Breast lift cosmetic surgery, Geelong
What is it?
A breast lift (mastopexy) repositions the breasts up onto the chest to make a higher and firmer-looking breast. This type of breast surgery is an increasingly common operation in women over 40 and in mothers who have breast fed and lost the shape of their younger breasts, leaving the breasts to sag and the nipple pointing downwards. The operation does not remove any breast tissue – it simply reshapes the existing tissue. Sometimes mastopexy is performed in conjunction with breast augmentation, particularly if there has been a loss of volume.
Am I suitable?
Mastopexy is an option for you if:
- Your breasts have changed or become saggy following weight loss, pregnancy and/or breastfeeding
- You are a non-smoker and in good health.
- You are finished child bearing.
Your initial consultation will be with Mr McDonald who will:
- Discuss your medical history and perform a thorough clinical examination
- Possibly show you photographs of other patients who have undergone mastopexy
- Have a full discussion with you about the risks and complications of the surgery
- He will not agree to perform any surgical procedure on you unless he feels the benefits significantly outweigh the risks.
You will be given written information at your initial consultation and should you decide to proceed you will return to have further discussions with Mr McDonald and his practice nurse prior to your operation. Pre and post-operative photos will also be taken.
What can I expect if I have the procedure?
- The operation takes two to three hours.
- Expect a one to two-night stay in hospital.
- You may need help at home post-operatively.
- You will be required to wear a supportive bra for three months.
- You will require two to four weeks off work.
- Your scars will be taped for up to three months post-operatively.
- You may have some bruising or swelling.
There are different techniques and this will be discussed with you at your consultation with Mr McDonald. Usually, a technique is used that leaves a scar around the nipple and running down to the crease line underneath the breast.
We will keep in close contact with you and see you in five days after the surgery, then on a needs basis weekly, at three months, then 12 months after the operation. You can phone our rooms anytime and there is a recorded message for after hours.
These may occur with any surgical procedure and will be discussed in detail in your consultation with Mr McDonald. The risks of complications are reduced if you are healthy and a non-smoker.
The first step to a new, more confident you is an initial consultation with one of our knowledgeable and friendly team members. During this session you will be invited to ask all your questions to ensure you are happy and comfortable, and we will discuss the procedure itself and the care you would receive during and afterwards.