Breast Lift + Implants (Augmentation Mastopexy)
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Augmentation Mastopexy (Breast Lift + Implants)
If you are happy with your breast size and are only bothered by the sagging, a straightforward Breast Lift is all you require.
If, however, as is more often the case, you have also lost breast volume and wish your breasts to be fuller as well, you will need implants inserted at the same time as the ‘Lift’. This is then known as an ‘Augmentation Mastopexy’.
Our Surgeon will provide you with a fully itemised quotation at the end of your Initial Consultation once the design of your ‘Lift’ and the cost of your chosen implants have been decided.
With regard to the choice of implant for your Augmentation Mastopexy, you will need to consider not only the implant size, but also each of the following options:
We appreciate that no patient could ever be expected to decide on any of the above implant choices without first knowing the pros and cons of each implant option.
That is precisely why we offer our Unique 2-Hour Consultation for all Augmentation Mastopexy patients. During the first hour, you will learn the pros and cons of each of the above implant options, so when you meet with your Surgeon for the second hour to design your individual surgery, you’ll be able to choose your implants with total confidence!
When it comes to implant size, in order to help you choose with confidence, we have a large range of actual implant samples for you to insert one by one into a crop top and compare them in a mirror. We believe this is a far more reliable way of choosing an implant size than 3-D Simulation Technology!
How Is A Breast Lift + Implants (Augmentation Mastopexy) Done?
- All Augmentation Mastopexy procedures are performed in a Licensed Hospital under General Anaesthesia administered by our Specialist Anaesthetist.
- Naturally, having it done under a General Anaesthetic, you will feel no discomfort at all.
- The actual surgical technique is essentially the same as a basic Breast Lift, the difference being that the chosen implant is first inserted, usually under the muscle, and then the excess skin over it is removed to tighten the breast envelope over the implant.
- Depending on your circumstances and how your surgery went, your Surgeon will either allow you to return home or have you stay overnight in which event you can return home the next day after the doctor checks you.
- If you are not staying in hospital, you will be allowed to leave after 1-2 hours in Recovery. However, you must not drive or go home alone. You must be accompanied by a responsible adult and have someone with you at home during the first 24 hours.
Potential Risks & Complications of Augmentation Mastopexy
The potential risks and complications of an Augmentation Mastopexy are essentially a combination of the potential risks of a Breast Lift PLUS the potential risks of a Breast Augmentation with Implants.
Most Augmentation Mastopexy surgeries proceed smoothly and uneventfully without any of the major or minor complications you are about to read.
However, every surgical procedure has its potential risks and complications and with Augmentation Mastopexy, these include:
Specific to Breast Augmentation With Implants:
- Hematoma of the breast implant pocket which would require a return to Theatre for drainage.
- Infection of the implant pocket.
- Seroma (fluid collection in the implant pocket) requiring one or more aspirations.
- BIA-ALCL and other rare lymphomas in the capsule surrounding the implant.
- Implant complications including Capsular Contracture Rippling, Rupture, Deflation, Rotation and Displacement – any of which may require repeat surgery.
- Stretch marks
- Synmastia: a confluence of the two breasts across the midline with loss of the normal separation.
- Pneumothorax: accidental penetration of the thin chest wall muscles between the ribs allowing air to enter the chest and requiring a short stay in hospital to insert tubes into the chest to drain the air.
Specific to Breast Lift Surgery:
- Post-operative bleeding and possible hematoma formation which could require a return to Theatre for drainage.
- Seroma (fluid collection under the breast skin) requiring one or more aspirations.
- Fat Necrosis (death of fat tissue) within the breast leaving hard lumps for investigation.
- Asymmetry of the breasts or nipples.
- Numbness of the breast or nipple, usually temporary, rarely permanent.
- Partial or total loss of Nipple & Areola
- Raised & thickened incision scars if you are prone to them, or pigmented scars if you have brown or Asian skin.
- Allergic reaction to medications, sutures, dressings, or antiseptic solutions.
- Deep Venous Thrombosis (DVT) and its potential sequel of life-threatening Pulmonary Embolism: To reduce the risk of DVT, Calf Massagers can be applied for the entire duration of your surgery to prevent the blood in your leg veins from pooling and clotting.
- Adverse Reactions to Anaesthesia or Medication: The safety of anaesthesia nowadays in Australia is well established. Nevertheless, potential risks exist with all anaesthesia and unexpected reactions can occur. These may include nausea, vomiting, and allergic reactions ranging from minor to severe. Respiratory failure, heart failure, heart attack and stroke are very rare but documented risks of any anaesthesia.
Watch Our ‘Augmentation Mastopexy’ Animation Video
‘Before & After’ Augmentation Mastopexy
The Cost of a Breast Lift + Implants
- Surgical Fee: From $12,000 depending on the design of the ‘Lift’ required.
- Additional costs will include Hospital Fee, Anaesthetist Fee & Implants.
- We will provide you with an itemised quotation at the end of your Initial Consultation once the technique, duration of surgery and your preferred implants, have all been determined.
- Follow-up appointments for up to 6 months are included.