The empty breast (Mastopexy and Augmentation)

About Mastopexy and Augmentation for Empty Breasts

Mastopexy and breast augmentation are used together to resolve empty looking breasts, that appear empty are as a result of:

  • Pregnancy; due to the increase in size of the breast during pregnancy,
  • Breast feeding and
  • Non-elastic skin where skin of the breast can not to return to the original size

The result of this is that the skin envelope is too large for the reduced volume of the breast giving breasts an empty and droopy appearance where the nipples are too low.

There are three considerations when correcting this with mastopexy and augmentation:

  1. To replace the lost volume of breast tissue through implants
  2. To return the nipples to the right position through a breast lift; and
  3. To remove all the excess skin.

All this can be corrected by doing a mastopexy to position the nipple in correct height and remove the excess of skin and at the same time a breast augmentation to replace the lost volume creating a full natural looking with good projection and a normal position of the nipples.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, call us 07425 162493 to book a confidential consultation with our surgeon or fill in our contact form.

After Mastopexy and Breast augmentation surgery

When mastopexy and augmentation are done simultaneously to correct empty looking breasts there are a few things to take note of.

As it is a more complex procedure than a breast enlargement alone, the scars for this treatment are more extensive.

A patient will have the following scars:

  • There is a scar around the nipple that is disguised by the different colours of the nipple skin and the breast skin
  • A vertical scar from the bottom of the nipple to the crease under the breast
  • A scar in the crease under the breast that is covered by the breast when standing upright

These scars when mature appear as lines slightly paler than the surrounding skin if the patient has normal healing. If the patient has keloid or hypertrophic scars, these require treatment and will never be as good as a normal scar.

Typically the surgery will take three hours and you’ll need to stay two nights in hospital. While you are in hospital you will need to have drains that are removed on the second day before you go home.

You will need to wear a bra night and day for 6 weeks.

Every operation has limitations and carries a risk of complications. Your surgeon will discuss these in detail during your consultation.

Before and sfter surgery for Empty Breasts

On these before and after surgery pictures, you can get an idea of the results you could gain from a combined mastopexy and augmentation procedure.

Pre-op mastopexy

Post-op mastopexy

If you want, natural full looking breasts and are in good physical health, read through the following sections on our website for more clarity on what to expect from a lift and breast enlargement surgery:

Typical empty breast appearance

A natural looking result, note the nipples in the right position and the lost volume of breast tissue has been replaced










If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, call us 07425 162493 to book a confidential consultation with our surgeon or fill in our contact form.