What Is Breast Lift with Implants (Mastopexy with Augmentation Mammoplasty)?
A breast mastopexy involves lifting and reshaping the skin and tissue of your breasts to create the desired more lifted appearance. On the other hand, breast implants or breast augmentation mammoplasty increases the size of your breasts by placing implants inside your breasts. Combining these two procedures can help achieve the patient’s desired appearance.
Why Patients Might Consider Breast Lift with Implants (Mastopexy with Augmentation Mammoplasty)
The following are some common reasons why patients choose to undergo this procedure:
- To achieve a more desired breast elevation and size at once
- Two procedures in one eliminates the need for multiple recovery periods
Please note that every surgery will have slightly different outcomes, and it is important to have realistic expectations. Discuss your desired results and expectations with Dr Hunt during your consultation.
How is the 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. The skin will then be lifted and reshaped, and the implants will be inserted inside your breasts. Finally, the incisions are closed using stitches.
Who is a Suitable Candidate?
During your consultation, your overall health and expectations will be thoroughly assessed. In general, you might be 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 breast skin laxity
- You have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
- You are over 18 years old
- Your breasts developed abnormally
On the other hand, you might not be 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 (Mastopexy with Augmentation Mammoplasty)
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.
Mastopexy with Implants (Augmentation Mammoplasty) Aftercare
To help prevent complications, the following are general recommendations for aftercare:
- 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
PATIENT RESULTS FOR MASTOPEXY WITH AUGMENTATION MAMMOPLASTY SURGERY
The outcomes shown are only relevant for this patient and do not necessarily reflect the results other patients may experience, as results may vary due to many factors including the individual’s genetics, diet and exercise.
Risks and Complications
During your consultation with Dr Hunt, you should speak about the potential risks of the procedure. No matter the experience and skills of the surgeon, every surgical procedure comes with risks of complications.
The risks of breast mastopexy with augmentation mammoplasty (lift with implants) include:
- Anaesthesia reactions
- Poor healing
- Wound infection
- Bleeding and bruising
- Poor scarring
- Changes in sensation
- Implant rupture
- Capsular contracture
- Further surgery to correct complications
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Cosmetic Breast Surgery Guide
A 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 a good candidate, to pre-surgery planning answers to the most frequently asked questions received from real-life patients.
How much is breast lift with implants (mastopexy with augmentation mammoplasty) in Sydney NSW? Prices & Fees
The cost of having a breast lift with implants (mastopexy with augmentation mammoplasty) 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 (mastopexy with augmentation mammoplasty) surgery covered by Medicare or private health insurance?
In certain cases, you might be eligible for a partial rebate from Medicare or a health insurance subsidy if you meet the strict criteria.
You can also learn more about possible Medicare & Health Fund coverage for mastopexy with augmentation mammoplasty surgery, a Surgery Payment Plan, or the costs of surgery on our Surgical Costs page.
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FAQs about Breast mastopexy with augmentation mammoplasty
What is the difference between a breast lift and breast implants?
A breast lift (mastopexy surgery) involves lifting and cutting the tissues of your breast to alter its shape or position. On the other hand, breast implants (augmentation mammoplasty surgery) intend to add volume and fullness to your breasts.
Can I get a mastopexy without getting implants?
Yes. A breast lift mastopexy can be performed without the need for augmentation if the goal is to address skin laxity in your breast area and you are less concerned with upper pole fullness or size increase.
Can I get a breast lift mastopexy 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, but you should still be prepared for your scars to be visible.
How do I prepare for a breast lift with implants (mastopexy with augmentation mammoplasty)?
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
How do you know if you need a breast lift with implants (mastopexy with augmentation mammoplasty)?
Nobody “needs” to undergo cosmetic surgery. However, you may choose to undergo a breast lift with implants (mastopexy with augmentation mammoplasty) 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 desire an increase in breast volume.
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Dr Hunt has worked with thousands of patients across his 20-year career. 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 Hunt has a strong interest in helping his patients achieve their desired results by employing the most appropriate practices for each individual patient.
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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 a unique 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.