Breast lift – mastopexy


Elaine Sassoon,


AB Hons (Harvard), FRCS(Ed  & Eng), FRCS(Plast), MSc(LSE)


GASPAR ANASTASI Award, Aesthetic Society (USA) 2000



Consultant Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgeon







Appointments available at:


SPIRE Hospital, Hill House Consulting Rooms, Old Watton Road,

Norwich, NR4 7TD










Secretary:  Sally Gilks Tel:  07985 184476






Please address all correspondence to Sally Gilks at Spire  Hospital.


Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

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Droopiness of the breast is a common legacy of motherhood, nursing and the force of gravity taking their toll, and the effect of pregnancy and a distension of the breasts with milk causes the fibrous bands which hold the breast in their youthful shape to break down and the skin to stretch. With the subsequent shrinking the unsupported breasts settle into the stretched skin and gravity pulls them down. Putting on weight and then losing it can have the same effect. So too does the aging process, which is why women dislike the appearance of their droopy breasts.

What can be done? Whilst it is not possible to recreate surgically the natural supporting structure of the breast, it is possible to reshape the breast into one which looks more youthful and feels more firm. The operation is called a Mastopexy