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Breast Lift Surgery in Melbourne or Sydney

Breast Lift Surgery or Mastopexy is the plastic surgery procedure that helps women improve the look of their chest. Not only does the surgery lift the breasts it also reshapes the breast tissues.

Sagging breasts tend to occur with age, after menopause or after having children. If you suffer from Breast Ptosis* then a Breast Lift could be the surgery for you.

*Breast Ptosis is the medical term for saggy or droopy breasts.

Benefits of a Breast Lift or ‘Breast Uplift’ Procedure with or without Augmentation

  • Helps women regain a more rejuvenated breast shape.
  • More centrally located nipples and more rounded versus sagging breasts. This provides a more youthful breast contour and can improve the upper body shape.

A boob lift (Mastopexy Surgery) lifts and re-suspends the breast tissues to a higher position on the chest wall. This can help improve your overall appearance, breast cleavage and physique.

For women, the main options include Breast Augmentation with Breast Implants, Breast Reduction and/or a Lift with or without additional volumisation of the breast tissues.

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Are you a candidate for a Breast Lift?

If you are happy with the size of your breasts but are not happy with their shape regarding sagging or drooping then this may be the surgery for you. The main reasons for women to seek a breast lift include;

Weight Loss

  • It can be devastating to many patients who, after fighting hard for their weight loss goals, find that their breasts have become saggy.
  • Breast tissue is easily prone to laxity and losing weight often results in a lose of breast volume.
  • A Lift can help restore a perky, attractive appearance following weight loss.

Post-Pregnancy Concerns

  • During pregnancy, breasts go under a major transformation.
  • Once you finish breastfeeding (no longer full of milk), it is not uncommon for them to shrink in size.
  • This often leaves breasts looking empty or deflated and this dramatic change can be shocking and depressing to many women.
  • A Lift can help support and redefine the breasts after pregnancy to reclaim your perky bust. However, you must have finished breastfeeding before any mastopexy procedure.


  • The ageing process and gravity can be harsh on many patients.
  • Over time, the weight of the breast tissue can weaken and cause sagging.
  • A Mastopexy can lift and secure the breast tissue to reclaim a more youthful, feminine profile.
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Breast Lift Before and After Photos

Breast Lift Surgery or Mastopexy is the plastic surgery procedure that helps women have uplifted and reshape breast tissues.

These before and after surgery photographs represent typical results of our patients.

*Results depend on individual patient circumstances and can vary significantly.

Reasons for Breast Lift Surgery

Uplifted breasts and centrally-located nipples

Not all women mind when their breast tissues start to droop, but many wish they had the breast size or shape they had before the children came along, or before their skin began to lose its firmness or elasticity.  Other women, underwent significant weight loss programs which left them with excess, droopy or empty looking breast skin.

Perky, full breasts play an enormous role in creating (or recreating) a youthful and feminine appearance. When your breast tissue becomes weak, your breasts may lose their firmness and support, which causes sagging. This can be a result of either ageing, weight loss and/or pregnancy.

Sagging breasts can detract from your natural, attractive curves and often make patients feel unfeminine. A Lift can help support breast tissue and correct sagging to achieve a more attractive appearance.

Recovery and Risks after Breast Surgery

If you have any questions about the surgery, please ask us during your initial consultation. We are more than happy to answer your questions and to help you understand what you can expect from this treatment. We find the best patients are those who do their research on the procedure.

Remember: there are no guarantees with surgery. The aim of cosmetic surgery or Plastic Surgery such as a corrective boob lift, is to provide improvement, not perfection.

Results vary from patient to patient.

Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Lift Surgery Options

What to consider when considering mastopexy

If you are considering breast lift surgery (mastopexy surgery) in Melbourne or Sydney, be sure to speak with a FRACS qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with expert skills in breast surgery and scar minimisation.

It is important you discuss your expectations and goals regarding this procedure and to keep your expectations in line with what the surgery can achieve. Realistic expectations are imperative to be happy with your results.

Surgery can improve your breast shape and appearance but there are limits to what surgery can accomplish. What you start with and your skin elasticity or skin health WILL have an impact on your results, including how they change over time. Once your Plastic Surgeon understands your expectations and desired outcome they will be able to determine if this procedure is right for you.

In some cases, mammography may be required before the final decision.

How is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) performed?

Mastopexy surgery is called a ‘breast lift’ or ‘breast uplift’ because it aims to lift, reshape and re-contour the breasts as well as reposition the nipples more centrally on the chest area.

At your initial consultation, your surgeon will take your physical condition and requirements into consideration. These will play a role in determining the best form of treatment for you. If your breasts are small and the sagging is minimal, then your surgeon may suggest an augmentation mammoplasty. This method results in fewer scars on the breast than mastopexy.

During mastopexy, the surgeon will reposition the nipple and areola higher on the chest. They will remove excess skin and close the remaining skin.

If you have inadequate breast tissue to achieve the size you desire, your surgeon may suggest the use of a saline breast implant to achieve the size, shape and projection you desire.

After the procedure, you will be able to resume limited activities the day after surgery and normal activities in three to four weeks. Any pain or discomfort is usually manageable with pain medication. Approximately one to two weeks post-surgery your surgeon will remove your stitches.

Are there any side effects or risks of a Breast Lift Surgery procedure?

Thousands of breast lift surgeries are performed annually around the world.

Research and online consumer forums indicate the majority of women who undergo the treatment report are extremely happy with their procedure and often say they “wish they had had the operation sooner.”

The scars from the procedure are situated around the areola of your nipple and under the breasts: these usually fade over 6 to 12 months. So while there will be some obvious scarring most patients believe the procedure is worth it. While you may experience some change in the sensation of the nipple, this often improves over time. Current techniques for mastopexy should preserve the ability to breastfeed, however, this is something you will need to discuss with your surgeon.

Will I be hospitalised for the Breast Lift procedure?

Depending on your needs, the surgeon can perform this procedure either under local anaesthetic or general anaesthetic and takes about two hours.

The average hospital stay is one day. However, the procedure can be done as a day only procedure.  Dr Sackelariou operates in Private Hospitals.

Will the Breast Lift procedure leave any scars?

Yes, all surgery leaves scars, and the breast lift scars will be on the breast area. Ask about your scars during a consultation.

Your surgeon will make every effort to keep any breast scars as inconspicuous as possible while still achieving a desirable result, but everyone scars differently. If you have a complication such as an infection or wound breakdown (or if you smoke) your scars may be more visible. Asian skin types may also scar more visibly, so ask Dr Sackelariou for advice and recommendations for Breast Lift Surgery options.

Typically breast lift scars are hidden on the under-surface of your breasts (below the nipple area but not on the upper cleavage area) and therefore become less visible over time.

When can I resume normal activities after having Breast Surgery?

This depends on multiple factors, including how you heal. Your surgeon will assess this on a case-by-case basis.

Your Surgeon will explain this all to you before and/or after your surgery at your pre and/or post-operative consultations so you know what to expect. Do NOT try to do too much too soon, and remember, every patient heals differently after having a Breast Lift procedure.

You should be able to return to your normal activities around two weeks post-surgery. However, we advise you to avoid excessive exercise for three or four weeks post-surgery and sometimes longer.

Ask your Surgeon for recommendations about Breast Lift Recovery and healing time frames.

How important are psychological factors in relation to a Breast Lift procedure?

Mastopexy, like any plastic or cosmetic surgery, can only improve your appearance, it cannot guarantee a new life nor can it guarantee an end to personal problems. Part of the success of the treatment is determined by your mental attitude towards the treatment.

Having realistic expectations about this surgery is vital.

Your current breast shape and size, your current skin condition (elasticity and firmness) and your health habits and lifestyle choices ALL have an impact on your results.  Also, results from a breast lift DO change over time.


About Dr Richard Sackelariou Plastic Surgeon

Dr Richard Sackelariou MBBS FRACS(Plas) is a Specialist Plastic, Cosmetic and Reconstructive  Surgeon in Melbourne, Victoria and Sydney, Australia.

Dr Sackelariou is a highly sought-after Plastic Surgeon for precision procedures like nose reshaping, tummy tucks, breast surgery including transaxillary incision methods, implant removal/replacement and Breast Lift procedures.

He is particularly known for his signature surgeries – neck lift, facelift and eyelid rejuvenation procedures. He also performs expert cosmetic injections for facial rejuvenation.

Patients love his caring manner, his dedication to excellence and his extensive expertise in surgical planning for a natural-looking, harmonious result.

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