The female physique tends to be defined by one major physical feature: the breasts. Over time, lifestyle elements such as ageing and childbearing can cause them to lose their shape and volume. When this happens, a woman’s confidence is usually affected—causing them to seek out professional breast enhancement.
We recognise you may have some questions as you consider a breast lift, so we’ve come up with a list of the most common inquiries we receive from women seeking cosmetic breast rejuvenation.
What is a Breast Lift?
Also referred to as a mastopexy, a breast lift is a procedure that can transform sagging breasts into a fuller and youthful-looking pair instead. Different than an augmentation, a lift aims to improve the shape of your breasts rather than the size.
How is it Performed?
When you come in for your surgery, your surgeon will see you to draw markings on you. You can then expect to be placed under a general anaesthesia to ensure a comfortable, pain-free procedure.
Once you are asleep, your surgeon will make the necessary incisions to lift and reshape your breast tissues, as well as reposition the areolas. If you are unhappy with the size of your areolas, your surgeon will also be able to make them smaller and remove the excess skin.
Depending on your body’s needs, you may be placed with surgical drain tubes. If this is the case, you will return to our office the following day to have them removed. The majority of our breast lift patients do not have to stay overnight in hospital but we do require a safe driver bring you home following your surgery.
Is it Right For Me?
If you are dealing with sagging breasts or disproportionately placed nipples, a breast lift can be the best way to restore your breasts to a younger, perkier state. We welcome your questions and concerns as you consider this procedure and an initial consultation in Melbourne is the best way to find out more.
Prior to your surgery date, you will come in for a confidential appointment to meet with your surgeon and discuss the details of your breast lift. The entire visit will last about 45 minutes, during which your medical history and breasts will be thoroughly assessed.
Your surgeon will take the time necessary to explain the procedure, aftercare and results so you can feel confident in your decision. By the end of your consultation, your surgeon will be able to share with you an individualised plan to get your breasts to an appearance you’re happy with.
Is There Extensive Home Care Needed?
After your breast lift procedure, you are free to leave hospital and heal in the comfort of your own home. If you were placed with drains, you will need to come in the following day to have them removed and be fitted into a special support bra to assist with holding shape.
You can expect some mild to moderate swelling and bruising, but over the next few weeks these symptoms will subside. For the most part, patients won’t have to worry about any home care for their new breasts and will instead come in for weekly check-up appointments.
How Long Will I Need to Recover?
Your Melbourne plastic surgeon will see you about one week following the procedure to ensure your recovery is going well. While we suggest you stay away from heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for the first 4-6 weeks, you are free to return to your normal everyday activities after about a week.