Breast Uplift


Treatment Time

1 – 2.5 hours


From Three Weeks

Hospital Stay

One Night


From 8 Weeks


From One Day


Showers after 3 days, no bathing until healed


Sports bra for 6 -8 weeks

Time off work

2 weeks for sedentary roles

Before & After Results

What is a Breast Uplift?

A Breast Uplift or Mastopexy is a breast surgery procedure to uplift your breasts and give you a more perky appearance.

Patients usually find that over time or after pregnancy and breastfeeding their breasts can sometimes droop.

It can be combined with either a Breast Augmentation to give fullness to the top of the breast or with a Breast Reduction to reduce the overall volume of the breast.

For Breast Uplift cost please see our FAQs below.

The Results

Results are usually good and patients feel rejuvenated and more youthful after surgery and often go out and buy a whole new wardrobe of clothes and underwear.

Breast Uplift Case Study


Beth* was a 20 year old University student who had always been self-conscious about her drooping breasts. She came to see me with her Mum over a year ago now to discuss what could be done to improve them,

Patient Background

Beth told me that she had always been unhappy with her breasts as she felt ever since they had developed they had been “droopy” and she thought that they had an overall poor shape. She felt that she did not necessarily want to increase the size of her breasts (with a breast enlargement) but was, however, much more focused on achieving “a better and more youthful shape” as well as lifting the nipple up a bit as it was presently pointing downwards.

She was not worried about having scars on her breasts if she knew that this would give her the shape she desired.

Questions at Consultation 1

Her main question was what, if anything could be done to improve her shape? She had heard about mastopexy (the medical name for breast uplift surgery) and wanted to know if this alone would give her the shape she desired. or if she would perhaps also need to have breast implants. We talked about what was involved in the breast uplift operation and how this was done through an anchor pattern of scarring with most of the scar well disguised within the crease of the breast or around the areola. I explained how this would not require any breast implants but instead I would be able to sculpt and shape the breast using internal stitches. I showed both her and her Mum pictures of previous patients who had undergone both breast uplift and breast reduction under my care so that they could see the sort of scars and shape that results from this procedure. We also talked about the pros and cons of using breast implants. I explained that this confers extra risk and cost but that it is used mainly to give fullness to the upper part of the breast rather than to make her bigger overall. She was given written information sheets and Frequently Asked Questions sheets and went away to think over her options and consider the best time for her to have surgery so that it would fit around her University studies.

Second Consultation

At the second Consultation, she asked more questions about the pros and cons of using breast implants and I showed her different patients who had undergone breast uplift surgery with and without breast implants. She was overall edging towards not having them and after a bit of thought, she opted to go for a breast uplift alone. I asked her to sign her consent form and we took her pre-op pictures. Her Mum asked about how long she would be in the hospital and I explained she would need an overnight stay and that the surgery would take approximately 2 hours and that there would be no need for any drains.

Day of surgery

On the day of her cosmetic surgery, I came to see her and I measured up and marked out where her new nipple would be positioned on her breasts after the surgery. I explained she would come back with some tapes to support and keep her new shape in place and she had brought some front fastening bras (and without underwiring) with her as advised to wear post-op

Patient Reaction

The operation went very well and I was able to get a very pleasing shape and symmetry which she was absolutely delighted with. She said

I feel much more confident and can often wear clothes without the need for my bra!

The scars have settled very well and I have now discharged her so that she can make the most of her new university life.

Mr Gerard Lambe  MD, FRCS (Plast)
Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgeon
Clinical Lead for Plastic surgery


Below are some common FAQ’s about breast uplift surgery.

What is the price of breast uplift?
All procedures at Reflect Clinic are unique to you. To find out a price for your breast uplift please book a consultation and discuss your needs with our expert surgeon, Mr Gerard Lambe.
You should not have this procedure if
You are overweight, with a BMI of over 32, smoke or vape, are in bad health and are taking anti-coagulant medication or are diabetic.
Do I have to stay overnight in hospital?
For an uplift you can usually be a day case and you should arrange for someone to take you home later that day.
How long will I need help after surgery?
Generally you will need to have some help with shopping and childcare for the first week at a minimum as it is advisable not to lift anything heavy while your breasts are healing.
What bra should I bring to wear post op?
You should wear a supportive sports bra with no underwiring after your surgery. Front fastening bras are often easier to use after surgery so you are not stretching behind you when you put it on and take it off.
What about breast feeding?
Unfortunately, breast feeding is highly unlikely to be possible after this surgery.
How do I book?
You should ring us on 0161 393 3993 to have an informal chat beforehand about what you would like, however, as everyone is different Mr Lambe will need to see you for a private consultation to discuss what you would like from surgery and how we can help you.
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Schedule a Consultation with One of The Best Cosmetic Surgeons In Manchester and Cheshire

To make a personal appointment at a convenient date and time of your choice in Manchester, please contact us

via telephone on 07434572794 (in office hours)

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Our clinics and theatres are located at The Spire Manchester Hospital in Didsbury, Manchester and we care for many patients around the UK and abroad. If you live further afield, then speak to Jayne and we can look after you further by helping with your transport and accommodation at a fabulous hotel nearby for your convenience and comfort.

The Spire Manchester hospital is a recently built, £65m "state of the art" hospital located at 170 Barlow Moor Rd, Manchester M20 2AF. We have specifically chosen this hospital as, in our experience, the Spire hospital group provides the very best quality of care for our patients.

If you would like to discuss improvements to your face or body, and find out what can be achieved with cosmetic surgery, then come and see one of The Best Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon's in Manchester (and Cheshire!) and discuss your options in a gentle and understanding environment with Mr Lambe.

Mr Lambe is regularly asked to give his expert opinion on cosmetic surgery procedures in the media.  You've most likely seen him on either BBC Breakfast, The Real Housewives of Cheshire or This Morning TV programmes, as well as in a host of national and local newspapers including The Mail and many women's magazines such as Vogue.

If you'd like to take advantage of seeing one of the best cosmetic surgeons in Manchester, then call our Clinic Manager, Jayne on 07434572794 who will discuss the cosmetic surgery procedure you are interested in, the options available to you and schedule your Consultation.

You will then receive an information pack including Frequently Asked Questions, a Consent Form and a written price for the cosmetic surgery you have chosen to go ahead with. As you can understand, each procedure is unique to you, with some cases being more complex than others, so we do not provide quotes over the telephone.

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