Breast Surgery

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Brighton, Melbourne

Correction of droopy breasts can be achieved by filling the breasts back up again with implants, surgically lifting the breast tissue, or a combination of both.

What is breast lift (mastopexy) surgery?

Most commonly due to a combination of pregnancy, breastfeeding, and the effects of gravity, some women’s breasts will drop from their original position on the front of the chest.  Many women will also complain of a lack of volume. Specialist plastic surgeon Mr David Morgan can surgically lift your breasts back to their desired position.

Correction of droopy breasts is referred to as a mastopexy (breast lift), and can be achieved by simply filling the breast back up again with implants, surgically lifting the breast tissue, or a combination of both. All of these procedures will result in some scarring on the breasts, but the extent will depend upon your particular circumstance and what you wish to achieve.

What are the benefits of this procedure?

For those women whose breasts were full but droopy, relying less on a bra to perform the ‘heavy lifting’ can greatly increase the comfort of bra wear and reduce the associated symptoms of poor posture, neck and back pain, and strap marks. In those with previously empty breasts (especially after breastfeeding), the increased fullness eliminates the need for inserts or padded bras and is more fully appreciated in swimwear and summer clothing.

Is Mr Morgan experienced in the breast lift (mastopexy) procedure?

Mr David Morgan has had many years of experience in performing breast lift (mastopexy) procedures. At your consultation, Mr Morgan will be able to show you before and after photos of our patients in order to show you some of the successful results we have had here at our Melbourne practice.

How is it performed?

All types of breast lift (mastopexy) surgery result in some form of relatively minor scarring. The extent and placement of these scars will be determined on an individual basis, depending on the amount of lift required, and the current quality of the skin and breast tissue. This will all be discussed with you at your initial consultation.

Breast lift (mastopexy) surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and can require a day stay or overnight hospital stay. The wounds are all closed with dissolving sutures and are covered with waterproof dressings, allowing you to shower as soon as you feel comfortable. You will be asked to wear a soft surgical bra for support and comfort during the first two weeks to allow your breast to heal properly in their new shape after your breast lift (mastopexy), and you should avoid heavy lifting for the first 6 weeks.

How long will I need to recover after breast lift (mastopexy) surgery?

Everyone will experience anaesthetic and recover from an operation differently. Although uncommon, complications can also occur and can result in a longer recovery time.

A post-surgical bra will need to be worn day and night for at least 2 weeks post-operatively to provide support for the healing breast and to maintain a natural shape. Light activity is encouraged as soon as possible, and many women will return to work within two to three weeks. Stronger physical activity should be limited for 6 weeks.

All surgical procedures carry risks.

Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Cosmetic surgery is real surgery, and will most often require a general anaesthetic. All surgery will require a period of recovery before returning to normal activity. Although uncommon, complications can and do occur, and may affect the final result of your surgery. The potential risks will be discussed fully during your consultations, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions about the various risks in your particular circumstance. Risks may include poor quality scarring, excessive bruising and swelling, infection, bleeding, pain, asymmetry, nerve injury, anaesthetic complications, unsatisfactory cosmetic outcomes, the need for further surgery, and permanent disability or death.

As a Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Mr Morgan is appropriately trained and qualified to deal with complications of surgery, including the ability to admit you to hospital, if required.

Who should/should not consider breast lift (mastopexy) surgery?

The best results are often achieved in those who have a clearly defined concern and realistic expectations about what surgery can achieve. In situations where this is not the case, the outcome from surgery may potentially be disappointing. You should not consider this type of surgery as a response to a personal or professional crisis, or under the encouragement of anyone other than yourself. Any decision to undergo surgery should be made for the right reasons.

Breast lift (Mastopexy) Melbourne

All surgery entails an element of risk, and you should not make any decision regarding surgery at a time of stress. Being healthy and happy with your decision can increase the chances of achieving a result that you are pleased with. Smoking, a number of other medical conditions, and being overweight can make surgery unsafe. These, as well as any other risks, will be discussed with you at the time of your consultation.

If you would like more information, or to book an appointment, please contact us today.