Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

 

Breast lift surgery or “Mastopexy” – the medical term for this procedure – is an extremely popular type of plastic surgery.

Breast lift surgery is usually requested by women whose breasts have sagged with time due to gravity, and who have endured the unflattering side effects of motherhood. Other women may seek advice for a breast lift if they have experienced extreme weight loss, which has left their breasts ‘droopy’.

Why have a Breast Lift?

One of the more common reasons that women would seek advice on mastopexy is because their breasts have been affected by motherhood. Breasts are impacted at both the pregnancy stage and during the breast-feeding stage. The dissention of the breasts as breast milk is produced can cause the strong fibres, which hold young firm breasts in place, to break apart. This is what can cause the breasts to move down the torso as the sheer weight of the milk filled breasts causes the skin to stretch. Once the skin around the breast area is stretched, it usually doesn’t return to it’s previous form – without surgical intervention.

Breasts that are unattractively altered in this way not only leave physical repercussions, but also psychological scars. A woman may feel less desirable as she is now more restricted to what she can wear and how she feels about herself naked. The loss of youthful attractive breasts can negatively impact a woman greatly. At this point women will often seek solutions, such as a breast lift, and approach a plastic surgeon to help.

Planning your Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

The first step is to book a consultation with the plastic surgeon that you are considering to perform your breast lift. The plastic surgeon will go through your medical history as well as identifying any potential allergies, which may affect the way that the mastopexy is conducted. The surgeon may also take photos and mark an outline where he or she will complete the incision. The surgeon will then appraise the volume of the breasts and if there seems to be a loss of volume, then the surgeon may suggest placing implants underneath the skin and then lifting the breasts.

Having a breast lift can be an extremely positive step for the individual as the surgery helps correct the symmetry of the breasts and create an aesthetically pleasing and youthful figure. Your improved physical appearance can in turn, alter your state of mind for the better.

Sagging breasts can be extremely damaging for a woman’s self confidence, as it not only affects their personal life but also their everyday life. Some of the simplest of choices such as what to wear, especially if it involves exercising or swimming can be embarrassing. How a woman feels about herself without clothes on can also have a big impact psychologically. It is often when women have these issues, that they will seek advice for having breast enhancement surgery.

Breast lift surgery is completed under a general anaesthetic and therefore it is a procedure that cannot be taken lightly. Women will often research months before undergoing breast enhancement surgery. The most common form of research conducted is usually finding pictures of models or celebrities that have the breasts and even the figure that the individual would like to have.

Finding the Right Breasts for your Mastopexy

Finding the breasts you want can be an extremely difficult task, as the breasts need to match your size and shape. Some individuals search and come up with completely incompatible breasts for their figures. That is why it is good to start looking for what you want in your breast lift, but also leave part of your search up to the professionals. On arrival at your consultation with the surgeon of your choice, you will be given a ‘bible’ of all the different shapes and sizes of breasts that you can imagine. The surgeon will then direct you to what would look best for your body type. This is a great way of choosing; in consultancy with the surgeon who is obviously very well informed in this field.

Once you have determined the outcome you would like and which breasts would suit you, including whether or not your surgery will include implants, your consultant will then familiarize you with all of the risks and complications that come with undergoing a breast lift operation.

An incision is made in the breast, depending on the complexity or degree of the uplift this can be limited to around the areola, extend vertically below the nipple or horizontally along the fold of the breast. Through this incision, the breast tissue is lifted and tightened. If desired, an implant can be used to augment the final shape of the breast. Be sure to speak to your surgeon about the type of incision that will be used and the expectations for the resulting scar.

Risks and Complications

Under law, the surgeon or anaesthetist will run through all the risks of having a general anaesthesia and these include; suppressed breathing, lowering of your blood pressure, heart failure and even death. Approximately one-third of patients who receive an anaesthetic during surgery will experience “anaesthesia sickness” or post-operative nausea and vomiting (POVN).

The risks and complications associated with the procedure itself can include; infection of the wound and scar area. Keloid scaring is possible for some patients, which is where the scar becomes raised and red after healing. This is not aesthetically pleasing and may require a further surgery to remove the scar and re-stitch the wound.

Haematomas are possible; these are pockets of blood that form whilst going through the healing process. In addition, after the surgery you may experience poor healing of the incision, breast asymmetry, and fluid accumulation within the base of the breasts. Other more serious risks and complications are issues like DVT, which stands for ‘Deep Vein Thrombosis’, which is a blood clot, which can lead to pulmonary and cardiac complications. Extremely firm breasts that may appear fake due to excessive scar tissue forming is another complication and risk that must be looked at prior to committing to mastopexy surgery.

Q. Does my insurance cover the costs for having a breast lift?

A. Unfortunately, as a breast lift procedure is a cosmetic surgery, your insurance company will be less likely to pay out. However, make sure that you ask and you never know.

Q. What is the recovery like for having a breast lift?

A. Once you have undergone a procedure like breast lift surgery, you will be given a special bra, which must be worn for 24 hours a day, for 21 days. This will help your breasts settle and help them position themselves during the healing process. The pain should subside over a period of a few months and the scar will heal completely approximately a year after the surgery.

Q. Will I lose the feeling in my breasts?

A. At the beginning, quite a majority of women who undergo this surgery experience loss of feeling around the breast due to the incision lines and the loss of nerves in the wound. After a period of time, once the swelling goes down, some women gain the feeling back, however there are some that do not.

Q. Will I be in pain after the procedure?

A. The pain depends on the individual, however it is likely that you will feel some discomfort at some point during the whole process. Your doctor will therefore prescribe you some painkillers to help.

Breast Lift Enough What is a breast lift? When is just a lift enough? July 31, 2019 - Breast lift surgery is a procedure to lift sagging or drooping breasts. Also known as a mastopexy, a breast lift is able to create firmer, more supported breasts. Dr Isolde Hertess from Cairns Plastic Surgery says breasts lifts are common for women after pregnancy and breastfeeding, following massive weight loss, or to bring the breasts back to a more youthful position due to gravity and ageing. Dr Hertess shares some of her before and afters with us and talks about what’s involved in the breast lift surgery. What does breast lift surgery involve? Dr Hertess explains what the breast lift surgery involves. “During the procedure, excess skin and tissue are trimmed away and the breasts are tightened and lifted. The nipples may be repositioned to create the most natural-looking results. Breast lift surgery is not designed to change the size of the breasts; rather, it is to correct their position and create a higher and perkier bust line. An aesthetically pleasing bust line is not always about size – repositioning the breasts through a lift can improve the contour of the bust line, resulting in a more youthful look and boosted confidence.” There are several benefits to a breast lift […]
Breast Implant Revision Breast Implant Revision, A Facebook Live with Dr Eddie Cheng May 20, 2019 - We recently covered Breast Implant Revision a Facebook Live with Dr Eddie Cheng, Specialist Plastic Surgeon, Brisbane. Dr Cheng is the Plastic Surgeon who heads up AR Plastic Surgery in Brisbane and on this Facebook Live he shares with us information about Breast Implant Revision. At Plastic Surgery Hub we have gathered the questions that our community have asked Dr Cheng about Breast Implant Revision. The questions include removal of implants, removal and replacement of implants, size of implants, fat transfer and a whole lot more. This is a great opportunity to ‘meet’ Dr Eddie Cheng before even stepping foot into his clinic. Its obvious he is passionate about patient safety and with his A-Team he is assured of providing the best patient experience. Truly 5 star. To find out more about Dr Eddie Cheng check out the list of real stories and blogs on the website. Also if you would like to join our closed Facebook Support Group “Plastic Surgery Support Forum For Aussie Chicks” just type that into the Facebook search page, request to join, complete the 3 questions, and wait to be accepted. This is a great bunch of ladies each of them somewhere in their journey, […]
Inframammary Fold What is the Inframammary Fold, and how does it affect breast surgery? May 9, 2019 - So, what is the Inframammary Fold (IMF), and how does it affect breast surgery? You may or may not have heard of the inframammary fold but it plays a big part in any type of breast surgery. It is considered one of the most important aspects to the aesthetic appearance of the breast. You also may or may not be aware of the terms “upper pole” and “lower pole” which refer to the fullness of the upper or lower breast and is largely affected by the positioning of the inframammary fold. Dr Michael Miroshnik, Plastic Surgeon based in Sydney NSW took time out of his day to help us understand what these terms mean, why your surgeon should be talking about them with you at your consultation and how they affect what your final breast surgery results will be. The Inframammary Fold (IMF) Dr Miroshnik says the IMF is always on the agenda at every industry breast meeting including the Breast Masters Symposium held at the end of 2018. “The inframammary fold is always a big topic because it defines the lower pole of the breast and we all know any problems will involve the inframammary fold in one way […]
causes of sagging breasts Top Causes of Sagging Breasts and How to Prevent Them March 27, 2019 - Firm and perky breasts are often seen as a symbol of youth for women of all ages. This can mean that seeing even the slightest amount of sagging in breast tissue can lead to a fair bit of emotional distress and frustration. Understanding some of the causes of sagging breasts can help women to maintain their firm breast tissue and a youthful silhouette. Fighting nature and the aging process As women go through each stage of life, it’s quite natural for her to experience changes to her breasts. Breasts can grow larger during pregnancy and breastfeeding, which can lead to the skin and breast tissues stretching and loosening. After pregnancy and breastfeeding, the skin is going to remain stretched and loosened. The thinning of skin, including the skin on the chest, is a natural part of the aging process. It happens due to a loss of collagen and elastin, which does often happen as women approach menopause. It’s also important to note that larger breasts are much more likely to be impacted by the effects of gravity. While you can’t stop the aging process, there are some steps that can be taken to help slow the process down and keep […]
Upper Pole Fullness Creating Upper Pole Fullness with a Breast Lift and Implants February 28, 2019 - Dr Raymond Goh performs a large number of breast surgeries each year and shared these photos of a recent breast lift patient who also had implants to get the shape she wanted. The patient was a young lady in her 20’s who didn’t like her droopy breasts and larger areolas. She came to Dr Goh who performed a breast lift with small implants. Dr Goh says, “We were able to provide this patient with more upper pole fullness, better breast shape and more ideal nipple areola size and position. She also wanted to be slightly bigger in cup size, but wished to remain natural and in proportion to her body and lifestyle.” Upper Pole Fullness Many women request “upper pole fullness” from their surgeon. The upper pole is the part of the breast from the nipple upwards. A full upper pole refers to a rounder upper chest and cleavage. To achieve this look the surgeon needs to place the implant higher in the chest. There are a few things a surgeon considers to achieve upper pole fullness including: Patient anatomy – different patients have different builds and so different approaches are required. Placement of the implant – usually an under […]
Breast Reduction in Perth, with Dr Patrick Briggs January 25, 2019 - Are you looking for a surgeon in WA to do your breast reduction surgery? You might want to check out these amazing before and after pics that Dr Patrick Briggs, Plastic Surgeon based in Perth, WA has shared with us. Having extensive experience in all types of breast surgery Dr Briggs understands how emotional a breast reduction surgery can be and his clinic are experienced and able to answer any and all your questions you might have about Breast Reduction Perth. If you’d like to arrange a consultation with Dr Patrick Briggs, click here. To read more about Dr Briggs check out the real stories and blogs below: Mummy Makeover with Dr Patrick Briggs Laura’s Lift – Breast Lift, Mastopexy TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
Dr Jeremy Hunt talks Mummy Makeover, FB Live December 7, 2018 - Dr Jeremy Hunt is one of Australia’s most recognised, experienced and skilled plastic surgeons and we were lucky enough to have him on FB live on our closed FB group last Tuesday. For those of you who missed it, here’s the video. If you have any questions regarding Mummy Makeover for Dr Hunt, just leave them in the comments below! KristyKristy loves researching, writing, and editing for Plastic Surgery Hub. She chats with practitioners and industry contacts to make sure we are bringing you the most up to date and accurate information possible. Growing up in Byron Bay, Kristy is all about people feeling comfortable in their own skin, and knows if people are going to make the choice to have aesthetic treatments or surgery, they should do so fully informed, and aware of the risks and all aspects of the procedure - both the good and the bad. Kristy is a huge advocate of having your surgery or treatment done in Australia by qualified Australian practitioners.
Does Medicare Cover Breast Reduction or Breast Lift Surgery? December 4, 2018 - What Medicare does and doesn’t cover can get very confusing. Generally, Medicare doesn’t cover any surgery considered “cosmetic”, this can include some breast surgery. However, Medicare may rebate some patients for breast reductions and breast lift surgery if it is deemed medically necessary . We asked Dr Craig Rubinstein from Cosmetic Surgery for Men and Women in Hawthorn Victoria to talk us through the selection criteria and some important things to remember. Medicare criteria for breast reduction and breast lift Dr Rubinstein says perhaps the most important thing to be aware of is that Medicare will only cover you if you can provide documentation and proof (from a plastic surgeon) that your breast reduction and/or lift is to fix breast ptosis or breast deformity. “It may depend on how heavy your ptotic breasts are and how they are affecting your physical health, such as causing back pain or chronic skin infections. More often than not, if you are covered by Medicare and you have Private Health Insurance, they may contribute to the surgery. This is not always the case and depends on your Health Fund and level of cover. We always recommend checking directly with your fund regarding your policy.” […]
Bikini Boobs – the perfect cleavage! December 3, 2018 - I tried on my swimmers yesterday for the first time this summer and spent at least a minute “fixing” my boobs to fit into them and it made me wish I had perky, awesome boobs that looked amazing in bikinis! Straight away I thought of Dr Amira Sanki, Plastic Surgeon in Sydney, who does some amazing breast augmentations and thought I’d ask her what makes the perfect “bikini boobs” – the perfect cleavage! All of us want to feel comfortable in our bodies, especially when we’re more exposed wearing our swimmers or bikinis. With the Australian lifestyle and culture going to the beach or spending the summers by the pool is almost a given, but for those women not happy with their breasts it can be more about covering up, especially for women after pregnancy and childbirth where their breasts are left feeling empty, deflated, sagging or flat. A breast augmentation, lift, reduction or reconstruction can improve or completely transform a woman’s confidence. Dr Sanki says, “The active lifestyles most of us have here in Australia leaves little room for wearing uncomfortable bras and clothing to help support sagging breasts. Breast lift and breast lift with implants are able to […]
Mummy Makeover in Perth with Plastic Surgeon Dr Patrick Briggs November 28, 2018 - Mummy makeovers are a popular choice for women to help get their bodies back into shape after pregnancy and childbirth. The term mummy makeover refers to a combination of a few different procedures to help get a woman’s body back to where it was, if not better than it was, before kids. We chatted to Dr Patrick Briggs, Specialist Plastic Surgeon and one of Perth’s most experienced mummy makeover surgeons, to talk us through what’s involved in a mummy makeover. He also shared some mummy makeover patients’ before and after photos with us. All photos below are patients of Dr Briggs. Make sure you click on each of them to see the full sized photos. What procedures does a mummy makeover include? A mummy makeover is not a one size fits all group of procedures, however it usually includes an Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck), Breast Augmentation (breast implants), Breast Mastopexy (breast lift with or without implants) and any other procedure to repair or improve the appearance of a part of the body affected by pregnancy and childbirth such as: Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) Breast Augmentation (breast implants) Breast Mastopexy (breast lift) Breast reduction (with or without lift) Liposuction Labiaplasty (repair function and/or […]
Understanding, compassion, listening – when surgeons go the extra mile… November 28, 2018 - Plastic or cosmetic surgery can be a massively daunting experience. It can be extremely overwhelming and downright scary. For some patients, finding a plastic surgeon they can not only trust to do a good job and get them awesome results but is also caring, considerate and empathetic of their situation is a little harder to find. While it’s an extremely personal decision, making sure you are able to fully communicate and express your concerns is essential in ensuring you get the best results. This can be why some women patients feel more comfortable with a female surgeon. We spoke to Dr Amira Sanki, Sydney Plastic Surgeon, about how she manages patient expectations and how important it is for patients to trust their surgeon. If you google Dr Amira Sanki you’ll find no shortage of raving fans. Perhaps 90% of her patients use the word “amazing” to describe her and all of them describe how she surpassed their expectations. Quite a few call her their friend, and many suggest she changed their life. I’ve chatted with Dr Sanki myself and it’s evident that each and every patient is special to her, and she is without a doubt one of the most […]
Sometimes we just need a bit of a lift – Breast Lift or Mastopexy September 24, 2018 - Whether it’s from genetics, age, or breastfeeding, having droopy boobs can not only affect the clothes we wear, but our confidence and physical comfort. Breasts that have lost their perkiness can cause us to cover up and wish that they would just hold themselves up without having to fit them into the right bra – which can be a struggle within itself. Hold onto your titties ladies because there is a solution. We had a chat to specialist plastic surgeon Dr Raymond Goh, based in Brisbane, about how a breast lift works. A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a procedure to bring your girls up to where you want them to be without implants or a reduction (although having a breast lift at the same time as a reduction and/or augmentation is quite common too). Dr Goh says, “This procedure is to raise and reshape sagging breasts. As a woman ages, skin loses some elasticity which can cause the breasts to lose their natural shape and firmness. This procedure is designed to elevate the breasts and give them a more youthful appearance. A breast lift may also be completed in conjunction with breast enlargement surgery (augmentation).” There are […]
Comprehensive Breast Surgery By Specialist Plastic Surgeon Dr Eddie Cheng August 21, 2018 - As part of our job here at the Hub we’re constantly researching and getting out and meeting new plastic surgeons, most of whom we’ve heard about from happy patients or industry colleagues. Dr Eddie Cheng based in Brisbane QLD is one of these surgeons, and while this FRACS surgeon is fully trained and experienced in all plastic and cosmetic surgeries I chatted to him about why he’s considered one of the best specialist breast surgeons around. Beautiful, natural results Dr Cheng is known for his natural looking results and says he draws from both his reconstructive and cosmetic background to get the most beautiful breasts possible for each patient. “Results are tailored to your physical structure, needs, goals and desires. I work with a supportive team of patient coordinators and plastic surgery nurses, who are highly experienced in managing the complexities of each individual situation.” Dr Cheng is also highly regarded for his ability to listen to and identify what each patient wants and needs and working with them to achieve their own personal goals. He understands that each patient has unique physical characteristics and combines that with his aesthetic eye and technical expertise to ensure each patient reaches their […]
Dr Nicholas Moncrieff, Plastic Surgeon talks all things Breast Surgery July 20, 2018 - For those of you who missed Dr Nicholas Moncrieff’s Facebook live recently, here it is again to watch or read. It’s a wealth of information on not only what Dr Moncrieff and his team at the well respected Hunter Plastic Surgery in Newcastle do, but also on breast augmentation, breast lifts, breast reductions, Vectra imaging and a whole lot more including pricing. Amber: Hi everyone. Dr Moncrieff: Hi everybody. Amber: Hi everyone. Hopefully this is showing up now so maybe if you just write a little comment just so we can see that you’re seeing us and that the live video stream is working. Dr Moncrieff: Yep, here we go, we’ve got one. Amber: We can see that they’re there. So if anyone just wants to comment and just confirm that you can hear us and see us. Dr Moncrieff: Yep. Amber: And then we’ll get started in the next couple of minutes. Dr Moncrieff: Excellent, thanks guys. Amber: Oh yeah, thanks Ashley, thanks Blane, high five, thumbs up so that’s terrific. Thank you very much, oh I can see yes, that quite a few people are joining so thanks Jess, Jess is our practise manager so she’s watching in […]
Megan’s warning to patients to “Do Your Research”, her breast surgery story March 7, 2018 - Trish: Hey everyone, I’m here today on this beautiful warm sunny afternoon, I’m talking with Megan who is based in Western Australia. Now Megan has got a really interesting story because she … Oh actually I’ll let her share it with you, but it’s one of those buyer beware kind of stories. So she’s had a bit of a journey with a couple of plastic surgery procedures. So Megan’s going to share all that with us today and ladies and guys out there having a listen, like really pay attention because this can just happen. You’ve just got to really do your research. So welcome Megan. Megan: Hi, thanks for having me. Trish: No, thanks for coming along, that’s great. I’m so excited. So yeah I had a chat with you earlier on so I kind of know what’s going on, but just tell us a bit about your story. So basically you had a plastic surgery procedure at a really young age? Megan: Yeah so I had asymmetry of my breasts, I had one natural breast that grew nicely and the other that just chose not to. So I originally had surgery when I was 16 to correct it […]
Dr Rebecca Whyten Dr Rebecca Wyten from Cosmetic Surgery for Women and Men in Hawthorn – “No question is a silly question” November 13, 2017 - I had the opportunity to chat with Dr Rebecca Wyten, Specialist Plastic Surgeon from Cosmetic Surgery for Women in Hawthorn VIC at the recent 40th ASAPS conference. She’s sought after for breast surgery, abdominoplasty and all things mummy makeover. Check out my video interview with her by clicking on the image. PSH: Is there a variation of people you treat in regards to gender, or is it primarily women? Dr Rebecca Wyten: The majority of the people that see me are women that have had children, and they get to that sort of stage where they’ve worked really hard to get back to their sort of post-baby bodies, and they just can’t shift any more fat, or they’ve got all this extra loose skin, and so they come to me really quite self-conscious about how they feel. They’ll get comments at the gym, you know, “Don’t do that because you’re pregnant,” when they’re not, or they’ll be exercising … I had a lovely lady that was a crossfit trainer and she just said when she lies forward all her skin falls forward. A lot of these women have done everything they can to make themselves as fit as possible, but […]
Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation with Implants? October 11, 2017 - One of the more common questions women ask when considering breast surgery, is will a breast lift be enough or do they want a breast augmentation with implants? Dr Marcus Pyragius is a Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Adelaide and is highly regarded for his breast surgery. He has a reputation for listening carefully to his patients in order to best achieve the results they are after. We asked him about reasons why people might consider one type of breast surgical procedure over another. PSH: What is the more popular procedure you perform – breast lift, breast augmentation or both? Dr Pyragius: The most popular aesthetic breast procedures that I perform include Breast Augmentation (implants) and Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (implant & lift). A mastopexy (breast lift) is also a relatively common procedure. PSH: How does a woman know which one is going to suit her better and ultimately choose which procedure will give her the results she wants? Dr Pyragius:The most suitable procedure for any woman depends on the size and shape of their existing breasts and what look they would ultimately like to achieve in terms of breast size and shape. A woman is suitable for a […]
Breast Asymmetry One of these is bigger than the other… Breast Asymmetry with Dr Jeremy Hunt October 6, 2017 - There’s lots of attention on making breasts bigger with augmentation or making them smaller with a reduction, but there’s many women who’d settle for just having their breasts the same size. Whether it’s because of breast feeding, or they might have always been lopsided, having uneven breasts can be a cause of embarrassment and have many side effects such as insecurity in the bedroom. Dr Jeremy Hunt, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon based in Edgecliff NSW performs loads of breast procedures each year to even up asymmetrical breasts and talks to us about what’s involved. Why are some boobs and nipples different sizes? Firstly, it is estimated that over half the women around the world have asymmetrical or uneven boobs or nipples. So, you’re in good company! It’s perfectly normal and most humans have some sort of body asymmetry whether it’s unmatching fingers, toes, boobs or anything else. So most of the time the cause of asymmetry is just nature. Sometimes it may become more pronounced or obvious with hormonal changes during puberty, breastfeeding, because of benign lumps or even breast cancer. Don’t be alarmed by this last one though, as the majority of women just have uneven boobs and nipples […]
I need a boob job I need a boob job, can Medicare help? August 24, 2017 - UPDATED: The rules have changed. Breast augmentation is no longer covered by Medicare except in very specific circumstances. The only time a boob job is covered by Medicare is when it is part of a reconstruction after a mastectomy or other breast cancer treatments. Minor Medicare rebates may in a few cases be available if you have recurring health issues because of the size, position or skin condition of your breasts. So, the popular question of “I need a boob job, can Medicare help?” might not necessarily have the answer that you want. As for Health Insurance companies, they are all different and members have different coverage. It is best to check directly with your health insurance provider to see exactly what you are covered for (make sure you read the fine print). However, if you do need breast reconstruction procedures for any of the following make sure you check the Medicare rebates listed below: Bilateral Breast Reduction (Item no. 45520) – Medicare Rebate is $675.35 (1 side) Tubular Breast Reconstruction (Item no. 45559) – Medicare Rebate is $852.60 (1 side) Breast Augmentation for asymmetry (Item no. 45524) – Medicare Rebate $556.25 (1 side) Breast Implants for breast deformity (Item […]
Plastic Surgery Packages All Inclusive Plastic Surgery Packages with Dr Patrick Briggs December 27, 2016 - Plastic or cosmetic surgery has been the go-to solution of people who want to improve their looks. You will want to find the best surgeon and location for your desired procedure/s, but it is also important to ensure you know how much you will pay. This is why plastic/cosmetic surgery packages abroad seem to be so attractive. They will give you an all-inclusive package, as well as the idea of a vacation abroad. Check out these all inclusive plastic surgery packages with Dr Patrick Briggs Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon in Western Australia. Not all of these packages, however, come with the quality you expect. Dr. Patrick Briggs, one of Australia’s top cosmetic and plastic surgeons, is popular for his high-quality all-inclusive packages that most local and foreign customers find appealing. Read on to know more about Dr. Briggs’s cosmetic and plastic surgery packages. Who is Dr. Patrick Briggs? Dr. Briggs is a highly reputable plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Australia, as well as many parts of the world. He has received positive reviews from customers who seemed to have built their loyalty to him. This is because of his ability to identify his patients’s problems and relate to them. It […]
Crowd Funding main Crowdfunding for Plastic Surgery – what an eye opener! February 10, 2016 - Is the world going friggin crazy? Boob Job financing – where are you getting your money for your plastic surgery procedure? Plastic Surgery funded by strangers is the latest wave to float round the world. Crowdfunding for medical procedures otherwise unaffordable has been a popular way for the masses to contribute to a needy child requiring a new heart, or other worthwhile causes; however it has taken on a life of its own and you can now crowd fund almost anything – including your plastic surgery procedure. Social acceptance of this method of funding your boob job is definitely still out with the jury. The concerns lay with what expectations lie with the men (and yes, it is mostly men doing the donating and funding) have from the women they are financing. What do they want in return? The founder of one of the bigger and more established sites says it’s a completely safe environment where contact between donor and benefactor is limited to communication on the website so it is monitored. However, there have been reports from women from both sides of the story. Some have said they were approached to be involved in pornography movies or other mostly […]
Dr Patrick Briggs Where did my body go? February 9, 2015 - Pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding are usually a wonderful time for a woman. It fulfils her biological drive and the strength of emotions experienced helps confirm her biological identity. The anticipation of pregnancy leads to the joy of childbirth and continues with the incredible feeling of bonding while breastfeeding. For most women this time in their life is one that they remember fondly. Psychologically these powerful feelings of caring for a helpless, joyful and beautiful being offset the changes that may have occurred in the biological journey. I am often asked by women who have not yet had children what will happen to their bodies after the sequence of pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding. Unfortunately this is an almost impossible question to answer, for not only does the individuality of genetics play a very significant role but also other factors will add or detract from the eventual outcome. Some women only have one pregnancy, “carry small” during pregnancy and do not breastfeed. Clearly the physical changes of such an individual will be entirely different from a woman who has multiple pregnancies, tend to make a lot of amniotic fluid and breastfeeds each child for a significant period of time. But there are […]
Breast Lift with Implants Breast Lift with Implants August 13, 2014 - A Breast Lift with Implants helps increase the size of the breasts, while at the same time improves the position of the breast in a single surgery procedure. This two in one procedure will help reduce the discomfort and downtime involved for multiple surgical procedures. Read more about this procedure here… TrishTrish is a plastic surgery blogger. She is passionate about wellbeing, health and beauty, and doesn't mind a little bit of 'help' from the amazing cosmetic and beauty procedures that are available today. Trish spends her days talking to women and men who are looking for suggestions and advice on procedures that are available to them. Cutting through the sales pitch and hype, a down-to-earth response on general information is what you will get.
Paula's Breast Lift and Augmentation Paula’s Breast Lift and Augmentation With Dr Jake Lim May 28, 2014 - It has been three months now since I had a breast lift and augmentation performed by Dr Jake Lim from Parramatta. “I am so thrilled with the results.” I had waited 20 years to have this procedure and kept putting it off because I was uncertain about what the end result would be. In that time I have seen over ten surgeons. Dr Lim was the first surgeon that gave me confidence in his ability to perform this surgery. I felt he listened to what I wanted and was truthful with what he could deliver. I was thrilled with the service and attention of his staff Katherine and Robyn with both before and after care to date. The surgery was performed at Castle Hill Day Clinic. I had the surgery and went home that evening after Dr Lim’s visit. I had no real pain to speak of that evening that was not dulled by pain relief medication. I was on Panadeine Forte fort for about a week and then went on Paracetamol for few more days. I saw Dr Lim a week after surgery and all was well. Had steri stripes removed end of second week and my breast looked […]
I need a boob job, can Medicare help? I need a boob job, can Medicare help? February 27, 2014 - I need a boob job, can Medicare Help? If you are considering a breast augmentation this is something you may be interested to know; many cosmetic procedures (in which some breast procedures are included) have a Medicare rebate when performed by a specialist Plastic surgeon. Even if you don’t have private health insurance the Medicare rebate is available to you when the breast procedure is performed by a Specialist Plastic Surgeon. And here’s one loophole; If you have private health insurance and are after a little mummy makeover plus you have a child under the age of 7, Medicare will provide you with a rebate. But not all procedures are covered by a Medicare rebate for example if you are looking for a breast augmentation for aesthetic reasons you will probably find that no insurance company will cover any of the cost. However if you need breast reconstruction procedures for any of the following make sure you check the Medicare rebates listed below, as Medicare may cover 75% (which is usually the hospital stay). Bilateral Breast Reduction (Item no. 45520) – Medicare Rebate is $675.35 (1 side) Tubular Breast Reconstruction (Item no. 45559) – Medicare Rebate is $852.60 (1 side) […]
Q & A with a Plastic Surgeon on Thigh Lifts and Body Lifts Q & A with a Plastic Surgeon on Thigh Lifts and Body Lifts November 22, 2013 - Recently we brought you the inspiring story of Jess. Jess who is 21 years old started her journey with weight loss at the age of 17 and lost a total of 70kg. She used to weigh just over 150kg and currently weighs in at 80kg. To assist in getting her figure to its best possible shape Jess had a body lift, breast lift and augmentation (all at the same time!). Dr. Dilip Gahankari from Advanced Aesthetics in the Gold Coast was the surgeon who performed all these procedures for Jess. Dr. Gahankari is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over 15 years experience who specialises in minimal scar plastic surgery of the face, breasts and body. Dr Gahankari is keenly aware of the importance of short scars in modern plastic surgery and is dedicated to delivering the natural look. Recently we have been receiving a large number of questions from our readers about thigh lifts and body lifts so we thought whom better than have Dr. Dilip Gahankari answer himself. Make sure you stay tuned for Dr. Dilip Gahankari’s feature coming up soon. And if you have any questions you would like to ask Dr. Gahankari yourself click here. How many […]
Jessie - My Body Lift and Breast Lift & Augmentation Jessie – My Body Lift and Breast Lift & Augmentation September 3, 2013 - I met Jessie a week ago, after she put a review up for Dr Dilip Gahankari. Wow is all I can say. I LOVE this girl! She’s only 21 years old and has lived the majority of her life (at least up till now!) in a body that on the outside, wasn’t really who she was on the inside. We will be doing a full story on Jessie and her journey in the next few weeks, so make sure you follow our blog to keep up to date with her story. In the meantime, here’s what the beautiful Jessie had to say about the surgeon that did her body lift earlier this year. “I am currently 4 months out from a breast lift/augment and body lift after massive weight loss. I had a Gastric Sleeve in April 2011, worked my butt off (literally) with exercise and healthy food, and lost around 70kg. Dilip and his team are absolutely phenomenal. His support, information, resources and expertise was incredible. I had (and still have) 24 hour contact available to me with him and his primary nurse. I had zero complications (aside from pain etc to be expected), and I’ve been back at […]

1 Comment

  1. Avatar

    Hello,
    After a lot of thought and consideration I have decided on a breast lift. I am a mother of two boys (one and two year old) and everything you described above is how I feel. My boobs have sagged basically down to my belly button (with no exaggeration hahah) I am a 30 year old size 8 woman. My boobs grow from a “c” cup to a “f” while pregnant and breastfeeding so there is a lot of loose skin hanging. I live down the south coast of nsw and was wondering if you could point me in the direction of the best surgeons in Sydney? Also after some information on payment plans if that is a thing? Thank you so much in advance, I feel like this is going to be the start of finally being able to do something for myself and improve my self love as bloody vain as that sounds. Thanks again.
    Sarah

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Mommy Makeover - Quick Recovery Steps - […] Makeover consist of more than one plastic surgery procedure, namely, tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, and butt lift. This means…
  2. Nicole’s Story – Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck - […] more information on mastopexy click here or to visit Dr Marucci’s website go […]
  3. Body Contouring after Massive Weight Loss - Skincare City - […] Mastopexy (breast lift) […]
  4. Loose Skin Removal after Massive Weight Loss - Skincare City - […] Breast Lift […]
  5. Susan’s Breast Explant with Dr Patrick Tansley - Skincare City - […] from Brisbane. And just recently, well a couple of months ago Susan had explant surgery and a breast lift…
  6. Gina’s Massive Weight Loss Procedures with Dr Justin Perron - Skincare City - […] wanted to just do what I could do, and that’s it. Just get it done. So at the same…
  7. Samantha’s Breast Augmentation, Extended Tummy Tuck and Revision Surgery with Dr Marcus Pyragius - Skincare City - […] I had a breast lift done by a different surgeon and I wasn’t happy with that result so I…

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This