All About Breast Lifts
A breast lift involves the reshaping of the breasts and is a procedure designed to help reduce sagging and loss of firmness brought on by ageing, weight gain or weight loss. A breast lift can help to bring balance to the shape and size of unequal breasts, increase firmness and raise the position of downward pointing nipples.
A breast lift can also reduce the size of the areolas and help improve the self-confidence of women who may be dissatisfied or embarrassed by their breasts.
We have worked hard to be able to offer an affordable price so patients do feel pressured to visit under qualified practices or destination surgery. Our breast surgery includes surgeons fee, hospital fee, general anaesthetic costs, compression garments and lifetime follow up care.
Breast lift alone – From $13,000
Breast Lift + Augmentation – From $14,500
* some medicare rebates and health fund covers may apply to this procedure
Breast lifts are performed under general anaesthesia. The procedure normally takes between one to three hour and can be performed in a number of ways, utilising various incision sites.
Excess skin, tissue and fat are removed and the nipple and areola are moved into a higher position.
The “Robbins” method involves three incisions being made, around the areola, vertically down the lower edge of the areola to the crease beneath the breast and horizontally along the natural curve of the breast crease.
The “Hall-Findlay” method is similar to the Robbins method but does not involve a horizontal incision.
The “Benelli” method utilises two circular incisions around the areola, one on outside the other. Excess skin and breast tissue are then removed between the two incisions. This particular method results in one scar around the areola and is used infrequently as it may cause the breasts to look flat following the procedure.
Fat grafting can be utilised to improve the contour of cleavage & upper pole of the breast.
What are the risks?
Whilst modern surgeries are considered safe, there are still risks involved with the procedure, including bruising, swelling, localised pain, bleeding from the incision sites and poor or slow healing of the breast tissues. There can also be changes or loss of sensation in the nipple and areola, as well as the potential for the loss of nipple and areola tissue. Breast lifts will not usually affect the ability to breastfeed.
Speak with your surgeon if you have any concerns regarding a breast lift procedure.
Where can I get the procedure done?
Our surgeons are available from the following hospitals for this procedure:
- Kingsway Day Surgery (Miranda, NSW)
- East Sydney Private Hospital (Woolloomooloo, NSW)
- Macquarie University Hospital (Macquarie University, NSW)
- Kareena Private Hospital (Caringbah, NSW)
- Hurstville Private Hospital (Hurstville, NSW)
Frequently Asked Questions
We regularly get asked about our procedures, so we have put together a couple of questions we get asked on a regular basis.
If there is something else you would like to know, please get in touch!
Can I use my health insurance?
Yes, in some cases this surgery is considered a medical procedure so your private health insurance may cover your hospital costs.
Can I get Medicare Rebates?
In some cases, Medicare rebates are available on this procedure.
How long will results last?
The success of your Breast Lift depends on a variety of factors including future childbirth, weight fluctuations, and ageing. Women who maintain a stable weight after their Breast Lift report results that last decades!
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