Breast Lift Surgery

Breast Lift Surgery, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure that raises and firms the breasts.

About Breast Lift Surgery

Breast lift surgery firms and reshapes the breast without increasing actual breast size or weight. Loss of skin elasticity, gravity and other factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and breast-feeding ultimately affect the shape and firmness of the breasts.

Where a woman has lost a significant amount of breast volume over time, implants may be inserted in conjunction with a breast lift to increase fullness. This procedure is known as SAMBA (Simultaneous Areola Masteopexy Breast Augmentation).

The breasts are enlarged with an implant and the breast skin tightened by removing skin around the areola (the pigmented skin around the nipple). The skin is drawn together like a purse string around the new areola, which has usually been reduced in size. There is no scar from the areola to the crease under the breast as no incision is made.

Associate Professor Shayan also performs nipple correction surgery. In cases where nipples and areolas (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipples) point downward, the nipples and areolas can be repositioned. A/Prof Shayan can also correct unevenly sized breasts and irregular breast shapes.A breast lift can be performed at any age, but A/Prof Shayan recommends waiting until breast development has stopped. Pregnancy and breast-feeding may have significant and unpredictable effects on the size and shape of the breasts. Since the milk ducts and nipples are left intact, breast lift surgery usually will not affect your ability to breastfeed.

Recently there has been an increasing number of patients who wish to have breast implants removed with excision of the resulting scar capsule around them.

This procedure has been the subject of more requests than was previously the case due to the increasing concerns regarding the rare but real chance of developing implant-related cancer ALCL, or an increasing desire of patients to try for a natural option, particularly if they have experienced complications of breast implants.

In addition, greater numbers of patients with breast implants placed in a “Medical tourism” setting are finding that they wish to have implants removed and not replaced.

Regardless of the reasons, greater numbers of patients with this preference may be less keen to have breast implants replaced into the new tissue pocket and may opt for the use of their own breasts.

Removal without replacement can cause an empty, deflated breast that can be similar or more pronounced than the situation seen in patients who have undergone massive weight loss or post breastfeeding breast deflation and ptosis.

Associate Professor Shayan has treated many of these patients using an autoaugmentation approach.

This entails using either tissue from their own breasts or chest wall (in the case of massive weight loss) or fat grafting surgery or other forms of soft tissue transfer. In some cases the tissues transferred into the breasts can also remove unwanted surplus tissues elsewhere in the body, which may be viewed by some patients as an additional benefit of such an approach.

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Important Information

There has been recent renewed media interest regarding the correlation between breast implants and an increased risk of developing Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL ).

Our blog outlines key information on this study. Whether you currently have, or are considering getting breast implants, we encourage all patients to read this information and schedule a consultation with a Specialist Plastic Surgeon to discuss any question or concerns.

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Your Consultation

Initial consultation:

Meet A/Prof Shayan for a 30 min consultation where you will discuss your breast lift in detail, the technique to be used and expected recovery time.

Photos will be taken. Following this you will meet with our Patient Advisor who will take you through costs and discuss potential dates for your surgery.

Pre-operative appointment:

2 weeks prior to your breast surgery you will meet A/Prof Shayan again for a final consultation.

You will also meet with the Patient Advisor and Practice Nurse to finalise all administration and discuss pre and post-operative care instructions. Payment for your procedure is also finalised.

Breast Enlargement Cost

  • Initial Consultation – $300

  • Procedure – $15,500 (Surgeons fee, hospital fees, anaesthetist fees & up to 6 weeks after care appointments with practice nurse)

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Please note that procedure costs provided are indicative only – intended to give patients a realistic estimate of associated costs. Actual costs may vary depending on individual patient circumstances.

Prospective patients often wish to see photos of people who have previously had this surgery. We don’t share these images on the website as we respect our patients privacy, however they are available during a consultation.

Our Breast Lift
Plastic Surgeon

Melbourne-based plastic surgeon A/Prof Shayan is a specialist breast surgeon performing a comprehensive range of breast surgical procedures. Breast lift is most popular after weight loss or pregnancy. Other procedures include breast reconstruction, breast enlargement and breast reduction.

Associate Professor Ramin Shayan

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