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 This consent can be withdrawn at any time.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.
Mastopexy (Breast uplift) 1
“I am really pleased with the results.”
DR, Guernsey, Age 48, Mastopexy (breast uplift)
Mastopexy (Breast uplift) 2
“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) 3
“I am really pleased with the results.”
KM, Age 31, Guernsey, Breast Uplift – Early result 5 weeks post-surgery and 3 months post surgery
Breast Mastopexy (Breast uplift) 4
Mastopexy (Breast uplift) 5
“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) 6
“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.
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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.
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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) 9
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
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Mastopexy (Breast Uplift)
I had no complications. I needed dressings for a few weeks on the T Junction scar. My breast are now much more comfortable and in the right place.”
CY, Age 53, Torquay, Devon
This patient underwent a mastopexy (Breast Uplift) after wide local excision and radiotherapy for breast cancer on the right. The aim of surgery was to elevate the breast and improve symmetry following the breast cancer surgery. Surgery to the breast after radiotherapy can increase the risk of complications and previous scars on the breast may also make the operation more complicated. However it is usually possible to perform a breast lift (mastopexy) or a breast reduction on the affected side at the same time as performing surgery on the other side to improve breast symmetry after cancer treatment.
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 2
“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.