How much does private mastopexy cost?

You can access mastopexy at Benenden Hospital as a self-pay patient. Our guide price is from £5,600 (one breast) or from £7,193 (both breasts).

Spread the cost of your mastopexy procedure

Take advantage of payment plans through our trusted partner, Chrysalis, and spread the cost of your treatment. Fit your repayments into your monthly budget rather than having to find the full cost at the time of your treatment.

For one breast our guide price is from £135.40 per month*

*Representative Example: Total amount of Credit £5,600. Total charge for credit £2,524.00. Total Amount Repayable £8,124.00. Repayable by 60 monthly payments of £135.40. Representative 16.9% APR.

Example based upon mastopexy surgery for one breast costing £5,600.00 repayable over 60 months. Acceptance is subject to status. Terms and conditions apply.

I have a question about mastopexy surgery or a breast uplift

What is mastopexy or a breast uplift?

Breast uplift – also known as mastopexy - is surgery to reshape and remodel sagging breasts. By removing extra skin and moving the position of the nipples, the breasts can become firmer and sit higher up on your chest.

If your breasts are droopy or large, a breast reduction (or mammoplasty) may give you the result you want.

Why would I have mastopexy or a breast uplift?

Breast feeding is a common cause of sagging breasts. They can become distended with milk, causing the ligaments which usually support the breasts to stretch and begin to break down.

Similarly, if you’ve lost a lot of weight, excess skin can cause your breasts to sag.

What are the benefits of mastopexy?

The most common benefit of mastopexy is that it improves the appearance of your breasts and, as a result, can boost your self-esteem.

What are the risks associated with having a mastopexy?

As with all types of surgery, mastopexy has risks associated with the procedure including scarring, bleeding, increased or decreased sensation, problems with stitches and asymmetry of your breasts. Your Consultant will talk you through these and any risks associated with anaesthesia.

What happens during my mastopexy consultation?

When you meet your Consultant at the initial appointment, they’ll discuss why you want a breast uplift and how you’d like your breasts to look after the procedure. They’ll ask you about your medical history, including any medication and whether you’re planning on becoming pregnant soon.

Next, your Consultant will measure your weight and height to ensure that it’s safe for your operation. They’ll then examine your breasts and take photographs for your medical records.

Your Consultant will ask you to sign a consent form before the examination and you’re welcome to bring someone with you for this part of the appointment.

How should I prepare for mastopexy?

There’s not much you need to do to prepare for your mastopexy surgery, but – as with most operations - you should ensure that you’re as healthy as possible before your procedure. This could include keeping your weight stable and eating healthily.

You should stop smoking or vaping at least three months before your surgery, which will help the wound heal. Your Consultant will advise whether you should stop any medication ahead of the procedure.

On the day of your surgery, you should shower as normal to ensure the area is as clean as possible.

What happens during mastopexy?

Your surgery will depend on the type of uplift you’d like and your breast size and will usually be carried out under a general anaesthetic.

The most common uplift uses a cut around your areola (the area of dark-coloured skin on the breast that surrounds the nipple) and vertically under your breast. Your Consultant might also make a cut in the crease under your breast in the shape of an anchor.

They’ll remove the excess skin from under your breast and reshape the breast into a tighter cone shape. Your nipples can be moved higher at this stage as well.

How long does mastopexy take?

On average, a bilateral mastopexy (both breasts) will take two hours.

What should I expect after mastopexy?

After the surgery, we’ll give you antibiotics to prevent infection. Depending on your recovery, you may go home the same day, or you may need to stay overnight in hospital.

Someone will need to drive you home after your procedure and stay with you overnight.

How long is mastopexy recovery?

Your Consultant will talk to you about your recovery and aftercare, including how to manage any soreness and pain, what bra to wear and how soon you can go back to your normal activities. You may need to take some time off work and avoid driving until you feel comfortable wearing a seatbelt.

It can take several months for the swelling to subside and for the final results to be visible. If you notice any swelling, redness or pain you should call us immediately.

Our Consultant Plastic Surgeons

Mr Christopher Macdonald, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Christopher Macdonald

Consultant Plastic Surgeon

Mr Macdonald's clinical interests include breast reduction surgery, abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, body contouring, brachioplasty or arm lift.

Mr Simon P Mackey, Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon at Benenden Hospital

Simon P Mackey

Consultant Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeon

Mr Mackey's clinical interests include breast reduction surgery, mastopexy or breast uplift, abdominoplasty or tummy tuck, brachioplasty or arm lift.

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