Published January 4, 2015

All You Need to Know about Breast Lift Plastic Surgery

Investing on cosmetic breast lift surgery

Are you interested in undergoing breast lift plastic surgery? When it comes to a woman’s body, few areas can be described to be as innate as that of the breasts. Biologically, its purpose is to provide nourishment to her offspring but well before that, it’s a feminine feature that presents an attractive feature and beauty. No wonder then that breast lift and augmentation are among the most popular cosmetic surgical operations in the country today.

A good look at breast lift plastic surgery

Also known as “Mastopexy”, cosmetic breast lift surgery is a cosmetic surgical operation aimed at correcting unsightly breast sags by removing excess breast tissues, skin and fat. It’s an effective way of restoring the breasts to its natural “lifted” position in a woman’s chest area.

Breast sags are a natural consequence of aging in a woman’s body and if that is something that particularly bothers you then a breast lift operation is definitely one solution that you could look into. Women can also often experience breast sags after child birth and breast feeding.  You might have seen breast lift before and after photos posted by any of the number of cosmetic surgery clinics in the country

Of course if you are interested in undergoing a breast lift plastic surgery operation then there are a number of things that you need to know before, during and after the procedure:

Before the operation

A breast lift operation is not nearly as invasive and complicated as other type of breast surgery operations but it is still something that patients ought to make a good effort to prepare for. To be considered as a good candidate for the operation, one must not have any significant health issues that may render the operation unsafe or ineffective. Hence a good breast surgeon ought to do a thorough review of their patient’s medical history which can include a number of medical and laboratory examinations (usually mammograms).

Your surgeon may have you for go any current medications that you might be taking or introduce some temporary changes to them. If you smoke or drink then you’ll be asked to refrain from such vices for a period of at least 8 weeks before the operation. Only then will you be scheduled for surgery – make sure that you follow all pre-operative instructions. You’ll be advised to get help from friends or family for at least a few days after the operation.

The Day of the operation

Breast lifts can be a very invasive operation – it all depends on the amount of skin, fat and breast tissue that needs to be removed in order to achieve the desired results. These are factors that your breast surgeon will have to determine following the consultation.

The operation is done in a sanitary operating area in a clinic or hospital setting. Patients are administered general anaesthetics to manage any pain or discomfort. The surgeon then proceeds with the required incisions (usually an anchor or inverted T-shaped incision) to eliminate extra skin, fat and breast tissues contributing to the breast sags. The incisions are then sutured in place and secured with a sterile bandage.


You’ll be instructed to don a special kind of bra for the first few days after the operation. Patients can expect some pain and discomfort which can be managed with pain medications. You’ll be scheduled for a check up after a week or two following the operation to monitor and ensure optimal recovery.

Would you like to know more? Why not consult with a proven and reputable breast surgeon? Get in touch with Dr Tavakoli today on 1300 368 107 and better discuss your needs for a breast lift plastic surgery operation.

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.