Rediscover Your More Youthful Self with Breast Lift Surgery
When performing breast lift at his Melbourne practice, plastic surgeon David Ross removes sagging skin and shifts the breasts to a higher, more youthful position on the chest. A breast lift is not used to increase the size of the bust, but rather to recontour and lift the breasts, adding volume and redefining the shape of the chest. Patients who would like to lift and enhance their chest can choose to combine a breast lift with the placement of breast implants for maximum results. Depending on the pre-existing breast contour, augmentation mastopexy – the clinical term for the combination of breast lift with breast augmentation surgery – may require two separate procedures to achieve optimal results and maximise the safety of the procedure. Dr. Ross will advise the best option once a full assessment has been undertaken.
Breast lift surgery involves trimming away sagging, excess skin, shifting the nipple to a higher position on the breast mound, and creating a firmer, natural bustline. During your breast lift consultation at our Melbourne practice, Dr. Ross will discuss the type of incision that will be used in your breast lift procedure, and help you determine whether you would benefit from breast implants in addition to the standard breast lift. Depending on the amount of skin that needs to be removed, incisions may be required along the breast fold, around the nipple, or around the nipple and vertically up and down the breast. Dr. Ross will attempt to minimize any scarring when undertaking this procedure.
For further information about breast lift surgery, or to schedule your initial consultation with Dr. Ross Ross, we encourage you to contact our plastic surgery centre today.
Who is a candidate for breast lift surgery?
Breast lift surgery can benefit women who are self-conscious about sagging breasts, as well as women who have lost breast volume following pregnancy, weight loss, and breast-feeding. Breast lift surgery is appropriate for women of all ages; however, most women wait until after giving birth to undergo the procedure, as pregnancy may alter their results. The surgery is ideal for women with smaller breasts, but a breast lift is also successful on full-chested women and patients with asymmetrical breasts. It should be noted that if breast lift surgery is undertaken less than six years following your most recent pregnancy, then insurance coverage would be applicable.
What can I expect during and after a breast lift procedure?
Dr. Ross performs breast lift procedures at a number of Melbourne hospitals under general anaesthesia. Following breast lift surgery, most patients are able to resume their daily routine after a couple of weeks of recovery. Patients may experience mild to moderate discomfort during recovery time, and must be careful not to engage in strenuous physical activity in the early recovery period. Following a breast lift, there may be slight irregularities in the size of the breasts, as well as the position of the nipples. Complications from a breast lift are rare, but may include infection, post-op bleeding, delayed healing, and poor scarring.
After a breast lift procedure performed by Melbourne plastic surgeon Dr. David Ross, patients can expect their breasts to regain much of the firmness lost from age, pregnancy, weight loss, or other factors. Skin will be tighter, and the breasts will be raised to a more flattering position. Incision lines will fade over time, and can usually be hidden beneath clothing. Although breast lift, with or without implants, can be performed as an isolated procedure, many patients elect to combine it with other aesthetic treatments such as liposuction, facelift, and cosmetic eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) as part of a comprehensive rejuvenation plan.
Though a breast lift is not a permanent solution to the effects of aging, the benefits of the surgery will last for years. Pregnancy and weight gain are both factors that can later diminish the results of surgery.
Take That First Step toward Rejuvenating Your Figure
If you are dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts due to sagging or drooping, plastic surgery offers a potentially ideal solution in the form of breast lift surgery. You can emerge from surgery looking younger, fitter, and more proportional, as though you turned back the clock several years, but without sacrificing one iota of your natural beauty. To learn more about how you might benefit from breast lift surgery, please contact Melbourne, Victoria plastic surgeon David Ross, M.D. to schedule a consultation today.