Available in Chester at the superb Nuffield Health, Grosvenor Hospital, a breast lift – or Mastopexy is a surgical procedure that can have a profound impact.
The breasts can lose shape and sag because of a number of reasons, the breast uplift addresses this, boosting their appearance and in so doing, greatly improving the self-esteem and confidence of the patient.
In this page, we will outline key details about breast lift and also why Anca Breahna stands apart amongst surgeons in Chester and the north west, with a CV and level of experience that make her the go-to choice for breast procedures.
When is a Mastopexy Suitable?
Although it is impossible to say whether someone is suitable for breast lift without a detailed consultation, we can say that as a general rule it may be a procedure to consider for anyone who has drooping of the breasts. This may have come on over time, or been a congenital condition that developed through puberty.
The best candidates are women who have breasts that have lost volume and are now sagging.
Causes for the sagging can be:
- Weight loss
Ultimately, it perhaps does not matter what has caused the sagging, the question is whether it can be treated.
It may also be that the apparent sagging is actually a similar condition such as tuberous breast, whereby the breasts can have an underdeveloped appearance with an overly prominent gap between them.
Suitability would be determined at a thorough consultation.
Consultation for a Breast Lift in Chester
As with any cosmetic procedure, or indeed surgery of any nature a thorough consultation is always essential.
The consultation is your chance to talk and express your hopes for surgery and the journey that has brought you to seek a procedure.
The surgeon will listen and then suggest a plan of best action – this factoring in your medical history and current health.
Only if it is truly in your best interests, would surgery be recommended.
A second consultation is then usual, this the opportunity to ask any follow-up questions.
The patient does not need to be an expert in the procedures, or even be certain if they require a Mastopexy or a treatment for congenital breast or tuberous breast. Instead, they simply need to know that they have a concern over the appearance of their breasts, the surgeon can then recommend the best treatment.
The Mastopexy Procedure
A breast uplift is carried out under general anaesthetic.
The surgeon will make an incision around the outside of the nipple and then another running in a vertical line from under the nipple.
Excess skin is then cut away, the breast tissue reshaped and the nipple repositioned. The wounds are then closed and dressings applied.
Experience of the surgeon is important to factor in how the breasts will settle down as they heel as the final result will not be visible for around six months, this as scaring fades and the breasts return to a more natural shape.
Full details of the aftercare and recovery plan would be detailed in consultation.
Typically, there will be a need to take it easy for around two weeks and physical activity will be off limits for a period.
The progress of healing would checked at regular follow-up appointments, Ms Breahna holds regular follow-ups throughout the first year and is also available at all times to answer any queries.
The surgery is considered safe, but any procedure has some risk – these include swelling, tenderness and bruising. Infrequent complications would include infection, delayed wound healing and poor scarring.
Ms Breahna would detail all risks in consultation and answer any questions or concerns.
Cost of a Mastopexy
The cost will vary by the precise nature of the surgery required.
For a breast lift in Chester, there is the cost of the surgeon, anaesthetist and the private hospital to factor in.
At the time of writing, prices start from around £5,000.
A full, detailed quote would be provided at consultation – this fully inclusive of all fees.
A Leading Cosmetic Surgeon in Chester
There are many fine cosmetic surgeons in and around the north west, why consider Anca Breahna?
Her full biography is on site, please do take the time to read it – and also follow similar steps for any surgeon you may consider.
One of the few female plastic surgeons in the region, she brings a unique female perspective to any consultation and procedure.
She holds the fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons (FRCS Plast), the Fellowship European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery (FEBOPRAS), the Post Graduate Diploma for Hand Surgery at the BSSH (British Society for Surgery of the Hand) and a Master of Science Degree at the University of Manchester and she is on the GMC Specialist Register for Plastic Surgery.
Miss Breahna is currently a Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at the Countess of Chester NHS Foundation Trust, a post she has held since 2018, and also holds practicing privileges at Nuffield Health The Grosvenor Hospital in Chester and Spire Murrayfield Hospital in Wirral.
She has presented in a training capacity both nationally and internationally for approaching two decades.
Miss Breahna is a member of the General Medical Council and Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
Please take the time to browse this site to find further information.
Miss Breahna would also welcome the opportunity to hold a detailed consultation with you, this the first step in addressing your cosmetic concerns.
Please contact by calling 07538 012918 or using the Contact Form.
Chester is a beautiful walled city located within the county of Cheshire and on the River Dee.
The city was founded as Castrum, the Roman fort located there called Deva Vitrix – this was one of the main army camps in the UK. Deva then became a major settlement in its own right.
Chester has a long and rick history, it was given city status as far back as 1541 and its importance is shown by the castle and walls, these remaining among the most complete city walls in the UK. The castle received numerous extra fortifications through the centuries, the initial castle built under the instructions of William the Conqueror.
Chester remained important through later centuries, for instance the nearby Newtown, with the Shropshire Union Canal were key to distribution.
The city is now a popular one for tourists, this a key industry, so too are public administration and retail.
A large number of well-known celebrities and famous people were born in Chester, or lived in the city, these include Russ Abbot, Beth Tweddle, Ben Foden and many people’s favourite James Bond – Daniel Craig.