Breast Lift Perth WA

Mastopexy surgery with Dr Anh will lift and reshape your breasts

“Has gravity taken its toll on your body and left you with sagging breasts and low self-esteem?”

As we age, gravity and other factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight loss take their toll on our bodies, leaving us with sagging, less voluminous breasts. We can use a breast lift at our Perth plastic surgery practice to reshape and lift the breasts to a more full and desirable position.

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What is a Breast lift?

A breast lift, or mastopexy, can lift the position of your breasts. Many patients experience an improved level of self-esteem after the procedure as their breasts finally look how they want them to look.

The surgery will involve tightening the skin and repositioning the breasts for a firmer and perkier bosom. This procedure will not alter the size of your breasts; however, it will rejuvenate your shape and profile with a youthful and uplifted appearance. A breast lift can be performed in conjunction with an augmentation to provide volume for those for desire both lifted and larger breasts.

Benefits of a Breast lift

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, a breast lift with Dr Anh offers a number of benefits. Mastopexy surgery can completely transform the breasts by:

  • Lifting the breasts and nipples to a location that is higher and more central on the chest wall
  • Reducing excess breast skin and tightening the remainder to achieve a firmer, smoother appearance
  • Restoring the shape of the breasts to a more youthful contour

Centralising the location of the nipples on the breasts 

Before & After Breast Lift

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With Implants

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Reasons to consider a breast lift

Women of all walks of life come to Dr Anh wishing to restore the appearance of their breasts via a breast lift. There are various life changes that cause the breasts to sag, including:

  • The natural ageing process: As we age, the skin around the breasts begins to lose elasticity, which makes them prone to gravity. As the breasts weigh down the skin, they are slowly pulled downwards.
  • Massive weight loss: After losing large amounts of weight, many women experience dramatic changes in their breasts. Often, they are left with breasts that look limp, saggy and without shape.
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: During pregnancy, the breasts usually increase in size to prepare for breastfeeding. However, breastfeeding itself causes the breasts to stretch and shrink, which impacts the skin’s elasticity.
  • Genetics: In some cases, women do not have strong muscle tone and begin to experience drooping, sagging breasts at a young age.

Degrees of breast sagging

Understanding your degree of breast ptosis can help Dr Anh determine the level of correction required during your mastopexy procedure. There are four degrees of breast ptosis:

  • Mild Ptosis (Grade I): Mild ptosis occurs when the breasts sag slightly below the breast crease. The nipple is usually near the level of the breast crease and above most of the lower breast tissue. 
  • Moderate Ptosis (Grade II): Moderate ptosis occurs when both the breast and nipple fall below the breast crease. 
  • Severe Ptosis (Grade III): Severe ptosis occurs when the breasts and nipples sag significantly below the breast crease. The nipples also point downwards at this degree of sagging.

What you can expect from your consultation

We understand that your initial consultation can be daunting. After all, it is only natural to feel nervous about revealing your concerns about your breasts, especially with someone you have never met before. Dr Anh understands that you may feel this way and will try to make the consultation as comfortable for you as possible.

Dr Anh and her cosmetic consultants will spend about 45 minutes with you to better understand why you seek a breast lift, the results you want to achieve and your expectations of having the procedure. Dr Anh will obtain a medical and surgical history and then examine you.

Next, she will discuss your available options (including the type of breast lift, incision lines and potential need for implants), potential complications, the steps she will take to minimise these complications, the aftercare and expected post-operative recovery.

Dr Anh will show you before and after photos of previous patients who have had a breast lift, answer any of your questions and provide you with written material about breast lift surgery for you to take home. At the end of your consultation, you will be given a comprehensive quote, and our practice manager will explain all of the costs involved with mastopexy surgery.

What happens during the procedure

During your breast lift procedure, Dr Anh will follow the below steps:

Step 1 – Administering anaesthesia

For your comfort and safety, Dr Anh always performs breast lift surgery under general anaesthesia. We work with highly qualified and experienced anaesthetists who will administer your medication during the procedure. 

Step 2 – Making an incision

During your breast lift consultation, Dr Anh will discuss your incision options. This may include making an incision around the areola, vertically from the areola to the breast crease or horizontally along the breast crease. 

Step 3 – Lifting and reshaping your breasts

Once Dr Anh has made your incisions, she will lift and reshape your underlying breast tissue to improve breast firmness, remove excess breast skin and reposition the nipple and areola to a more youthful height. If needed, Dr Anh may reduce the size of the areolas by excising skin at the perimeter. 

Step 4 – Closing the incisions

Once your breasts have been lifted, Dr Anh will close your incisions with layered sutures in the breast tissue. Following the procedure, you will be moved into a recovery area to begin the healing process.

What can i expect during my recovery?

Following your breast lift procedure, Dr Anh will wrap your breasts in dressings and, if needed, may insert drains to collect any excess blood or fluid. You will also be given a support bra to reduce swelling and support the breasts as they heal.

You can expect to experience some pain, swelling and bruising during your breast lift recovery. This may continue for a few weeks; however, our team will monitor your healing process during this time.

Ultimately, recovery times after a breast lift will vary from patient to patient. However, we recommend that you take at least one week off work, and you should avoid any strenuous activity for four weeks after surgery. To optimise your results, it is important that you follow all of Dr Anh’s post-operative instructions carefully.

Combing your breast lift with implants

If you would like more volume and upper breast fullness, then a breast lift alone will not achieve this. Instead, you will need a breast implant in addition to the breast lift to enhance the breast size, volume, and upper breast fullness. This is known as an augmentation mastopexy, which is technically a more challenging procedure.

Traditionally, an augmentation mastopexy (breast lift and enlargement) were performed in stages – first, the breast lift, and once the patient has healed, the second stage will be a breast enlargement with an implant. This is due to the competing forces that occur during a single-stage augmentation mastopexy where the tissues and skin are tightened in a lift (as well as the breast gland being reshaped and repositioned). While on the other hand, an implant enlarges the breast and puts tension on the reduced skin envelope. Today, however, Dr Anh can usually perform an augmentation mastopexy in a single procedure. 

VISUALISE – Before your surgery Envisage by Dr Anh

Envisage by Dr Anh is included in the price of your consultation. This allows you to see your new boobs through a virtual reality headset before undergoing surgery!

Dr Nguyen believes that the decision to undergo cosmetic surgery is a very personal and important one and should not be made without considerable research, information and understanding. That is why she will recommend you go and seek other opinions, obtain as much information as possible and be comfortable with the surgeon you choose to perform the cosmetic surgery for you.

Dr Nguyen will recommend a second consultation with you, to go over things again and cover any further questions that you might have.

How much does a breast lift cost in Perth

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to breast lift surgery, as the procedure can vary widely from patient to patient. As such, we simply cannot provide a cost without first seeing you for a personalised consultation.

Similar to most surgical procedures, you can expect your breast lift to be broken down into several cost components:

Initial consultation fees
When you first visit Dr Anh for a breast lift consultation, you will need to pay a fee.

Surgeon’s fees
Surgeon’s fees can vary dramatically, depending on their qualifications, surgical expertise, professional recognition, experience and even popularity. The fee charged by Dr Anh to perform your breast lift will depend on the extent and difficulty of your procedure.

Hospital fees
Both surgeons and anaesthetists are considered “independent contractors” who use the facilities of private hospitals, meaning that Dr Anh has no control over your hospital fees. Again, hospital fees can vary from facility to facility, although most charge by the hour. Your breast lift hospital fee will likely comprise of the time spent in the operating theatre, as well as the time required to recover from anaesthesia. If an overnight stay is required, this will increase your costs significantly.

Anaesthetist’s fees
During your breast lift, your anaesthetist quite literally watches over your life and vital functions. The fee charged by your anaesthetist will depend again on their qualifications and experience.

Post-operative care
In addition to the actual procedure costs, you may also need to pay out of pocket for compression garments and post-operative visits.

As a breast lift is usually performed for cosmetic reasons, it is not covered by Medicare or private health insurance. Dr Anh and her team will give you a detailed breakdown of breast lift costs during your consultation.

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A word of caution on

Overseas cosmetic
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“The money you save on a cheaper breast lift procedure is at risk of being spent tenfold.

We repair a lot of botched jobs

Some breast surgery patients have opted for cheap procedures overseas. Unhappy with the results, they come in to have their botched boob jobs repaired. There can be many health risks of having cosmetic surgery abroad.

The medical risks

Many countries’ medical regulations aren’t as strict as Australia’s. These regulations exist to keep you safe and healthy. Having a breast enlargement in a less sterile environment increases the risk of infection. Even scarier, your surgeon may not have trained to perform the surgery. You can end up with results far from what you had envisioned. We have all heard the horror stories of things going wrong with cosmetic surgery tourism:

  • People losing their nipples
  • Terrible infections
  • Allergic reactions to cheap products
  • Even death
While you may save now, but you’ll pay later

If that’s not enough to deter you, consider that you could end up spending way more money. The money you save on a cheaper breast lift procedure is at risk of being spent tenfold. It’s expensive dealing with medical complications of an incorrectly done surgery. Therefore it’s also expensive to repair botched results. Combined, these can lead to higher costs than paying for a high quality procedure in the first place.

It’s just not worth it

Does the cost of breast lift with Dr Anh seems out of reach? If so, we encourage you to consider finance options. Another options is to save up a bit longer. It’s worth it in order to afford good quality surgical care. In the end you’ll be glad you did. Don’t gamble with your health.