Age is not the only factor that can take a toll on a woman’s body. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, genetics, weight loss and hormonal changes can affect the shape and firmness of your bust. Breast lift surgery, also called Mastopexy, is designed to, shape, elevate and firm your breasts, giving you a more youthful breast contour. It is important to understand that a Breast Lift procedure will not change the size of your breasts, which is why it is often combined with a Breast Augmentation or Breast Reduction procedure. Our team of highly experienced surgeons are committed to guiding you through this process, providing you the best advise, support and patient care so that you can achieve your desired look.

What is a Breast Lift? And are there different kinds?

Mastopexy is an aesthetic (cosmetic) surgical procedure aimed at lifting and reshaping sagging breasts to a rejuvenated shape and contour. By removing excess skin and reshaping surrounding breast tissue, the breasts are elevated to a higher and more supportive position. The nipples are then repositioned so they look as natural as possible. The surgery takes between 1-2 hours to depending on the extent of each case. There are also 2 different variations of a lift. There is a full breast lift, and also a crescent lift. The cost between the 2 is considerable, therefore you should ask your surgeon which procedure you qualify for.

Is a Breast Lift right for me?

  • You are physically healthy
  • You are a non-smoker
  • You are psychologically stable
  • You have realistic expectations
  • You put your full trust to the surgeon
  • You are unhappy with how your breasts sag and droop
  • You feel your breasts lack substance and or firmness
  • Your nipples and areolas point downward and you are unhappy with this
  • Your breasts have lost their firmness after having children
  • Your breast shape and firmness has changed after weight loss

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I know if I need a Breast Lift and Breast Implants?You will need to request a tailored consultation with one of our highly experienced surgeons who will assess this for you.
  • Will I get scars?Scars are an unavoidable drawback to the procedure, however the incisions are designed so that the scars will not be visible while wearing normal clothing. They will be more noticeable in the early months after surgery and fade over the ensuing 12-18 months.
  • Where will you conduct the procedure?In a private hospital.
  • How long am I required to stay in Hospital after the surgery?Usually you may leave the same day of surgery, but this may vary from patient to patient.
  • What is the recovery period?It is often possible to return to work within two weeks, depending on our job. In many instances you can resume most of your normal activities, including some form of mild exercise, after several weeks.
  • What type of anaesthesia will be used?General Anaesthetic.
  • When will I notice results from the surgery?Each persons healing process is different and the duration can vary. However as a general rule you should expect to wait at least several weeks to get an accurate picture.
  • Will this procedure affect my ability to breast feed in the future?It is possible to breast feed after breast lift as long as the nipple is left attached to the underlying breast tissue. In the rare instance that the nipple is moved and placed on as nipple graft, breast feeding is not guaran- teed. This alternative however happens very rarely.