By removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue, we can create a firm, new breast profile.
Breast lift (mastopexy) surgery can help regain a lifted breast shape and nipple position.
Whilst all breasts undergo some degree of ptosis (sagging) with time, it is most prevalent for women who have had children and breast fed or for those who have had a significant amount of weight loss.
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What is a breast lift (mastopexy)?
Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift procedure involves lifting and reshaping the breasts and raising the nipple.
What does a breast lift (mastopexy) involve?
The procedure is performed under general anaesthetic in hospital. Dr Yang will mark the new nipple position, before removing excess skin and lifting breast tissue into the desired position. If you have chosen to receive implants, Dr Yang will insert them before closing and bandaging your breasts. In some cases, very small drains may be placed for up to 48 hours.
Do you need implants for a breast lift (mastopexy)?
If preferred, it is possible to receive a mastopexy without the use of breast implants. During the procedure, excess skin is raised and the nipple is repositioned. Breast tissues can be shaped in a way similar to an implant. However, if you would like to increase the size of your breasts as well as a raised breast position, it is often recommended that you opt for a procedure with implants. Referred to as a augmentation-mastopexy, a breast lift (mastopexy) with implants is very effective in improving firmness and increasing breast volume. Dr Yang will advise you of the best option, based on your particular needs and expectations.
How do I prepare for a breast lift (mastopexy) procedure?
If you are considering a breast lift, begin by scheduling a consultation with Dr Samuel Yang to discuss your goals and expectations. At this point, Dr Yang will let you know your options based on your overall health, as well as your particular needs. He will explain how the surgery works, as well as any potential risks, and let you know what you can expect from the recovery period.
What is an augmentation-mastopexy?
For some women following pregnancy, breast-feeding or massive weight loss, combining a breast lift with implants (augmentation-mastopexy) may be the best way to regain lifted and full breasts. This operation is called an augmentation mastopexy.
Can breast lift (mastopexy) be covered by Medicare?
Dr Yang will always see you in person. He can then make an assessment as to whether there are medical reasons for needing this procedure. If so, some of the costs may be rebateable by Medicare or your health fund.
Dr Yang is most concerned about listening to your concerns and needs. After hearing about what you want and assessing the current shape and size of your breasts, he will be able to guide you with deciding what procedure will best fulfil your expectations.
Can you breastfeed with a breast lift (mastopexy)?
It is usually still possible to breastfeed after undergoing a breast lift (mastopexy) procedure. If you are planning a pregnancy after the surgery, speak to Dr Yang about the best option for you. He will assess your situation thoroughly and help you decide on the type of procedure which will best fulfil your needs.
What can you expect after a breast lift (mastopexy)?
After your breast lift (mastopexy) procedure, you can expect to feel some discomfort for a few days. After a day or two following the procedure, you will see Dr Yang for a follow-up visit, at which point he will remove any bandages and drains. If you feel any pain, Dr Yang may prescribe some pain medication to help you manage the discomfort. After three weeks, Dr Yang will remove any stitches.
You are advised to limit your activity while you recover. It’s important that you avoid heavy lifting for up to six weeks after your breast lift (mastopexy) procedure. The shape of your breasts will improve as you heal. Once you have fully recovered from the surgery, you can expect a more lifted breast shape and position. For more information on how to look after your breast surgery results and make the healing process faster, read more here.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Surgery In Brisbane
Considering a breast lift (mastopexy) in Brisbane? If you have any questions regarding our procedures or would like to book a consultation with Dr Yang, please don’t hesitate to contact us.