A mastopexy (breast lift) and The raising and firming of the breasts can give long-lasting and more natural-looking results.
Many women, while satisfied with their breast size, still feel unsure about their breasts for a variety of reasons. Mastopexy (breast lifts) can help balance uneven breasts, reshape sagging breasts following pregnancy and breastfeeding, raise the position of downward pointing nipples and areolas, reduce the size of the areolas and increase the firmness of soft breasts.
Dr Lim is experienced at raising and firming the breasts by removing excess skin to tighten the surrounding tissue. In some cases, fat injections can also be performed to increase upper pole fullness or improve cleavage lines. Dr Lim will discuss this with you at your consultation.
The mastopexy (breast lift) procedure can be performed, as long as the natural breasts are fully developed. Please be aware that the size and shape of your breasts will continue to be affected by weight loss and gain, pregnancy, ageing and other natural parts of life following your procedure. The result of breast lift surgery is longer lasting for women with smaller breasts.
The exact procedure used in your mastopexy (breast lift) surgery, and the required incision, will differ for everyone, depending on the size and shape of your breasts and the changes that need to be made to achieve the desired result.
The incision is commonly made around the areola, while further incisions may be required vertically down the breast (the lollipop incision) and along the breast crease (the anchor-shaped incision).
Dr Lim will do his best to minimise scarring, and the surgical method, required incision and any concerns you may have will be discussed with you in the consultation process.
After consultation with Dr Lim, your mastopexy (breast lift) surgery will be performed under general anaesthetic in an accredited hospital. The procedure takes about three hours and you can expect to stay in the hospital overnight.
After surgery, you will wake up with a large bandage around your chest and you may have drains to remove any accumulated fluid in your breasts. Dr Lim will review you the next day and prescribe analgesia and antibiotics that will aid healing and reduce the potential for infection. Your bandage and drains will then be removed and you will be provided with a surgical bra for discharge.
My Klinik staff will stay in touch with you after the procedure, monitor your progress and answer any questions or concerns as they arise. You’ll have reviews with Dr Lim one week, three weeks, one month and three months after surgery.
Our goal is to make your experience as supportive as possible — Dr Lim and the My Klinik staff are always willing to answer any questions you may have.
Dr Lim’s 2023 Breast Lift Guide
Mastopexy (Breast Lift without Implants)
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Highly qualified and experienced specialist plastic surgeon Dr Jake Lim focuses on facial plastic, cosmetic breast and body contouring after significant weight loss
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