Breast Lift

Transform your natural breasts and improve ptosis with breast lift surgery from leading Newcastle Breast Surgeon Andrew Pieri. 

Specialist cosmetic & cancer breast surgeon

Breast Lift: At A Glance


1-3 Hours

Hospital Stay

0-1 Nights

Return to Work

7-14 Days

Recovery Time

6 Weeks+

Post-Op Bra

6 weeks

Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery, also known as breast uplift surgery or mastopexy, is an enhancement procedure to improve your breasts’ shape, position and overall cosmetic appearance. This treatment will reshape your natural breast, restore your volume, improve your cleavage fullness, raise the nipple position and remove excess skin in the lower pole if required. 

What is Breast Uplift Surgery?

Skin elasticity and breast tissue density can break down as you age, leading to a drooping appearance of the breast tissue, skin and nipple position. In addition, your genetics, hormonal changes, weight gain/ weight loss and pregnancies can impact how your breasts look. Although these changes are natural and inevitable, they can affect your self-esteem and body image. Therefore, Mr Pieri performs breast lift surgery on women of all ages to improve sagging, ptosis or uneven breasts. 


A breast lift will not change the overall breast volume but will alter how your natural breast tissue sits on the chest. However, depending on your cosmetic goals, a breast uplift can be combined with an implant augmentation to increase the projection and fullness of your breasts. This additional augmentation surgery can be performed simultaneously or as a separate procedure at a later time.

Breast Lift Surgery Consultation in Newcastle

What Is Breast Ptosis? 

Ptosis refers to the nipples or the breast tissue (or both) sagging below the crease at the lower border of the breast, graded on a scale of 1 (mild) to 4 (moderate). It is a common and natural thing that women experience; however, it can be accelerated by lifestyle choices such as weight gain/ weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding. 

Why Choose Breast Lift Surgery? 

Breast uplift is a surgical option for women who want perkier and fuller breasts. Mr Pieri will utilise your natural tissue to reshape and raise the breasts, remove excess skin and restore your nipples to a higher position. This procedure is most prevalent in women with breast ptosis, sagging/ flat breasts or those with large areolas. 


This transformative procedure can improve your breast’s appearance, body contours and confidence by countering the natural deterioration of breast tissue structure over time. There are many reasons why breasts deteriorate in women; therefore, it is important to understand why your breasts have changed to identify the best surgical solution. 

Ageing woman suffering from breast ptosis


As you age, your skin’s support network will start to break down, and this loss of elasticity will contribute to sagging breasts. Consequently, breast fullness and firmness are compromised as your support diminishes.

Uneven breast correction with breast lift surgery


Gravity works in a similar way, and your suspensory ligaments will weaken and stretch due to the downward force. Therefore, this breast uplift operation will remove excess skin and improve the shape of your breasts.


Breasts are responsive to hormones, such as oestrogen. For individuals with an oestrogen hormone deficiency or those going through menopause, breast tissue can turn into fat and appear softer. Unfortunately, this reduction in density diminishes the breast tissue’s structure and makes it more prone to ptosis and drooping. 

Breast uplift surgery after pregnancy

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Breasts are extremely adaptable during pregnancy, changing in size and fullness in preparation for breastfeeding. Once you have stopped breastfeeding, your breasts will likely return to their pre-conception size. However, depending on the elastic quality of your skin, it may remain stretched. As a result, women are left with softer breasts with less fullness, appearing flat with little to no volume. 

In addition to the aesthetic transformation, this cosmetic surgical procedure is revolutionary in providing breast symmetry in women with uneven breast shape, size or placements. So, if you are unhappy with how your breasts look and are searching for a solution, contact Mr Pieri for expert advice. 


Book your free consultation today and discover the best surgery for you. 

Preparing for Breast Lift Surgery 

Your breasts and cosmetic goals are unique to you; therefore, during your face-to-face consultations, Mr Pieri will discuss the best surgical technique to achieve your desired result. The chosen technique will determine the position of the incisions and scars post-surgery. Below are the three most frequently used scar patterns; however, other options are available depending on your breasts’ shape and requirements. 


Circum areola mastopexy surgery incisions

Circum-Areola Mastopexy

During a circum-areola (i.e. around the areola) procedure, the scar is contained around the nipple. As a result, the incision is well-hidden as it lies at the point of the colour change between the breast and areola skin. This method is popular in women with mild breast sagging in the lower pole of the breast and those wanting an elevated nipple position.


Moreover, this method is also used in combination with breast augmentation surgery with breast implants and a breast reduction surgery termed Benelli breast reduction.  

Vertical mastopexy surgery lolipop incision

Vertical Mastopexy


A vertical mastopexy will involve two incisions, known as a lollipop incision, which is a small opening around the perimeter of the areola and a vertical line from the areola to the bottom of the breast. 


In addition to raising the nipple position, this surgical procedure allows for the removal of excess skin in the lower pole of the breast. This corrects mild to moderate sagging, with results showing a more projected breast with restored volume in the cleavage and upper pole region. 

Anchor shape mastopexy surgery incision

Anchor Shape Mastopexy 

Similar to the vertical mastopexy with an incision around the areola and towards the bottom of the breast, this procedure will include a scar under the breast, in or near the crease. In some cases, this additional incision is small; however, it often needs to extend across the width of the breast. 


This method is used to correct moderate to severe breast tissue sagging or in women who require a significant relocation of the nipple. In addition, this scar pattern is most common and also used in breast reduction surgery. 

Breast Uplift Surgery with Mr Pieri

Breast lift surgery with Mr Pieri is performed under general anaesthetic; therefore, you will be asleep for the entire operation. Typically, this surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure, and once you wake up from the operation, you can recover safely at home. Sometimes, in complex surgeries, you may be required to stay 1 night at the hospital; however, this will be made clear prior to the operation taking place. Furthermore, for smaller breast operations such as breast uplift surgery, drains are not necessary. 


Post-operative check-ups are essential to ensure optimal recovery. So, your first appointment with the nurse is scheduled for a dressing change one week after your surgery. Then, follow-ups with Mr Pieri are at two weeks and three to six months post-surgery. 


1-3 Hours

Hospital Stay

0-1 Nights

Return to Work

7-14 Days

Recovery Time

6 Weeks+

Post-Op Bra

6 weeks

Guide Price For A Breast Lift

Note that while the prices we display are meant to guide you, they are subject to change. Also, there can be a degree of price variation depending on the specifics of your procedure. For example, the type of uplift required or the implant brand used. To get the most precise quote for your operation, don’t hesitate to reach out and chat with us directly! We’re happy to discuss all the specifics with you.

Breast Lift

  • Initial consultation £200
  • Follow up consultation for additional questions Inclusive
  • Treatment £5800
  • Pre-assessment Inclusive
  • Day case operation at TSS Hospital Team Valley Inclusive
  • Follow up wound check (1 week) Inclusive
  • Follow up check (2 weeks) Inclusive
  • Follow up (3-6 months) Inclusive
  • Guide Price £6000

frequently asked questions

Mr Pieri’s Newcastle mastopexy surgery is revolutionary in transforming women’s breasts. Although it is a fantastic option for women who want perkier and younger-looking breasts, this procedure can also rectify uneven breasts, stretched areolas or ptosis. Some other benefits include improved confidence and self-esteem, tubular breast correction and nipple symmetry.

It is crucial to take care during recovery to avoid complications and give your body the necessary time to heal. Therefore, a post-operative support bra or dressing is applied to prevent swelling and fluid build-up. This will also provide comfort and speed up your healing process. 


Furthermore, following the operation, you may experience tenderness, pain, swelling or bruising, with numbness around the areolas. This is normal and expected given the surgical procedure; however, this should decrease in the weeks after your surgery. For a standard mastopexy surgery, your breast lift results and full recovery can take up to 12 weeks.

Mr Pieri recommends taking 7-14 days off work post-operatively to recover from your surgery. During this time, you can move your arms normally; however, only low-level activities are suggested.
Full recovery will be achieved 6-12 weeks post-surgery, and you should avoid lifting anything heavy during this time.

During your breast lift operation, the nerve supply to the nipples can be disrupted. As a result, changes to your nipple sensation are completely normal and should be restored within 6 weeks of your surgery. These changes include hypersensitivity to the nipple and areolae region, with a tight feeling across your breasts as you heal. 


Unfortunately, with any surgery, there are risks associated with the procedure, and in some rare cases, women do not regain full feeling in their nipples. 

A standard breast lift surgery does not involve implants. Instead, Mr Pieri manipulates your existing breast tissue to create the desired outcome. These innovative surgical techniques will lift the breasts, tighten the skin, and improve the areolae positions. 


However, it is common for women to undergo breast enlargement surgery simultaneously. This additional procedure will use a silicone gel implant to further improve on your breasts’ fullness, shape and projection. 

Breast uplift surgery with Mr Pieri is a bespoke procedure tailored to your niche requirements based on your cosmetic goals. For example, breast lift surgery can be combined with implant augmentation to improve your breasts’ fullness. Therefore, the cost is influenced by your expectations, physique and goals.

To discuss your aesthetic objectives with Mr Pieri and receive your breast uplift quote, book your free consultation below or email [email protected]. Alternatively, read more about how much is a boob job.

Breast uplifts can last for a decade or more, depending on your age at the time of the procedure. Over time, your breasts will start to sag again, and lifestyle factors such as weight fluctuation or not wearing the right bra can cause your breasts to sag after the breast lift procedure. 

Book Your Breast Lift Newcastle Surgery

Mr Pieri performs mastopexy consultations and surgeries at his Newcastle Upon Tyne clinic and NHS practice, located at The Royal Victoria Infirmary. In addition, you can book a private consultation at any of his North East locations, including Durham, Darlington, Carlisle, Gateshead and Washington


So, take the first step of your body positivity journey and organise your consultation today. Please complete this form, and Mr Pieri will be in touch. 

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