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Natural-looking breast uplift with Dr Kian

Breast uplift surgery (also called mastopexy or breast lift) is a procedure to elevate the position and improve the shape of sagging breasts (ptosis). The procedure involves lifting the position of a droopy nipple and reshaping the breast to give it a more youthful or perky appearance. If required, this can be combined with an implant (augmentation/implant mastopexy) to improve the size of your breasts at the same time.

Women seek breast uplift surgery because they are unhappy with the shape of their breasts.  Sagging or droopy breasts are a natural result of ageing and the effects of gravity. Younger women may also seek breast uplift surgery following pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss. This procedure helps rejuvenate the appearance of your breasts and this can have an impact on your self-confidence.

  • Performed by Dr Kian, a UK-trained Consultant Plastic Surgeon with a special interest in Cosmetic Breast Surgery
  • British Association of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons (BAAPS) Aesthetic Fellowship training in London & Sydney, Australia
  • Systematic approach & personalised surgery for natural-looking results
  • Experience in different techniques of breast uplift surgery to suit individual requirements including inverted T (“Wise-pattern”/anchor-shaped scar), vertical (“lollipop”/short scar) and circumareolar (scar around areola only)
  • Consultation and full aftercare provided by Dr Kian


Most women who seek breast uplift surgery would like to rejuvenate their breasts by giving them a lift and improve their shape. You may feel that your breasts have become less pert, ‘empty’ or deflated as you’ve aged, following pregnancy or weight loss. This may be the results of the effects of gravity over time, reduction in breast tissue following pregnancy/breastfeeding and loss of skin elasticity. Breast uplift surgery can also be performed to correct asymmetry. It can be done in conjunction with a different procedure on the other side (for example and uplift on one side and an augmentation with implants on the other side).

During your consultation with Dr Kian, you will be able to discuss your goals and concerns. Dr Kian will discuss your procedure with you including what sort of scars to expect, what garments to wear and how long it will take to recover from surgery.

Dr Kian has had extensive training using various different techniques and types of breast uplift surgery. He will be able to tailor your procedure to ensure that you achieve natural-looking results based on your body shape and individual needs.

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Breast uplift surgery is usually performed under general anaesthetic as a day case procedure meaning that you are discharged home the same day. The figures shown here may vary depending on the type of surgery you have and your individual circumstances.

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    Elevate & improve the shape of droopy (ptotic) breasts

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    Day case (Some cases may require an overnight stay)

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    7-14 days

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    6 weeks+


  1. Am I suitable for breast uplift surgery?

    There are several reasons why you may seek breast uplift surgery. You may feel that your breasts have become saggy or droopy as you’ve aged. Alternatively, your breasts may have become ‘empty’ or deflated following pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss. This may impact your self-esteem or your ability to wear certain clothes without a bra to support your breasts.

    If you are over 18, generally healthy, not overweight and a non-smoker, you are suitable for breast uplift surgery. Occasionally, some women who seek breast uplift surgery may actually not be suitable, and may require a different technique (such as a breast enlargement). If you require more volume in your breasts, this procedure can be combined with the insertion of a breast implant (breast lift with implants). During your consultation, you will be advised on whether breast uplift surgery is suitable for you.

  2. What will the consultation involve?

    At your consultation, you will meet Dr Kian, a fully-qualified plastic surgeon who is trained in cosmetic breast surgery. He will take a full medical history including details of medications, allergies, smoking and family history of breast cancer. Dr Kian also always takes time to understand what your goals and concerns are.

    During your examination, the following will be assessed systematically and standard clinical photographs will be taken for your medical record:

    • breast and chest wall measurements
    • pre-operative asymmetry
    • chest-wall abnormalities
    • skin thickness & quality

    Dr Kian will then discuss your procedure with you. He will also discuss the scar pattern that you are likely to expect. He will explain the potential risks and complications of surgery so that you make a fully-informed decision. There will be plenty of time to answer any questions that you may have and you can rest assured that Dr Kian will give you his honest, professional advice.

  3. What sort of scars can I expect?

    Dr Kian is trained in a wide range of breast uplift techniques and the scar pattern that you could expect will depend on your individual circumstances. Dr Kian will take some measurements during your consultation and discuss with you what your goals are before advising on which technique is suitable for you. Below are some of the more popular techniques that Dr Kian uses:

    • Wise-pattern breast uplift – this is also called anchor shaped or inverted-T uplift. This technique is used when the breasts are very droopy and a large lift is required in the position of your nipple. This technique can also be used when a reduction in the size of your breasts is needed (see Breast Reduction). The scars for this technique will be around your areola, along the inframammary crease under your breast and a vertical scar between your areola and inframammary crease.
    • Vertical scar breast uplift – this is also a popular technique of breast uplift and is also called the short scar or “lollipop” scar technique. This is a technique which is used when a smaller lift is required. The scars for this will be around your areola and a vertical scar going down from your areola to your inframammary crease.
    • Small inverted-T uplift – this is a variation of the above 2 techniques where an inverted-T scar is used, however the scar under the inframammary crease is shorter than the classical Wise-pattern technique.
    • Circumareolar uplift – this is a less common technique where only a small lift in the position of your nipple is required. The scar for this will only be around your areola.
    • Periareolar uplift – this is a technique used when only a subtle lift in the position of your nipple is required. The periareolar scar is only partly around your areola.
  4. When will I be able to see my results?

    Breast uplift surgery will produce immediate results and you will see that your breasts have been lifted and the shape has improved immediately after surgery. There will be some swelling from surgery, which will take a couple of weeks to subside. Full results will be visible from 6 weeks.

  5. Will I be able to breastfeed after breast uplift surgery?

    There is a possibility that your ability to breastfeed may be affected after breast uplift surgery. If you wish to breastfeed, it is advisable to delay breast uplift surgery until after you have completed your family.

  6. What are the risks/complications?

    During your consultation, Dr Kian will explain the potential risks and complications of your procedure. Some of these include:

    • Scar – this will depend on the type of breast uplift surgery that you have and will be discussed with you at your consultation
    • Infection – some wound infections may require antibiotic treatment.
    • Seroma – this is a collection of fluid in your breast. Small seromas may be left alone if they do not produce any symptoms, however larger or symptomatic ones may be aspirated.
    • Bleeding/haematoma – bleeding after surgery may require a second operation to remove the blood clot and stop any bleeding.
    • Wound healing problems – occasionally, there may be areas that take a bit longer to heal due to either infection or impaired blood supply.
    • Unfavourable results – this may be due to problems with asymmetry, size or shape etc after surgery. Weight loss or ageing over time will result in the breasts sagging again.
  7. How long is the recovery time?

    Recovery time is very individual, however for most people this will be between 7 to 14 days. We would normally advise to take a week off work, however you may return to work sooner or later depending on how you recover and the type of work that you do. You will be asked to wear a post-surgical garment or sports bra after your surgery for 6 weeks. Full results take at least 6 weeks, however this will vary from person to person.

  8. What will the aftercare involve?

    Dr Kian believes that good aftercare is as important as the surgery itself. You will be given contact details to get in touch should you have any concerns after your surgery. You will have a clinic appointment approximately 1 week after your procedure. At this time, the wound is inspected to ensure that it is healing well and there is no infection. You will have a full review appointment with Dr Kian at approximately 6 weeks after your surgery to check that you are happy with your results and to give you long-term aftercare instructions.


If you are considering breast uplift surgery, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands with Dr Kian. His personalised approach to your care ensures that your breast uplift journey is safe and smooth.

1. Consultation

Your expert consultation with Dr Kian gives you the perfect opportunity to ask any questions you might have. Dr Kian will give you honest advice on whether you are a suitable candidate for breast uplift surgery and discuss what options you have. He will take a medical history from you and examine you, including taking certain measurements of your chest and breasts. Full information on your procedure, including risks and aftercare instructions, will be given.


2. Treatment

Breast uplift surgery is usually performed as a day case operation at a private hospital. The procedure involves a general anaesthetic, which will be given by an experienced Consultant Anaesthetist. Your incisions will be discussed at consultation and they are closed with dissolvable stitches under the skin. You will be able to go home the same day in most cases (although some patients may require an overnight stay).


3. Aftercare

You will need to wear a surgical bra or sports bra for 6 weeks after your surgery. You will have a simple dressing over your incision site, which you need to keep dry for 2 days. You will be able to take light showers thereafter. The dressing will be removed in the clinic after 1 week to inspect the wound. You will be seen again for your review appointment with Dr Kian 6 weeks following your surgery.


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