Breast lift surgery in London
Women may consider breast lift surgery after experiencing significant changes in their breasts after pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding. Over the passage of time, the breast’s shape and firmness will undergo significant changes, particularly an increase in droopiness.
Apart from pregnancy, there a number of other causes which can affect the shape of the breasts including changes in weight, genetics, and the natural aging process can significantly affect the shape of the breasts thus diminishing their youthful appearance.
The skin naturally diminishes in elasticity over a period of years. This then gradually causes the breasts to droop, which is often associated with the breasts taking on a pendular appearance. The reduction in volume will often cause the nipples to drop to a lower position. Large breasts tend to be more prone to sagging compared to smaller breasts, although any woman may experience these issues. The changes leading to breast atrophy are permanent in nature. Fortunately there is a robust solution in the form of a breast lift which can dramatically restore a more lifted and youthful appearance to the female chest.
Breast lift surgery, otherwise known as a Mastopexy, lifts the breast, removes excess skin and tightens the surrounding tissue. While a breast lift does not make the breasts any bigger in size, it does make the breasts feel firm and can appear more youthful.
Why choose Centre for Surgery in London for your Mastopexy procedure?
- Over 15 years experience in all types of breast uplift surgery – anchor lift, lollipop lift, doughnut lift and crescent lift
- We own and manage our own surgical facilities. Properly performed breast uplift takes time and should not be rushed. Our surgeons perform a maximum of two mastopexy procedures in a day. We do not cram 4-5 procedures into one day like other providers. You want your surgeon to be well-rested and mentally and physically sharp to perform breast uplift which is a very physically demanding procedure to get the very best results.
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- Our surgeons live and work in central London. We don’t work with ‘fly-in, fly-out’ surgeons from Italy. This is very important because whilst your surgeon takes all precautions to minimise complications, complications can and do occur and our surgeons are readily available to manage any issues if and when they arise.
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Types of breast lift
As a result of degeneration of the breast tissue (medically known as breast ptosis), the breasts will appear hollow, flat or stretched out. The effects will vary depending on the shape and size of your breast and may be more noticeable with those who have larger breasts. This occurs naturally as you age, but can also occur due to factors such as breastfeeding, pregnancy, genetics, and lifestyle choices. This can often negatively impact women’s self-esteem, confidence and body image. The solution for this is a breast lift.
There are a variety of breast lifts which you can choose from, which include minimally invasive procedures or major surgical options.
The breast lift can be performed in one of four ways:
The crescent lift
The crescent mastopexy is performed without mobilising the areola and can address minor assymetries and can be used to minimise scars for patients with mild to moderate ptosis.
The doughnut lift
The doughnut mastopexy can be great option if the nipple and areola are not wide and do not need to be raised more than 2cm. The procedure can be used to minimise scarring of the area around the areola and preserve nipple-areola sensation. The surgery is also much shorter compared with the more major types of breast lift. A doughnut breast lift can be combined with a breast implant in a single stage to raise the nipple and areola and simultaneously increase breast volume and projection.
The lollipop lift
The lollipop or vertical breast lift is a more powerful technique with a greater ability to remove loose skin. There is less tension on the doughnut incision. The vertical breast lift is a good option for patients with moderate to significant ptosis of the breast.
The inverted-T (anchor lift)
The inverted T lift is the most invasive type of breast lift and has the greatest ability to correct severe ptosis through the removal of excess skin and elevation of the nipple. Breast lift is ideal for moderate to severe breast drooping. The technique is particularly useful for the massive weight loss patient. A downside of the inverted-T lift is the significant scar burden with periareolar, vertical and horizontal components. There is a small risk of minor wound breakdown at the inverted-T junction.
The first 2 techniques are classed as mini lifts while the latter 2 are more complete breast lifts. These techniques will ensure you achieve the desired results while having minimal scarring. Your surgeon will determine the most appropriate method for you.
When deciding on which technique you should choose, you will need to think about a number of things, including:
- The size and shape of your breasts
- How much lift will be required
- How much skin elasticity you have
- Your preferences
The breast lift aims to make the breasts sit higher, increase their firmness and look more youthful.
Ideal candidate for a breast lift
Any woman who is unhappy with her sagging or droopy breasts may be a suitable candidate for the breast uplift procedure. Breast lift patients are usually women who have had one or more children with a history of breastfeeding, and/or have experienced massive weight changes perhaps as a result of determined weight loss through diet and exercise or through weigh loss surgery. Many of these women are in their 3rd, 4th or 5th decade and wise to restore their pre-pregnancy breast shape to a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.
A breast lift focuses on tightening the breast to limit sagging, causing the breasts to sit in a more natural position. Unlike a breast augmentation with implants, a breast lift does not increase or decrease the volume of the breasts. If you are interested in this, breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery may be more suitable.
If you are considered to be a good candidate for a breast lift, you may wish to explore the finance options we have available.
Prior to undergoing a breast lift, you will need to have a consultation with one of our surgeons. They will be able to take a full medical history from you, as well as assess your suitability for this procedure.
Breast lift or breast lift combined with implants ?
It is important to accurately determine every patients goals regarding breast size and desire for upper pole fullness. Our surgeons will listen to your concerns about breast shape or size which can in turn determine the best course of treatment. If a patient is happy with the volume and upper pole fullness, a breast alone may be enough. Our surgeons agree that a decrease of 1 cup size is expected with a breast uplift alone. However, if a patient instead desires restoration of upper pole volume fullness or an increase in breast size, a mastopexy would need to be combined with an augmentation. Combined breast lift and augmentation is performed in either one stage or two stages, depending on the amount of nipple elevation desired and skin excess. At Centre for Surgery, our surgeons take to customise treatments as every patient is unique to get the very best outcomes.
Preparation for Breast Lift
At Centre for Surgery, our surgeons strongly believe that the success of any cosmetic surgery procedure including breast lift surgery is optimised with following all of the surgeon’s pre-procedure instructions.
We always strive to go above and beyond to make sure all our patients are optimally prepared for breast lift surgery – physically, mentally and emotionally.
What every patient should know before breast lift
Breast Lift Surgical Technique
Your breast lift surgery will be performed in either our central London or Watford facility as as outpatient which means you are admitted and discharged on the same day.
You will receive general anaesthesia and the procedure typically takes 3 hours to perform. If the breast lift will be combined with additional procedures, the surgery may be longer. Breast enlargement with uplift takes about 4 hours to perform. A general anaesthetic means you will be comfortably asleep for the procedure.
Breast lift step by step:
STEP 1: For a full breast uplift, the surgeon will make will make an incision encircling the areola which then goes vertically downward from the nipple and then runs horizontally across the breast crease. This pattern is known as the ‘anchor type’ incision.
STEP 2: The surgeon then removes skin and fat according to the shape to be achieved.
STEP 3: The surgeon then repositions the nipple upwards into a more natural position that is more forward facing.
STEP 4: Incision closure. Once the surgeon is satisfied with the overall shape, the incisions will then be closed using dissolvable sutures with special sutures to minimise visible scarring.
After the surgery, you will be able to notice the breasts appear fuller. However, final results will not be visible until swelling has completely gone down.
Breast lift with implants
If you wish, you can combine a breast augmentation and a breast lift, and undergo a procedure known as an augmentation mastopexy. This is a good option for women who want to address both the lack of shape in the breasts, as well as the level of sagging. Women who have asymmetry, who only require slight correction or have been pregnant, are considered good candidates for this procedure.
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Breast lift recovery
Breast lift surgery is associated with surprisingly little in the way of discomfort and often less than having breast augmentation which is considered a more minor procedure.. You will find you will be able to shower generally after two days, with the first three days typically being the most painful period of recovery. During this time, you will be advised on which medication you can take to alleviate discomfort.
Bruising and swelling are often seen after a breast lift, but these clinical features will resolve naturally over the following one to two weeks.
Breast lift recovery often needs a period of time off work and this usually 7-10 days. Most patients are back at work after a week. Strenuous activities should be avoided which includes gym workouts for approximately 6-8 weeks and always check with your surgeon when it is safe to resume physical exercise. Doing too much too soon may increase the risk of prolonged swelling and possibly delayed wound healing.
You will need to wear a support bra at all times (except when showering) for the first month to ensure your breasts heal appropriately.
After the procedure, you may notice the scars appear to be red and sometimes lumpy. However, after the first month, this will reside, and the scars will reduce in size and look white rather than red. Most of these scars will occur around the areola.
However, as this is a surgical procedure, there are some risks, particularly with the scars. Scars can sometimes turn into:
- Hypertrophic scars: these will appear red, and will generally only occur
- Keloid scars: this occurs when scars heal too quickly and may occur at areas other than the incision site
- Capsular contracture: this is an internal lining from scar tissue that forms around a breast implant. This will make the implant tighter and may cause it to be misshapen.
You will have a number of follow-up appointments with your surgeon. The surgeon will assess the progress of your healing. At the follow-up appointments, the surgeon will discuss when certain activities can be resumed and when you can start to wear a normal bra.
Risks and potential complications of breast lift
Breast lift surgery is a commonly performed procedure at Centre for Surgery in London. At your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the potential risks and complications associated with breast lift surgery in depth. You can minimise the risk of complications by choosing an experienced surgeon at Centre for Surgery.
Potential complications of breast lift:
- Anaesthetic risks
- Postoperative haemorrhage
- Hypertrophic scars / Keloid scars
- Delayed wound healing
- Seroma or haematoma
- Nerve injury or sensory disturbance
- Change to nipple sensation
- Asymmetry of the breasts
- Surgical site infection
- Fat necrosis
- Nipple / areola necrosis – risk increased with smoking
- Requirement for revision surgery
Breast lift cost
There are a number of factors which will determine the overall cost of your breast lift procedure and the final quotation will be given after your face to face consultation with your plastic surgeon.
- Mini uplift or full uplift
- Breast lift alone or combined with breast implants (known as an augmentation-mastopexy)
- Previous breast surgery
Why not call 0207 993 4849 and speak to one of our expert patient coordinators who may be able to give you a rough costing prior to your procedure.
Always remember that price should never be the determining factor when it comes to choosing your provider. We feel that safety and quality of service should be your number one priority and instilling in you the confidence that our team will look after you before, during and after your procedure to the best of their ability.
Spread the cost of your breast lift procedure
Centre for Surgery are fully approved to offer breast lift finance via our specialist finance partner, Chrysalis Finance.
You no longer need to use your savings to pay for your treatment – you can apply to spread the cost of your procedure with Chrysalis Finance using their simple 1,2,3 application to pay for your procedure.
Don’t wait until you have enough money for your treatment, apply today and (subject to status) pay for your procedure easily in monthly instalments, using one of their payment options.
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Breast Lift specialists
If you are interested in breast lift surgery, we would recommend to book a consultation with an expert breast lift surgeon at Centre for Surgery. At your consultation, your surgeon will take a thorough medical history including your current medications and will perform a physical examination. A discussion of your aesthetic goals will be taken into account when formulating your customised treatment plan. The full range of breast lift techniques will be explained from inverted T breast lifts to mini peri-areolar breast lifts. It may be recommended to combine a breast lift with a breast enlargement if a volume increase is also desired in addition to changes in shape. The full range of implant types will be discussed with you including round and shaped or “tear drop” implants.
Once you have made your decision to proceed with breast lift surgery, your designated patient coordinator will work closely with you to make sure you are fully prepared for your breast lift procedure.
The Centre for Surgery approach to aftercare
Our aftercare programme was recently described as ‘outstanding’ by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission.
Our postoperative support team call all our patients the day after their procedure and then every other day thereafter for the first two weeks. The proactive nature of our postoperative support gives every patient the best opportunity for a smooth postoperative recovery free of complications. In many cases if complications were to occur, their impact is markedly lessened by early detection, prompt clinical assessment and correct treatment. Where a patient expresses concern to our team over the phone, then we often call patients in the same day for assessment with one of our expert nursing team. Even if there is no significant issue, the careful explanation and calm reassurance provided by our team can help to alleviate any worries you may have experienced.
What is a breast lift or mastopexy?Breast lift is also known as a mastopexy is a cosmetic surgery procedure which is designed to lift and reshape sagging breast tissue and the nipple position. By lifting the breasts, a more youthful look is achieved.
Breast uplift surgery can be combined with breast augmentation using either implants or fat transfer (lipofilling) to restore volume as well as improve shape with a breast lift.
Am I the ideal candidate for a breast lift?Ideal candidates for breast lift include:
- those with droopy and sagging breasts who would prefer more uplifted breasts with a firmer consistency
- patients with good physical health without any significant medical conditions such as hypertension or diabetes. Diabetes is known to interfere with wound healing.
- patients with good mental health who understand the risks and complications and have realistic expectations of what breast lift surgery can achieve
- patients who are able to follow all of the pre-op and post-op instructions to ensure proper healing
- patients who are not smokers
The procedure is mostly preferred by women who have lost the volume and shape of their breasts after pregnancy, weight-loss or ageing.
What are the different types of breast lift?The actual breast lift technique used depends on the patient. A number of factors will determine the surgical method used including the patients age, the volume of the breasts, the amount of breast tissue which may need to be surgically removed and the particulars aesthetic result which the patient would like to achieve.
There are four recognised techniques for breast lift surgery:
Crescent lift - this is the least invasive type of breast lift and involves the removal of a wedge of tissue at the superior aspect of the nipple which resembles a crescent.
Doughnut lift - This type of breast lift is also known as a Benelli procedure or circumareolar mastopexy. This procedure is ideal for the treatment of asymmetry affecting the nipple-areola complex and also for minor degrees of breast uplift. The incision is made around the entire circumference of the areola and excess skin is then removed followed by the placement of a permanent suture around the areola to induce tightening. A doughnut lift is not as invasive as a vertical or inverted T breast lift.
Lollipop Lift – This is also known as a vertical scar breast lift. The incision is made around the areola and extends vertically down from the 6 o clock position to the inferior breast fold. For women with drooping breasts this is an effective technique to lift the breasts.
Anchor lift - This technique is used for the most severe degrees of breast sagging. The incision is identical to the lollipop lift and with the addition of a horizontal incision along the inferior breast crease for removal of excess skin. The inverted T breast lift is ideal for women with a long distance measured preoperative ply from the IMF to the nipple.
Can breast lift surgery be performed without implants?Breast lifts are commonly performed alone without the need for breast implants.
Breast lift alone will achieve a more youthful breast shape and contour through the elevation of the nipple and areola and the removal of redundant skin. The breast uplift procedure raises the height of the nipples and through the repositioning of breast tissue will result in a more natural appearance to their original condition when younger or pre-pregnancy. Mastopexy surgery can optimise both shape and restore symmetry. Sagging breasts can be surgically corrected and this can result in an enormous improvement in self-esteem.
Breast lift surgery is commonly performed because women desire to return to their formerly youthful state and to address both the aging process, pregnancy and the effects of gravity with time. Many women may notice a very small reduction in breast size but this is barely noticeable in most patients as only minimal amounts of actual breast tissue are removed. It is mainly skin that is removed.
Fat transfer to the breast, also known as lipofilling or fat grafting can also result in an improvement in breast sagging in a similar manner to the use of breast implants. Fat transfer has the major advantage of being able to shape the breast through meticulous placement of the fat. For women who are unhappy with their upper pole fullness, fat grafting to the breast can help to fill the deflated upper pole of the breasts which can also result in a more defined cleavage.
How is breast lift surgery performed?At Centre for Surgery, breast lift or mastopexy surgery is carried out under TIVA general anaesthesia as a day case which means you will be admitted and discharged on the same day. The recovery after TIVA is very quick compared with traditional general anaesthesia with a lower risk of nausea and sickness. Pain is usually very minimal after breast lift surgery and you doctor will repscribe painkillers for you to take regularly at home.
There are a number of recognised techniques for breast lift surgery. The main principle in all techniques is a surgical repositioning of breast tissue upwards, nipple-areola repositioning and removal of redundant excess skin.
Breast lift surgery involves incisions placed around the areola which is the darker area around the nipple. For small lifts, this may be enough but for larger breast lifts, more skin will need to be surgically excised and this will result in a scar running from the areola to the inframammary fold beneath the breast. For severe breast sagging, a horizontal breast incision also needs to be made in the breast fold which results in an 'inverted T' appearance. The horizontal breast incision is usually well concealed beneath the breast. Breast lift scars are initially raised and red in colour but will flatten and become pale in colour with time. The type of breast lift technique employed by your surgeon depends on a number of factors including the size and shape of the breasts, skin quality, areola size and the degree of breast lifting required. Before the procedure, the surgeon will carefully mark the breasts with a marker pen whilst you are standing to accurately map the proposed position of the nipple and areola on the the uplifted breasts.
How should I prepare for a breast lift procedure?You should stop all medications that can increase the risk of bleeding after your procedure.
You should use an antiseptic solution to wash in prior to your procedure to reduce the risk of infection.
How long does a breast lift procedure take?The procedure takes 3 hours on average.
What is the recovery period like?Expect mild post-operative pain for the first three days but this can be reduced with pain medications, and normal activities can be resumed after the first week following your surgery. However, extensive activities should be avoided for 3-4 weeks.
How do I get firmer breasts?Breast lift or mastopexy is ideal for the restoration of firm breasts and is often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation surgery. Your surgeon will provide expert advice on the most appropriate treatment option for attaining firmer breasts.
Is breast volume or cup size affecting by breast lift surgery?With breast lift surgery, the volume of the breast does not change appreciably as it is mainly the skin envelope that is removed along with rearrangement of the internal breast tissue and not removing the internal breast tissue as with a breast reduction. A mastopexy without breast implants does not significantly change the size of the breasts. The outcome following breast uplift surgery is a more youthful and perkier breast with an improvement in breast symmetry.
Breast lift combined with implants will result in an increase in cup size due to the presence of the implant. Depending on the size of the implant chosen, a significant increase in breast size is possible which will accentuate cleavage compared with doing a mastopexy without implants. For enhanced shape of the breast, a mastopexy is ideal for breast enhancement.
How much time will I need to take off work?This will vary from person to person and will depend on your own recovery, as well as what type of work you do. If you work in an office you may be able to return to work sooner than someone who had a physically intensive job.
You may need to take at least four to five days off work. During this period dressings will be removed and you will instead wear a compression bra.
When can I resume my normal activities after a breast lift?You should avoid all strenuous activities after breast lift surgery for the first 4 weeks.
Most women can return to work after one week of recovery at home.
How old do I have to be to get breast lift surgery?We would recommend that patients should be at least 18 years of age before considering breast lift surgery. It is likely that the breasts will still be undergoing growth and development and undertaking surgery too soon may not lead to permanent results as the breast is still developing. At such a young age, patients may not be fully psychologically ready to undertake what can be quite an extensive procedure with a significant scar burden.
In some cases, surgery after one turns 18 may be a possible treatment option. Some women may have developed abnormally shaped breasts from birth such as tubular or tuberous breasts, or the breasts may be so large that social embarrassment has developed leading to psychological disturbance. In these more complex cases, we would advise a joint care approach with input from your parents, GP or psychologist to make the treatment is right for you.
Does breast lift surgery leave scars?All breast lift surgery will leave scars. The surgeon will do his very best to minimise the appearance of any scars following breast lift surgery.
Can breast lift surgery correct asymmetry?Breast lift surgery can improve breast asymmetry but perfect symmetry cannot be achieved in any woman. Some cases may require breast implants or breast fat transfer to correct the asymmetry.
Can I combine breast lift with breast augmentation?Yes, both procedures can be combined ideally for those with deflated breasts after pregnancy or treating asymmetry if required. Doing a breast lift alone will improve shape but not volume. With a combination procedure both shape and volume can be improved. In some cases, your surgeon may recommend a 2 stage procedure to reduce risks and maximise safety.
What are the risks of a breast lift?As with every surgical procedure, a breast lift procedure has risks.
Rare risks include:
- More noticeable or prominent scars than anticipated
- Decrease in sensation
- Interference with circulation to the nipple
- Seroma or hematoma which will require draining
- Poor wound healing
Following your surgeon’s pre and post-operative care instructions will help to minimise your chance of any complications occurring.
Can sensation be affected by breast lift surgery?It is common to experience some temporary numbness or extra sensitivity after the mastopexy procedure although this often resolves and may take up to one year for full recovery of nipple sensitivity.
Are there less invasive options to a surgical breast lift?Yes, Centre for Surgery also offer a mini breast lift using the BodyTite radiofrequency platform. The procedure can be performed under a local anaesthetic and can achieve nipple lift of up to 1cm which although modest can be significant.
What To Expect
When you have a consultation with your surgeon, a number of measurements are taken of your breast dimensions and an assessment will be made of the nipple-areola position and the soft tissue quality. Your surgeon is skilled in all type of breast lift and mastopexy and the most appropriate choice will be made based on your preferences. The surgeon will also give information on the location of the incision for the breast lift and also whether the implants are to be combined with the breast lift.
High-resolution photos will be taken and your surgeon may also use computer digital imaging. Your surgeon will take time to discuss the important risks and potential complications of breast lift surgery and what you can expect in the postoperative period.
The surgeon will also take a full medical history which includes previous operations, current list of medicines taken and any potential allergies. This information will be used to decide on your fitness for the breast uplift procedure. If you are deemed to be a suitable candidate for mastopexy surgery then we would recommend to spend a period of time to reflect on all the information given. We always recommend a minimum of a '2 week cool off period' for to weigh up your options.
All our prospective patients are more than welcome to have as many follow-up consultations after their initial consultation to make sure you are fully empowered with all the information to make an informed decision for proceeding with breast lift surgery at Centre for Surgery.
Before your procedure
Once you have decided that breast lift is right for you, our preoperative assessment team will be in contact to prepare you for surgery.
The following are recommended actions to take:
- For 6 weeks beforehand, it is highly recommended to stop smoking as active smoking is associated with a number of risks including delayed wound healing which could result in wound infection and a possible need to have the implants removed if you had implants combined with a mastopexy
- You should also avoid aspirin and all medicines containing aspirin for at least one week prior to the procedure.
- For 6 hours before the breast uplift procedure, you should refrain from eating any food or any type of drink apart from sips of clear fluid (water and tea/coffee without added milk) which is allowed for up to 2 hours before the procedure.
On the day of your procedure
Please aim to arrive for your mastopexy procedure at the comfimed time. One of our nursing team will admit you for the procedure and will carry out a number of tasks including checking your blood pressuure and other vital signs including pulse and temperature and then getting you changed into single-use clinic wear. The anaesthetist will then come in to assess you to make sure you are fit for TIVA anaesthetic and will also prescribe a number of pre-medications which are given by your nurse to help your recovery after the breast lift procedure. You will then be seen by your surgeon who will confirm the procedure to undertaken and you will sign the informed consent form. Skin marking and photos may be taken at this point.
Breast uplift surgery is a very commonly performed procedure at Centre for Surgery and is carried out under TIVA general anaesthesia as a day case. The procedure takes approximately 2-3 hours to carry out. During breast lift surgery, your surgeon will make incisions around the nipple and depending on the degree of lift required, place vertical and horizontal incisions beneath the breast. The breast tissue is surgically repositioned to a more elevated position before closing the skin with dissolvable sutures.
Once you have woken up from the TIVA anaesthetic, our nurses will closely monitor you for 1-3 hours afterwards to make sure you make a full recovery. You will be given a fruit juice drink or a hot drink as you prefer to build up your energy levels. Once you are assessed as fit for discharge, you will require a responsible adult escort to take you home in a car or taxi and to look after you for at least the first 24 hours after surgery.
After your procedure
After your procedure, our dedicated postoperative support team are available round the clock to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Our team will call you regularly for the first 2 weeks after your procedure to make sure your pain levels are well controlled and your healing is progressing as normal.
Compared with breast enlargement surgery, the recovery after breast lift surgery is very rapid with very little in the way of discomfort and the majority of our patients are very comfortable by the end of week 1. Your doctor may recommend a period of approximately one week off work. You should minimise any excessive movements of your arms for the first 2 weeks after surgery to help with the healing of the incisions.
You will be required to wear a supportive surgical bra for a full 6 weeks to make sure healing is optimal, breast shape is preserved and so that scars heal with best results. Exercise involving the upper body should be stopped for a full 6 weeks to avoid any potential implant rotation.
You will attend for a postoperative check up with one of our nursing team at 7-10 days to review your surgical wound sites and ensure proper healing is taking place. Recommendations on treatments for scar healing may be given for optimal cosmesis. At 6 weeks you should begin to see your final results and you will see your surgeon for a comprehensive review and make sure your results are in line with your expectations.