Procedure overview: Anaesthetic: general anaesthetic, Hospital stay: Day case or 1 overnight stay, Procedure time: 2 to 3 hours, Return to work 10 - 14 days
Information sheets: breast augmentation, breast uplift (without implants), breast uplift with implants, breast reduction
The breasts can lose their volume and often feel empty and droopy with excess skin. If the nipples are located in a good position, a simple breast augmentation alone may be sufficient to restore the volume of the breasts and give a more natural and youthful appearance. A breast uplift (mastopexy) either with or without implants may be needed if your nipples are low and need to be relocated to a better position. Some women find that their breasts are larger since having children and wish to have a breast reduction.
Visit our breast procedures pages for more details and view before and after photos in our gallery.