Breast Lift Without Implants (Mastopexy)

Breast Lift Surgery: Do Your Breasts Droop, Or Are They Getting Saggy?

If your nipples and breasts sag or look deflated, you may want to explore your Mastopexy Options, otherwise known as a Breast Lift Surgery.

A breast lift surgery can help restore the breasts and nipples to a more central, firmer or higher position on the chest wall.  If you are generally happy with your breast size but not with how they look due to sagging nipples or low-hanging breast tissues, and if you want to change your breasts to be firmer, higher or less droopy, our Plastic Surgeons can help. Our Surgeons can remedy sagging breast tissues and breast appearance concerns due to ptosis (breast sagging) by performing high-quality Breast Lift Surgery procedures, without breast implants.  However, if you want to restore the breasts to a higher location AND you’d like a bit more breast volume or cleavage, you can also choose to have a Breast Lift with Breast Implants instead.


Breast Lift Surgery – are you a good candidate?

Breast Lift surgery may be appropriate for you if you are generally pleased with your breast proportions and cup size, but are unhappy with where your breasts sit on the your or torso.

Why do some women ask for breast lift surgery?

  • Gravity, skin ageing, pregnancy, weight changes and breast feeding all contribute to a rapid or gradual decline in the breast and nipple position.
  • Where nipples aesthetically face forward on the upper torso or chest, eventually they will start to droop downwards.
  • The breasts can look droopy, saggy or the nipples in the ‘wrong’ position after they have sagged well below their normal position – some women find they don’t mind this at all, but some prefer to have their firmer, fuller breasts to be restored to near where they were BEFORE pregnancy, breast feeding, menopause, weight change or loss of skin elasticity took it’s toll.
  • Many women prefer their breasts to be restored to a more firmer, fuller and higher location and surgery is the long-lasting solution for restoring a shapely, perkier appearance to the breast or chest area.

See one of our genuine Specialist Plastic Surgeons (FRACS qualified) by phoning us on (03) 8849 1444 or send us an enquiry form.

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The Truth About Breast Ptosis:  Nearly all women have drooping breast tissues at some stage in their lives.

Not all women mind having sagging breasts, but in our experience, many women find this one of the more distressing aspects of post-pregnancy or of ageing.  They would like their nipples and breast tissues restored to a more central location; with restoration of the firmness or cleavage they once had.

Why do breasts droop over time? Do you have sagging nipples?

This drooping is known as breast ptosis or “ptotic breasts” – which simply means the nipple and surrounding breast tissue have lost firmness and skin elasticity, leading to breast sagging and nipple droopiness.

A loss of “upper pole fullness” (the top part of the breast) is one of the reasons that many women seek a breast lift; the other common reasons for wanting a breast lift is that the nipples “point south” (down towards the floor) OR the breasts hang low on the chest or torso (which can impact posture or deter freedom of movement during exercise).

  • It is extremely common and eventually nearly any woman will have some drooping or ptosis of their breasts.
  • Weight changes or post-pregnancy can make the drooping breast tissues more visually prominent.
  • Some women become self-conscious about where their breasts ‘sit’ on their chest wall (or how low the nipples sit beneath the inframmary crease).
  • Some women have more tissue than they want, and if it causes back or neck pain, a breast reduction (Mammoplasty) with a breast lift may be in order.

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Breast Lift or Breast Lift with Implants?

Size considerations also apply to your choices for surgery.

Do you want a breast lift surgery and how do you know if you need a lift with breast augmentation OR a breast lift as a stand-alone procedure?

  • If you liked the way your breasts looked when you were younger and the breast tissue was firmer, such as you may have had before significant weight changes, breast feeding or the passing of time, you may want to consider the benefits of a Breast Lift.
  • Through a Breast Lift/Mastopexy procedure, your surgeon can help you to reduce sagging breast skin and re-position or resize your nipples and existing breast contours.  This is known as a surgical Breast Lift.
  • If you feel your breasts are on the smaller size or don’t suit your physique, you could opt for a Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation – the Breast Lift with Enlargement using Breast Implants to increase your bust size.


Breast Mastopexy – Breast Lift Surgery in Melbourne by our Team’s Top Plastic Surgery experts.

A breast lift is a popular method of rejuvenating the appearance of the breasts and nipple aerola complex (nipple area or “NAC”).

  • This surgery can get you the firmer breast look you desire or youthful “perkier” elevated breast contours.
  • You can get your breasts looking their best again with a Mastopexy without breast implants (a breast lift without Augmentation) as long as your quite satisfied with the current volume of your breast size.
  • For most women who want to remedy breast sagging or droopy breasts, this is the best choice, but one of our top Melbourne Surgeons can help you understand the measurements and vectors that are considered in custom-designing YOUR Breast Lift Surgery and cosmetic surgery.
  • Remember, all patients are unique and results can vary from patient to patient.
  • The patient age of surgery can vary widely also – some women want a lift in their 30’s or 40s after having children, others have one in their 50s.  It’s entirely up to you although there are benefits to having the surgery when you’re younger and healthier as it can help to have good skin health and skin strength (resiliency) to heal.


  •  If you’re breasts have only VERY MINOR sagging, another option MIGHT be the breast implants without a lift, but you want to consider the long term results of both procedures and speak to your surgeon before deciding what’s best for the outcomes you seek.

Breast Mastopexy Lifts the Breast and Nipples to Restore Their Elevated Position on the Torso.

Higher nipples, firmer breasts – what most women want when they pursue a cosmetic breast surgery known as the Breast Lift or Mastopexy.

  • The Mastopexy procedure repositions, lifts and helps tighten the breast skin and breast tissues.
  • The areola or nipple area, which can be tailored to suit your visual preferences.
  • Your nipples and areola area may be altered to look smaller, more symmetrical, more prominent or even more pronounced in colour; and inverted nipples can be adjusted if you prefer a different look.

The key to getting good breast and nipple surgery results is to see your surgery as a collaboration with your Specialist Plastic Cosmetic Surgeon.

Breast uplifts are often viewed as rejuvenating breast contouring procedures. They can have many benefits in terms of posture, fashion, comfort and body confidence in relationships or at the beach.

  • Many women who have breast uplift surgery are extremely pleased to be able to wear swimsuits comfortably again or to occasionally go without wearing a bra.
  • Though there is often debate about wearing bras and how important they are to avoid sagging, our Plastic Surgeons recommend always wearing a supportive, quality bra on a daily basis to help keep your breasts in their best condition and prevent sagging.

Fat Transfer to breasts is not usually the best idea for sagging breasts as the skin tissue has laxity that won’t be helped by adding weight and volume.  This is where a good breast lift procedure can help.

  • Some women want the look of a breast lift with some enlargement or enhancement such as augmentation using implants or fat transfer methods if appropriate.  This is usually not an option if you have lax skin, which is often the reason people seek a lift.
  • Some women will be likely to require an implant in order to get the best possible results or the appearance change they are seeking.

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Other women simply want a breast lift without an breast implant to simply enhance their natural look.

  •  If you have adequate existing breast tissue and good skin elasticity, you may be a candidate for an augmentation without enlargement procedures.
  • You may find you’ll get excellent surgical breast lift results by a Mastopexy or Breast lift without any added augmentation  (without a breast implant) performed by a highly-experienced Specialist Surgeon.

Such choices often depend on your existing breast tissue, skin health or skin elasticity, and your outcome preferences in terms of shape, size and position.

Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons on our team are highly-regarded for their complex breast surgery expertise including Breast Lift without Implants, breast reduction procedures, implant removal & replacement and Revision Surgery expertise.

Please contact us using the Enquiry Form to arrange to book a consultation.

Send an Enquiry Form today or phone (03) 8849 1444 to speak with our Patient Care Coordinator.You can also read more about other related procedures on our Breast Pages.

When should I consider a Breast Lift?

  • Have your breasts drooped significantly after pregnancy or weight loss?
  • Are your nipples enlarged or over-stretched from breastfeeding?
  • Are you embarrassed by having droopy, sagging cleavage or stretched-out looking breast skin?
  • Have your breasts sagged with age or gravity?
  • Do you miss having firm, full breasts?
  • Are your nipples pointing south?

Ideal Candidates for Breast Lift Surgery

  • Your breasts have lost their shape and volume, and their pendulous positioning bothers you
  • Your breasts have developed a flatter, elongated shape over time
  • When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
  • Your nipples and areolas point downwards
  • Your breast tissue is stretched and you have enlarged areolas
  • One breast is lower than the other
  • You have realistic expectations of your outcome
  • You are willing to do the pre-surgery preparation and post-op healing protocols (following your Surgeon’s healing recommendations for best Breast Lift Surgery results)

Our Plastic Surgeons are highly trained professionals with extensive experience in breast lifts and nipple reduction and nipple reconstruction surgeries.

Our Surgeons’ qualifications exceed all Australian benchmarks and will give you sound, practical advice on your procedure options and what to expect during your breast surgery recovery period.

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Does Having Droopy Breasts Leave You

  • Feeling you look older than you are?
  • Missing the freedom of occasionally not wearing a bra?
  • Embarrassed by where your nipples sit?
  • Feeling less feminine?
  • Struggling to find a swimsuit that flatters your torso?
  • Missing having firmer breasts?
  • Considering having an uplift or enlargement with a lift?

Do you miss the location and firmness of your breasts, or how they were before children or menopause? If so, you’re not alone.

Drooping or saggy breasts are very common in women who have breast fed children, experienced weight fluctuations or significant weight loss, or who have lost elasticity of their breast tissue due to ageing and other reasons.

Breast Mastopexy Surgery can resolve Sagging Breasts due to gravity, heredity, breast-feeding or ageing skin. Fortunately, you can correct drooping breast tissue via a breast lift MASTOPEXY Surgery.

It can be an excellent solution for women who want uplifted, firmer-looking breasts again and the increased body confidence that often comes after the surgery and healing process

To book your consultation send an Enquiry Form today or phone (03) 8849 1444 to speak with our Patient Care Coordinator.

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What Causes Droopy, Sagging Breasts?

All female breast tissue tends to droop, or stretch and lose elasticity, over time.  Other parts of the body may also droop and sag, but many women notice sagging breast tissue first and often want to do something about it.

Many factors can contribute to the drooping or sagging of a woman’s breasts; these changes and the degree of breast Ptosis (sagging of the breasts) can result from the following:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Ageing
  • Gravity
  • Heredity

There are several degrees of Ptosis (sagging) related to the crease beneath your breast tissue, e.g. along the rib cage under your breast tissue (the inframammary crease).

This leads to Breast Lift with Implants and Mummy Makeovers becoming increasingly popular for women of all ages, who seek to restore their breast and body contours to get back ‘what they lost’ over the years.

What is Ptosis?

Ptosis, sagging breasts or nipples pointing ‘southward’, will eventually be an issue affecting nearly every woman.

There are surgical solutions, depending on the degree of Ptosis (drooping) experienced, the amount of existing breast tissue you have, and your individual preferences for how you’d like your breasts and nipples to look after your breast enhancement uplift surgery.

Are There Different Types of Breast Sag?

Before considering the types of breast lift options it is good to understand the conditions that require a breast lift. The three conditions that plastic surgeons consider “sagging breasts” are:

Ptosis: This is the medical term for breasts that sag far enough that the nipple and areola are out of position relative to your breast crease.

Empty Sac Syndrome: This refers to a breast that has lost fullness due to age, genetics, breastfeeding, etc. The nipple and areola have not fallen in relation to your breast crease.

Pseudptosis: Like the Empty Sac Syndrome, pseudoptosis is a condition where your breasts lack fullness. In this case, your breasts may appear full below the nipple but they lack fullness above the nipple.

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Our leading team of Plastic Surgeons are experts at shaping and lifting breasts, as well as other complex breast surgeries including lift-plus-implants or a lift with a breast reduction.

We also perform nipple surgeries to correct disproportionate nipples, inverted nipples or nipple hypertrophy.


Your choices when it comes to getting a Breast Lift may include:

  • A Breast Lift on its own or with other Body Lift procedures
  • A Breast Lift with a size enhancement (‘Masto-Aug‘)
  • A Breast Lift with a size reduction (Breast Reduction surgery includes a breast uplift)
  • Nipple surgery (size, position)
  • Mummy Makeover procedures

Want to go Bigger with a Breast Lift with Implants?

A Breast Lift Mastopexy can be enhanced with breast implants for added projection or upper-pole fullness. This is called a Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM) or a Masto-Aug.

If you are considering a Breast Lift with size enhancement please read the Breast Augmentation Mastopexy (BAM) page for additional details on related procedures or see our Breast Lift with Implants page.

Want to go Smaller with a Breast Lift and Reduction?

Breast Reduction includes size reduction as well as lifting the breast & repositioning the nipple. See Breast Reduction.

If you are instead wanting a Breast Lift with a size reduction, please visit our Breast Reduction pages.

You can also register attend one of our FREE  Events or send an Enquiry Form to arrange to speak with a Patient Care Coordinator or schedule an Initial Consultation with your Surgeon.

Knowledge Makes for Good Decisions when it comes to Breast Lift or Breast Reduction with a Breast Lift Surgery

All surgeries also involve risks so be sure to read the full information that your Surgeon will give you prior to undertaking the surgical procedure option to remedy sagging, drooping breasts.

  • With all surgeries, having realistic expectations is important.
  • Knowing the procedure, risks and recovery times is crucial to having a good experience as you progress through your surgery journey.
  • Breast lift surgery is a surgical procedure, and you may have other choices such as using garments or push-up/support bras to give the appearance of firmer breast tissue.

To fully understand what can or cannot be accomplished for you through surgery, a consultation with a Specialist Plastic Surgeon is a must. Phone us today on (03) 8849 1444 or send an enquiry form today.

In general, however, you can expect the following from a best practice Breast Lift procedure by a highly skilled Plastic Surgeon.

  • A Mastopexy will leave you with a similar-sized breast but with better cleavage
  • Your breasts and nipples will be relocated higher on your chest
  • Mastopexy helps restore your breasts to the position they may have been before you had children
  • Mastopexy can assist in overcoming the toll of past gravity on your breast tissue firmness and nipple size or position
  • Gravity will remain a factor, so its important to choose a highly experienced Surgeon who can get you a great long-term breast lift result
    • there are numerous factors to consider in getting the best results over time
    • appearance enhancement longevity from your breast lift procedure is an important question to ask your Surgeon

What Breast Lift Surgery Won’t Do

A Breast Lift procedure alone does not change the size of your breasts; it is designed to ‘lift’ them and restore a more youthful shape.

If you want fuller breasts, or a significant increase/decrease in breast size, consider a Breast Lift in combination with Breast Augmentation Surgery or Breast Reduction Surgery.

Find out more about our breast lift procedures in Melbourne.

Corrective Nipple Surgery & Areola Reconstruction During Your Breast Surgery

Enlarged or disproportionate nipples, inverted nipples and nipple hypertrophy can also be corrected during your Breast Lift surgery.

If you are considering breast lift procedures, inverted nipple surgery, nipple reduction (for  nipple hypertrophy) or other breast enhancement procedures, our Surgeons have the experience and expertise to provide you with exceptional advice.

This may involve adjustment of the position, size or shape of the nipple, as the areola can also expand in size over time or may point downwards.

Our expert Surgeons also perform other complex breast and nipple correction surgeries, so you know that you’re in good hands .

If you want to find out more, visit our FAQs pages, learn more about your procedure, and have a look at our photo galleries and patient reviews.

Combined Breast and Body Surgery for a Mummy Makeover

Breast lifts can also be added to other body, face and anti-ageing procedures for a ‘Mummy Makeover‘.

These include:

Our Mummy Makeover Specialists are:

To book your consultation send an Enquiry Form today or phone (03) 8849 1444 to speak with our Patient Care Coordinator.

For cost and price information about breast lift surgery in Melbourne, visit our page discussing costs of Plastic Surgery, which discusses why costs vary from patient to patient and the differences between cosmetic vs plastic surgeons as well as the bespoke services we offer.

Breast Mastopexy Surgery

The surgery procedure for a breast lift involves the reduction of excess breast skin, along with the tightening of surrounding breast tissue, to help reshape your breasts and restore your breast tissue to a more comfortable, supportive position. This includes repositioning your nipples to where you’d prefer them to be instead of having them pointing somewhat southward.

Technically known as a Mastopexy, our leading Plastic Surgeons have extensive experience in performing breast lift procedures. They help many women get excellent, long-lasting and pleasing breast lift surgery results to alleviate the sagging, baggy look of lax-breast tissue or ’empty breast sacks’ such as commonly are seen after breastfeeding and gravity have taken their toll.

You want to choose a Surgeon who prioritises an excellent long-lasting effect. This is our Specialist Plastic Surgeons’ Specialty area: breast lifts that look great over the years to come and give you a natural or cleavage enhanced look.

If you do prefer to increase your breast size with your lift, you may need an implant.  If you have enough natural breast tissue, however, you may be extremely pleased with your end result without an implant.

Surgical Skills, Precision and Planning

A Mastopexy (breast lift) is considered to be a complex procedure, even if you aren’t getting additional enlargement via an implant.

You’ll want to choose an expert Plastic Surgeon to get results that you’ll be happy with and that are aesthetically pleasing, balanced and long-lasting.

For precision Breast Lift Surgery with Exceptional Patient Care ask our Team for details, and remember, individual patient results vary from patient to patient.

What Can I Expect During and After My Breast Lift Procedure?

What are the Pre-Operative Requirements?

The decision to have surgery is extremely personal and you’ll have to decide if the benefits will achieve your goals and if breast lift risks and potential complications are acceptable.

Your surgeon will explain in detail the risks associated with surgery and will then answer any questions and concerns that you may have.

Be sure to communicate your precise outcome desires to your Surgeon during your pre-surgery consultations and discuss fully whether or not your expectations are realistic in terms of what surgery can and cannot do for your particular body shape and existing breast tissue.

We may require some patients to get a medical clearance prior to having surgery. This can vary from patient to patient and may involve images or blood tests or surgery clearance by their GP.

You will be asked to sign consent forms to ensure that you fully understand the procedure and any risks or potential complications, as well as what to expect during recovery.

You should stop smoking at least 4 weeks prior to surgery, as well as stop aspirin products at least one week before surgery.

On the evening before surgery, you may not eat or drink anything after midnight.

Remember that individual results can vary significantly.

Please read our Disclaimer page for details, and ask your surgeon what to expect from your breast lift procedure.

How is a Breast Lift Performed?

Breasts sag when the skin gets looser and when the amount of breast tissue decreases. The problem of loose skin is covered with the breast lift (mastopexy) procedure.

We prioritise patient safety, comfort and post-surgical pain-management. Your Breast Lift procedure is performed in our accredited surgery centres.

General Anesthesia is recommended to make your recovery as quick as possible.  For the utmost safety, your anaesthesia is administered only by Board Certified Anesthesiologist’’s.

The procedure itself generally lasts for 2-3 hours and is performed while you are under general anaesthesia.

Your surgeon will then make the necessary incisions, guided by precise measurements and markings, to lift and reshape your underlying breast tissue, reposition your nipple and areola and remove any excess skin.

Surgery may also involve adjustment of the position, size or shape of the nipple as the areola can also expand in size over time.

Finally, your surgeon will layer sutures deep within the tissue to support your breasts and close the skin using more sutures.

Are there Different Types of Breast Lift?

If you desire a Breast Lift to restore your youthful appearance the best type for you will be determined by the degree of ptosis exhibited in your breasts.

The types of breast lift procedures include:

Crescent Breast Lift

This procedure is also known simply as a crescent lift or a nipple lift. This is a simple breast lift that corrects mild, or Grade I, ptosis. During this surgery, your surgeon will remove a crescent shaped piece of tissue above your areola before he raises your nipple to a higher position.

Benelli Breast Lift

The Benelli breast lift is also known as a Doughnut mastopexy, Circumareola breast lift, and Apex breast lift. The Benelli is typically considered less invasive than other types of breast lifts and it will correct mild to moderate ptosis in the Grade I or Grade II range.your surgeon will remove a doughnut-shaped piece of tissue from around your areola before re-attaching the remaining tissue to your areola.

Vertical Mastopexy Breast Lift

Also known as the Lollipop breast lift, LeJour lift, and Modified Benelli, the Vertical Mastopexy provides more lift than the Benelli for those with moderate or Grade II ptosis. During this procedure, your surgeon will remove a doughnut-shaped piece of tissue just like in the traditional Benelli breast lift. In addition, they will make a straight incision from under your areola to your breast crease. The Vertical Mastopexy provides more lift than the Benelli, but less than the Full Mastopexy.

Full Mastopexy Breast Lift

The Full Mastopexy breast lift is also known as an Anchor lift or the Inverted-T. This breast lift will correct severe Grade III ptosis. In this procedure,your surgeon will make an anchor-shaped incision that starts at the base of your areola and travels to the bottom of your breast where it meets your ribcage. Your surgeon will cut out a crescent-shaped piece of skin above where your breast meets your rib cage. He will then remove and re-position your nipple so that is sits in a more youthful position.

What is the Post-Operative Recovery like?

Our approach to recovery is simple. We do whatever we can to get you back to your normal life as soon as possible.

Following your Breast Lift you’ll be given specific post-op instructions to follow.

After the procedure, you can expect some swelling and scarring, but both of these will reduce over time. You’ll likely have swelling and soreness four to six weeks.

Pain management is customised for each patient and will be discussed as part of your consultation with your surgeon.

Our team will also offer you a holistic ‘science and love’ post-surgery rapid-recovery kit and high-tech scar minimisation procedures (e.g., Fraxel or Healite-II) to ensure a great result.

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Each patient circumstances and recovery are different however typically you should expect follow up appointments on day 2, at 1 week, 1 month, and 4 months with drains removed at first post-op follow up appointment, 2-3 days post op.

It is important to follow your Melbourne Surgeon’s post-surgical instructions for best recovery and surgical results.

What is the Normal Recovery Downtime After Breast Lift?

Patients can return to work after 7 to 14 days, and they should avoid vigorous activities for 3 weeks.

Visible bruising should resolve within 2 weeks, and swelling should begin to subside within 3 weeks.

Does a Breast Lift Hurt?

You are likely to experience some pain after a mastopexy, so be sure to follow your surgeon’s directions for pain management and expectations. Also be sure to avoid heavy lifting or strenuous work until you are fully recovered – activities like this can affect both pain levels and quality of healing.

How Long Do The Results Last?

When performed properly, by fully-qualified surgeons, breast lift results last for a very long time.

It can vary depending on certain factors; for example, having children after your breast lift can influence results due to the many changes your breasts experience in this time, but for women who keep a stable weight, results can certainly last for decades.

How Long Will I Be In Hospital?

After a breast lift, we generally recommend 1-2 nights in hospital.

As part of our service, we place you in a top private hospital, meaning you get a comfortable place to rest and recover, with access to medical professionals and, of course, your surgeon, whenever you need.

Do Breast Lifts Leave Scars?

Like most surgical procedures, breast lifts do leave some scars.

These can fade over time with proper care.

Ensure you care for the wounds as instructed by your doctor, and try to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight for 12 months.

What are the Risks and Possible Complications?

Any surgery poses a certain amount of risk and potential complications.

Potential complications include, but are not limited to:

  • infection
  • poor scarring
  • seroma (accumulation of fluid)
  • implant issues (wrinkling, leakage, rupture)
  • capsular contracture
  • asymmetry

Common side effects include bruising and swelling.

The shape of the breast may change over time, and the final result may not be realized for a few months.

Breast Lift is associated with a lower rate of corrective surgery than breast augmentation. It is highly important that you choose the best possible Melbourne Surgeon to minimise risks associated with your procedure.

Risks of Surgery can include:

  • General Anaesthesia – Most healthy patients respond well to general anaesthesia as modern techniques are very safe. Our team will provide you with the details of your anaesthetists prior to your surgery to discuss any specific concerns.
  • Bleeding (Haematoma)  – This may require a visit to the operating theatre to remove the blood clot.
  • Infection – Your Surgeon will prescribe you with antibiotics and monitor you closely with regular visits at our room.
  • Scarring  – You will receive 3 Fraxel Laser treatments approximately 8 weeks post-surgery to manage and improve scarring with our Dermal Clinician.
  • Delayed Wound Healing – Your Surgeon and our clinical nurse will manage the healing process. This usually occurs within patients who are overweight, smokers or those who have an infection.
  • Nipple Sensitivity – You may lose nipple sensation permanently; however, this is very rare. Most patients lose nipple sensation temporarily and as nerve endings start to re-connect underneath the skin, sensations will return to the area.
  • Nipple Loss/Necrosis – This is a rare complication that occurs often in smokers. It may affect all or part of the nipple.
  • Breast Asymmetry – Most women will naturally have asymmetry to some degree. This is taken into account before the surgery. Asymmetry will also be visible after surgery to some extent but some breasts may have more asymmetry than others.
  • Breastfeeding – Ability to breastfeed after this surgery may be affected.
  • Allergies – To tape, suture materials and glues, blood products, topical preparations or injected agents.

All successful surgery outcomes are the result of realistic expectations of the patient, realistic surgical goals and the knowledge of possible risks and complications.

Nothing is ever guaranteed in science and medicine. Risks are minimised through careful patient screening and planning, high standards of surgical training, meticulous surgical technique and vigilant post-operative care.

Small, less serious issues are common and every effort is made to resolve them quickly. These rarely have a long term effect on an excellent final result.

Find out more about Breast Lift Surgery Techniques.

Consultation for breast surgery options is key to ensure both you and your surgeon are on the same page before proceeding with surgery.

In the consultation period, you can expect to discuss motivations, expectations, options, the procedure itself, surgical risks, after-care and recovery.

Our surgeons are caring, highly-experienced and professional, helping ease you through every phase.
*Disclaimer: Individual results can vary significantly from patient to patient.
The information we provide is of a general nature.
To find out what to expect for your preferred procedures, arrange to see one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeons for a full-history and surgical consultation. Read more about surgical outcome variability on our Disclaimer Page.


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(Our surgeons perform a variety of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery procedures, including Tummy Tuck Surgery, Skin Reduction after Weight Loss, Facelift Surgery and Eyelid Surgery (Dr Benjamin Burt, Oculoplastic Surgeon).

Please send a confidential enquiry form today to arrange to see our images in our Clinic and meet our Nurse Team for your selected Surgeon.


Breast Surgery and Mummy Makeover Procedures have been a primary surgical focus of many of our Plastic Surgeons for over 20 and 30 years getting some of Australia’s best results.

Visit Our Surgeons page for more information about our Specialist Plastic Surgeons on our team.

For Breast Lift Surgery – Our Specialist Plastic Surgeons – operate at accredited major hospitals in Melbourne using only experienced Anaesthetists and a top team of surgical support staff.

Why choose our Melbourne Surgeon Plastic Surgeons?

All of our Surgeons have over 20 years of surgical experience and extensive expertise in performing breast enhancement procedures including Breast Lifts, which are complex procedures requiring extensive measurements, surgical planning and high-level surgical skills

  • Our Specialist Breast Lift Surgeons focus on providing you with:
    • no drain procedures
    • minimal scarring
    • scar-reduction treatments using Fraxel (best practice standard for scar minimisation)
    • getting you an excellent, long-lasting breast enhancement result
  • Our Team are genuine masters in perforing precision complex procedures

Our Surgeons offer patients a high-quality consultation, precision surgical planning, extensive pre-surgical measurements and markups and long-lasting surgery results.

This is important as so many factors contribute to the outcome of a breast lift procedure. Don’t risk it to a surgeon with less than 15 to 20 years experience and qualifications allowing them to perform this surgery in a fully accredited Australian hospital.

Support for Interstate Patients

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How Much does Breast Lift Surgery Cost?

Like any cosmetic plastic surgery procedure, breast lift surgery can vary greatly in price.

At our Clinic, this price reflects the intricacy of the surgery, including the technical skills, extensive training and experience of the Specialist Plastic Surgeon; as well as the thoroughness of the pre-surgery and post-surgery care (such as measurements, surgical planning and scar management).

We believe in providing comprehensive, top-class procedures to every patient, in a way that makes them feel safe and confident.  With our FRACS qualified Plastic Surgeons, you know you’re choosing a GENUINE and fully qualified Plastic Surgery Specialist Surgeon.

Cost of Surgery

For more information on quotes and costs, send an enquiry form or phone us on (03) 8849 1444 to arrange a confidential consultation to discuss your concerns.

NEXT STEP: Book your Initial Consultation

  • Email us or Call on (03) 8849 1400 to arrange your surgeon consultation appointment.
  • A Referral from your GP or from your Specialist is helpful but NOT essential – you can have a consultation without a GP Referral
  • Schedule a confidential consultation with your selected Specialist Surgeon by paying the $200 booking fee.

Visit our FAQs pages, learn more about your procedure, have a look at our photo galleries and patient reviews.

What to Bring to your Surgeon Consultation

  • Bring a friend or relative to help discuss the information and your choices
  • Take lots of notes and read the documents provided thoroughly
  • You may need to undress for a physical exam so wear simple clothes

Want more information before scheduling your Surgeon consultation?

  • Request more information about the procedure – call or contact us
  • Book a Complimentary Nurse Consultation (FREE)
  • Organise a phone call with Patient Coordinator (FREE)
  • Attend our Regular Practice Events and hear from our of Specialist Plastic Surgeons and their top support team (FREE)
  • Speak with a past patient that has had the procedure – call or contact us
  • Browse our Frequently Asked Questions including including how to choose a Surgeon for your procedure

Please send us a confidential enquiry form to arrange a consultation with one of our expert Breast Surgeons or to speak with a Patient Care Coordinator.

Send a confidential enquiry form today or phone (03) 8849 1400.

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