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Whereas minor breast sagging can be corrected by implants alone, excessive sagging of the breasts as a result of pregnancy/breast feeding, major weight loss or ageing can only be corrected with a Mastopexy.
A Mastopexy or ‘Breast Uplift’ is a surgical procedure to correct major sagging of the breasts. By removing the over-stretched breast skin, the skin envelope of the breast becomes tighter and the breast moves upwards. No breast tissue is removed in a simple Mastopexy, so your breasts won’t be any smaller. Instead, they’ll be the same size as before but without the former sagging. So, if you’re happy with the current size of your breasts and only wish to correct the sag, you only need a straightforward Mastopexy. If, on the other hand, you also wish to be bigger, implants can be inserted at the same time and this is known as an Augmentation Mastopexy.
Whether you have a simple Mastopexy (Breast Uplift) or an Augmentation Mastopexy (Breast Uplift + Implants) depends purely on whether you are happy with your current breast size or you wish to be bigger.
This will depend on the actual design of the Breast Lift required. It can take as little as 2 hours for a minor ‘Lift’ or around 4 hours for an ‘Anchor Lift’. Choosing to also have implants inserted at the same time will naturally make your procedure a little longer.
Yes, in most cases but if required this would be for one night only.
Unless you are also having implants inserted to increase your cup size, recovery is fairly quick as only skin is removed. Generally, this is around 7-10 days. With implants, you may need a few additional days of recovery before you return to work and daily activities.
The extent of the scarring depends on the pattern of skin excision required. Although the scars never totally disappear, they do become less conspicuous over time.
The total cost of a Mastopexy will be made up of the surgeon’s fee, the anaesthetist’s fee and the hospital charges – and each of these individual costs will depend on the length of your surgery. Although we can offer you an average total fee before any consultation, only after our Surgeon has seen you and assessed what needs to be done and how long it will take can we give you an accurate quotation.
If you meet Medicare’s eligibility criteria, you will be able to claim a portion of your Surgical and Anaesthetic Fees. Moreover, if you do qualify for a Medicare Item Number and you also have Private Health Insurance, you may also be able to claim part of your Hospital Costs depending on your Fund and Level of Cover.
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