Breast Lift Surgery
Have Your Breasts Begun to Sag or Droop?
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?
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.
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?
Expert Breast Lift Surgery in Sydney!
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 Mastopexy procedure might be 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 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 to the breast area. 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 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
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 type of incision used. Dr. Drielsma uses the latest Lejour Vertical Mammaplasty technique – also known as a “Lollipop Incision” – a type of incision perfected by Dr. Drielsma. This method reduces the amount of scarring on the breast while still providing tighter skin and lift.
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.
Click below to see the amazing transformations of Dr. Drielsma’s happy Breast Lift/Mastopexy clients!
Breast Lift Surgery Sydney
Dr. Robert Drielsma is Sydney’s leading 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 (Bondi Beach), 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 or fill out an Enquiry Form found on any page of this website.
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
Excess skin is removed and tightened using your surgeon’s preferred incision to lift the breast back into its natural position. Surgery is performed under general anaesthetic so your surgeon can also lift and reshape your underlying breast tissue and reposition the nipple and areola as needed.
How Much Downtime is There With a Breast Lift?
General anaesthetic is used to ensure your recovery is as fast as possible. The procedure itself will last between 2-3 hours, though this can change depending on the requirements of your Breast Lift and body. It is recommended that you spend 1-2 nights in hospital for observation.
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.
Individual pain management will be discussed and customised for each patient and will be discussed as part of your consultation with Dr. Drielsma.
Is a Breast Lift Painful?
There is some pain after a Breast Lift, as with any kind of surgery. However, you can decrease your level of discomfort and improve your recovery period by carefully following your post-operative instructions.
It is also recommended that you avoid lifting anything heavy or any strenuous work until you are fully recovered as this can cause increased pain.
How Long Does a Breast Lift/Mastopexy Last?
When performed by an expert surgeon like Dr. Drielsma, a Breast Lift can last a long time. 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, keloid scarring, seroma (accumulation of fluid), bleeding or haematoma, delayed wound healing, nipple sensitivity, 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?
Your ability to breastfeed may be affected by your Breast Lift procedure. 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.
Remember, even without surgery, there are many women who find it difficult or even impossible to naturally breastfeed.
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 cheap surgery, especially overseas or “tourist” surgeries, which can result in dangerous complications, infections and expensive revisional surgery. This is your body, don’t settle for second best!
Dr. Drielsma offers great value surgery for an affordable price, with payment plans available. To find out more, please visit our Payment Plan page.
What Should I Bring to My Consultation?
We recommend you bring a friend or family member with you to your appointment to help you discuss the information given and your surgical choices. We also recommend bringing a notepad to take notes and that you read all documents you are given, thoroughly. As you may need to undress for a physical examination, please wear simple clothing.
Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient. There can be no absolute guarantee with any surgery. Remember that the realistic aim of your surgery is improvement not perfection. The information provided on this page only mentions some of the benefits and complications of a Breast Reduction procedure. It should not be substituted for information and advice provided by Dr. Robert Drielsma during a professional, medical consultation.