Liposuction & Breast Lifts Australia

Are you thinking of having a breast lift and want to know what options are available? If so, read this article for insight into what is possible.

A Breast Lift with Liposuction

When your specialist plastic surgeon believes you will benefit, they will recommend having liposuction at the same time as a breast lift (mastopexy). This removes the excess fat from the upper armpit area and from the sides of your breasts.

Doing liposuction at the same time as breast lift surgery Sydney gives your breasts better definition and reduces your upper back fat.

You may think that doing both procedures together could make the surgery riskier. The opposite is true. Having liposuction with a breast lift does not make the surgery more complex or add to the risk of complications. There will be, however, increased swelling and bruising in the area but this is only temporary and part of your breast lift recovery.

Combining a Breast Lift with other Procedures

After having children, you may want to improve different parts of your body so a post pregnancy reconstruction may be right for you. This is a series of procedures. A breast lift Sydney is usually the foundation of this type of surgery which can also include surgery in other areas of your body such as the hips, thighs, stomach, etc.

As long as the surgeon you choose is a specialist plastic surgeon, it is usually safe to combine a breast lift with other procedures. This is especially true when the surgery is to corresponding areas of your body such as your stomach and breasts. The advantage of this is you only need one surgery and only have to recover once, while improving different areas of your body at the same time.

Different Types of Surgeons

There is a distinct difference between a cosmetic and specialist plastic surgeon. It is worth noting that in Australia any doctor can advertise as being a cosmetic surgeon. They do not need any extra training. Only doctors who do additional plastic surgery training have earned the right to call themselves specialist plastic surgeons. So, when searching for the best breast lift surgeon Sydney, make sure to check their qualifications and ask questions about their training and experience.

Types of Breast Lifts

There are different types of breast lifts. Your surgeon will use the best technique for the outcome you want to achieve. Different breast lift techniques include:

  • Vertical Lift. During the vertical lift, also known as the lollipop lift, your surgeon makes two incisions. One from the areola to where your breast meets the chest, and the other one around the areola. Your surgeon removes a doughnut-shaped amount of tissue. This technique provides a better lift than some other procedures. Also, your breast lift scars are a lollipop shape rather than being a long horizontal scar beneath each breast.
  • Crescent Lift. Your surgeon will make an incision at the top edge of your areola and remove only a small amount of crescent-shaped tissue before moving up the nipple on the breast. This technique helps to correct minimal sagging and is usually done in conjunction with a breast lift with implants.
  • Anchor Lift. If your breasts have significant sagging, your surgeon may use the anchor lift, which is also known as the inverted T lift. They will make three incisions: around the edge of the areola, from the areola to the chest and from the areola to the breast crease. The pattern of the incisions looks like an anchor and the horizontal breast lift scars are hidden under the breast.
  • Peri-Areola Lift. The peri-areola lift is good if you only have a small amount of sagging. Breast lift scars are less noticeable as your surgeon makes an incision around the edge of the areola. Like in the vertical lift, your surgeon removes a doughnut-shaped amount of tissue and then reattaches your areola to the tissue.

Breast Lift with Implants Sydney

There are so many different types of breast lifts. Another option is an augmentation mastopexy, commonly called a breast lift with implants. This is a good procedure if your breasts are sagging and have lost their volume.

The main purpose of this type of breast lift is to change the protrusion and position of your breasts. Adding implants will make your breasts fuller and firmer. Your surgeon may also remove excess skin and reshape or resize the areolas and nipples to position them correctly to give you the aesthetic outcome you desire.

Determining the Best Breast Lift

To determine the best breast lift for you, whether it is with or without breast implants or liposuction, or combined with any other procedure, talk to your surgeon. There is no one size fits all. Your surgeon will do a complete assessment at your initial consultation and give you the best options to achieve your goals.

How Long does Breast Surgery Take?

Breast lift surgery on its own is usually an outpatient procedure that takes about three hours. However, having liposuction can add up to two hours to the surgery and you can still go home the same day. If you also have a tummy tuck or another major procedure, you may need at least an overnight stay in hospital.

If you are thinking about having a breast lift, contact Pure Aesthetics today to book an initial consultation to find out what procedures are right for you.