Breast lift surgery can help regain a youthful breast shape, as well as a more desirable nipple position.
Whilst all breasts undergo some degree of ptosis (sagging) with time, it can be particularly problematic 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?
Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift procedure involves lifting and reshaping the breasts, as well as raising the nipple. By doing this, a more youthful breast position and shape can be achieved.
Ideal for women who have experienced some sagging as a result of ageing, breastfeeding or significant weight loss, a breast lift procedure can go a long way in restoring a more pleasing silhouette.
What does a breast lift 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?
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 reshaped in a way similar to an implant. However, if you would like to increase the size of your breasts as well as achieve a more youthful breast position, it is often recommended that you opt for a procedure with implants. Referred to as a augmentation-mastoplexy, a breast lift with implants is very effective in improving firmness, increasing breast volume, and producing a fuller shape. Dr Yang will advise you of the best option, based on your particular needs and expectations.
How do I prepare for a breast lift 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 may be the best way to regain youthful and full breasts. This operation is called an augmentation mastopexy. Whilst being a more nuanced procedure, it is a powerful technique that can dramatically rejuvenate and enhance breasts that look deflated, empty and ptotic (saggy).
Can breast lift 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.
Sam 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?
It is usually still possible to breastfeed after undergoing a breast lift 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?
After your breast lift 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 procedure. The shape of your breasts will improve as you heal. Once you have fully recovered from the surgery, you can expect a more youthful 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 Surgery In Brisbane
Considering a breast lift 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.