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Which procedure is right for me?
Breast lift surgery or mastopexy is one of the most requested cosmetic surgical procedures. it involves repositioning the breasts by removing excess skin reshaping the breast tissue and repositioning the nipple and areola complex.
After the surgery, the breasts take on a more youthful, lifted appearance. Many patients enjoy a newfound ability to wear a variety of bra, clothing, and swimwear styles. Breast lifts are designed for women that have breast sagging due to ageing, breast-feeding or weight loss.
Breast lift surgery is performed under general anaesthetic in a fully licenced and accredited private hospital, where your care and comfort are the priority.
Do I need a breast lift?
Breast lifts are designed for mums and women that have sagging due to ageing or massive weight loss. The ideal candidates are healthy non-smokers that are not pregnant or breastfeeding.
You can perform a test yourself to determine whether you might benefit from a breast lift.
Simply place a ruler in the fold under your breasts and note the position of your areolas.
If your nipple and areola fall below the ruler, you might benefit from a breast lift.
If your nipple and areola are on or above the ruler, a breast lift probably is not the right procedure. You might consider a breast augmentation (breast implants or fat grafting) if you are concerned about volume loss.
Lollipop mastopexy (vertical breast lift)
The most advanced technique, the vertical breast lift elevates the breasts through an incision around the areola and straight down the lower breast pole. In the hands of an experienced surgeon, this technique may result in less scarring and better upper pole fullness compared to older techniques.
Doughnut mastopexy (Benelli technique)
A circular or ‘doughnut’ incision is made around the areola. the nipple-areola is moved to a higher position, drawing in the surrounding skin to lift the breast. While the incisions are smaller, this technique is limited in terms of the lift it can provide.
‘Inverted t’ or ‘wise pattern’ mastopexy
This traditional breast lift technique involves an anchor-shaped or ‘inverted t’ incision circling the areola and extending downwards on the lower breast pole, ending with an incision along the natural curve of the breast. Excess skin is removed, and the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position. It is more invasive than newer techniques and less commonly used by our doctors.
Following the lifting process, our doctors will complete a symmetry check before closing the incisions in layers with dissolving sutures.
Having performed thousands of surgical procedures over the past decade our doctors will only suggest a breast lift if they determine that it is reasonably safe for you to have surgery and if they believe the results will match your expectations.
If you are a suitable candidate for a breast lift our doctors will recommend an option that is customised for you and your body. There are many options for your surgery and these will be thoroughly discussed with you during your consultation.
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Every individual heals differently. Generally speaking, most patients can expect:
Some discomfort for the first few days that varies from patient to patient.
Ability to lift your arms up above your head within a few days.
Procedure is a hospital day stay only.
No drains required.
You can shower the next day.
You are provided with 2 compression garments.
If you work at a desk, you can return to work in 3-5 days.
Full exercise with no restrictions after 4 weeks.
Significant breast swelling is expected in the first two weeks and usually settles around 4 weeks.
Your procedure is not considered complete until your doctor has met with you to follow up after your operation. We will ensure that the healing process has gone according to plan and that all the expectations discussed in your one-on-one consultation have been met.
We have created an extensive program to maximise wound healing and recovery with a course of LED light treatments.