Breast Lift with Implants Sydney

Breast lift with implants can help small, saggy breasts be uplifted and perkier

Do you have breasts that have lost volume, shape, and firmness?
  • Do you feel like your breasts are noticeably different in size or shape and you desire more balance and fullness?
  • Are you experiencing physical discomforts such as frequent skin irritation due to sagging breasts?
  • Do you have lower self-confidence due to the appearance of your breasts?

Significant body changes such as ageing, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or major weight fluctuations can impact breast upper pole fullness and you need more than just a breast lift or breast augmentation alone.

Dr Jeremy Hunt is a specialist plastic surgeon and Breast Implant Surgery expert in Sydney. He has performed thousands of breast procedures and is one of Sydney’s top Breast Surgeons.


What Is Breast Lift with Implants?

This procedure combines a breast lift surgery with breast implants to get the best augmentation results.

Some surgeons also call this same procedure Masto-Augmentation, Breast Augmentation Mastopexy, Breast Augmentation with Implants, MastoImp or BA Masto.

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, involves lifting and reshaping the skin and tissue of your breasts to create a more lifted and round appearance. On the other hand, breast implants or breast augmentation increases the size of your breasts by placing implants inside your breasts. Combining a breast lift with breast implants can create a younger-looking, perkier and fuller breast appearance.

So how do you know you need a lift, implants or both? Read this page and find out!

Benefits of Breast Lift with Implants

This combined lift and implants procedure can give you the following benefits:

  • Improved overall breast contour
  • Increased breast volume and fullness
  • Increased self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Longer-lasting results
  • Reduced physical discomforts due to sagging breasts
  • Younger-looking perkier breasts
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How is Breast Lift with Implants Surgery Performed?

Prior to surgery, Dr Hunt will need to know the details about your full medical history and will assess your expectations to create a customised treatment plan. In addition, the risks of the surgery, care instructions, and other important information will also be discussed with you. This will all be performed during the consultation.

During the procedure, you will receive general anaesthesia to minimise discomfort. Once it has taken effect, Dr Hunt will create an incision around the areola. The incision will be extended down the front of your breast. To improve the appearance of your breast, the skin will be lifted and reshaped. The implants will be then inserted inside your breasts. Once the desired breast appearance is achieved, the incisions are closed using stitches.


Who is an Ideal Candidate for Breast Lift with Implants?

During your consultation, your overall health and expectations will be thoroughly assessed. In general, you are a good fit for the procedure if:

  • You have breasts that have lost volume, shape, and firmness due to significant body changes caused by ageing, pregnancy, breastfeeding, or major weight fluctuations
  • You have breasts that are noticeably different in size or shape and you desire more balance and fullness
  • You are experiencing physical discomforts such as frequent skin irritation due to sagging breasts
  • You have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • You are over 18 years old
  • Your breasts developed abnormally

On the other hand, you are not an ideal candidate for the procedure if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have bleeding or clotting disorders
  • Your goals are not realistic
  • You have cancer
  • You have an active infection

Recovery after Breast Lift with Implants

After the procedure, you will likely spend the night in the hospital or medical facility. This allows the health care team to monitor your health and assess for any complications. Once your condition is stable, you will be allowed to go home and will be provided with aftercare instructions. After 1-2 weeks, you can return to work and activities of daily living.

However, you will need to avoid strenuous exercises and other activities that require heavy lifting. You should expect visible bruising to completely disappear after 2 weeks. The swelling might last for 3 weeks.

As you recover, you will need to wear compression garments to provide support to your healing breasts.

Breast Lift with Implants Aftercare

To help prevent complications and achieve the best clinical outcome:

  • Avoid alcoholic beverages
  • Avoid contact sports
  • Avoid heavy lifting for 6 weeks
  • Avoid prolonged sun exposure
  • Avoid smoking
  • Avoid touching the surgical incisions with bare hands
  • Change the wound dressings as prescribed
  • Eat foods high in protein to promote the healing of surgical wounds
  • Keep your wounds dry and clean
  • Maintain an adequate fluid intake
  • Seek medical help immediately in case of infection signs and symptoms
  • Sleep on your back with your head elevated using 2-3 pillows
  • Wear the compression garments

Download Dr Hunt's Guide

Cosmetic Breast Surgery Guide

The ultimate Cosmetic Breast Surgery Guide has been created by Dr Hunt and his team as a useful tool to help you plan and consider this procedure.

Throughout the guide, we will discuss the ins and outs of different types of Breast Surgery, from what makes an ideal candidate, to pre-surgery planning answers to the most frequently asked questions received from real-life patients.

Breast Lift with Implants Cost Sydney - How much is breast lift with implants in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees

The cost of having a breast lift with implants varies. It depends on the type of implants you get and the complexity of the procedure. Moreover, the cost of the anaesthetist fees, surgeon fees, and hospital theatre fees all contribute to a final price. You can call the team for an estimate or get a quote after your first consultation with Dr Hunt.

Is breast lift with implants surgery covered by Medicare or private health insurance?

In certain cases, you might be eligible for a partial rebate by medicare or health insurance subsidy for breast lift with implants surgery if you meet the strict criteria.

You can also learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage for Breast Lift with Implants surgery, a Breast Lift with Implants Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs of breast lift with implants surgery on our Surgical Costs page.

Is Breast Lift with Implants Surgery Worth It?

Realself Survery of past patients show that more than 94% of women who get breast lift with implants surgery are satisfied with the results. The procedure will make your breasts perkier and more voluptuous.

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With over 20 years of experience as a Specialist plastic reconstructive surgeon, Dr Jeremy Hunt has built a reputation in Sydney for his ability to get the best results using the most innovative surgical techniques.

Dr Hunt prides himself on the level of care and attention he offers and that begins from the day of first consultation.

Join the thousands of happy past patients today by booking a consultation with Dr Hunt at your earliest convenience.

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FAQs about Breast Lift with Implants

Can you get a breast augmentation and breast lift at the same time?


Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation with implants can be safely performed at the same time. In one study, researchers reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent combined breast augmentation and lift at a single outpatient surgery centre from 1992 through 2011. [1] Several factors such as operative and implant details, long-term outcomes, and patient demographics were analysed. Interestingly, results showed a lower rate of complications such as poor scarring (5.7%), wound-healing problems (2.9%), and deflation of saline implants (2.4%), when the procedure of lift and implant were performed at the same time.


Should implants and lift be a 1 or 2 stage procedure?


The Breast lift with Implants is a complex and challenging procedure.

Both procedures can be safely performed at the same time. However, this will depend on several factors such as the preferences of the patient and surgeon.

Some surgeons perform them as 1 stage with occasional revision surgery needed.

What is the difference between a breast lift and brest implants?


A breast lift involves lifting and cutting the tissues of your breast to achieve a younger and aesthetically pleasing breast contour. On the other hand, breast implants add volume and fullness to your breasts.

Can I get a breast lift without getting implants?


Yes. A breast lift can be performed without the need for implants if the goal is to address sagging skin in your breast area and you are less concerned with upper pole fullness or size increase.

Can I get a breast lift without scars?


As with any surgery, scars are normal since incisions are required. However, they will lighten and fade over time. In most cases, the surgical incisions are usually created in less noticeable areas such as the natural folds of your skin.

Does a breast lift make your breasts look bigger?


No. A breast lift alone elevates your breast skin to create a lifted appearance. If you want to make your breasts look bigger, a breast augmentation using implants might be the right choice for you.

Does a breast lift reduce your cup size?


In some cases, this surgical procedure may involve the removal of some excess skin, fat, and tissues from your breasts. This might slightly reduce your cup size.

How do you know if you need a breast lift with implants?


You may choose to undergo a breast lift with implants if you have breasts that have lost volume and fullness due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, ageing, hormonal fluctuations, or significant weight changes. You may also consider this procedure if you have uneven breasts or want perkier or fuller breasts.

What is the best time to get breast lift with implants?


The best time to consider undergoing breast surgery is when you have a stable weight and it has been at least 6 months since your last pregnancy. If further pregnancies are being considered, then revision of the breast lift may be needed after that pregnancy, and this is a factor to consider.

Generally, if the size and shape of the breast is causing you concern now, then now is the time to seek an opinion as to what can be done to address that issue.

How do I prepare for a breast lift with implants?


Before the surgery, you will be advised to:

  • Avoid medication or supplements that can increase your risk of bleeding or bruising
  • Get a mammogram
  • Get lab testing or a medical evaluation
  • Stop drinking alcohol
  • Stop smoking

Can I get a breast lift with implants if I am overweight?


No. It is recommended that you achieve a normal weight first before undergoing the procedure because weight fluctuations can negatively affect your breast appearance. You should have a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or below.

When is a breast lift medically necessary?


A breast lift is not just used for cosmetic purposes. If your sagging breast skin is causing frequent pain or discomfort, the procedure can be performed to address these health problems.

Is there an age limit for a breast lift with implants surgery?


You should be at least 18 years old to qualify for the procedure.

Can I get a breast lift if I have existing implants?


Yes. A breast lift can be performed if you have existing implants. This can usually be done without causing any damage to your breast implants.

Are the results of the breast lift with implants permanent?


No. With time, ageing and lifestyle factors can affect the appearance of your breasts. You might need to undergo another surgery in the future if you want to prolong the results of a breast lift.

Is breast lift with implants surgery covered by insurance?


In most cases, these procedures are not covered by insurance since they are cosmetic in nature. Unless they are part of breast reconstruction or are performed to treat certain medical conditions like frequent irritation due to sagging breast skin.

Check with Medicare and Your Insurer.

How long is the recovery after a breast lift with implants?


After 6-12 weeks, you should fully recover and the final results of the procedure are usually noticeable. It is important to keep in mind that the length of your recovery will greatly depend on the extent of the surgery and how you adhere to the aftercare instructions.

How long after a breast lift with implants can you exercise?


In general, you can start exercising after 6 weeks. Make sure to avoid activities that require heavy lifting. Start gently.

How long after a breast lift with implants can I wear an underwire bra?


To avoid further injury to the surgical incisions, you should refrain from wearing underwire bras for at least 6 weeks if not longer.

What is the best sleeping position after a breast lift with implants?


To avoid putting any tension or pressure on the surgical incisions, sleep on your back with your head elevated using 2-3 pillows.

When can I swim after a breast lift with implants?


You can go swimming around 2 months following the procedure.

How tight should a sports bra be after a breast lift with implants?


To provide enough compression and support to your healing breasts, the sports bra should be worn snugly. Make sure to avoid applying too much pressure on your breasts as this can lead to injury and impaired blood circulation.

When can I sleep on my side after a breast lift with implants?


You need to wait at least 2 weeks or more before sleeping on your side.

How long do I need to wear a sports bra after a breast lift with implants?


In general, you will need to wear a sports bra or compression garment for 6 weeks.

Can you feel your nipples after a breast lift with implants?


After the procedure, you will likely experience reduced nipple sensation because the breast area is still swollen at this time. This is only temporary and you should regain normal nipple sensation over time. You will likely achieve this once the swelling has resolved completely.

When will I need to replace my breast implants?


The results of breast augmentation with implants are typically long-lasting. However, several factors such as ageing, pregnancy, weight changes, hormonal fluctuations, and gravity can affect the results of the procedure. In general, FDA-approved silicone and saline breast implants should be replaced after around 10-15 years.

Which type of breast implant is right for me?


Implant choice depends on many variables. This includes body anatomy, desired results, the thickness of breast tissue, and the surgeon’s preferences. To achieve the best clinical outcome, your overall health and expectations will be thoroughly assessed during the consultation period. This allows the creation of a surgical plan that will best suit your cosmetic and health needs.

What are the Complications and Risks of Breast Lift with Implants Surgery??


Any surgical procedure you get, whether cosmetic or corrective in nature, has associated risks and complications. These include the following:

  • Asymmetry or unevenness
  • Capsular contracture (scar tissue formation around the breast implant)
  • Changes in breast sensitivity
  • Early sagging (if your skin cannot handle the weight and shape of the implant)
  • Infection
  • Poor cosmetic results
  • Seroma (accumulation of fluid)
  • Unwanted scarring
  • Wrinkling, leakage, or rupture of breast implants


About Dr Jeremy Hunt

Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. He is widely regarded as a top plastic surgeon in Australia. This is reflected in his role as Spokesperson for the ASPS – Australian Society of Plastic Surgery. Dr Hunt is also a Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (FRACS) and Supervisor of Plastic Surgery Training at Sydney Children’s Hospital.


Dr Maryam Seyedabadi

Dr Maryam Seyedabadi has recently joined Dr Hunt’s practice in Edgecliff and is now available for consultations on a range of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery for breast, body and face.

She is just one of the very few dually qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeons, completing both medical and dental degrees. This gives her an excellent skillset and ability for face surgery, orthognathic & jaw surgery.

As a Sydney Female Plastic Surgeon, Dr Maryam offers surgery by women for women. She is supported in clinic & theatre by a completely female surgical team for those who prefer being operated on in a women-only or more female-friendly private hospital environment.