Breast Uplift Before & After

Mr Oliver’s patients are happy to share their surgical outcomes so you can see for yourself how surgery has changed their lives. Patient confidentiality is paramount and all photographs are gratefully reproduced after discussion with Mr Oliver and having given written consent to publication on this website.  This consent can be withdrawn at any time.

Publication of images is to show a range of possible outcomes from surgery and to help enable future patients in making their own informed decision about whether to consider cosmetic surgery.

Removal of breast implants and mastopexy (breast uplift)

Breast implant removal and mastopexy surgery before & After with David Oliver Exeter, Devon October 2023

“I am very happy with how they look now, it took a few months for them to settle into their natural shape.”

SN, Age 37, Exeter, Devon, Removal of breast implants & mastopexy (breast uplift)

This patient had a previous breast augmentation with 460mls CUI breast implants combined with a mastopexy many years ago. She wished to return to her natural size without the ageing breast implants. Both breast implants were removed and were found to be intact, the capsules were left in place in the sub muscular position and then the breast was lifted.

The results are shown three months following surgery. Removing breast implants combining with a mastopexy can be a very good option if you have ageing implants, and the breasts are now droopy. Having had a previous uplift means the old scars can be excised and then re sutured elevating the nipple areolar complex further.

Removal of breast implants and mastopexy (breast uplift)

Breast surgery mastopexy (Breast uplift) and removal of implants before & After with David Oliver Exeter, Devon October 2023

“I am very pleased with my smaller breasts without my breast implants. My breasts feel a similar size to before I had children.”

DJ, Age 58, Exeter, Devon, Removal of breast implants & mastopexy (breast uplift)

This patient underwent removal of her very old breast implants which have been present for 25 years along with the breast implant capsules. This procedure was combined with a breast uplift or mastopexy.  

The implants have been placed on top of the muscle and when they are in this sub-glandular position it is possible to remove more of the capsule and sometimes all of it, as was the case here. This is called an en-block capsulectomy which is not always possible and particularly when the implants are placed under the muscle as in this position it is not possible to completely remove all the implant capsule safely.

In order to remove all of the capsule I generally recommend a breast uplift (mastopexy) and the capsule needs to be quite thick and firm in order to remove it. If the capsule is not thickened then here’s no evidence to suggest that removing all of it is beneficial and it can be damaging to the breast, ribs and chest wall to do so unnecessarily.

Results are shown at six weeks after surgery.

Mastopexy (Breast uplift)

“I am very happy with the results of surgery, I was away from work for a few days, as I can work from home, and I only needed to take painkillers for a few days so the recovery was quite quick.”

FC, Age 29, Exeter, Devon, Mastopexy (breast uplift)

This 29-year-old patient underwent a mastopexy or breast uplift and the results are shown 9 weeks following surgery. Some of these scars are still a little red but these will settle over the next 6 to 12 months and the colour will fade to white over time. in the future it is possible to increase the breast volume if volume is reduces over the years and this can be with either an implant or sometimes with lipo-modelling (fat transfer) for a  more subtle lower volume augmentation if desired are any point in the future.

Mastopexy (Breast uplift)

David Oliver Breast Mastopexy surgery before & after May 2021

“ I am really pleased, I had minimal downtime and only needed pain killers for a few days.”

OR, Age 37, Exmouth, Devon, Mastopexy (breast uplift)

Early results at 5 weeks following mastopexy or breast uplift surgery.

Mastopexy (Breast uplift)

“I have been considering surgery for a long time. I feel more confident, and my nipple sensation is fairly normal.”

OT, Age 26, Taunton, Somerset, Mastopexy (breast uplift)

Mastopexy (Breast uplift) with nipple areolar elevation and reduction using a Wise pattern (inverted T scar) technique. Post op images taken 6 weeks following surgery. Full scar maturation will take a further 12 months.

Mastopexy (Breast uplift)

David Oliver Devon Breast Uplift Mastopexy Surgery Before & After Result December 2019

“My Breasts feel better in clothes. I am very pleased.”

ML, Age 31, Torquay, Devon, Mastopexy (breast uplift)

These images show a mastopexy or breast uplift. This procedure retains all the volume in the breast but removes some of the skin in the lower part of the breast to allow the breast gland to be re shaped and the nipple areola complex is elevated. These results are shown at 2 months following the operation. The procedure generally requires an overnight stay in hospital but can be done as a day case if the patients prefers this option.

Mastopexy (Breast uplift)

David Oliver Mastopexy Breast Uplift surgery results before & after June 2019

“The experience was smoother than I expected. I was most worried about the anaesthetic. The staff were so good. I am very happy with the size of 34DD as I thought I might need an implant afterwards but I am so glad that I didn’t need to have a breast implant too.”

FK, Age 28, Devon, Mastopexy (breast uplift)

These images are only 6 weeks after the Mastopexy (Breast Uplift) procedure so the scars can be expected to fade further. When performing a mastopexy or breast uplift no volume is lost so the breasts are the same volume but the projection can look much better without all the excess skin commonly found after pregnancies and breast feeding. If the breast uplift is performed first then you can see the results of the surgery and often an implant may not be required. If the patient would like extra volume then it is much easier to choose the correct size and type of implant when the shape of the uplifted breast can be seen. If it is needed it is also much safer and therefore better to perform an augmentation and mastopexy in two procedures. There is also the opportunity to delay the second procedure if it is no-longer needed as in this case, or if the patient isn’t sure if they would like extra volume as well as an uplift.

In future years if there is loss of breast volume then there is the option to have an implant if it is needed to replace volume lost over time.

Breast Mastopexy (Breast uplift)

Breast Augmentation & Mastopexy by David Oliver, plastic surgeon before & after results 4

Mastopexy (Breast uplift)

David Oliver Cosmetic Surgeon Breast Surgery Mastopexy before & after June 2016

“I am really happy with the result.”

LC, Age 33, Devon, Breast Uplift – 6 weeks post op

This patient underwent a mastopexy or breast uplift so the volume of the breast remains the same. The nipple has been elevated and the breast tissue is anchored onto the pectoralis fascia (chest muscle) so that the weight of the breast  is supported until the skin has time to heal. The top layer of skin (epidermis) in the lower half of the breast has been removed and the breast narrowed and lifted. This restores the shape of the breast and the projection of the nipple. These scars will continue to fade over the coming 6 to 12 months. A little more relaxation of the breast skin and a little more descent of the breasts may also occur over the next year or so.

Mastopexy (Breast uplift)


“I feel much more confident especially in swim wear on holiday.”

TB, Age 43, Torquay, Breast Uplift

This patient underwent a mastopexy for breast droop or ptosis. The results shown are 2 months post operatively.  The breast volume remains the same before and after the operation so the bra size is the same.  If in the months or  years to come she wanted a larger breast then an augmentation would now be possible. Before lifting the breast a moderate size proportionate implant would not have been a sensible option as there is was much breast droop to correct with a breast implant alone and still achieve a natural breast shape.

Mastopexy (Breast Uplift)

David Oliver Mastopexy Breast uplift surgery before & after May 2017

Mastopexy or Breast Uplift. Early results are shown at 5 weeks post-operatively.

“I am very pleased with the results of surgery it has helped my self-confidence.”

KD, Age 19, Devon

This patient underwent a mastopexy at the age of 19 due to significant breast ptosis (droop) that had developed during breast development. This is the type of appearance that is more often associated with weight loss and post pregnancy. Results are shown at 5 weeks. The scars can now be expected to fade over the next 12 months as the breasts settle into their new position.

One risk of this procedure can be alteration in nipple sensation but this is often not the case as the nipple remains attached to all the breast tissue and therefore the nerve supply, but this can vary depending on the surgical technique used. In this case the breast skin was elevated off the breast tissue and the breast glandular tissue sutured to the chest wall in a more elevated position. The excess or redundant skin is then removed and the remaining skin allowed to redrape over the new breast shape.

Time gravity and pregnancy in the future will all contribute to the natural aging of the breast in the years to come. Mastopexy should not prevent or interfere too much with the ability to breast feed in the future using this technique as all the breast tissue is still attached to the breast ducts and nipples.

Mastopexy (Breast Uplift)

David Oliver Breast uplift mastopexy surgery before & after July 2017
David Oliver Mastopexy Breast Uplift Surgery result 18 months post op Devon

Mastopexy (Breast Uplift)

MN, Age 42, Exeter, Devon

This lady had ptotic (droopy) breasts after pregnancy. She also had significant chest wall asymmetry due to differences between the ribs on each side which were elevated on the right in the cleavage area and were turning the breast outwards. Following the lift or mastopexy the chest wall differences are much less apparent.

Often increasing the breast size with implants or lifting the natural breast can disguise differences in the shape of the rib cage and sternum (breast bone).

Mastopexy (Breast Uplift)

David Oliver Breast uplift mastopexy surgery before & after December 2018

First stage Mastopexy (Breast Uplift) prior to Augmentation

“I am very happy the first stage results which are better than I expected.”

BM, Age, 57, Torbay, Devon

This patient underwent a breast uplift or mastopexy. Results are shown 8 weeks. She may now consider a modest 240cc breast augmentation to increase her volume.  She also developed a haematoma on the day following surgery which required a return to theatre to remove the blood. This was done promptly and has not caused an long term problems.  I always recommend that an augmentation-mastopexy (uplift) is done as two procedures with the initial operation being the uplift, before deciding on the implant volume. The augmentation can then be carried out safely at 20 3 months post operatively.

Mastopexy (Breast Uplift)

David Oliver Mastopexy Breast Uplift result Feb 2019

Mastopexy (Breast Uplift)

“I feel so much more confident.”

TD, Age, 34, Exeter, Devon

This 34 year old patient underwent a breast uplift or mastopexy. This was the result of after having two children having lost some breast volume with the resultant changes to the breast shape. The results shown are at 2 months. The scar can be expected to settle further over the next few months and the slight swelling of the nipple / areolar area should also slowly return to normal with time.

Mastopexy (Breast Uplift)

David Oliver Breast Uplift mastopexy Before & after Results April 2019

Mastopexy (Breast Uplift)

“It was 100% worth doing. The whole experience went really smoothly.”

MN, Age, 28, Exeter, Devon

Mastopexy or breast uplift for breast droop after having 2 children.

Mastopexy (Breast uplift)

David Oliver Surgeon Breast Reduction Surgery Results before & after July 2014

“I am really pleased with the results.”

DR, Guernsey, Age 48, Mastopexy (breast uplift)

Mastopexy (Breast uplift)

David Oliver Surgeon in Guernsey breast uplift mastopexy breast surgery result October 2014

“I am much more confident and feel my age again. The nurses at Mount Stuart Hospital were amazing.”

FS, Guernsey, Age 37, Mastopexy (breast uplift)

Mastopexy (Breast uplift)

David Oliver Cosmetic Surgery Breast Mastopexy update 2018

“I am really pleased with the results.”

KM, Age 31, Guernsey, Breast Uplift – Early result 5 weeks post-surgery and 3 months post surgery

Two Stage Mastopexy & Breast Augmentation


“It was one of the best decisions I have made.”

VL, Age 42, Torquay, Devon

Two stage Mastopexy & Breast Augmentation. Nagor Impleo IMP HR 210 cc breast implant

This patient initially had a mastopexy or breast uplift and then 3 months later had a modest round 210 cc breasts implant.

This procedure is best undertaken as a two stage operation. This is safer with regard to preserving the breast and nipple blood supply and allows more accurate implant selection. Some patients may be happy with the uplift only and defer the option of a breast implant for some time in the future.

Two Stage Breast Mastopexy (uplift) & Breast Augmentation

David Oliver Surgery two stage Breast Uplift (mastopexy) Breast Augmentation June 2018

“I feel more confident in clothing now I have a proportionate size and I feel more normal.”

DR, Age 28, Exeter, Devon

Two stage Mastopexy (Breast Uplift) & Breast Augmentation.

This patient underwent a mastopexy initially to reduce the breast skin envelope and then as a second operation, 3 months later, of breast augmentation using different size implants. A Nagor Impleo 270cc implant was used on the right and 210 cc implant on the slightly larger left side to even out the difference in breast volume. The scars can now be expected to settle further over the next 12 months.  This procedure is usually best performed in two operations to reduce the risk of complications and to achieve a better result overall.

Mastopexy & Breast Reduction

David Oliver Breast Mastopexy & Breast Reduction surgery results before & after September 2019

“It was 100% worthwhile . It was slightly more painful than I expected for a few days. I might consider breast implants in the future after having children.”

AM, age 28, Exeter, Devon, Mastopexy & Breast Reduction

This lady underwent a right sided breast left (mastopexy) and a left side reduction so that the volume of each breast is more similar. In the future she may loose breast volume and now the breast have been elevated this will be a an option for her. These are the early results at 6 weeks where the scars are still quite red and these will fade over the next 6 to 12 months. In the future as she ages the breast volume may decrease, and this can also happen after pregnancy and so there is the option to have an implant in the years to come now that the nipple and areolar have been lifted up.

For further information on breast uplift surgery please call us on one of the below numbers or use our online form.

To book a breast uplift consultation in Exeter, Torquay or Guernsey please call Tracey on 01392 982203.