Overview

A breast lift treatment attempts to naturally redrape the breast skin envelope to raise the position of the nipple and improve breast shape. The main reasons for having a breast lift are:

  • Reshape sagging breasts and improve contour by uplifting. 
  • Increase firmness of natural soft breasts. 
  • Raise the position of downward pointing nipples and areolars. 
  • Reduce the size of areola. 
  • Improve self esteem.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What type of anaesthetic is used?

    Mr Banwell recommends a general anaesthetic undertaken by a specialist anaesthetist. The operation is generally performed as a day case and usually no drains are required after the operation.

  • How many times should I see Mr Banwell before the operation?

    We generally like to see you at least twice prior to your surgery, although Mr Banwell welcomes and encourages you to visit as many times as you require, to go through the steps and give you tips to allay any concerns you may have about your surgery and at the same time confirm the size, look and expected outcome you are trying to achieve and also to make sure that you are fully informed of what the procedure involves and the potential risks.

  • What surgical technique is used?

    The breast can be lifted using a number of surgical techniques including the Wise pattern technique, possibly using a periareolar incision, as well as minimal scar techniques, such as a Lejour method and Benelli method. Mr Banwell will discuss these options with you.

  • What happens after the operation?

    After the uplifting operation there are no stitches to remove, as they are all internal. The hospital nurse or an office staff member will contact you after the operation to ensure that you have no problems during your convalescence. There will be post-op visits at one week, six weeks and six months. A crop-top/ athletic support bra is to be worn day and night for six weeks. We recommend no driving for two weeks post-operatively and no rigorous exercise for six weeks. At day 7 we will discuss the best way to achieve the optimum scar result.

  • What are the risks?

    There are both general and specific risks and Mr Banwell will talk to you in detail regarding these. General risks include slight pain, bruising and swelling, bleeding, wound infection, problems with general anaesthetic, abnormal scarring and keloid scars. The specific risks of breast lift include loss of sensation to the breast skin or nipple, asymmetry and bottoming out of the breast, asymmetry, nipple size differences and nipple height differences.

  • What costs are involved?
    • Surgical fees
    • Hospital fees
    • Specialist anaesthetist fee 

Please contact Mr Banwell's office on 01342 330302 or email help@paulebanwell.com for further information.

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At a Glance

SURGERY TIME
2 hours

HOSPITAL STAY
1 night

ANAESTHETIC ASSESSMENT
Possibly

PRE ADMISSION TESTS
Yes

SLEEPING POSITION
Sleeping on back recommended for 2 weeks.

REASONABLY MOBILE
1 day

WASHING
Shower after 1 day. Bath after 2 weeks.

DRIVING
2-3 weeks

SPORT & EXERCISE
6-8 weeks

SEXUAL ACTIVITY
After 4 weeks, restricted at first

FULL RECOVERY
6 weeks

TIME OFF WORK
2 weeks

BRAS & GARMENTS
Sports bra worn for 8 weeks

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