Are you considering a breast lift to restore the youthful look and feel of your figure? Have you heard about all the amazing benefits this procedure offers but don’t know where to start in learning more?
Breast lift in surgery is popular for women who want to improve their overall physical appearance, including self-confidence. 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.
Breast ptosis, or sagging of the breasts, is an issue that many women will experience at some point during their lifetimes, particularly when breast feeding after pregnancy. It can also become noticeable as early as in one’s twenties and will slowly worsen over time with weight changes and the effects of aging. Regardless of the cause, it’s important for women to understand breast ptosis so they can make decisions about how best to address both its causes and any implications for their health.
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.
Your doctor will provide you with specific instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. These may include abstaining from smoking and drinking alcohol for several days or weeks leading up to the surgery. You should also arrange for someone to take you home after your surgery since it is performed under general anesthesia. Additionally, it’s important to discuss any medications or supplements that you are taking with your doctor in advance as some of these may need to be stopped before the surgery.
Your breast lift procedure usually takes between two and three hours depending on the complexity of the case. During this time, tissue will be reshaped and excess skin removed to give you a more youthful appearance. You may also receive implants or fat grafting at this time if desired. The incisions will then be closed with sutures and covered with dressings or bandages as necessary.
Once your breast lift in Sydney surgery is complete, you will be taken into a recovery room where medical staff will monitor your heart rate and other vital signs while you rest until you wake up from the anesthesia. Afterward, someone must drive you home since it is not safe for patients who have been under general anesthesia to operate vehicles. It’s important that someone stay with you at least overnight following your surgery in case of any complications such as bleeding or infection that require immediate medical attention.
You can expect some bruising and swelling around the incision sites which should start subsiding within ten days of the procedure; however, full healing may take up to six weeks or longer depending on individual circumstances such as age and lifestyle habits like smoking which can slow down healing time significantly. To maximize comfort during recovery, wear loose clothing without an underwire bra as well as support garments prescribed by your doctor throughout the healing process.
With proper care following a breast lift procedure, most women report feeling back to normal within 6-8 weeks post-surgery although there may still be some residual swelling that could last longer than this timeline so keep expectations realistic when planning for recovery time following a breast lift procedure . Overall though women are very pleased with their results which can include improved self-confidence from having firmer breasts along with better fitting clothes due to having less saggy skin around their chest area post-surgery . For maximum comfort during recovery , follow all post-operative instructions carefully given by your plastic surgeon along with wearing a comfortable supportive bra throughout your healing period . Making sure that everything is done properly prior , during , and after a breast lift can ensure an optimal outcome !
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.
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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.
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