Breast Lift Toowoomba
Breast lift surgery, or a mastopexy, is often a stand-alone surgery. It can, however, be combined with either breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery. Breast lift surgery corrects breast sagging and drooping, or ptosis. Sagging breasts are commonly faced by women after pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Weight loss and the normal ageing process can also result in changes to the breast. Women who have naturally larger breasts can also see their breasts sagging.
The definition of breast ptosis is a drop of the nipple below the fold beneath the breast, known as the inframammary fold. Also associated with breast ptosis is a softening of the breast, as a result of how it has stretched.
Just what can the breast lift procedure correct?
- Breasts that are sagging onto the lower chest or stomach
- Nipples that are in a downward direction
- Enlarged areolas
- Loss of breast firmness
- Loss of breast volume after breastfeeding
The breast lift procedure can rejuvenate your shape, provide a boost in self-confidence, self-image and self-esteem. It is important to keep in mind that the breast lift procedure on its own will not change the shape or size of your breasts. If you want to increase your breast size, you will need to consider implants. If you want to decrease your breast size, you will need to consider reduction surgery.
Lift and boost size
Lift and reduce size
Reshape and resize the nipples
Rejuvenation after breastfeeding
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who is the right breast lift candidate?
The breast lift surgery is not the right choice for every patient. You should be in good overall health, and be at or near your ideal body weight. Any changes in your weight may have an impact on your results.
Women who are pregnant and breastfeeding should not have this surgical procedure. Women should consider waiting until after their planned childbearing years. This will ensure the best in long-lasting results from the procedure.
Will breast lift give me upper volume or will I need implants?
Women who have lost volume in the upper part of the breast may wish to restore volume. The mastopexy breast lift procedure cannot restore lost volume. Patients will need to consider breast implants or autologous fat grafting.
What should I expect from the surgery?
Your surgery will take between 2 and 3 hours. Surgery time can vary between patients, technique and whether you are including an augmentation or reduction. Prior to surgery, your surgeon will mark on your chest the new lifted position for your nipple, on your chest. You will be asleep throughout your surgery, using general anaesthesia. Incisions will be made, based upon the technique that is being used. The breasts will be reshaped, with any excess skin removed to give the breasts a firmer appearance. The areola will be repositioned to a more youthful position on your breast.
The incisions will be closed using a technique that will promote healing and reduce scarring.
How long is the recovery period?
There are several variables that can play a role in the length of your recovery. The technique used for your procedure can impact the length of recovery. The majority of patients should plan on taking between 1 and 2 weeks from work.
Recovery typically takes up to six weeks, with patients being cleared to return to their normal activities. Most of the swelling and bruising should have subsided by this point.
Are there any complications or risks to be aware of?
There is the potential for complications and some risks with any type of surgical procedure. Some of these could include the following.
- Risks associated with anaesthesia
- Excessive bleeding
- Infection and poor incision healing
- Sensation changes, including numbness, tingling or a tight sensation. Changes in sensation are often temporary
Disclose to your surgeon any prior complications with anaesthesia or bleeding disorders.
How soon will I see results?
The results of your breast lift will be recognisable almost immediately after surgery. It is important to note that there will be postoperative swelling. The swelling will subside with time and healing, at which point in time the final results of your lift will be recognisable.
How much does a breast lift cost?
The cost of breast lift surgery can be impacted by several factors, many of which are unique to you and your specific condition. It can prove difficult to find precise numbers online. Regulations prohibit surgeons from providing online breakdowns of costs.
In addition, any other procedures that you may elect for during the lift will need to be factored into the cost. Many women opt for a breast reduction or for augmentation to restore lost volume. You will also need to address fees for the anaesthetist, the hospital itself and any postoperative visits. The costs of compression garments, medications and the financial impact of missed time from work will all factor into the overall financial impact of the surgery.
Are you ready to discuss the breast lift procedure? Call the Allure Clinic to book your first consultation. Your self-confidence boost is just a phone call away.