Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) in Bristol

Breast uplift surgery or mastopexy is a cosmetic surgery procedure to lift the nipple and areola (the area of dark skin around the nipple) into a higher position and reshape the breast by removing excess skin and repositioning the underneath breast tissue. 

Breast lift surgery can create a youthful and firm appearance to the breasts, which can naturally become droopy with age.

Drooping or sagging breasts can occur after pregnancy, breastfeeding and significant weight loss, or this can just be a characteristic that some women are born with but feel unhappy about.

Mr Wilson also offers breast lift with augmentation and areola reduction as separate cosmetic surgeries.

Breast Lift Surgery Before and After

Mr Wilson has performed many breast lift surgery procedures for patients in Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Newport.   Please see this gallery for before and after breast lift pictures. Mr Wilson is always happy to talk to you about your desired outcome and what results you should expect for your individual body.

Please see the testimonials page to read Mr Wilson’s 5* breast enlargement reviews.

Why choose breast lift surgery (mastopexy)

Mastopexy surgery results in firmer breasts with a more youthful appearance. A breast lift can help to enhance the look of your overall figure, with the breasts sitting in a more desirable position. Breast uplift surgery is often chosen by women who have experienced:

  • Breasts lose shape after significant weight loss
  • Breasts lose shape after pregnancy
  • Breasts lose shape after breast feeding
  • Breasts lose shape with age

Assessment for breast lift surgery

The first stage of the mastopexy process is to meet with Mr Sherif Wilson MB, ChB, MS, FRCS (Plastic Surgery), who will assess the current shape of your breasts, talk to you about your desired outcome, then recommend the best course of action for your needs. In some cases, a breast augmentation procedure may be recommended as a more suitable alternative. Mr Wilson will be happy to meet with you as many times as you need before your surgery, and your comfort and well-being are always his priority.

What does a mastopexy involve?

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anaesthetic (meaning you will be asleep). There are several ways to perform a mastopexy, and Mr Wilson will explain the best option for your breasts. Typically, a cut is made around the areola, and vertically down to the breast crease. Occasionally, a horizontal cut is also made in the breast crease itself. Some of the skin is then removed from underneath the breast, the breast is reshaped into a tighter shape, and the nipples are moved to a higher level. If required, the size of the areola can also be reduced.

A breast lift operation takes about two hours to perform. You may have drains (small plastic tubes) placed during surgery to remove blood from the wound; these are typically taken out on the ward before you leave hospital the next day.

Recovery from breast lift surgery

Following a mastopexy, you must take it easy and rest to allow the body to recover as quickly as possible. Initially, your breasts will be supported by a dressing until it is removed at a follow-up appointment, typically one week after surgery. After this, you will need to wear a soft bra with no under-wiring to support your healing breasts after surgery for up to 6 weeks.

You will be encouraged to stay mobile after breast uplift surgery. It is, however, advised to take the first two weeks off work and to avoid strenuous exercise for a period of six weeks. It is also advised to not drive for two weeks and to speak with your insurance provider in order to avoid invalidating your policy by driving too soon after surgery.

Are there risks of breast uplift surgery?

Complications with breast uplift surgery are rare, but as with all cosmetic procedures, there are potential risks that you should be aware of.

Even if drainage tubes have been used during surgery, it is still possible that some fluid can remain. This usually is obvious within a day of surgery, and if significant, you may need to have this removed under general anaesthetic. There is also a small risk of infection after surgery until the wounds have healed.

“The nipple, areola and surrounding skin can either become more, or less sensitive after uplift surgery. This will usually be a temporary effect but in some rare cases, permanent changes in sensation can occur.

There is also a chance that the breasts may not be exactly symmetrical following the procedure, especially if there was any difference in size and shape beforehand. This is not uncommon but perfectly natural. Mr Wilson will talk you through any concerns related to your breast surgery and what outcome you should expect. Mr Wilson always aims to put your mind at ease; supporting patients before and after their cosmetic procedures is always our top priority.

Breast uplift scars

It is not possible to perform a breast lift operation without leaving some scarring. Usually, these are narrow, start off red, but fade over a few months.

Breast uplift prices?

The cost of a breast uplift will vary depending on your specific requirements.
These are guide prices for uplift surgery with Mr Wilson in Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Newport. A bespoke quote will be provided after your consultation.

At Nuffield Bristol Hospital
From £8,100

At BMI Bath Clinic
From £7,200

At Winfield Hospital (Gloucester)
From £7,700

At St Josephs Newport
From £6,900

There are finance options available which you can find information about on the Spire, Nuffield, Circle Health Group and Winfield hospital websites respectively.

Breast Lift Reviews

Sherif invites his clients to leave a review about the service he provided on Google (Bristol and Gloucester), as well as Doctify, RealSelf and I Want Great Care.

Please visit the Testimonials page for the very latest, or click on the links directly below this contact form.

Enquire about breast lift surgery with Mr Wilson

Jen MooreJen Moore
10:12 01 Jun 23
I recently underwent a surgical procedure at Spire Clinic on 21st March 2023, under the expert care of Mr Wilson, and I am delighted to share my overwhelmingly positive experience. From the moment I walked through the doors of the clinic until my complete recovery, the service I received was nothing short of exceptional.First and foremost, I must express my sincere gratitude to Mr Wilson. His professionalism, expertise, and compassionate approach were evident from our very first meeting. He took the time to thoroughly explain the procedure, addressing all my concerns and ensuring I had a complete understanding of what to expect. His calm and reassuring demeanor put me at ease, instilling confidence in his abilities as a surgeon.The facilities at Spire Clinic were outstanding. The clinic's clean and welcoming environment helped alleviate any pre-operative anxieties I had. The staff members were friendly, approachable, and always ready to assist me with any questions or requests. From the receptionists to the nurses and support staff, everyone demonstrated a high level of competence and professionalism.Throughout my stay, the nursing team provided attentive care, ensuring my comfort and well-being at all times. They were highly knowledgeable, offering post-operative support and guidance that played a crucial role in my smooth recovery process. Their commitment to patient care was evident in their prompt response to any concerns or discomforts I experienced, making me feel valued and reassured.The post-operative follow-up care I received was exceptional. Mr Wilson regularly checked in on my progress and provided detailed explanations about the healing process. His willingness to address any post-surgery concerns, no matter how minor, further underscored his dedication to ensuring my complete recovery and satisfaction.The administrative staff at Spire Clinic also deserve commendation. They efficiently handled all aspects of my stay, including scheduling appointments, coordinating with my insurance provider, and addressing any billing inquiries. Their professionalism and attention to detail contributed to a seamless and hassle-free experience.In summary, my experience at Spire Clinic, under the care of Mr. Wilson, was exemplary. The clinic's commitment to excellence, paired with Mr. Wilson's expertise and compassionate care, made a significant impact on my overall satisfaction with the service I received. I would highly recommend Spire Clinic and Mr. Wilson to anyone in need of surgical care, confident that they will provide the same exceptional level of service that I was fortunate enough to experience.Thank you, Spire Clinic and Mr. Wilson, for your unwavering commitment to patient well-being and for exceeding my expectations at every step of my journey!!
Millie TaylorMillie Taylor
09:06 17 May 23
There are so many options when considering surgery, it can be a bit overwhelming as it's such a huge decision. Sherif was recommended to me by a friend of a friend, who talked very highly of him and his work. My first consultation with Sherif was informative and relaxed, there was no pressure to progress with the surgery and I felt I was in good hands. I was given time and space to make my decision, and felt comfortable asking any further questions. The surgery itself went smoothly, I felt safe and well looked after. My recovery went better than I'd imagined and I was comfortably back at work within 2 weeks. I'm now 11 weeks post op and I'm loving the results - it really is life changing, and I'm so glad I did it, and chose Sherif to do it. Huge thanks to him and his team.
lauren priestleylauren priestley
21:56 01 Aug 22
At my first consultation with Mr Wilson he made me feel comfortable and after explaining how specific I wanted my surgery to look, he took so much time explaining the procedure and answered all my questions and advised me on what my best option was.I am so pleased with the results.Him and all his lovely team were highly professional, helpful and very supportive during my surgery and during my post surgery follow up appointments.I cannot express enough how talented Mr Wilson is and I would highly recommend him.
Charmaine GriffinCharmaine Griffin
11:16 28 Jul 22
The service received from Mr Wilson and his secretary has been amazing. Kim has always been prompt and professional with all of our contact. At the initial consultation with Mr Wilson, he made me comfortable and at ease. Mr Wilson has always been so kind and considerate and made sure that he explained the options available to me and what each option would include. Mr Wilson was clear about what the results of each option would likely provide and the risks involved. On the day of my surgery Mr Wilson came to see me prior to the surgery to check that I was happy. The results of the surgery were better than I could ever have imagined. I got a small infection a couple of weeks after surgery and Mr Wilson got me in to see him the same day, provided me with antibiotics and it cleared up right away. I'm now 7 weeks post surgery and feeling right back to normal.
Ashleigh GoodwinAshleigh Goodwin
22:12 04 May 22
Wow, I honestly don’t even know where to start. I guess a MASSIVE thank you to Mr Wilson, he has quite frankly changed my life. From the moment I met him I knew that he was the surgeon for me, he listened to what I wanted, was very understanding and caring, he was honest with the outcome and explained everything perfectly. I knew that I had to have him as my surgeon for my Breast Reduction, the minute I left the consultation I booked my surgery, I only had 7 weeks to wait, I was beyond excited. About a week before the surgery I came to see Mr Wilson again just to settle my nerves, and he did just that. My surgery went incredibly well, I felt amazing and just so excited to see the results, I had no complications whatsoever and pain was minimal, the heeling process was so so smooth too. One year on and I am still on cloud nine, the scars are basically non existent and my new breasts are PERFECT. I’m not over exaggerating when I say Mr Wilson has changed my life, he really has done just that, and I will be forever grateful. Will recommend Mr Wilson over and over again to anyone wanting ANY surgery with him. He is incredible!