At Moorgate Aesthetics we offer breast uplift and reduction services to our patients.
Here are just a few reasons why clients come to us looking for breast uplift or reduction surgery:
- Reduce back and neck pain
- Increase self-esteem and self-confidence
- Improve posture
- Better overall quality of life
Don’t let large breasts get in the way of your enjoyment of life! Contact us now by telephone 03300 244 858 or email and we’ll be glad to discuss the procedures that we offer.
Breast Uplift & Breast Reduction Surgery Before & After Pictures*
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Moorgate Aesthetics offer exclusive private consultations with some of the United Kingdom’s leading Plastic Surgeons. Just as small breasts can have a devastating effect on some women, so can large breasts – or breasts that have drooped through age or after having children.
Patients with large breasts can often have pain in the back and neck – and at worst even develop a stoop as they carry the weight associated with very large breasts. Then there is the embarrassment that prevents them from leading fulfilling social lives. It is commonplace for this to have a profound effect on personal relationships, too.
Droopy or overly large breasts can be improved with a mastopexy (breast uplift), or a breast reduction.
For those where the actual size of the breasts is not a problem, there is the option of breast uplift – also known as a mastopexy. This operation aims to lift the breasts to a more natural position, while lifting the nipple to a more acceptable placement on the breast, instead of pointing downwards.
Of all cosmetic surgery procedures these can be the most satisfying for a plastic surgeon. Patients often report back to say how radically their lives have been changed by the procedure. In the case of a breast reduction, it’s both the physical and mental improvements that make this operation so worthwhile for patients and surgeons.
So What Are The Costs For Breast Surgery?
The cost is dictated somewhat by your choice of plastic surgeon, and the hospital that is used for your surgery. Some plastic surgeons are in huge demand and can attract higher fees as a result.
The consultation is the first step when you are seriously considering an uplift or reduction. This must be with a fully qualified plastic surgeon. The consultation should be with the surgeon who is actually going to carry out your procedure.
Before you go to the consultation, it’s a good idea to make a list of the questions that you would like to ask. In a consultation, things can become stressful, and you may forget to ask key questions along the way. Plastic surgeons are usually impressed by this approach as it shows that their patient is considering all aspects of the operation fully and seriously.
Expect your consultation to last anything between half an hour and one hour. The length of the consultation is not the most important thing. The main objective is that you come away from the consultation feeling that all of your questions have been answered, and you feel reassured that you are in the right hands.
Some plastic surgeons charge a fee for consultation, others do not. In many cases the fee for the consultation is deducted when the patient proceeds with surgery.
At some point the Plastic Surgeon will examine you and make his assessment of what could be achieved with breast reduction or uplift for you. He will make notes and he will usually take a medical history, to see if there is any reason why you should not have surgery. In some cases, he may refer you to another specialist or ask your family doctor for more information.
Your plastic surgeon will then discuss the pros and cons of breast uplift or reduction with you. He will not only explain what can be achieved, but he will also go on to explain the potential risks and complications of the procedure.
Following this you should have plenty of time to ask any questions that, by this time, you feel have not been answered.
At your consultation you should be provided with a clear explanation of the cost of the operation. It is vital to understand what is included and what is not included in the fee. Sometimes there may be additional charges such as further hospital fees in the event that you have to return for further surgery or treatment. Make sure that you are clear about what you have to pay.
Most plastic surgeons recommend a period of reflection after the consultation. This is basically time for you to think about what has been said. When you feel that you are ready to proceed you can move on to the next stage of the process.
When you are ready to proceed with your operation, you will need to make the required arrangements. Plastic surgeons normally have dedicated staff to arrange everything for you. Their job is to book everything and make the process as smooth as possible for you.
Upon booking you are likely to be provided with a number of different pieces of information. These may include a list of things to bring to the hospital and a confirmation time for your arrival at the hospital.
You may also be required to attend for certain pre operative tests before the operation can go ahead. These normally include blood tests, ECG and chest X-rays, depending on what the surgeons requests in your case.
You will need to start and think about a suitable date to undergo the surgery. Remember that you will need fourteen days off work with a breast uplift or reduction, so you will need to plan some holiday from work. If you have young children, you might need some help around the house in the first couple of weeks or so as you wont be able to lift anything heavy.
Upon admission to the hospital, the anesthetist may see you. Breast reductions and uplifts in the United Kingdom are performed under general anaesthetic. This means that you will be asleep for the procedure. The operation itself can take between two and three hours.
The surgeon will make an incision using what is known as a “T scar”, to lift the breasts. There is also an incision around the areola to help reposition the nipple.
When the breasts have been reduced to the appropriate size for your body shape (or in the case of an uplift, lifted to recreate firmness and lift), the wounds will be closed and you may have a strapping applied to the chest.
When you wake up from the procedure you may experience some discomfort. Pain relief will be available and your nursing team, together with your plastic surgeon will do everything they can to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible. Normally you will be asked to stay in hospital for one to two nights.
Upon discharge from the hospital you will be provided with clear post-operative instructions that you should follow carefully. If the plastic surgeon has asked you to take medication, you may be given a prescription to buy the required drugs. Typically you may be put on a course of antibiotics and painkillers.
You should expect some discomfort after the procedure. Initially you will have swelling of the tissues and the breasts may look bigger than you had anticipated. This swelling will settle in time to reveal your new breasts.
Your plastic surgeon will advise you when it’s time to return to the hospital to have the sutures removed. He will either do this himself, or ask one of his nursing team to do this for you. He will want to see you for a check up to see how things are going. Thereafter there is usually a series of check ups to have over a period of months. This is to see how the breasts are settling down. It can take a few months for everything to completely settle.
You may find that certain areas of the breasts are a little numb for a while afterwards; in some cases women have reported that they are extra sensitive.
As part of the check ups your plastic surgeon will be making, they’ll make sure that your breasts are healing well and that there are no complications. As we have mentioned before, there are risks with breast reduction and uplift surgery that you should be aware of. Some of these include: infection, haematoma, loss of sensitivity. There are also others, which your plastic surgeon will have covered with you at your consultation.
Infection could happen through no fault of your own or the surgeon. Every precaution is taken to minimise the risks of infection, but they cannot be eliminated altogether. In worst cases you may require further surgery at a later date.
One of the first things that women tend to do after a breast reduction or uplift is develop a whole new wardrobe that flatters their new cleavage. You may find that many of your clothes do not fit you anymore.
For the very best outcome, make sure that you follow your plastic surgeon’s advice – and don’t try and attempt to do too much too quickly after your operation.
If you are interested in arranging a consultation with a consultant plastic surgeon for breast uplift or reduction, please call us right away! 03300 244 858 Alternatively, please send us a message via our contact page and we’ll respond to you as promptly as possible.
*Pictures courtesy of Surgeon Gary Horn