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Do I Need A Breast Lift?

Do I need a breast lift? - Reza Nassab Plastic Surgery Manchester

One of the most commonly asked questions is “do I need a breast lift?” Some patients may experience drooping or sagging of the breasts. This may be due to a number of reasons such as:

  • Ageing
  • Pregnancy
  • Weight Loss
  • Breast feeding

Grades of Ptosis or Drooping

The degree of ptosis or sagging will determine whether an uplift is required. There are a number of grades of ptosis depending on the level pf the nipple and breast tissue in relation to the breast fold. Grade 1 ptosis is when the nipple position is about the same level as the breast fold. Grade 2 ptosis is when the nipple is located below the breast fold. Finally, grade 3 ptosis is when the nipple sits at the lowest point on the breast often pointing downwards. In most cases, when the nipple is below the breast fold then an uplift will usually be necessary.

Types of Uplift or Mastopexy

There are a number of different ways of performing a mastopexy or uplift procedure. These can be combined with implants as part of an augmentation mastopexy procedure. These include:

Crescent Lift

This type of lift involves a scar at the upper half of the areolar. This technique can be used just to lift the nipple about 1-2cm in order to improve the symmetry of the nipple position.

Periareolar lift

This type of uplift procedure involves just having a scar around the whole nipple or areolar. This is useful when only a small amount of uplift is required. The degree of lift will usually be limited with this method.

Vertical lift

This technique has a scar around the areolar and then a vertical scar. This can be used to tighten the lower pole and lift the breast more. There may be some bunching up of the scar in the lower end which often settles. Sometimes a small horizontal scar may be required.

Full Anchor Lift

This uplift has a scar around the areolar, vertically down the breast and underneath. This is a full uplift and will result in the anchor shaped scar.

Do I need a breast lift? - Reza Nassab Plastic Surgery Manchester

Mr. Reza Nassab

About the Expert

Mr. Reza Nassab MBChB, MSc, MBA, FRCS (Plast) is well established consultant plastic surgeon with a specialist interest in the field of cosmetic surgery. Mr Nassab performs a wide range of procedures for the face, breast, body and skin. He is one of the most sought after cosmetic surgeons in the North West, Cheshire and UK. He has numerous patients from around the world from countries such as Dubai, Ireland, Finland, France and Spain. Mr Nassab offers patients a bespoke holistic approach. His consultation identifies your expectations and desires. He will discuss options specific to your needs to help achieve realistic goals. His philosophy is that individual patient is unique in their goals and anatomy therefore each treatment plan has to be tailored to that individual. Mr Nassab has become the one of the go to plastic surgeons by celebrities and influencers. He has been featured on the TV show The Real Housewives of Cheshire performing procedures such as the Mummy Makeover and Eyelid Lift. He is well known for his breast augmentation surgery and a number of his celebrity patients have shared their stories in the press and media.

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Consultations involve an in-depth discussion about your desired outcomes and planning bespoke solutions to address your concerns. Mr. Reza Nassab provides consultations in Cheshire and Manchester. We are committed to delivering the highest quality of care for our patients. Mr. Reza Nassab performs consultations and procedures in Knutsford, Cheshire, and Deansgate Square, Manchester. He operates in the exclusive boutique hospital in Wilmslow, Cheshire. This is a state-of-the-art facility providing the best in patient care. Mr. Reza Nassab provides consultations and minor procedures at CLNQ in Deansgate Square Manchester and Knutsford Cheshire.

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