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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

What are the potential risks of a breast lift(Mastopexy)?

All invasive surgical procedures carry risks and will be discussed during your consultation. Potential risks associated with breast lift surgery can include:

  • Bleeding or infection
  • Poor scarring, including keloid and hypertrophic scars
  • Changes in nipple and breast sensation
  • Fatty tissue deep in the skin could die (fat necrosis), leaving hard lumps
  • Potential partial or total loss of nipple and areola 
  • Asymmetry of the breasts
  • Need for further surgery to treat complications

If you choose to also receive breast implants in combination with the mastopexy, see our Breast Augmentation page for the potential risks of receiving breast implants.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Recovery

Breast lift (Mastopexy) surgery is performed with general anaesthesia. The surgery itself takes about 2 hours and Dr Sally will usually recommend an overnight stay especially if a drain tube is inserted during the operation. You should expect to take two weeks off work for recovery, however some women can return to work earlier.

You will be required to wear a postoperative bra to keep your breasts supported. Other recovery instructions will be discussed during your consultation so you are fully aware of what will happen after you undergo the surgery.

Start your surgical journey with Dr Sally Ng

If you are looking to achieve a particular result or restore your appearance, Dr Sally Ng in Melbourne offers various aesthetic and reconstructive surgical procedures to help you.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A breast lift (Mastopexy) procedure entails surgically lifting and relocating the breast tissue to attain the desired look without altering the breast size or volume. Conversely, breast augmentation utilising implants involves inserting implants into the breasts to enhance their shape and increase volume.

If your breasts appear saggy due to factors such as pregnancy, ageing, weight loss, or hormonal changes, you may require a breast lift (Mastopexy). Opting for a breast lift can be a viable solution if your nipples are pointing downward and your breasts are droopy.

The benefits of a breast lift (Mastopexy) include improved breast appearance, enhanced self-confidence, improved breast symmetry and function, long-lasting results, and no significant increase in breast size.