Breast Uplift FAQs


HOW WILL THE SCAR LOOK?

The most common breast uplift scars feature an anchor shape; it will surround your areola run vertically down to the breast crease then horizontally along the natural breast crease.

WHEN WILL I REGAIN FULL FEELING IN MY NIPPLES

Everyone is different; commonly feeling is restored after 6 weeks. Initially your breasts may be hyper-sensitive when healing, however not everyone regains full feeling.

WHAT GARMENT DO I WEAR?

You must wear a non-underwired sports bra or post-op bra for 24 hours a day over 6 weeks. Your nurse will advise the best places to get them from.

WHEN CAN I PICK UP MY CHILDREN?

Heavy lifting is advised 6 weeks post op but speak with your nurse with regards to the breast lift healing time for your individual case

WHEN CAN I HAVE A BATH?

Shallow baths are ok initially as long as the area does not get wet; you are able to submerge once wounds are fully healed.

DO I REALLY NEED AN UPLIFT?

This is a question we hear all the time and it ultimately depends on your surgeon’s recommendations. The rule of thumb is that if you have breastfed or lost weight and have loose skin, then you will most likely require an uplift. If you have loose skin and put an implant into the breast without an uplift, the weight of the implants will pull your breasts down and ultimately make them even lower, requiring a secondary procedure. Your surgeon will be able to give you a range of options to ensure you have the best results for the long-term.

DOES A BREAST UPLIFT REQUIRE IMPLANTS?

Breast uplifts without implants are the standard type of procedure. A breast uplift with implants is called an “augmented uplift” or “breast lift and augmentation”.

CAN YOU BREASTFEED AFTER AN UPLIFT?

Because of where the incisions are made, the removal of breast tissue and glands and the fact that the nipple is separated from the milk ducts, it may not be possible to breastfeed after a breast uplift. If you are wanting to breastfeed after an uplift, we would advise that you discuss this with your surgeon.

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