Perth breast lift surgery or ‘mastopexy’ is a cosmetic procedure to correct sagging and loss of firmness in the breast. It can improve the overall appearance of your breasts to better complement your physique and make you feel more comfortable.
Breast Lift Surgery in Perth
A breast lift aims to create a beautifully-shaped, appropriately-sized breast. Women who have developed a ‘droopy’ breast shape as a result of age, pregnancy or weight loss are ideal candidates for breast lift surgery.
A breast lift in Perth can help to:
- Reshape sagging breasts and improve contour.
- Increase the firmness of soft breasts by removing excess skin.
- Raise the position of downward-pointing nipples and areolas.
- Reduce the size of the areolas.
- Balance the size and shape of significantly unequal breasts.
- Increase the volume of breasts, if desired, in combination with a breast implant.
Book a Free Consultation
To find out if Perth breast lift surgery is right for you, the first step is to book a free consultation with our breast nurse. She will discuss your expectations and any concerns you may have. Pricing and post-operative care will also be discussed.
Your consultation is completely free of charge and without obligation. If you decide to go ahead, an appointment with one of our Specialist Plastic Surgeon will be arranged.
At Assure Cosmetic Centre, you are in the care of an expert medical team. You will always feel informed, comfortable and confident.
Frequently Asked Questions
The goal of your surgery is to lift your breasts to a size and shape that better complements your physique and makes you feel more comfortable. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon at Assure Cosmetic Centre is the best person to determine if your expectations are achievable.
Our Perth Specialist Plastic Surgeon use various techniques for breast lift surgery. Each aims to remove excess breast tissue and overstretched skin and to recontour the breast and reposition the nipple. Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will take your physical condition and individual needs into consideration to determine the technique that is best for you.
In Perth, breast lift surgery is performed in an accredited hospital under general anaesthesia. The surgery generally takes 1-3 hours but may take longer. You can expect to be discharged that same day or in some cases, after a short stay of 1-2 days. You will need to attend a post-operative consultation approximately 7 days after breast lift surgery and again 4 weeks later.
Scars are an inevitable result of any surgery. However, with a breast lift, scars are usually hidden on the underside of the breasts and become less visible with time, usually fading within 6-12 months.
Assure’s Specialist Plastic Surgeon have extensive experience with the latest surgical techniques, including the ‘short scar’ technique.
Unwanted side effects from breast lift surgery are uncommon and these will be discussed during your consultation.
A post-operative care plan will be discussed with you before and after your procedure. Post-operative reviews will also be scheduled.
You can expect some bruising and swelling for a few weeks after surgery. Returning to work and your normal activities is an individual matter and your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will advise you.
Most patients are back to their regular routine in about 3 weeks. To permit proper healing, you should avoid strenuous exercise for the first 3-4 weeks. Depending on your type of work, you can expect to resume work 1-4 weeks after breast lift surgery.
The initial consultation with your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will cost approximately $220 (fees vary slightly per surgeon) and take about 30-45 minutes. If a Medicare item applies to your potential procedure then you will be entitled to a rebate from Medicare of approximately $75, providing you have a written referral from your GP or specialist. GP referrals are valid for 12 months and specialist referrals for 3 months.
Your Specialist Plastic Surgeon will provide an indication of the likely costs, such as your surgeon’s fee, cost of breast implants (if applicable), anaesthetist’s fees and hospital and theatre fees. Your surgeon’s fee includes all post-operative care and nurse dressings. Pricing will vary from case to case, but an indicative range of your surgeon’s fee is $5,000 to $7,000 excluding GST. Breast implants cost approximately $1,500 to $2,500. Anaesthetist, hospital and theatre fees are additional.
There may be Medicare and private health insurance rebates available for breast lift surgery in Perth depending on strict Medicare eligibility criteria. Your surgeon can provide you with more information, but you would then need to talk to your private health insurer to determine exactly how much cover they will provide and confirm what your final out-of-pocket costs will be.
A good starting point is to book a consultation with one of our experienced team at Assure Cosmetic Centre. You will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns and ask questions. You will be provided with detailed information regarding the treatments or procedures that can help you, the expected outcomes, and the costs involved. Click here to make an appointment.
The Australian Foundation for Plastic Surgery (part of the Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons) is a helpful and reliable source of information online. Their website is an excellent place to research a range of surgical procedures and non-surgical treatments, and view video animations. Click here to visit their website.