Breast lift surgery has increased in popularity due to advances in minimal scar techniques and the safety & reliability of combining a breast implants with a lift in one convenient procedure
Dr Scott Turner, Specialist Plastic Surgeon
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, helps to firm and reshape a women’s breast that has lost shape due to the effects of pregnancy, breast feeding and weight loss. As the breast starts to sag as part of the natural ageing process, the nipples become too low on the breast mound and need to be lifted to a more attractive position. A breast lift by Dr Turner can helps you feel more confident with breasts that are the right size, shape and position on your body.
While a breast lift surgery alone may make the breasts appear slightly smaller, as the skin is tightened around the breast gland to give its new shape. For those women who would also like to increase their cup size or to restore lost cleavage or fullness in the upper part of their breast will benefit from having a breast implant at the same time to improve the overall shape and volume of their breasts.
|In/Outpatient:||Day Surgery in Private Hospital|
|Length of surgery:||2-3 hours|
|Recovery:||Most patients are back to work in approximately 7 days. They can resume light exercise at 4 weeks.|
|Results:||Final results are seen within 3 – 6 months, and the duration of those results vary from one person to another|
WHAT CAN BREAST LIFT DO FOR ME?
Breast lift surgery is one of Dr Turner’s most commonly requested procedures and is often included as part of a mummy makeover procedure. Some of the many benefits of breast lift surgery include:
• Restore breasts to a more youthful position
• Improve breast firmness
• Elevate the nipple and reshape the areola
• Improve breast symmetry
• Remove excess / stretched tissue from the bottom of the breast
The addition of a breast implant adds volume to the upper part of the breast where volume loss is affected the most, thus enhancing the cleavage area. Breast implants due to their intrinsic firmness also gives added shape and firmness to the breast than a breast lift can accomplish alone.
Am I Suitable?
The best candidates for breast lift surgery are those close to their ideal weight, in good health and non-smokers. Ideally, if there are plans to lose large amounts of weight, to give birth, or to breastfeed, they should defer the surgical process until after these events have occurred. This also applies if the patient is actively breastfeeding or pregnant.
Please note: Dr Turner does not perform breast lift surgery on current smokers – it is important that all patients undergoing breast reduction cease smoking or nicotine intake (including patches/gums) for at least 6 weeks pre and 3 months post- surgery.
YOUR BREAST LIFT CONSULTATION
Your breast lift surgery consultation begins with a personal one on one consultation with Dr Turner at one of his Sydney clinics. Firstly, you are fully informed of the normal surgery process, plus possible complications. After a thorough history and discussion about your desires, Dr Turner will examine you to assess if you are a good surgical candidate. The initial consultation is the ideal time for all your questions about your surgery to be answered as you have to be sure this surgery is for you.
During the consultation measurements are then made of your chest wall and breasts. We assess the quality of your breast skin, breast volume, your weight / height and routine pre-op photographs are taken. Finally, Dr Turner will provide you with a detailed discussion of which of the various techniques will be used during your breast lift surgery and whether a breast implant is required to achieve your goals.
During the consultations you will have the opportunity to try the latest in 3D imaging technology to simulate your new breasts after breast lift surgery. The VECTRA 3D imaging technology provides women with a variety of options and allows them to visualise how a breast lift procedure can completely transform their appearance.It enables women to see how they look with a breast lift than the ability to add an implant to show the difference in cleavage and volume of the breast.