procedure with Mr Alfie and the whole process has been amazing. Mr Alfie is kind engaging and fully explains everything and what realistic expectations. The results from my full abdominoplasty are much better then I thought I’d likely achieve with a fantastic very thin scar line.

I am writing with big thanks to the London Cosmetic Surgery. I was extremely anxious before my procedure, but Dr Hazem Alfie put me at ease and it all went exactly as he described.

First of all thank you so much for giving my old life back. I had total implant removal / capsulectomy surgery with Dr H Alfie and I can’t thank him enough for all he’s done for me and also Alex she is amazing organised everything and made all the process smooth and easy.

Mr Alfie has changed my life… I had list 13 stone in weight.. my skin hung from me .. I approached him to perform a adominaplasty , I was apprehensive.. i need not have worried.. Mr Alfie cares.. he really cares about you arent just another pay cheque.. you matter.. he made me feel at ease and talked me through everything

I have now had 2 surgical procedures with Mr Alfie, after massive weight loss I was left with hideous skin. The results from full abdominoplasty and breast lift/augmentation are truly astonishing and much better results then I realistically thought I would achieve.

Dr Alfie did a great job and I have not had any negative effects due to procedure . He was also very friendly and it made the whole experience great fun!


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