Breast Surgery

Breast Lift (mastopexy) Melbourne

Understanding Breast Lift (mastopexy) Surgery

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is designed to lift and reshape the breasts. At Niche Plastic Surgery in Melbourne, our approach is tailored to each individual.

Is a Breast Lift (mastopexy) Right for You?

Breast lift (mastopexy) surgery is suitable for individuals who are satisfied with the volume of their breasts but want to address the position. This procedure is not intended to significantly alter the size of your breasts; those looking to change their breast size might consider breast augmentation with mastopexy or breast reduction.

Ideal candidates for a breast lift (mastopexy) are those who:

  • Have experienced a change in the position or shape of their breasts
  • Have nipples that point downward or fall below the breast crease
  • Are not pregnant or breastfeeding, as these conditions can affect surgical results

Procedure Details

Performed under general anaesthesia, the breast lift (mastopexy) procedure at Niche Plastic Surgery involves:

  • Strategic incisions around the areola and vertically down the breast for skin removal
  • Reshaping of the underlying tissue to support the new breast position
  • Adjustment of the nipple and areola position to the front of the breast
  • Tightening of the tissue and closing incisions to define the new breast contour

Breast Lift (mastopexy) Recovery and Aftercare

Post-operative recovery typically includes swelling and discomfort, manageable with medication and rest. Supporting the breasts with a special bra is crucial during the healing process. Patients generally resume normal activities within a few weeks, following personalised aftercare instructions provided by their surgeon.

Potential Risks and Complications for Breast Lift (mastopexy) Surgery

Risks associated with breast lift (mastopexy) surgery include:

  • Reactions to anaesthesia
  • Possible bleeding and infection
  • Temporary or permanent changes in breast or nipple sensation
  • Scarring, strategically placed to be minimally visible

Breast Lift (mastopexy) Costs and Considerations

The cost of a breast lift (mastopexy) varies based on surgical details and the surgeon’s expertise. Discuss all potential expenses during your consultation to understand the financial aspect of your surgery.

Call us to Discuss Your Breast Lift (mastopexy) Options

Scheduling a one-on-one consultation with a specialist plastic surgeon is the best way to find out if breast mastopexy surgery is right for you. If you need more information or wish to schedule a consultation with one of our FRACS-qualified surgeons, call Niche Plastic Surgery on 9853 9705.

Breast lift (mastopexy) FAQs

How long does the surgery take?

The duration is generally 2 to 3 hours, varying by individual case complexity.

What is the recovery timeline for a breast lift(mastopexy)?

Initial recovery is a few weeks, with final results maturing over several months.

Will I have visible scars?

Scarring is normal but minimized through techniques that place incisions in less visible areas.