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Breast Lift

Breast Lift2023-06-28T05:38:03+00:00
Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery can be an emotional experience, helping to improve your confidence by giving you a more youthful bust.

The breast lift experience can increase a woman’s confidence by lifting and repositioning breasts that have lost their shape due to various factors, including pregnancy and weight loss.

Why consider breast lift surgery?

Generally, many patients can relate to the below statements:

  • They feel less feminine or older due to sagging, shapeless breasts
  • They can have a lower self-esteem due to the position of their breasts
  • They want to restore a more youthful and perkier bust
  • Following breastfeeding, their breasts are shallow and saggy
  • They avoid wearing certain clothing because they are unhappy with their breasts

The may also fall into one of the following categories:

New mothers

The female body is incredible: it changes drastically during pregnancy, and as such, a large amount of strain is placed on it. Bouncing back from pregnancy and birth takes time – and it’s critical that a new mother gives her body time to heal.

Loose, sagging skin is common after breastfeeding, but exercise and diet will not work to tighten the skin and therefore lift the breasts. As such, breast lift surgery is a hugely popular procedure for new mothers who have finished breastfeeding.

These women choose breast lift surgery to rejuvenate their breasts and achieve a more youthful bustline.

Those who have lost a significant amount of weight

Losing weight and taking back control of your health is one of the most powerful things you can do.

However, the empowering results can often be marred by disappointment due to the loss of volume and extra skin of the breasts, leaving a sagging appearance.

Breast lift surgery can be performed in order to remove excess skin following weight loss and reverse the effect of lost laxity. A breast lift returns the breasts to a higher and perkier position on the chest.

The natural ageing process

Just like almost any other part of the body, the skin and tissue of the breasts lose elasticity and begin to sag as we age. This can lead to drooping breasts that lack the volume that they used to have!

The breast lift experience

A breast lift, also known as “mastopexy” can take years off your body by correcting a drooping bust line and restoring your curves to their youthful state.

During the procedure, excess skin and tissue are trimmed away and the breasts are tightened and lifted. The nipples will be repositioned to create the most natural-looking results.

The risks involved in breast lifts include scarring, temporary bruising and swelling. Nonetheless, a breast lift is considered an extremely safe and effective procedure.

A breast lift generally takes one to two hours to complete.

How to choose the right type of breast surgery

Some people get confused when researching the right kind of breast surgery that will best help them achieve their goals.

To help avoid confusion, we’ll look at three of the most common types of breast surgeries, including breast lift.

Breast lift

As covered above, breast lift surgery is not designed to change the size of the breasts; rather, it is to correct their position and create a higher and perkier bust line.

An aesthetically pleasing bust line is not always about size – repositioning the breasts through a lift can improve the contour of the bust line, resulting in a more youthful look.

Breast reduction

Candidates for breast reduction surgery suffer from neck and back pain as well as bra straps that dig into their shoulders from carrying around heavy, oversized breasts.

Teenage girls who suffer pain and may feel discomfort having large breasts are also good candidates for this procedure. They may have self-esteem issues and also have problems exercising or wearing certain types of clothing.

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation surgery (also known as breast implants) is designed to change the size of the breasts, resulting in a curvier and larger bust.

Cairns Plastic Surgery offers a combination of both breast augmentation and breast lift. Find out what’s included here.

In many cases, breast augmentation or breast reduction can be performed in conjunction with a lift.

Breast lift cost

The cost of breast lift surgery depends on your circumstances and the technique your surgeon will perform.

For more information on breast lift costs, we invite you to book a complimentary information session with one of our nurses. During this confidential chat, we can discover more about what you would like to achieve and find out if breast lift surgery is right for you.

To organise your session, please give the clinic a call on (07) 4031 5755 or fill in this enquiry form and we will be in touch.

Breast lift before and after

View more “Before and Afters” to see what our patients have achieved after breast lift surgery at Cairns Plastic Surgery.

Breast Lift Before


Breast Lift after


Breast Lift Procedure Before


Breast Lift Procedure After