Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy) – Defy Gravity!
Over time breasts tend to sag for several reasons including pregnancy and breastfeeding, weight gain or loss, the aging process, and the effects of gravity. The goal of breast lift surgery is simply to return breasts that have lost their youthful profile to a more flattering position on the chest. In fact, many women choose to combine breast lift with breast augmentation with implants in order to elevate and enlarge their breasts simultaneously.
Choosing Your Surgeon for Breast Lift & Augmentation:
When it comes to choosing your surgeon it is vital that you select a surgeon based on the results, rather than on the cost of the surgery and the number of surgeries they performed over a period of time. At My Cosmetic Clinic, our Head Surgeon Dr Ansari uses all of his experience and skills to focus on patient outcomes, rather than the quantity number of surgeries he can perform in one day. It is Dr Ansari’s ethical approach to surgery, his exceptional diligence and the care he takes with each patient that has led to his popularity amongst patients in our clinic.
So if safety, experience and an ethical approach to Breast Surgery is appealing to you, Dr Ansari is definitely worth considering as your surgeon.
A consultation with Dr Ansari will provide full insights into the options most suitable for your lifestyle that best suits your body type, as well as opportunity to discuss your goals.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHO IS THE RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR MASTOPEXY (BREAST LIFT SURGERY)?
Breast lift surgery is usually performed after a woman experiences a loss of breast tissue and sagging, often following weight loss or pregnancy. If you are planning to have children in the future, it is important that you postpone your breast lift surgery until you have completed your family. Mastopexy can be performed at any age if you are in good health, have no serious health conditions, are not prone to keloid scarring, and have good elastic skin.
HOW MUCH DOES BREAST LIFT SURGERY COST?
The cost of breast lift surgery starts from $9,900, which includes surgery and anaesthetic fees, hospital charges, and follow-up appointments for 6 months.
On the other hand, if you prefer to have both breast lift surgery and breast implant surgery (breast enlargement) at the same time, costs will be more with the inclusions as stated above.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN DURING MY INITIAL BREAST LIFT SURGERY CONSULTATION WITH DR ANSARI?
Dr Ansari will discuss with you the details of your breast lift surgery, outline the placement of the incisions, and talk to you about the post-operative period and his instructions for your recovery. He will also explain the possible risks and answer any questions you may have concerning your breast lift surgery.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TECHNIQUES FOR BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
The specific type of procedure chosen for your breast lift surgery is determined by several factors, such as the degree of lift required, the elasticity of your skin and yourgoals.
One of the most important factors in selecting the technique for your surgery is the amount of sag or ptosis that is present in your breasts. When a slight amount of ptosis exists, a periareolar mastopexy (around the pigmented skin of the nipple) can be performed, and in this case is often performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation. Your nipple can be lifted 2 to 3 centimetres using this technique (about 1 to 1.5 inches).
However, if a moderate amount of lift is required, the periareolar incision is combined with a vertical incision that runs down to the bottom of your breast and is also known as a “lollipop lift”. To correct a great amount of ptosis however, an additional larger crescent incision in the crease at the bottom of your breast is made, and is referred to as an “anchor lift.”
Whatever the technique used for your breast lift surgery, the goal is to remove the excess sagging skin of your breasts and to re-contour your breasts. Generally, the scars will fade within a year, with the scars around and in the areola area, seeming to fade and flatten faster than those in non-pigmented areas.
WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT POST-OPERATIVELY AFTER MY BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
Following your breast lift surgery, there is generally a
bearable amount of pain and a moderate amount of swelling. Sutures placed in your breast tissue will dissolve over several months and sutures placed through your skin, usually dissolve within a few weeks.
A special tape called “Steri-Strips” or “tissue glue” is usually placed over your sutures to protect your wound, anda support bra should be worn continuously for 3 weeks. You can usually return to work after 1 week and start casual walking the day after surgery.However, any strenuous exercise should be avoided until your wound is well healed i.e. 4-6 weeks.
Don’t forget that it is quite normal to lose sensitivity in the nipple and breast skin due to swelling, which blocks the ability of the nerves to send and receive pain and pressure messages. Most sensation will however, return within 1 to 3 months, but may take longer. Occasionally the loss of sensation to the nipple is permanent.
IS THERE MUCH PAIN ASSOCIATED WITH BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
Normally, the pain of breast lift surgery is not severe, with most patients experiencing discomfort and soreness. You will be prescribed pain medications, which should alleviate the pain associated with your surgery. If you feel that your pain is severe however, do not hesitate to contact the clinic or Dr Ansari.
WHAT ARE THE RISKS OF BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
Risks and complications are associated with all the cosmetic surgeries. Common risks are excessive bleeding, infection, hematoma, and seroma. Permanent loss of sensitivity in the nipple area and breast skin is possible. If you smoke, your risks are increased, and your scars will heal slower and possibly wider than a non-smokers and tissue necrosis can happen. The visibility of the final scar can vary from person to person.
WHERE ARE THE FINAL SCARS LOCATED IN BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
The periareolar mastopexy leaves just a scar around your areola and the “lollipop lift” (or keyhole lift) leaves a scar around your areola and a scar straight down to the mammary crease. The full breast lift surgery or “anchor lift” will cause an additional scar at the breast fold.
Dr Ansari will attempt to make your scars as inconspicuous as possible. However, you must realise that breast lift surgery scars are extensive and permanent. Your scars will be red and raised for several months, gradually fading in colour and flattening out. Over the next 12 to 24 months, your scars will fade dramatically and in many cases, will not be very noticeable at all. In some women, the scars will always be somewhat visible, generally seen as a lighter area on the breast.
WHEN WILL I BE ABLE TO SEE THE RESULTS OF MY BREAST LIFT SURGERY?
Although the results of your breast lift are immediate, there will be a surgical dressing covering your breast for few days. This dressing will be removed at your post-operative visit with Dr Ansari and you will be able to clearly see the results at that point.
WHERE IS THE BREAST LIFT SURGERY AT MY COSMETIC CLINIC PERFORMED?
At My Cosmetic Clinic, breast lift surgery is usually performed in an accredited hospital and surgical facility in Sydney. This hospital serves patients seeking breast lift surgery in Sydney, Sydney CBD, Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Eastern Suburbs, North Shore, Newcastle and Wollongong.