When the breasts lose their perky position and shape, it can take a huge toll on a woman’s confidence. This may occur due to the effects of pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, gravity or weight loss. A Breast lift (mastopexy) by plastic surgeon Dr. Adrian Sjarif is designed to elevate and firm up the breasts, restoring them to their previous shape.
You could benefit from breast lift if you:
- Are bothered by sagging, droopy or flat breasts
- Often try to cover up your chest with loose, baggy clothing
- Feel embarrassed or uncomfortable in intimate situations.
Many breast lift candidates are mothers whose breasts “deflated” and started sagging after breastfeeding. Other candidates are women whose breasts have been affected by the aging process or fluctuations in weight, or women who have always had saggy breasts (perhaps due to genetic factors). Dr. Sjarif can help patients in Sydney or Wollongong enjoy perkier, more youthful looking breasts with a breast lift.
Breast lift Surgery (Mastopexy) can be performed on its own, but as with other cosmetic surgery procedures, many women choose to combine it with breast augmentation and the placement of silicone breast implants to enhance the size, shape and position of the breasts. Oftentimes a breast lift is part of a complete mummy makeover that rejuvenates the breasts and abdomen at the same time.
Your breast lift will be performed on an outpatient basis at a local hospital or day surgery facility in Sydney or Wollongong. General anaesthesia will be administered for your comfort and safety.
Dr. Sjarif will begin by creating the surgical incisions in the pre-determined location on the breasts. There are three common incision patterns:
- around the areola (sometimes called the “doughnut” pattern)
- around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease (the “lollipop” pattern)
- around the edge of the areola, vertically down to the breast crease and horizontally along the crease in the inframammary fold (the “anchor” pattern)
Through the incisions, Dr. Sjarif will lift and reshape the breast tissue higher on the chest wall and reposition the nipple-areolar complex higher on the breast mound. He can reduce the size of the areolas, if needed. Dr. Sjarif will remove excess skin and wrap the remaining skin tighter around the breast mound. Finally, he will close the incisions with sutures.
Recovering from Breast Lift Surgery
Your breasts will be swollen, bruised and tender after surgery, with the majority of the symptoms improving within a few days. You will be asked to wear a special support bra for about two weeks, which puts slight compression on the breasts as they heal.
You should take about seven to 10 days off from work to recover and should avoid strenuous exercise for up to eight weeks. Dr. Sjarif will see you for follow-up appointments to monitor your healing progress and clear you to return to your normal activities. Most patients see their final results within a few months of surgery.
Discuss your Breast Lift in Wollongong
If you would like to learn more about your potential breast lift or breast implant options, breast augmentation or breast reduction in Wollongong, Dr. Sjarif welcomes you to book a consultation. Please book by giving us a call or get in touch using the form below. He would be pleased to meet with you and help you select the best solution for your particular needs.
372 Crown St
Wollongong NSW 2500
02 4226 6111
Breast lift wollongong
Illawarra and South Coast residents can now make a consult appointment with Dr Jeremy Hunt in Wollongong, via his practice in Gwynneville, prior to their procedure being performed in Sydney. Contact the Gwynneville practice and make an appointment to access the very best standard of plastic surgery and non-surgical treatments.
Call +61 (02) 9327 1733
Suite 6, Level 1
174 Gipps Rd, Gwynneville NSW 2500
354-358 Crown Street
Wollongong, NSW 2500
Phone: 02 4226 6955
Fax: 02 4229 5016