Breast Lift (Mastopexy) is performed to restore a more natural, beautiful and perky shape to the breast, as well as restore the nipple position to resemble a more youthful breast.
This procedure is for women who have a droop to their breasts (called breast ptosis). There are several causes for breast ptosis with the most common being breast feeding after pregnancy, weight loss, and natural process of ageing.
There are different degrees of breast ptosis:
A = indicates a mild degree of ptosis where the nipple sits at the fold of the breast.
B and C = indicate a more severe degree of ptosis where the nipple sits below the fold of the breast.
In general women whose nipples are below the fold of the breast will always need a breast lift to restore a more youthful shape.
Some women will need the addition of implants (called augmentation-mastopexy). This is when:
An augmentation-mastopexy can be performed as one stage, or the implants inserted at a second stage after the first procedure with mastopexy alone. For more information read our page on augmentation-mastopexy.
At MODE, Dr Aggarwal will guide you through the planning of surgery and help decide which procedure is best suited to achieve your goals.
The procedure is always performed under general anaesthesia given by an accredited anaesthetist in a fully accredited and licensed facility (usually one of the North Shore’s premier private hospitals). The procedure takes two-three hours and most patients will be discharged the same day (some stay overnight however).
A scar has to be placed all the way around the nipple and areola to achieve a breast lift. In general the scars can be of three different types as listed below.
This scar has the advantage of:
However this scar has some disadvantages
Lollipop (Vertical Breast Lift Scar)
The advantage of this scar are:
The disadvantages are few but include:
Anchor scar (Wise pattern Breast Lift Scar)
The advantage of this scar are:
The disadvantages are few but mainly that there are extra scars compared to the periareolar and lollipop approaches. In general, we find that these scars heal well become more inconspicuous over time. Due to the T shaped scar, sometimes there is slower healing at the T junction.
Every surgery carries risks, and therefore one must consider if risks outweigh the benefits for your own personal situation. If they do then the surgery may be well worth it. Dr Aggarwal will discuss the pros and cons of surgery with you during your consultation.
Dr Aggarwal is a well regarded, respected, highly skilled and experienced Specialist Plastic Surgeon. Graduating at the top of his class throughout his training, Dr Aggarwal has completed fellowship training at some of the world’s most prestigious reconstructive and cosmetic plastic surgery institutions. He continues to publish research is prestigious plastic surgery journals, and is actively involved in the training of future plastic surgeons.
What sets Dr Aggarwal apart from others is his personal, affable and warm nature. Not only does he pay attention to detail, to producing natural, beautiful results but he ensures that the patient’s journey is just as special as their outcome. Dr Aggarwal looks after patients at two of Sydney’s most prestigious public hospital campuses (RPA and POWH/RHW), and operates privately on the North Shore.
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If sedation or general anaesthetic is required, it is delivered by an accredited anaesthetist
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We pride our practice in personalised, professional and ethical care. Your safety and satisfaction is our utmost priority – we only provide sedation or general anaesthesia in accredited facilities and after your procedure you will have direct access to Dr Aggarwal and his staff to answer any questions or concerns.
At your first consultation, Dr Aggarwal will explain a personalised treatment option for your desired results. A comprehensive medical history and examination is followed by discussion of surgery, examination of before and after photographs and trial of implants in the case of breast augmentation. Remember to bring a referral for your consultation, to claim the Medicare Rebate.
We will always be upfront about all costs of surgery including surgical, anaesthetic and hospital fees. Our quotes are valid for 12 months so there is no pressure to decide quickly.
To help achieve your goals, we will tailor treatment options to what you actually need. We will never recommend surgical or non surgical treatment if its not going to achieve what you want. We aim to deliver beautiful, natural results.
In addition to our Hornsby and Camperdown locations, in 2018 we bring you: