Mastopexy (Breast uplift)

Mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, is a cosmetic surgery procedure designed to raise and reshape sagging breasts. This procedure can help to create a more youthful, firm and lifted appearance to the breasts, improving both their aesthetic appearance and the patient’s confidence.

During the procedure, excess skin is removed, the breast tissue is reshaped, and the nipple is repositioned to sit at a higher point on the breast. The areola can also be resized if necessary, to ensure that it is proportionate to the new shape of the breast.

Mastopexy is performed under general anaesthesia, and usually takes around 2-3 hours to complete. Recovery time varies depending on the individual, but patients should expect some swelling, bruising, and discomfort for several days after surgery. Most patients are able to return to work and normal activities within 1-2 weeks, with full recovery taking several months.

Mastopexy is a highly individualized procedure, and there are several different techniques that can be used depending on the patient’s unique needs and desired outcome. For example, some are combined with lipomodelling fat transfer or breast implant augmentation.

While mastopexy is primarily a cosmetic procedure, it can also have functional benefits for some patients. Women with significant sagging may experience discomfort, chafing, or rashes under the breasts, which can be alleviated through the lifting and reshaping of the breast tissue.

Overall, mastopexy can be an effective way to achieve a more youthful and lifted appearance to the breasts, improving both the patient’s physical and emotional well-being.

Mastopexy (Breast uplift) at a glance

Surgery time

2.5 hours

Hospital stay

1 night stay


6 weeks

Time off work

1 week


2 weeks


72 hours

Sleeping on back

6 weeks