Breast Uplift


Breast Uplift Surgery (also known as Breast Mastopexy) is a procedure that involves raising your breast by tightening the tissue in the surrounding area, giving the breasts a better shape and support, restoring fullness.

The procedure can also reduce the size of the areola – the darker skin surrounding the nipple. Reshaping can be performed as part of a breast augmentation procedure or without significantly changing the size of your breasts.

If you have relatively small breasts and less sagging, the desired effect may be achieved with less surgery. In this case, circular incisions are made around the areola, and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed. At Hadley Wood Hospital our consultants are highly trained experts and will tailor each service the patients needs ensuring all procedures are carried out to the highest standard.

The Procedure

Uplifts are performed under general anaesthetic and normally take a couple of hours. During the operation, your surgeon removes the excess skin from around the breast giving it a better shape. Small incisions around the breast allow the nipple and areola to sit higher on the breast. The excess skin is then removed.

Our surgeons are among the most experienced breast surgeons in the world, with hundreds, often thousands of successful procedures to their credit.


After the procedure you will need to take a 1-2 weeks off work. You should also wear a supportive bra to facilitate healing. Stitches are removed a week or two after surgery.

You will be advised by your surgeon as to when you can return fully to your daily activities including exercise.

Your surgeon will advise you of the appropriate aftercare following your surgery and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

For information, quotations or booking, please contact our enquiries team on 020 7317 7751 or Our team are available Monday – Friday from 8am to 6pm.