Mastopexy (Breast Lift)

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) is a surgical procedure that involves the reshaping of the breast, without removal of any breast tissue, so that your cup size remains the same.

Breast lift surgery is an option for women who, although satisfied with the size of their breast, have noticed shape changes. A breast lift is indicated to help contour, without changing your cup size.

Reasons for Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)

  • To reshape breasts and change contour.
  • To increase the firmness of soft breasts
  • To increase the volume of breasts, in combination with the insertion of an artificial implant
  • To raise the position of downward pointing nipples
  • To reduce the size of the areolas.

If you are happy with your size and just wish to correct sagginess or breast droop, then a breast lift alone is the correct procedure. If you are requesting breast augmentation after breast feeding, you may also require a breast lift to correct sagging.

When having a breast reduction, the patient automatically also has a breast lift as part of the procedure.

The surgical scars, procedures, anaesthesia and postoperative care are very similar to a breast reduction (see above). The main difference is that no breast tissue is removed with a pure breast lift, and thus the procedure is shorter, and drain tubes are usually not required.

All surgery carries with it risks and complications. See here for a summary of the common risks. Risks specific to both your personal situation and the specific procedures you are seeking will be discussed in detail at your appointment with Dr Breidahl.


Dr. Alan Breidahl

Dr. Alan Breidahl

Dr. Alan BreidahlPlastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Alan Breidahl is one of Australia’s most respected Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is a specialist in post-traumatic and cleft lip-associated Rhinoplasty and has over 20 years clinical experience in all...

Lee Kuzma

Lee Kuzma

Lee KuzmaDivision 1 Nurse and Dermal Therapist With over 20 years of nursing experience and 15 years of dermal therapy experience, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, IPL, peels and microdermabrasion, Lee is highly skilled to bring the best out in your...

Sonia Gemin

Sonia Gemin

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