Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

A breast lift—medically known as mastopexy—is a surgical procedure that raises the breasts and gives them a more youthful-looking contour. A breast lift can also reduce the loose skin that comes with age, significant weight loss or pregnancy and breast feeding. This procedure can also include reducing the size of the areola, which is the darker skin around the nipple.

A breast lift performed on its own will not increase the size or change the shape of your breasts. Breast augmentation surgery, which is sometimes performed at the same time, will change the size and shape.

Breast lift surgery was the fourth most popular cosmetic surgical procedure in Australia in 2009 and the seventh most popular in the world. Around 5,600 breast lifts were completed in Australia in 2009. Breast lift surgery is most popular amongst women between the ages of 35 and 50.

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  • Desiree says:

    Hi I am a 30 year old mother of 3 and I breasted all of my children. This left me with rather saggy breasts. In September 2013 I decided it was time to sort myself out because I was very unhappy with my body and I was lucky enough to have come into a small amount of money. So at my plastic surgeons advice I had 295 cc round high profile implants. I was a b cup and am now a d cup. But I have found that now months later the bottom of my breast still sags. It kind of looks like really nice boobs until you get to the bottom and it’s like the loose skin hangs of of the implant. I’m so disappointed because I asked the surgeon if I needed a lift also and he said with the implant I was getting there would be no need. I now have no option but to live with this again as funds are very low.

  • Lizzie says:

    Just wondering how much generally speaking breast lifts are?

    • Costhetics says:

      Hi Lizzie,

      The cost depends on the surgeon, but typically you’re looking at around $6000 – $8000 AUD. Payment plans and medical financing also depend on the doctor you see.

      Implants combined with a breast lift is significantly more complex surgery than just implants on their own. While the average cost is around $12,000 AUD, some leading surgeons charge this just for breast implant surgery on it’s own so combined with a lift can cost significantly more.

      The most important thing is to find a doctor that you trust and who has the appropriate qualifications and experience with that specific procedure. Check out our practitioner finder to help you get in touch with surgeons who perform this surgery and have a consultation to discuss your specific needs. Often you can only get an accurate quote for this type of procedure after the doctor has seen you in person as every patient is different.

      Best of luck in your search! If you have more questions – we’re always here to help!

      - Costhetics

  • Courtney says:

    I am interested in Lift and Implant. do you offer payment plans?

  • pregnancy says:

    Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this board and I to find It really useful & it helped me out a lot. I hope to give one thing again and help others such as you aided me.

  • Teresa L. says:

    I was always under the impression that a breast lift and breast augmentation was the same thing. I guess I was wrong. Thanks for providing such helpful info.

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