After pregnancy and breastfeeding or simply over time, many women find that their breasts have lost shape and firmness and have begun to head south. Dr Cope can restore or improve your breasts’ youthful appearance by performing a mastopexy to lift and reshape the breasts. If you have lost breast volume, a breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation.
When deciding which procedure would give you the best result, Dr Cope advises patients with only a small amount of loose skin that they can often get enough lift from having breast implants alone. However, if you have more loose skin, unless you want bigger implants, a breast lift may be a better option, though there will be more scarring. To get an indication of how much lift you will get from having implants alone, watch in a mirror as you put your hands on your head. The position of your nipples with your hands on your head is approximately where your nipples would be with breast implants.
A breast lift, with or without breast augmentation, is done under a general anaesthetic, and the operation takes about 2 hours for a breast lift alone. It is usually performed as a day-stay or overnight-stay procedure in Sydney. Following mastopexy or breast augmentation it is important to restrict yourself to light activities, with no lifting or heavy duties for 7-10 days. *Most patients can drive and return to work within 10 days of the surgery.