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Uplift with implants

This combination of techniques merges breast augmentation using implants, with a breast lift (mastopexy) simultaneously. This can totally reshape, enhance and lift the breasts into a more youthful position. 


Mr Topping spent the time explaining all the potential upsides and downsides of augmentation and mastopexy, both general and specific to me. Deciding on the size of implant took me some time, but I was able to keep going back to make sure I was happy without feeling pressure to decide before I was ready. Now all is done and I’m very happy with the results and my choice of implant size. The team were all very kind, supportive and friendly and I am very pleased I selected Mr Topping for my surgery.

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About the operation

The surgical procedure typically spans a duration of 2 to 3 hours, with patients being discharged and able to return home the day after. The dissolving stitches used during the operation are designed to autonomously facilitate the healing process. It is generally expected that the breasts will undergo a comprehensive healing and shaping process over an average period of 3 months following the procedure. This timeline encompasses the gradual settling of tissues and the achievement of the desired aesthetic outcome.


Choosing to have an augmentation mastopexy

This procedure suits women who have droopy breasts (breast ptosis) but also want the overall volume to be increased. This usually happens after weight change or pregnancy. The breasts are lifted back into position giving increased fullness in the upper aspect which is enhanced by use of an implant. Depending on the amount of breast drop (ptosis) and personal wish as to volume increase, it can be done as either a one stage or a two stage procedure.

The one stage is a breast augmentation and uplift combined at the one operation. A two stage breaks it down into a breast uplift initially and then 4 months later a standard breast augmentation.

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What are the possible complications?

The resulting scars from the operation will encircle the nipple/areola, extend downward into the breast crease, and also run within the breast crease, forming a configuration resembling an inverted "T" or anchor. Postoperative complications may include the possibility of infections, which could necessitate the use of antibiotics for treatment. In addition, there is a potential for bleeding within the breast, and if this occurs, removal procedures may be required. It's important to note that alterations in nipple sensation may occur following the operation, but with time, improvement in sensation is possible.


When can I get back to work?

Typically, a recommended recovery period of two weeks is advised after the procedure. During the initial return to activities, individuals are encouraged to engage in lighter duties to minimize any potential discomfort. To provide additional support during the healing process, it is recommended to wear a non-underwired bra, such as a sports bra, consistently both day and night for up to six weeks. This comprehensive approach to recovery not only allows for a gradual return to regular activities but also ensures sustained support, contributing to an effective and comfortable recuperation period.

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