Breast Lift / Mastopexy

Breast Lift Sydney Before and After Photo

Have your breasts drooped after pregnancy, weight loss, or age? Are your nipples enlarged or over-stretched from breastfeeding? Do you miss your firmer, younger looking breasts? Are you embarrassed or uncomfortable thanks to sagging cleavage, stretched looking skin, and stretch marks?

Dr Drielsma, Leading Australian Breast Lift Surgeon Specialising in the Lollipop Technique Without using Implants

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Do You Wish You Had Perkier Breasts?

Gravity, skin aging, weight changes and breast feeding can all contribute to sagging and drooping breasts. This can also cause a change in nipple position, forcing them to droop south, rather than facing forward on the breast. This can lead many women to feel less feminine and uncomfortable in their own body. Finding clothing that fits or looks attractive can be difficult with severely drooping breasts, leaving you feeling unattractive and uncomfortable in social and intimate situations.

While it is true that, over time, other parts of your body will droop and lose elasticity, many women find that it is most noticeable in their breasts.

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There are three conditions that can result in “sagging breasts”. These are:

Breast ptosis or “ptotic breasts”. This means that the nipple and breast tissue have lost firmness and the skin has lost its elasticity, leading to uncomfortable and unsightly sagging.

Empty Sac Syndrome refers to the condition where the breast has lost fullness due to age, genetics and breast feeding, however the nipple hasn’t fallen in relation to the crease of the breast.

Pseudoptosis is similar to Empty Sac Syndrome where your breasts lack fullness. However in this case the breast lacks fullness above the nipple rather than below it.

  • Have your breasts lost their youthful shape and volume?
  • Are you bothered by the pendulous shape and position of your breasts?
  • When your breasts are unsupported, do your nipples fall below your breast crease?
  • Is the tissue and skin of your breasts stretched?
  • Are your breasts uncomfortable or asymmetrical?
  • Does the look of your breasts make you feel older than you are?
  • Do you miss the freedom of not wearing a bra?
  • Are you embarrassed by your breasts in social and intimate situations?

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Expert “Lollipop”Breast Lift Surgery in Sydney!

Breast Lift Techniques

There are a number of breast lift techniques and the one used for your procedure depends on the surgeon and on your personal needs. The correct procedure for you is something you will need to discuss with Dr Drielsma during your consultation.

The two methods most recognised in Australia are the “Lollipop”  Vertical technique and the anchor or “inverted T” incision technique. The Lollipop technique is Dr Drielsma’s preferred method of breast lift surgery.

The advantages of the “Lollipop” Technique are:

  • It dramatically reduces scar load with no scar running along the crease under the breast. This equates to a scar length reduction of over 50%
  • It delivers a more natural shaped result. This is due to the fact it does not constrict the lower breast pole skin envelope which means the remaining breast tissue can settle into a natural rounded shape.  In contrast, inverted T techniques tend to produce squaring or boxiness of the lower breast pole.
  • The natural resulting shape of a lollipop reduction/lift tend to improve with time whereas an inverted T tends to deteriorate with time.

Dr Drielsma performs the lollipop technique in all cases of breast lift/breast lift with implants and has performed thousands in his 25 yrs of surgical practice.  Dr Drielsma will discuss this with you following examination at consultation.

Breast Lifting Procedures

Breast lift procedures should only be performed by a fully qualified plastic surgeon in an accredited  hospital under general anaesthetic.  Dr Drielsma only works with Australia’s leading teams of surgical staff and anaesthetists in fully licensed, compliant hospitals with the highest of safety standards.

Theatre time is generally 2.5-3 hours, though this time varies depending on the patient and the degree of surgery the patient needs to achieve the results required.

The nipples are repositioned higher on the breast mound and adjustment of the remaining tissue undertaken to form a perkier, firmer breast. This is part of the contouring and sculpting process to create more natural looking breast contour and reduce sagging.

A Breast Lift – also known as a Mastopexy procedure – can help restore your drooping breasts to a firmer, higher position on your chest wall. If you are happy with your breast and cup size but want higher, firmer breasts without the need for implants, then Dr. Robert Drielsma’s expert Lollipop Mastopexy procedure is the best choice for you.

Breast Lift surgery is one of the most popular methods for rejuvenating the appearance of your breasts, restoring a perky, youthful look.

Dr. Drielsma’s Lollipop Breast Lift procedure focuses on repositioning and lifting the breast, while also tightening the breast tissue and skin to restore your breasts’ perkiness. Even the position and proportion of the nipple and areola can be customised to suit your desired look and preference. Excess skin will also be removed from the breasts during this procedure to ensure the best looking outcome. If you suffer from inverted nipples this can also be fixed during your Breast Lift surgery.

A Breast Lift without implants aims to enhance the natural look of your breasts without adding additional size or volume to the breast.  This, however, relies on your having adequate remaining breast tissue and good skin elasticity.  Some woman who have lost breast tissue and mass may find they need to consider a Breast Lift with fat transfer or Implants.

All surgeries are tailored to match your body and desired outcome. However, most breast lift, or mastopexy, procedures will include:

  • Shaping to ensure you have similar sized breasts with better cleavage
  • Breasts and nipples relocated higher on your chest
  • Tightened breast tissue and skin for a more youthful look
  • Possible fat grafting to the breast to further enhance shape and fullness.

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Breast Lift Scarring?

As with all surgeries, there is scarring involved with a Breast Lift procedure. The amount of scarring involved depends on your skin type, tone and the technique used . Dr. Drielsma specialises in the “Lollipop” or “vertical minimal scar” technique.   This method reduces the scar load by over 50% compared to anchor scar methods and also delivers superior natural breast shape that tends to improve with time.

Dr. Drielsma can also use a periareolar incision resulting in minimal scarring around the nipple and no scarring on the breast itself.  The best choice of incision will be discussed and decided during your consultations.

Breast Lift Before and After Photos

Do you miss the youthful, firm looking breasts you had before age, gravity and/or breastfeeding? If so, you are not alone! Drooping and sagging breasts are common among many women, especially older women, those who have experienced weight fluctuations, and those who have breastfed.

Many women choose a Breast Lift to recreate their firmer breasts and regain their self-confidence. Those who have undertaken this surgery are excited to find they can once again wear clothing comfortably, including bras and swimsuits.

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Breast Lift Surgery Sydney

Dr. Robert Drielsma is a leading Sydney breast lift and mastopexy Surgeon, specialising in world class techniques. His aim is to create beautiful, natural looking breasts that bring your body back into harmony and balance, while achieving your desired look. Dr. Drielsma is available for consultations at Bondi Junction in Sydney, Camden, Wagga Wagga and Canberra.

If you would like to book a consultation or find out more about breast lift or mastopexy surgery, please visit our Contact Page, call 1800 180 777

Breast Lift FAQ

What Should I Do Before Surgery?

Be sure to discuss your desired outcome and realistic expectations with your surgeon prior to surgery. Ensure you understand exactly what can and cannot be done in terms of your breasts and particular body shape. You may also need to get medical clearance before surgery, including letters from your GP, imaging of your breasts and blood tests.

You should stop smoking at least 4 weeks prior to your surgical procedure, as well as stopping the use of aspirin and other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) one week before surgery as these drugs can cause blood thinning complications.

How is a Breast Lift Performed and what is the downtime?

Excess skin is removed and tightened using  Dr Drielsma’s preferred Lollipop method to lift the breast back into its natural position. Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic and takes around 3 hours to perform.  Generally one night in hospital post-op is recommended.  You will be able to return to work after 2 weeks, and normal physical activity after 6 weeks.

What Happens During Recovery?

You will be given specific instructions to follow during your recovery period.  Following these instructions will give you the best chance of a swift recovery and minimal scarring.  You will see some swelling and scarring immediately after surgery but this will begin to subside after 4-6 weeks.  Please remember that it can take up to 12 months for your breasts to settle into their final position and shape, and for swelling to completely subside. There will be visible bruising for up to 2-3 weeks. As part of your consultation with Dr Drielsma, you will discuss and customise individual pain management.

Is a Breast Lift Painful?

There is some pain after a Breast Lift, as with any kind of surgery, but most of Dr Drielsma’s patients are pleasantly surprised how little pain there is using his signature lollipop technique.  However, you can decrease your level of discomfort and improve your recovery period by carefully following your post-operative instructions. Dr Drielsma also recommends you avoid lifting anything heavy. Further, avoid any strenuous work for several weeks as advised.

How Long Does a Breast Lift/Mastopexy Last?

The results of an expertly performed breast lift are long lasting.  The success of your Breast Lift depends on a variety of factors including future childbirth, weight fluctuations, and aging.  Women who maintain a stable weight after their Breast Lift report results that last decades!

Are There Risks?

There are always risks when it comes to surgical procedures and plastic surgery is no different.  Complications with modern plastic surgery and Breast Lifts are rare but can include infection,  scarring, seroma (accumulation of fluid), bleeding or haematoma, delayed wound healing, nipple sensitivity changes, nipple loss or necrosis, and asymmetry.  Common side effects include swelling and bruising, but these will subside with time and correct recovery care.

Can I Breastfeed After a Breast Lift?

Breast Lift procedures may affect your breastfeeding ability. This is because your breast tissue and nipples may be readjusted as part of your procedure. If you have plans to breastfeed after your surgery you will need to discuss this with Dr. Drielsma during your consultations.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost?
The cost of surgery will differ from surgeon to surgeon, so be sure to do your research before making your final decision. Be wary of rediculously cheap or expensive surgery quotes. Be wary of the pitfalls of cheap cosmetic surgery, especially surgery performed overseas. This is your body and you should never settle for cheap, nasty or second-best. Dr. Drielsma offers competitive pricing and excellent value based on his superior reputation and results.
*You want to get it right the first time – RIGHT?
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NEXT STEP: Book your Initial Consultation

  • Call on 1800 180 777 to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment.
  • A Referral from your GP or specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral

What to Bring to your Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss further information and consider your choices
  • Also take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothing

Want more information before scheduling your Surgeon consultation?

  • Request further information about the procedure – call or contact us
  • Book a Complimentary patient Advisor Consultation (FREE)
  • Organise a phone call with Patient Advisor (FREE)
  • Also speak with a past patient that has had the procedure – call or contact us

**Results may vary for individual to individual