Breast uplift surgery involves the removal of sections of slack skin from under the breasts and may also include repositioning the nipples to give firmer and higher breasts. The procedure may remove a few stretch marks and make some of those that remain less noticeable, but it cannot usually erase them all.
The most common breast uplift involves three incisions. The first is around the areola (the dark area around the nipple). The second is a vertical incision from the bottom edge of the areola to the breast crease. Finally, a horizontal incision is made under the breast, following the natural curve of the breast crease.
It depends very much on individual circumstances but sometimes the second and/or third incision can be avoided using a modified technique. This has the benefit of producing less scarring.
Breast uplift surgery normally takes place under general anaesthetic and is about sixty minute’s duration. It requires a one night stay in hospital. You may have a drainage tube but this will be removed painlessly, before you return home. Stitches are removed seven to fourteen days after breast uplift surgery.