Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

What is mastopexy (breast lift) surgery?

Mastopexy is an operation that aims to lift your breast and nipple higher than they are sitting currently. Breast lift is an operation which may be performed alone or together with breast augmentation. Most women who are interested in this operation have had normal or heavy breasts which have deflated in volume, possibly after childbirth, and are saggy or ptotic. This operation is designed to regain the youthful appearing breast or perky breast.

Can I have this operation as well as a breast implant?

There are times where a lift alone is not enough to restore your breast shape, and in these cases it may be best to combine the operation with a breast augmentation. Some people prefer to do the operation in two stages, and others prefer to have both operations at the same time. Marc Seifman is happy to explain this to you and what best suits you.

Can I have this operation as well as a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty)?

There are women who would like both an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and a mastopexy (breast lift) at the same time. This is not uncommon for women who have finished having their children, and feel that their breasts might be deflated or saggy, and they have loose or excess abdominal skin. The two operations can be performed at the same time, or can be performed in two stages. Marc Seifman is happy to explain this to you and what best suits you.

What scars are there with a mastopexy (breast lift)?

There are different ways to do a mastopexy (breast lift), using incisions around your nipple areolar complex (periareolar mastopexy), a lollipop incision (vertical scar mastopexy), or an inverted-T or anchor incision (Wise pattern mastopexy). There are advantages and disadvantages for each of these, and Marc Seifman is happy to explain these to you and what best suits you.

What is the usual timeline?

To begin your journey with Marc Seifman, you will typically have an initial consultation to discuss your goals and see how we can help you. It is important to remember that the initial consultation is a no obligation consultation. If you wish to proceed, we will schedule the surgery on a date that suits you. We will discuss the steps you need to take in the lead up to your surgery, and also on the day of your procedure.

The night after your procedure and the day after you may experience some discomfort in the breasts. You will be wearing a post-operative surgical bra and have instructions for medications to take at home, and exercises to perform. You should be able to go home that same day.

You should be able to return to work within one to two weeks depending on what your regular occupation is. We advise against strenuous physical activity and exercise within the first six weeks.

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