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Breast Lift

If you feel your breasts could be perkier, we can offer a beautiful solution.

Like everything else, our bodies are subject to the laws of gravity. Breastfeeding, changes in weight and ageing can all take their toll. So if you’re not necessarily looking to change cup size, but want to improve the appearance of your breasts, you may want to consider a breast lift.

Designed to improve the sag or droop of your breasts, this procedure is incredibly effective at reducing skin laxity and lifting the breast and areolar complex to a more youthful position.

Our specialist plastic surgeon, Dr Cheng, draws from both reconstructive and cosmetic disciplines to consider your individual proportions and deliver natural looking results in a safe and supportive environment.

Whether you’ve always felt self-conscious about your breasts, or you’ve noticed changes over time, we can help you achieve the breast you’ve always wanted.

Key Questions about Breast Lift

What Can A Breast Lift Do For Me?

Breast lifts rejuvenate the breasts by trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissues to achieve an uplifted, youthful contour. After a mastopexy, the breasts are higher on the chest and firmer to the touch. Breast lift surgery can also reposition and reduce the size of the areola-the dark skin surrounding the nipple-which may have stretched or drooped.

Breast size does not change after a breast lift. Women who desire larger, smaller or more rounded breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction together with a breast lift.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Breast Lift?

The best candidates for breast lift are women whose breasts meet some or all of the following conditions:

Breasts sag
Breasts have lost shape or volume
Breasts are flat, elongated, or pendulous (hanging)
Breast skin and/or areola is stretched
Nipples or areolas point downward
Nipples or areolas are located in the breast crease when breasts are unsupported
One breast is lower than the other
It is also very important that breast lift candidates:

Maintain a stable weight
Are generally healthy
Do not smoke
Discuss realistic goals with Dr Cheng

Who Should Not Consider A Breast Lift?

Women planning to have children are advised to postpone surgery, since pregnancy and nursing can counteract a breast lift's effects by stretching the skin.

Mastopexy does not affect breast size. Women who desire larger, smaller or more rounded breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction either together with a breast lift or instead of a breast lift.

Will my private health fund cover Breast Lift Surgery?


Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast Lift BrisbaneAt Brisbane Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Centre, breast lift is performed by Dr Cheng, a qualified plastic surgeon with a special interest in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He performs cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift for patients desiring to enhance their breast appearance. He also provides breast reconstructive surgery for woman undergoing breast cancer treatment.

A woman's breasts may droop as a result of the natural effects of ageing, heredity, gravity, pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss. A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is performed to return youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged or lost volume and firmness.

What Can A Breast Lift Do For Me?
Breast lifts rejuvenate the breasts by trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissues to achieve an uplifted, youthful contour. After a mastopexy, the breasts are higher on the chest and firmer to the touch. Breast lift surgery can also reposition and reduce the size of the areola-the dark skin surrounding the nipple-which may have stretched or drooped.

Breast size does not change after a breast lift. Women who desire larger, smaller or more rounded breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction together with a breast lift.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Breast Lift?
The best candidates for breast lift are women whose breasts meet some or all of the following conditions:

Breasts sag
Breasts have lost shape or volume
Breasts are flat, elongated, or pendulous (hanging)
Breast skin and/or areola is stretched
Nipples or areolas point downward
Nipples or areolas are located in the breast crease when breasts are unsupported
One breast is lower than the other
It is also very important that breast lift candidates:

Maintain a stable weight
Are generally healthy
Do not smoke
Discuss realistic goals with Dr Cheng
Who Should Not Consider A Breast Lift?
Women planning to have children are advised to postpone surgery, since pregnancy and nursing can counteract a breast lift's effects by stretching the skin.

Mastopexy does not affect breast size. Women who desire larger, smaller or more rounded breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction either together with a breast lift or instead of a breast lift.

Will My Insurance Cover the Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift surgery may be partially covered by medical insurance if it is performed within 7 years of childbirth. Many factors determine your eligibility, including the specific terms of your insurance policy and the degree of breast droop. We will provide you with relevant item numbers for the procedure and you may check with your health insurance company. We will also help you with application to Medicare for pre-approval prior to surgery.

How Is A Mastopexy Performed?


Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast Lift BrisbaneAt Brisbane Aesthetic & Plastic Surgery Centre, breast lift is performed by Dr Cheng, a qualified plastic surgeon with a special interest in both cosmetic and reconstructive breast surgery. He performs cosmetic surgery such as breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lift for patients desiring to enhance their breast appearance. He also provides breast reconstructive surgery for woman undergoing breast cancer treatment.

A woman's breasts may droop as a result of the natural effects of ageing, heredity, gravity, pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight loss. A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is performed to return youthful shape and lift to breasts that have sagged or lost volume and firmness.

What Can A Breast Lift Do For Me?
Breast lifts rejuvenate the breasts by trimming excess skin and tightening supporting tissues to achieve an uplifted, youthful contour. After a mastopexy, the breasts are higher on the chest and firmer to the touch. Breast lift surgery can also reposition and reduce the size of the areola-the dark skin surrounding the nipple-which may have stretched or drooped.

Breast size does not change after a breast lift. Women who desire larger, smaller or more rounded breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction together with a breast lift.

Am I A Good Candidate For A Breast Lift?
The best candidates for breast lift are women whose breasts meet some or all of the following conditions:

Breasts sag
Breasts have lost shape or volume
Breasts are flat, elongated, or pendulous (hanging)
Breast skin and/or areola is stretched
Nipples or areolas point downward
Nipples or areolas are located in the breast crease when breasts are unsupported
One breast is lower than the other
It is also very important that breast lift candidates:

Maintain a stable weight
Are generally healthy
Do not smoke
Discuss realistic goals with Dr Cheng
Who Should Not Consider A Breast Lift?
Women planning to have children are advised to postpone surgery, since pregnancy and nursing can counteract a breast lift's effects by stretching the skin.

Mastopexy does not affect breast size. Women who desire larger, smaller or more rounded breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation or breast reduction either together with a breast lift or instead of a breast lift.

Will My Insurance Cover the Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast lift surgery may be partially covered by medical insurance if it is performed within 7 years of childbirth. Many factors determine your eligibility, including the specific terms of your insurance policy and the degree of breast droop. We will provide you with relevant item numbers for the procedure and you may check with your health insurance company. We will also help you with application to Medicare for pre-approval prior to surgery.

How Is A Mastopexy Performed?
Mastopexy may be performed in a hospital or an outpatient surgery center. It is done under general anesthesia, and lasts from 1 ½ to 2½ hours.

There are several types of incision methods that can be used when performing a breast lift. The technique a surgeon chooses depends on the patient's:

Breast size and shape
Degree of sagging
Size and position of the areolas/nipples
Amount of excess skin
Skin quality
The three most common incision types are two rings around the areola in a doughnut shape (small-incision mastopexy, generally only recommended for patients with small breasts and minimal sagging); around the areola and down to the breast crease in a lollipop shape; and the lollipop with an additional half-moon incision along the breast crease, in an anchor shape.

In all cases, breast lift surgery begins with administration of general anesthesia by a fully qualified anesthetist. Dr. Cheng makes the necessary incisions, and then he lifts and reshapes the breast tissue into its new, rejuvenated contour. He moves the nipple and areola higher on the breast and removes extra skin around the perimeter if the areola is enlarged. Finally, he trims the excess breast skin that resulted from poor elasticity. Stitches layered deep throughout the breast tissue support the lifted breasts.

When the mastopexy is complete, the skin is closed with stitches, tissue adhesive and/or surgical tape. Some of the incisions are hidden in the breast crease. Others will be visible. All scars will mature with time.

What Is The Recovery From A Breast Lift Like?

After surgery, the breasts are wrapped with gauze dressings, and you may need to wear an elastic bandage or a surgical bra. After a few days, this is replaced with a soft support bra, which is worn 24 hours a day for about a month.

The breasts will probably be bruised, swollen, and uncomfortable after surgery, but this will pass in a few days. Any numbness in the breasts and nipples should lessen as swelling subsides. All stitches are absorbable so there is no need for suture removal. Many patients return to work after one or two weeks depending on the nature of their work.