Mini Breast Lift in London
Mini breast lift or ‘BreastTite’ is an innovative new treatment designed to treat mild degrees of breast ptosis in selected patients. In patients who are not yet keen on a surgical breast lift, BreastTite with Radiofrequency could be an effective treatment option.
BreastTite is a minimally invasive procedure involving the formation of tiny incisions to facilitate access of small cannulas and can easily be carried out under a local anaesthetic with minimal risks and downtime. This is in comparison to a traditional breast lift which is usually performed under general anaesthesia with a period of downtime of about 1 week depending on the type of surgical breast lift performed.
A BreastTite breast lift involves using BodyTite RF to lift and tighten the skin around the breasts.
Please note: the BreastTite procedure can achieve modest degrees of lift with 0.5-1cm of lift being the maximum realistically possible. Most women will not be suitable for the BreastTite breast lift if more than 1 cm of lift is required. Centre for Surgery offer all types of surgical breast uplift from a mini breast uplift to the full anchor-type breast lift for those with more significant degrees of ptosis.
Why choose Centre for Surgery
Dr Tillo has extensive experience of performing all types of breast uplift surgery.
All our surgeons are fully qualified and experienced plastic surgeons with the skill to perform all types of aesthetic breast surgery.
BreastTite expected results
The ability of Radiofrequency energy to induce substantial contraction of the soft tissue increases soft tissue quality over time through the production of new collagen and elastin. Many patients are not able to accept the scar burden from a traditional breast lift and a ‘BreastTite’ Mini Breast Lift can be an effective option in those who desire much smaller degrees of breast lift.
This is a beneficial procedure for those who wish to approve the aesthetic appearance of the breasts without having to undergo an invasive surgical procedure like a breast lift. This procedure involves only very small incisions which are barely perceptible a few months after the procedure.
Ideal candidates for mini breast lift
You will be a suitable candidate if you are wishing to increase the appearance of your breasts without undergoing a surgical procedure. It is an ideal procedure for those who have skin laxity issues as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight gain or simply from ageing. You will need to be at least 18 years old to undergo a mini breast lift with BreastTite This is a suitable procedure for all skin types. It is also suitable for women who already have breast implants.
You will need to have reasonable expectations about what the procedure can achieve. This procedure will not be able to achieve a dramatic change in appearance such as what you would experience with a breast enlargement and uplift. The procedure will instead result in a natural-looking lift for those with a BMI of less than 25.
Before undergoing this procedure, you will have a consultation with one of our surgeons, who will be able to assess if you are a suitable candidate for this procedure or if you should have a surgical breast lift.
The mini breast lift procedure
The BreastTite procedure can performed under a specialised local anaesthetic called tumescent anaesthesia. The procedure takes about 1 hour to perform and patients can be admitted and discharged on the same day with no requirement for an overnight stay.
The surgeon starts by making small incisions strategically around the breast, which allows the surgeon to insert a small BreastTite cannula, which will emit controlled RF energy. A radiofrequency electrode will also be attached to the end of the cannula and will be placed on top of the skin.
This method will be able to tighten the skin through the production of new collagen and elastin over the course of 3-6 months.
Recovery after mini breast lift
This is a minimally invasive procedure and unlike other breast surgeries, there is minimal downtime. You may experience some tenderness in the breasts for the next few days following the procedure. You may also experience some swelling and feel tightness. To help alleviate any dryness it is recommended to apply moisturiser. It is recommended that you avoid sun exposure in the breast area while undertaking treatments.
What is an RF mini breast lift?A mini breast lift can be performed using BreastTite.
BodyTite involves the use of a handheld device. Incisions will be made, allowing a small cannula to be inserted under the skin. This cannula then emits thermal energy. A radiofrequency electrode will be attached to the end of the cannula and will go above the skin. This method works to tighten the skin and remove excess fat.
Am I a good candidate for a mini breast lift?You will be a suitable candidate for a mini breast lift if you have skin laxity issues which you are wishing to fix. You will need to have realistic expectations about what the procedure can achieve.
During a consultation, the surgeon will be able to determine if you are eligible for a mini breast lift, or whether you should opt for a more invasive type of breast lift.
What are the benefits to a mini breast lift?This is an appealing surgery for those who want to lift their breasts and improve the appearance without having to undergo a more invasive surgical procedure. This procedure involves small incisions which heal very well. You should have minimal swelling and bruising. As it is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, there is little to no recovery time.
Does BreastTite hurt?You will have a local anaesthetic applied to the area prior to undergoing any treatment.
You may feel a slight discomfort due to the tissue being heated.
When will I notice the results?You may notice some tightening straight away. However, over the next few months, you will notice results will continue to improve as new collagen continues to be produced.
Will I need to have multiple treatments?This is a one time and done procedure.
What will the recovery period be like?As this is a minimally invasive surgical procedure, there is minimal downtime. You may notice some tenderness and swelling for the first few days following treatment. It is recommended that you avoid excess heat and sun exposure after having the treatments.