Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is a surgical procedure designed to reshape and lift the breasts to a more youthful position.
Dr Chaithan Reddy’s performs this procedure at his North Shore, Norwest and Weastmead plastic surgery clinics for women who have sagging or ptotic breasts. This shift in the female body can be associated with the natural process or ageing. It is also seen in women who have breastfed their children, or women who have experienced considerable weight loss.
|Also known as:||Breast lift, breast lift surgery, mastopexy, breast lift and implant, breast lift and reduction, mastopexy augmentation, breast lift augmentation|
|Desired results:||Patients undergo breast lift surgery to reshape the breast and restore a more youthful breast and areola position.|
|Patients visit us from:||Breast lift patients travel from the North Shore, Norwest and Westmead regions, as well as the throughout Sydney. We also see patients visiting from all over Australia.|
Breast lift after breastfeeding
While motherhood brings many joys, several changes in the breast occur. There is often a stretching of the breast ligaments, as well as a deflation in the volume of breast glandular tissue. As a result the breast often appears deflated and saggy, with a nipple and areola that sit low on the breast mound. In extreme cases, the nipple may even be pointing downwards and located towards the bottom of the breast, rather than at the front of the breast.
By undergoing breast lift surgery, patients are able to counteract many of these changes. Dr Reddy combines his finely honed surgical skills with a native eye for aesthetics to produce superior and natural-looking results.
Am I a candidate for breast lift surgery?
Women with deflated or sagging breasts are good candidates for a breast lift at our plastic surgery practices in the Norwest and North Shore regions of Sydney. A breast lift procedure is designed to reposition your nipple to a higher position giving the appearance of youth, as well as reshaping your breasts to achieve a more pleasing aesthetic contour.
A breast lift surgery can also address any difference you may have between your breasts, including breast shape, nipple position, and breast volume. We also offer the option of a revision mastopexy if you have had a previous breast lift and are unhappy with the results.
Many women choose to combine the breast lift with breast augmentation to simultaneously improve the profile and enhance the size of their breasts. This is known as an augmentation mastopexy.
Breast lift procedure
The breast lift takes approximately 2-3 hours during which you will be under general anaesthesia.
Breast lift procedures techniques
A breast lift can be performed using one of two common incision patterns. One of these patterns is an upside down “T” incision, and the other is a “lollipop”. Dr Reddy will choose between these two approaches based on your amount of sagging, excess skin and your skin tone. This decision will be discussed and finalised during your first pre-operative consultation.
After the general anaesthetic has been applied, Dr Reddy will make the planned incisions and remove all excess skin, thereby exposing the fat and breast glands underneath the skin. The region of the breast tissue that is key to keeping the nipple viable (known as the breast pedicle) is delineated. The nipple areola complex is moved higher on your breasts to a position that will appear perkier and more youthful. During this stage, the breast gland itself is reshaped as well. In order to do this, Dr Reddy will suture the breast tissue together.
Breast lift with implants
Based on what you decided at your prior consultations, a breast implant can also be combined with the breast lift procedure. This is known as an augmentation mastopexy. The implant serves the purpose of restoring breast volume and creating a full upper pole of the breast. After the shaping of the breasts, the skin is draped back over the gland and sewn up with dissolving sutures. Finally, you will have dressings applied to the incision sites as well as a special garment.
Breast Lift FAQ's
You may be entitled to a health fund rebate if your reasons for considering a breast lift are due to changes to your body resulting from breast feeding and childbirth. You may also be eligible for a Medicare rebate if the effects are a result of of significant weight loss. For more information about your cover and eligibility, get in contact with your health fund provider.
There are three types of breast lift incision techniques, including:
Around the areola and then vertically down the breast
Around the areola, vertically down the breast and horizontally along the breast crease.
All incision techniques come with advantages and disadvantages, which will be discussed in-depth during your pre-operative consultation with Dr Reddy.