Breast Lift

(Mastopexy)

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift (mastopexy) is designed to reduce sagging and create firmer, more youthful breasts.

This can raise nipples and areolas pointing downwards, and may be an option for women looking to match both breasts following a mastectomy.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

You may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery with Ethicos Institute if:

  • You are in good general health
  • You are a non-smoker, or have quit recently
  • You have realistic expectations for the results
  • Your breasts have developed fully
  • One breast hangs lower than the other
  • Your nipples fall under the breast crease when not supported
  • Your breasts appear flatter or more pendulous than you feel they should

At Ethicos Institute, we will perform a thorough evaluation of your breasts to determine your candidacy.

What Happens During a Breast Lift?

During a breast lift, excess skin will be removed and the skin tightened, creating firmer, higher breasts. 

Incisions will be kept as discreet as possible, to reduce the visibility of scars.

Anaesthesia

A breast lift is performed under general anaesthetic. Inform Dr. Gillett if you have a history of allergic reactions to anaesthesia.

Potential Risks

As with any form of cosmetic surgery, a breast lift poses multiple potential risks, including:

  • Changes to sensations in the breasts and nipples
  • Asymmetry of the breasts
  • Breasts may become firmer than expected
  • Skin discolouration
  • Temporary or permanent numbness
  • Visible scarring

Do you have a question about Breast Lift?

Before and After Breast Lift By Dr Gillett ​

Your Breast Lift Consultation with Dr Gillett

You will have a chance to discuss your breast lift surgery during your consultation with Dr. Gillett. The Ethicos Institute team is committed to transparent service tailored to your personal requirements. We treat each case as unique.

FAQS About Breast lift Procedure

You will awaken after the operation with dressings and a small drainage tube in each breast. These drainage tubes will usually be removed the next day and the dressing will be checked. You can usually go home 3 days after the operation.

You must not get the dressings wet for 24 hours after the drains are removed. You may then shower; pat the dressings dry/use a hairdryer on cool setting.

We do not recommend purchasing new bras for the first six weeks after the operation, as it generally takes this time for the swelling to subside and your new size to take shape. No underwire bras are to be worn during this period.

Quite often discomfort is felt with movement and your anaesthetist will provide you with instructions regarding pain medication and a prescription if necessary.

First Post Operative Appointment

We will see you in the rooms 4 – 7 days post op. Do not be concerned about slight ooze under the dressings, this is quite common. The dressings will be changed at your first post operative appointment in the rooms approximately 1 week after your surgery.

Second Post Operative Appointment

Your next post operative visit will then be scheduled for removal of remaining suture/staples. Nipple sensation is often different; numbness is common but sensation usually returns within six to twelve weeks.

We recommend you slowly recommence normal exercise after the surgery. We suggest, however, no heavy lifting or strenuous exercising for 6 weeks after the surgery. Most people can resume driving approximately 1 week after surgery. You will need to take approximately 1-3 weeks off work, depending on how physical your daily activities at work are.

  • Fever (with a temperature of more than 38 C) or chills
  • Heavy oozing or bleeding from a wound
  • Increased swelling around a wound site
  • Increased pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty in passing urine
  • Spreading redness around the wound
  • A foul odour from a wound