If you are looking to restore your breasts to being firmer, higher or less droopy, then a breast lift is likely to be the perfect procedure for you. Breast lift Melbourne (Mastopexy) surgery involves restoring the breasts and nipples to a higher, more central position on the chest. This procedure is perfect for women who are happy with the size of their breasts, but not happy with how they look as a result of sagging nipples or low hanging breast tissues.
During this restorative surgery, the nipple and areola complex is isolated on its underlying nerve and blood supply. Then, vertical lift occurs to the nipple/areola complex so relocation to the perfect centre of the breast mound can occur. If your nipple complex only requires a small degree of vertical lifting, then it is likely only a small incision will be made around the upper part of the nipple.
However, if a further lift is required, an additional incision below the breast is made to provide better support to the nipple/areola complex. The extra incision under the breast can also address the lack of tissue in the lower pole of the breast. Various techniques to conduct these procedures are well known, the most common and popular being the Hall-Findlay and Lejour mastopexies.
Currently, it is uncommon for surgeons to use old methods such as the Wise pattern or anchor shaped incision, and at Ashton’s plastic surgery, the most modern and suitable to you method is used to achieve your required results. Sometimes once a patient has their breasts operated on they may also consider a Tummy Tuck Melbourne.
Most patients who have undertaken this surgery have reported it as not being painful, usually not requiring pain relief, and ranking it only a 2 or 3 out of 10 pain. Many patients also seek advice for a mummy makeover procedure. For post-surgery care, we recommend that restrictive bandaging and wearing of bras/ other support is restricted until the wounds have completely healed. This usually occurs somewhere between ten days to two weeks. Generally, the recovery from a breast lift Melbourne is quicker than other procedures such as a breast reduction, and from past experience, we find most patients are able to return to light duties in approximately 1-2 weeks.