Published October 30, 2014

Having a Breast Lift in Sydney and All you Need to Know

Undergoing a breast lift in Sydney

Are you interested in undergoing a breast lift in Sydney but not so sure if it’s really the right solution for you? Breast surgery operations are certainly a big step for any woman and the idea of having a breast lift and augmentation in Sydney is certainly not an exception. It would be best to know all that you can about such a procedure before committing to anything considering the significant cost of a breast lift in Sydney can be rather significant.

Now a breast lift surgery in Sydney can be a fairly simple cosmetic surgical operation that revolves around “lifting” a woman’s breasts into its natural and more attractive position higher up the chest wall by removing excess skin, fat and breast tissues on the site of the operation. It’s a highly effective solution for treating breast sags or a “drooping” appearance of one’s breasts. Such conditions are both natural effects of the ageing process in any woman although there are other factors that may contribute to such problems – pregnancy, breast feeding, significant weight loss/gain, etc.

Over the years, women from all walks of life have gained an interest on undergoing breast lift surgery in Sydney. It is particularly popular among women who are uncomfortable with the idea of introducing any foreign object deep within their body (breast implants). If that sounds a lot like you, then you’ll find that a breast lift presents a more suitable and favourable solution as opposed to having a full breast augmentation operation.

Of course as a surgical operation, patients need to be well-informed with the specifics of undergoing such a procedure including the risks, recovery process and whether you are actually a good candidate for the operation.

What you need to know about undergoing a breast lift surgery in Sydney

Having a breast lift in Sydney may not be as complicated or invasive as an open heart surgery but it’s still a surgical operation nonetheless. Hence it demands adequate preparation for any patient looking truly benefit from it. For one thing, patients will need to make sure that they don’t have any current medical conditions that may complicate and increase the risks. A good breast surgeon is expected to request and thoroughly review a patient’s medical history. Hence be prepared to furnish your surgeon with such information and undergo certain tests and examinations as your surgeon may require. Follow your surgeon’s pre-operative instructions which often include abstaining from vices like smoking and alcohol. Adjustments may also be made regarding your current medications after which the patient will then be scheduled for the actual operation.

Undergoing the operation

Undergoing a breast lift in Sydney can be described as minimally invasive experience to borderline traumatic depending on the results desired all of which ought to have been discussed during the consultation process. The operation is often performed in an out-patient basis on a sterile cosmetic surgical facility with the patient put under general anaesthetics. The surgeon starts the operation by creating the required incisions which would enable him to extract excess fat, skin and breast tissues all of which contribute to the breast’s saggy and drooping appearance.

In some cases, the areola (nipples) may also need to reduced and repositioned for a more natural and attractive appearance. The incisions are then sutured and tightly wrapped with surgical bandages or a special type of bra which the patient will have to wear for the first few days to secure the site of the operation.

Following the operation

A few days after the procedure, patients will be scheduled for a check up with the attending breast surgeon who will then remove the bandages fitted during procedure. Patients may also be transitioned to a support bra which will need to be worn throughout the recovery process. Patients experiencing significant pain and discomfort may be prescribed with pain medications to better manage the recovery process. After about 2 weeks, your surgeon will remove the sutures on the site of the operation and the healing process is further evaluated to ensure safe and effective results.

In conclusion

As simple as it may seem, having a breast lift in Sydney is still a fairly invasive surgical operation that requires the skills and experience of a qualified and highly accomplished breast surgeon. Don’t make the mistake of simply walking into any of the number of cosmetic surgical clinics in the country and expect the best possible results. Do your research and make the best out of the consultation process. More importantly, patients need to make sure that their breast surgeon has the necessary qualifications and board certifications. Follow up on references and verify with the certifying body that your surgeon does indeed have the credentials and qualifications to perform the procedure safely and effectively. You can expect nothing less out of our very own Dr Tavakoli and his team of breast surgeons! Get in touch with us today on 1300 368 107 to arrange a consultation with a foremost expert when it comes toperforming a breast lift in Sydney!

Published By: Dr Kourosh Tavakoli

Dr Kourosh Tavakoli, MS, FRACS, is an internationally renowned Australian trained plastic surgeon with over 20 years of surgical training. He is an active member of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS), International Society (ISAPS) and American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASAPS). He is considered a world leader in plastic surgery of the breast and body and lectures extensively around the word on these topics.