Breast tissue and skin can stretch and elongate over time, losing firmness and fullness. This sagging occurs naturally with age, pregnancy and increased weight gain. A procedure known as Mastopexy (breast lift) – breast repositioning – can improve the shape of the breast and lift the nipples to give a more youthful appearance and renewed personal confidence in your improved body shape.
What is a breast lift?
By removing the excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissues, our surgeons can re-shape the breast contour and raise the breasts. A breast lift procedure can also reduce the areolar size, which will make your breasts look more uplifted and youthful.
Who would be considered for breast lift surgery?
Our surgeons will meet with you to discuss your reasons for considering breast lift surgery. Our most common breast lift candidates are women who have noticed their breasts sag due
to age, pregnancy (especially if you have recently stopped breastfeeding), weight gain or genetics. Women who have noticed that the tissue around their nipple or areola has stretched may also consider breast lift surgery.
If our surgeons don’t think that a breast lift might help you achieve the contour or upper pole fullness that you would like, they may recommend breast augmentation (breast implants) be performed at the same time.
What are the benefits of breast lift surgery?
The main benefit of the breast lift surgery is that you’ll notice the improvement immediately. Your breasts will look more uplifted, and in many cases this can also affect your posture and spinal health in a positive way.
What can you expect after your breast lift operation?
You might experience swollen and bruised breasts for the weeks following the surgery. Pain and soreness around the incisions are also common and you may get loss or reduction of sensation of the areola for about a month.
What are the potential risks associated with this surgery?
Breast lift surgery risks are similar to any other type of surgery, including anesthesia risks, bleeding or hematoma formation and infection. If your incisions heal poorly, this might lead to permanent scarring as well. Other potential risks are breast asymmetry or breast contour irregularities, which can be corrected with another surgery.
What are the pre-operation requirements?
It is important to review your medical history before the surgery and notify your surgeon whether you have a family history of breast cancer. You might also want to schedule a mammogram before the surgery. It is also advised to refrain from smoking 3 months before surgery and especially during the recovery. You need to avoid certain medications such as Aspirin and anti-inflammatory drugs and also some supplements such as Fish Oils and Vitamin E as they increase the risk of bleeding. You will require a carer for the first 24-48 hours as this type of surgery is performed under a general anaesthesia and in most cases on a Day surgery basis.
How much does a breast lift cost?
The cost of the breast lift will largely depend on the individual factors, but most surgeries start at $6,000. This price includes the surgeons fees, as well as all necessary pre- and post-operational care, but there will be additional costs for anaesthetic and theatre fees.
Breast lift before and after photos
Our clients have shared their breast lift before and after photos – clients have consented to share these photos and they have not been altered in any way.