What Happens During Breast Lift Surgery?

Your breast lift will be performed at a hospital, or a surgeon’s clinic, and usually doesn’t require an overnight stay. A breast lift can take between one and a half and three and a half hours and you will be put under general anaesthetic during the procedure. In some cases where little skin needs to be removed, the breast lift procedure can be performed with a local anaesthetic and a sedative.

There are different techniques that can be used, but the surgery usually begins with the surgeon making a cut underneath your breast, which follows the natural curve of the breast. He then makes another cut, which runs from the nipple down towards the bottom of the breast. In all types of breast lift surgery excess skin is removed and the skin and nipple are repositioned to result in breasts that are firm and lifted. Where the surgeon makes his incisions will depend on the type of breast lift surgery you are having. This will also determine where your scars will be placed. This will all have been discussed at your consultation. Stitches are usually put in around the areola, in a line running downwards from the nipple area, and along the lower crease of the breast.

Latest Articles and Answers from our Experts

Hans Place Practice

Read more from this Expert

Question Answered:
permanent dermal filler [...]

Question Answered:
what is the best weight loss surgery? [...]

Question Answered:
What male compression garments do I need for Hi Definition liposuction on abdomen, chest and flanks [...]

Riverbanks Clinic

Read more from this Expert

Question Answered:
How can I get rid of or lessen Keloid scars? [...]

Question Answered:
How can I get rid of the deep vertical lines on my upper lip? [...]

Question Answered:
How often do you need botox? [...]

Lip Doctor Aesthetics

Read more from this Expert

New Article:
Our Secret Ingredient For Plumping Your Lips [...]

New Article:
Enhance Your Cheekbones With A Non Invasive Solution [...]

New Article:
Summer Skin Hydration In Liverpool [...]

Manchester Dermatology

Read more from this Expert

Question Answered:
Can I improve my acne by eating a healthy diet or by increasing the frequency of washing my skin? [...]

Question Answered:
What is psoriasis, is it infectious, will my children get it if I have it? [...]

Question Answered:
Can stretch marks be removed? [...]