Breast Lift Gold Coast

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Breast Lift Surgery

Many factors can contribute to breast droop/sag/ptosis.

As the breast ages and endures the effects of childbirth and breastfeeding, its features change. This is mainly due to a combination of skin laxity and volume loss, resulting in sagging and breast descent. After weight changes, these effects are exaggerated. In milder forms, this may be addressed with breast augmentation, a nipple lift or a combination of breast implants with a nipple lift. As these changes continue, the procedures required to address these issues, escalate.


A breast lift (mastopexy), is a surgical procedure used to lift or raise sagging breasts. It may also correct the shape and contour of the breasts in order to improve their overall appearance. Breasts change shape considerably over time due to a variety of reasons.

Some women may wish for more perky or uplifted breasts and breast lift surgery is the best way to make this wish come true. Download our guide to breast lifts to find out more.

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What is a breast lift?

A breast lift encompasses a group of procedures that treat significant breast droop or “ptosis”. A nipple lift is essentially a minor breast lift that only involves moving the nipple and tightening the skin around it. The next level is a circumvertical breast lift, which involves excising the skin around the nipples. The incisions are also extended to excise skin below the nipple, reducing horizontal skin laxity in the lower pole of the breast. The resultant scar has the shape of a lollypop.

If vertical laxity from the nipple to the fold below the breast is significant, the incisions are further extended into the horizontal fold below the breast. A vertical segment of skin is then excised. The resultant scar has the shape of an anchor.

At your first consultation with Dr Sawhney, he will discuss the areas to address with skin excisions and volume replacement to achieve a safe, predictable and aesthetically pleasing breast rejuvenation.

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Dr Raja Sawhney will assess your individual situation, desires and risk factors during your consultation. He will then explain the options, relative risks and benefits of each option before coming to a mutual decision with you. It is imperative that smoking be avoided for six weeks before and after your surgery to reduce risks of wound breakdown.

Vectra 3D aesthetic simulation cannot predict nipple or breast lift capacity of an implant in a patient with breast droop or sag.

Breast lift FAQs

This is mainly dependent on what you want to achieve. For example, if you won’t require implants or even a full breast lift, this will alter the final cost. Surgeon, anaesthetist and hospital fees will also be factored into the final cost. Medicare doesn’t cover procedures that are purely cosmetic in nature. However, if the breast lift is considered to be corrective, some of the costs may be covered. This is subject to strict criteria though. One of the best breast lift surgeons in the Gold Coast, Dr Sawhney will take you through the possibility of applying for a Medicare rebate during your consultation.

Patients won’t need to spend a night in hospital but they will need someone to drive them home due to the effects of the general anaesthetic. Bruising, discomfort, swelling and some numbness is common after a breast lift but these effects will subside within a week or two. Patients will need to spend at least a week at home before they can return to work and most of their usual routine. Any exercise or strenuous activities can only be resumed six weeks after your breast lift. Patients are required to wear a compression garment for six weeks to reduce breast swelling and accelerate healing. If drains are placed under the skin after surgery, you will need to see Dr Sawhney several days after your surgery to have them removed. It’s important to care for your incision sites to avoid infection and other complications. Dr Sawhney will inform you of all potential risks and complications so that you know what to expect after your breast lift.

Scarring can, unfortunately, not be avoided after surgery, regardless of the type of surgery. The scarring you experience after a breast lift will depend on the changes that were made during surgery. If you only undergo a nipple lift, the scarring will be less noticeable than if an anchor incision is required. With that being said, Dr Sawhney does everything possible to keep scarring to a minimum. How you care for the incisions after surgery and once they’re healed will also make a difference to your scarring. For one, protecting scars from harmful UV rays is one way to ensure they don’t become prominent. Over and above general scar management, your scars will fade naturally anyway. They will also be hidden under your underwear and swimwear.

Deciding on breast implants is a personal choice. The size that you choose is entirely up to you. Dr Sawhney will help you envision what the size will look like on your body using the Vectra 3D imaging system. Bigger isn’t always better and being able to make an informed decision using visuals is really helpful. Your implants should suit your body size and shape if you want the results to look natural. Different types of implants will also produce different results, which Dr Sawhney will also take you through. Even if you already have a specific size in mind, it’s highly recommended that you take all options into consideration before making a final call.

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