Breast Uplift Birmingham

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Breast uplift is a surgical procedure to correct droopiness or sagging breasts by volumetrically reshaping the breasts. This breast enhancement surgery can take your breasts from droopy to perky in just a few hours! Breast uplift can be done as an outpatient procedure, which means you won’t have to stay overnight in the hospital, and you will see an immediate improvement. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, then a breast uplift could be the right solution for you.

Dr Riccardo Frati performs breast uplifts as well as a wide variety of other cosmetic procedures to help women in Birmingham feel beautiful. Dr Frati has decades of experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon, is internationally renowned, and Instagram famous! If you are considering having a breast uplift, book a consultation with Dr Frati at his Harley Surgery Birmingham location. Ring us at +44 20 3633 2619 or fill out our inquiry form to reach our scheduling coordinator.

Make sure to check Dr Frati’s blog to keep yourself updated on the latest procedures, tips, and trends in the plastic surgery industry!

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About Breast Uplift Surgery

Breast uplift can improve the shape and position of your breasts, and can also reduce the size of your areolas. The procedure will leave you with a boost of confidence, so you can stop worrying about your breasts and start living life! And women do worry. In a survey of women between 18 and 65, a whopping 75% were unhappy with their breasts. [1]

In Birmingham, many women have watched their breasts slowly sag and lose volume and shape over time. Age, significant weight fluctuation, and having children can all affect skin laxity and breast structure, causing our breasts to droop. 

If you’re tired of struggling to hoist your breasts into a bra every morning, only for them to fall back down the moment you take it off at night, then there is no need to continue that pattern. No amount of dieting or exercising – and definitely not creams or pills – will do anything either in terms of firming or shaping your breasts.

Outpatient breast lift procedures are commonly performed under general anesthesia. Depending on the skin’s laxity, the amount of breast tissue you start with, and what you hope to achieve, Dr Frati will tailor a unique procedure just for you. All uplifts require external incisions – though some scars may remain visible, most patients feel that the improved shape is worth any tradeoffs.

This type of surgery can be performed on breasts of all sizes; however, it may not be as effective for women with significantly larger breasts. Dr Frati may suggest a breast reduction rather than lift for best results. Get to know the options available to you by booking a consultation with Dr Frati today!

Benefits of Breast Uplift Surgery

The main benefit of a breast uplift is that it can give you breasts that are lifted and more youthful looking without the use of implants. If you have sagging breasts, a breast uplift can make them look perkier and more aesthetically pleasing. In addition, a breast uplift can also help to improve the shape of your breasts, making them look more like the breasts of your youth. And, if you’ve never had those youthful perky breasts, a breast uplift can create the look you desire.

Other benefits of a breast uplift include:

  • Improving the overall appearance of your breasts
  • Giving you more confidence in your appearance
  • Helping you to feel better about your body
  • Making it easier to find clothes that fit and flatter your figure
  • Allowing you to feel more comfortable in your own skin
  • Giving you the ability to wear a wider variety of clothing styles
  • Helping to alleviate back pain and other issues caused by sagging breasts

Furthermore, booking your surgery with Dr Frati means you benefit from a highly experienced surgeon, who has performed thousands of breast surgery procedures. You will receive personalised care from Dr Frati and his team throughout your journey with us. 

Our patients are consistently happy with their results and benefit for years because they chose the right surgeon for their surgery. 

Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Uplift in Birmingham?

A majority of the patients who seek breast uplift are between the ages of 35 to 50 [2], but Dr Frati believes the right candidate can benefit from this surgery after 50. If you are concerned about your breasts sagging, a breast uplift may be the right procedure for you. Patients who see the best results from breast uplift usually have stretched skin and reduced breast volume due to aging or weight loss. If you are breastfeeding or pregnant, or plan to become pregnant in the future, you should not get uplift surgery. Your results will also be less than optimal if you lose a significant amount of weight after surgery.

Candidates for breast uplift surgery who are in good health and have no active diseases or serious, pre-existing medical conditions are ideal. Additionally, patients who can devote the necessary time to rest and recovery following surgery are typically good candidates. You should have realistic expectations for your results and understand that a breast uplift cannot stop the aging process.

Breast uplift can be performed on patients who have:

  • Sagging breasts
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Nipples that point downward or are positioned below the breast crease
  • Enlarged areolas

The next step in your journey is the consultation process… read on!

Personal Consultation

The first step is to book a consultation with Dr Frati so he can assess your candidacy for breast uplift surgery. If you are cleared for surgery, he will work with you to come up with the best plan to achieve your desired results.

During your consultation, Dr Frati will ask about your medical history and current health. He will also examine your breasts and take measurements. You should come prepared with any questions you have about the procedure or recovery process. We also urge you to bring in photos of your ideal breasts as a reference.

It is important that you trust your surgeon and feel comfortable communicating with Dr Frati; this is a major surgery, and you should only entrust your care to a board-certified plastic surgeon with experience performing breast uplift surgery. 

Dr Frati has performed countless breast uplift surgeries and his patients are so satisfied with their results that he is quickly becoming the king of Instagram before and after photos — check them out! Then, when you’re ready to book a consultation, ring us at +44 20 3633 2619 or fill out our inquiry form today.

Preparing for Breast Uplift Surgery

Dr Frati urges patients who smoke to stop well in advance of the procedure as it interferes with normal wound healing and there are other potential complications. Your care team will provide guidelines on how else to prepare as you approach your surgery date.

You can further prepare for breast uplift surgery by ensuring that you have someone to drive you home from the hospital and stay with you for at least the first night following surgery. Once you are home, you will want to have already gathered your pain medication, and any other supplies you might need so that you can focus on resting and recovering.

The Uplift Procedure

Breast uplift surgery is performed under general anesthesia, which means you will be asleep during the procedure. The most common breast lifts involve two to three incisions

  1. The first will be circling around the areola – the dark skin surrounding the nipple. 
  2. The second incision starts at the bottom edge of the areola and extends until it reaches the bottom of the breast. This incision pattern is called a “lollipop lift” and is frequently performed on women with moderate sagging.
  3. For women with more severe ptosis, an additional incision will be made along the inframammary crease: where the underside of the breast meets the chest. This incision pattern is referred to as the “anchor pattern” or “inverted T.”
  1. The first will be circling around the areola – the dark skin surrounding the nipple. 
  2. The second incision starts at the bottom edge of the areola and extends until it reaches the bottom of the breast. This incision pattern is called a “lollipop lift” and is frequently performed on women with moderate sagging.
  3. For women with more severe ptosis, an additional incision will be made along the inframammary crease: where the underside of the breast meets the chest. This incision pattern is referred to as the “anchor pattern” or “inverted T.”

Once the incisions have been made, Dr Frati will reposition the breast mound, create a higher location for the nipple-areolar complex. He’ll also remove excess skin, so that when the incisions are closed, the breasts are firmer, lifted, and have the necessary support to maintain their perky new location. The incisions will be closed with either absorbable or non-absorbable sutures, and you will be placed in a supportive compression garment to protect your new breasts as they heal.

Recovery After Surgery

Most patients report excellent recoveries following breast lift surgery. You will be asked to wear a surgical bra for approximately four weeks after surgery, which will help support your new breasts as they heal. Additionally, you will likely experience some bruising and swelling for the first few weeks, but this is all part of the normal healing process.

It is important to take things easy for the first few weeks and to avoid any strenuous activity or movement. You should be able to return to work after one week, but it will be several weeks before you are fully healed and can resume all normal activities.

It’s important not to overdo it. Even if you feel good, your body is in a delicate state and needs rest to fully heal. Follow Dr Frati’s orders and trust your gut!

What are the Results of Breast Uplift Surgery?

The difference that your breast lift surgery has achieved will be immediately noticeable, but it will take some time for the swelling to dissipate and for your final results to come into view. Once they do, you will be left with a noticeably perkier and more youthful breast appearance.

The results of your breast lift surgery are long-lasting, but they are not permanent. Aging, weight fluctuations, and pregnancy can all impact the results of your surgery. However, if you maintain a stable weight and take good care of your health, you can expect to enjoy your results for many years to come.

Corresponding & Complementary Procedures 

In some cases, breast uplift surgery can be combined with other procedures to achieve optimal results. The most common of these is breast augmentation, which can be used to improve the size of your breasts with implants – in addition to lifting them. Alternatively, you may opt for a breast reduction, which can help to reduce the size of your breasts while also lifting them.

Other procedures that can be performed in conjunction with a breast lift include nipple correction surgery, areola reduction surgery, and liposuction. Your surgeon will be able to advise you on whether or not these procedures are right for you based on your individual case.

What is the Cost of Breast Uplift in Birmingham?

The cost of breast uplift surgery in Birmingham will vary depending on a number of factors, including the extent of the procedure, and whether or not you require any additional procedures. Get a better idea of the cost of breast uplift surgery by scheduling a consultation with Dr Frati.

When considering the cost of breast uplift surgery, it is important to keep in mind that this is a major investment. What is your happiness worth? You may be surprised at how affordable breast uplift surgery can be in the long run and how valuable the results really are.

Call us today to get started. In Birmingham and beyond, call +44 20 3633 2619 or fill out our inquiry form to reach out. 


  1. Frederick DA, Peplau A, Lever J. The Barbie Mystique: Satisfaction with Breast Size and Shape across the Lifespan. International Journal of Sexual Health. 2008;20(3):200-211. doi:10.1080/19317610802240170
  2. Lund HG, Kumpf AL. Aesthetic Breast Surgery: Emerging Trends and Technologies. Missouri Medicine. 2010;107(3):203-209. Accessed November 14, 2022.