Breast Lift Surgery

Breast Lift Surgery at Sydney’s Eden Institute can help uplift your breasts to a more youthful position, and can also be combined with Breast Augmentation Surgery or Breast Reduction Surgery to enhance the size and shape of your breasts.


Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)

As we get older our breasts can lose their firmness and start to droop. Pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight loss, gravity and a loss of skin elasticity can all take their toll, resulting in breasts that have lost their youthful shape and fullness.

As a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon, Dr Edinburg is a specialist in Breast Lift Surgery. With experience in a variety of Breast Lift Surgery techniques, Dr Edinburg will help you to work out a treatment plan that will give you the results that you are looking for.

Breast Lift Surgery involves lifting and reshaping the breast tissue to improve breast contour and firmness. The nipple and areola may be repositioned to a higher, more youthful position and, if necessary, enlarged areolas will be reduced. Excess skin is removed if there is a loss of elasticity.

Some people need Breast Augmentation Surgery at the same time to provide breast fullness. In that case, an implant is inserted under the chest (pectoral) muscle or directly behind the breast tissue. Incision lines are usually concealed in the natural creases underneath the breast, but some may be visible on the breast surface, although these will fade over time. Dr Edinburg will discuss what options are available, and which options are best suited for you at your consultation.

Some patients may need Breast Reduction Surgery in addition to a Breast Lift. Again, Dr Edinburg has the skills and experience to work with you to find the most optimal solution.

Following your Breast Lift Surgery, you will need to wear a compression bandage or support bra for approximately a week to minimise swelling and support your new breast shape during healing. There may be some soreness, bruising and swelling of the breasts, but once this has dissipated your new, younger-looking breast shape will be noticeable.

In our experience, Breast Lift surgery gives people an enormous amount of self-confidence, so the benefits of the surgery reach way beyond physical appearance; they reach into your personal life. As with all our treatments, Dr Edinburg aims to give you a natural look that is enhanced but not obvious.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Sagginess, a deflated shape and a loss of breast tissue are just some of the concerns mothers may have post-pregnancy and breastfeeding. All of these issues can be addressed with Breast Lift Surgery. The ageing process can also cause breasts to droop and lose firmness and skin elasticity. Middle-aged women and those who have experienced significant weight loss may also benefit from Breast Lift Surgery. This may be relevant for people who have undergone weight loss procedures such as Gastric Bypass or Bariatric Surgery. Generally, when you lose a lot of weight, you are left with a lot of excess, loose and draping skin. If the loose, sagging skin is especially prevalent on your breasts, then Breast Lift Surgery can be an effective option to consider. Another example is younger women who naturally have heavy and somewhat droopy breasts.

Many women consider Breast Lift Surgery to restore the former youthfulness to their breasts and to bring the breasts back into balance with the rest of their body.

Dr Edinburg enjoys bringing his many years of specialist plastic surgery experience to help assess and plan for each patient’s situation – no two people ever present with exactly the same problem. Dr Edinburg will consult with you to devise a plan that is tailored to your particular situation.

Breast Lift Surgery does not significantly alter the size of your breasts, and therefore some patients will need to have both procedures (which can be done at the same time). This is particularly relevant if you would like your breasts to look bigger and fuller. Depending on the size of your breasts and the level of droopiness, Dr Edinburg will assess your shape and needs with you to determine the best solution. 

There are four different Breast Lift techniques:

  1. The Lollipop Lift – for this technique the incision is made around the nipple area with a line running down the breast. This technique is used when a third incision along the crease underneath the breast is not wanted. The breast tissue is built up in the middle in a shape that can be compared to a cone, incorporating breast tissue from the sides and middle of the breast. Generally, this technique makes the breasts stand out more.
  2. The Anchor Lift – this technique is used for larger breasts. Dr Edinburg makes a cut underneath the breast, following the natural curve of the breast. He will then make another cut which runs from the nipple down towards the bottom of the breast. The resulting incision resembles an anchor.
  3. The Crescent Lift – this technique involves removing a crescent-shaped piece of tissue above the areola and then pulling up the skin towards the top of the breast. This is suitable for patients who only have slight sagging and are seeking minor Breast Lift Surgery.
  4. The Doughnut Lift (peri-areola lift) – this procedure is generally used in women with smaller breasts and who have less sagging. A circular incision is made around the areola and a doughnut-shaped area of skin is removed, resulting in a lift.

Breast Augmentation Surgery may be performed at the same time as Breast Lift Surgery using any of the above techniques. 

It is important to note that Breast Lift Surgery does not provide upper breast fullness in the long-term. Therefore many patients opt to have Breast Augmentation Surgery at the same time as their breast lift in order to achieve both lifting and fullness.

Dr Edinburg’s preferred techniques are the Crescent Lift, Lollipop Lift, or Doughnut Lift. The technique used will dependon the size of the breasts, the degree of sagging, and whether you require Breast Augmentation Surgery at the same time.

Dr Edinburg respects body tissue and treats it gently. Optimum care is taken to prevent crushing and damaging the tissue, which is vital to minimise scarring. Other scar-minimising techniques, such as application of steri-strips, creams, massage and silicone are utilised where appropriate, and are of value, secondarily to the expertise of a skilled, experienced plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Breast Lift Surgery usually takes 1 to 3 hours under general anaesthetic. This is a general guide and depends heavily on which surgery is proposed for you. Dr Edinburg will thoroughly assess and plan your best course of action when he meets with you.

As with any cuts or surgery, Breast Lift Surgery does leave some scarring, simply because of where the incisions are made. However, Dr Edinburg has over 20 years of Breast Lift Surgery experience as a fully qualified and accredited specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon. All of this means that he always uses his specialist skills during surgery to minimise scarring as well as to support you with post-operative advice and care. Initially, your scar will be red and sensitive. However this should start to reduce within the first few weeks after surgery. It is important to keep the skin moisturised and your body hydrated to help the healing process. Always avoid direct sunlight to the scarring area as this will slow down the healing process. 

Breast Lift Surgery may require an overnight hospital stay. If combined with other surgeries, such as Breast Augmentation or Breast Reduction, this may be longer. As with all our surgeries, we tailor the surgery according to your body’s situation, and we will advise you fully and plan with you.

You can generally resume normal activities within 7 to 10 days. However strenuous activity or fitness routines should be avoided. Full recovery, including all healing, normally takes around 2 weeks. During the process, to ensure that your breasts maintain their shape and achieve the right amount of support, you may be advised to wear a specialist support bra. As this surgery is individually tailored to your body, recovery time may vary. Please discuss this in more detail with Dr Edinburg.

The cost will depend on the method and the extent of your surgery. Medicare and health fund rebates may apply for some of your costs. Read more about breast life surgery cost here.

For additional information regarding combined Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation procedure for full perky breasts please speak with our friendly team.

Contact The Eden Institute today to book a Breast Lift Surgery consultation.We are conveniently located in Baulkham Hills, Chatswood and Richmond in Sydney.

Our team of expert practitioners and nurses use the latest techniques in Breast Lift Surgery. We also offer a range of other breast enhancement procedures including Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction and Male Breast Reduction Surgery.

Breast Lift Surgery can be combined with Breast Augmentation Surgery or Breast Reduction Surgery to help you achieve the breasts you want.

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