There are various approaches to a breast lift (mastopexy) procedure, and these will be explained to you in detail by A/Prof Magnusson upon consultation at his Toowoomba or Gold Coast office. He will also guide you on which of these would suit you based on the degree of surgery required, body shape and preference.
The breast lift procedure
On top of tightening the skin and lifting the skin and lifting the underlying tissue, the nipple and areola are also made to point at a right angle from the body instead of pointing downwards.
There are frequent additions to a standard mastopexy procedure that A/Prof Magnusson utilises regularly. Implants can be added for a mild to moderate increase in size associated with a breast lift especially to increase the fullness of the upper pole which is a frequent area of concern particularly after weight loss or pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Fat grafting can also be used to improve the emptiness in the upper pole or accentuate the cleavage in association with a breast lift with or without the use of a breast implant. This is a particularly useful tool to shape the breast when the size is already adequate and an implant will lead to too much increased volume.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Lift Surgery?
For women in Toowoomba, on the Gold Coast and around Brisbane, a breast life may be suitable if you are satisfied with the proportions of your breasts and cup size but are unsatisfied with where your breasts sit.
A suitable candidate for breast lift surgery around Toowoomba, Brisbane and the Gold Coast is usually someone who:
- Has breasts that are sagging, but satisfactory in size.
- Is over 18 years old. (Breasts may continue to grow up until the age of 18, therefore a candidate needs to be over 18 years old.)
- In good overall health and at or near their goal weight.
- Has no serious medical issues.
- Has areolas and nipples that point downward.
- Is knowledgeable about how the procedure is administered.
- Has breasts that lack substance or firmness.
Breast Lift Before and After Gallery
Discuss breast lift surgery at your consultation in Toowoomba
If you would like to learn more about breast lift surgery, including the risks and recovery periods, please contact reception to arrange a consultation with A/Prof Magnusson at either his Toowoomba or Gold coast clinics. He has assisted patients throughout Brisbane and surrounding areas with this procedure, and he can also provide you with information on additional breast procedures, including breast augmentation or breast reduction.
Breast Lifts – frequently asked questions
If you have concerns about more than one body area, you may be able to treat multiple areas during the same operation. Some common procedure combinations include abdominoplasty with breast surgery, arm and breast surgery, and arm and thigh surgery.
However, there are a number of factors that influence whether it is safe to combine surgeries, such as
- Body Weight
- Medical conditions, i.e. diabetes, heart and lung problems, smoking
However, this is typically elective surgery and it is important that this is performed safely, as opposed to performing marathon procedures for the sake of efficiency. As every patient’s circumstances are unique, A/Prof Magnusson will discuss the possibility of combining procedures during your consultation.