Internal Bra: Innovative Techniques in Breast Surgery

Are you familiar with the latest buzz in the plastic surgery world? The internal bra technique has been making waves in the industry, particularly here on the Gold Coast under the skilled hands of Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Doyle. As advancements in breast augmentation surgery continue to emerge, this innovative approach has garnered significant attention. At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, we understand the importance of staying abreast of the latest trends and techniques to provide our patients with the best possible outcomes. In this blog post, we delve into the intricacies of the internal bra technique – what it entails, how it can enhance results, and who stands to benefit the most. Whether you’re considering breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a breast lift procedure, understanding this cutting-edge approach can empower you to make informed decisions about your surgical journey. Keep reading to discover everything you need to know about the internal bra technique and why it’s becoming a go-to option for achieving optimal results.

What is an Internal Bra?

The internal bra is a surgical technique utilized in breast procedures to provide better support and stability to the breast tissue. Unlike traditional breast augmentation, which relies solely on implants to enhance breast size and shape, the internal bra involves the creation of a supportive framework, within the breast using specialized materials. This framework acts as an internal scaffold, mimicking the function of a traditional bra to lift, support, and shape the breasts.

How Does the Internal Bra Work:

The internal bra typically begins with the surgeon making incisions in strategic locations on the breasts, often in conjunction with other breast surgery techniques such as breast reduction, breast augmentation, or breast lift. Once the incisions are made, the surgeon carefully creates pockets within the breast tissue to accommodate the internal bra materials.

Next, the supportive materials, such as surgical sutures or absorbable scaffolds, are precisely positioned within these pockets to provide structural support to the breast tissue. The implants are secured in place using surgical sutures, ensuring they remain in the desired position.

As the breasts heal following surgery, the internal bra helps maintain the newly enhanced shape and contour, providing longer-lasting support and stability to the breasts. Over time, the supportive sutures integrate with the surrounding scar tissue, further reinforcing the support and the internal bra’s effectiveness.

Materials Used:

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The materials used in the internal bra technique may vary depending on your surgeon’s preference, the patient’s anatomy, and the desired outcome of the procedure. Commonly used materials include:

  • Surgical Mesh: A biocompatible internal mesh bra that provides durable support to the breast tissue and promotes tissue integration for long-term stability.
  • Absorbable Scaffolds: These scaffolds are composed of biocompatible materials that gradually dissolve over time, leaving behind natural tissue reinforcement. Absorbable scaffolds provide temporary support during the initial healing phase and are eventually replaced by the body’s natural tissue.
  • Surgical Sutures: Surgical sutures feature tiny, corkscrew-like sutures, these allow for greater tissue fixation and support. At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, we prefer the use of surgical sutures for the internal bra technique. This innovative method offers enhanced safety and security, by anchoring the internal bra implants into place, resulting in better patient outcomes. The unique design of surgical sutures provides additional stability to the scar tissue and the breast tissue, minimizing the risk of implant displacement or malposition. Furthermore, the precise placement of surgical sutures allows for meticulous shaping and sculpting of the breast tissue, leading to superior results.

These state of the art materials are selected based on their biocompatibility, strength, and ability to integrate with the surrounding scar tissue and breast tissue, ensuring optimal results and minimizing the risk of complications.

Ideal Candidates for the Internal Bra Technique

The internal bra technique may be suitable for individuals who:

  • Desire long-lasting support and stability for their breast enhancement results.
  • Have realistic expectations regarding the outcomes of the procedure.
  • Are in good overall health and do not have medical conditions that could increase the risk of complications during surgery.
  • Are non-smokers or willing to quit smoking before and after the procedure to promote optimal healing.
  • Have sufficient breast tissue to support the internal bra materials.
  • Are committed to following post-operative care instructions provided by their surgeon.

Internal Bra Procedure

The internal bra surgery involves a series of carefully orchestrated steps to ensure optimal support and stability for the breast tissue. Here’s an overview of the key stages:

Anesthesia and Incisions

Under anesthesia, either general or local with sedation, the surgeon makes meticulously planned incisions in strategic locations on the breasts. These incisions are often located along the inframammary fold or around the areola to minimize visible scarring.

Pocket Creation and Placement of Internal Bra

At Gold Coast Plastic Surgery, our surgeons employ advanced surgical techniques to create pockets within the breast tissue with utmost precision. These pockets are tailored to accommodate the internal bra technique, whether it involves the use of implants or relies solely on barbed sutures for support. Based on each patient’s unique anatomy and goals, Dr. Doyle may incorporate barbed sutures into the procedure to provide additional support and stability to the breast tissue. With meticulous suturing, the internal bra remains securely in place within the breast pockets, ensuring the desired lift, support, and shape of the breasts.

Suturing and Closure

With the internal bra materials in place, the surgeon meticulously secures them using sutures. These sutures ensure that the supportive materials remain in the desired position within the breast pockets, providing adequate support and stability to the breast tissue. Once the internal bra is secured, the surgeon carefully closes the incisions with sutures or surgical adhesive, minimizing scarring and achieving optimal results.

The Internal Bra Technique in Breast Contouring

Breast Augmentation Surgery with Internal Bra

  • Enhanced Implant Stability: Internal bra breast augmentation offers crucial support to breast implants, enhancing their stability within the breast pocket. This added support helps minimize implant movement and displacement, reducing the risk of complications such as breast implant malposition and ensuring optimal implant positioning.
  • Improved Tissue Support: By providing internal support to the surrounding breast tissue, the internal bra with implants helps distribute the weight of the implants more evenly. This reduces strain on the breast tissue and ligaments, potentially lowering the risk of complications such as tissue stretching and implant-related discomfort over time.
  • Enhanced Surgical Outcomes: With the internal bra breast implants, surgeons can achieve more precise and consistent surgical outcomes. By securing the implants in a stable position and supporting the surrounding breast tissue, the technique helps maintain the desired breast shape and contour, leading to more predictable and satisfactory results for patients.
  • Reduced Risk of Revision Surgery: By minimizing implant movement and providing internal support, the internal bra technique may reduce the likelihood of complications that require revision surgery, such as implant malposition or capsular contracture. This can lead to improved patient satisfaction and reduced healthcare costs associated with additional procedures.

Breast Reduction Surgery with Internal Bra

  • Added Support: The internal bra technique provides crucial support to the remaining breast tissue, reducing strain and preventing issues such as back pain and discomfort. By reinforcing the structural integrity of the breasts, it also helps maintain proper posture and alignment, alleviating strain on the neck and shoulders.
  • Optimized Healing: Through the distribution of tension and internal support, the internal bra promotes optimal healing following breast reduction surgery. By reducing the risk of complications such as wound dehiscence and infection, it facilitates a smoother recovery process, allowing patients to return to their daily activities sooner and with reduced discomfort.

Breast Lift Surgery with Internal Bra

  • Combatting Ptosis: Addressing breast sagging is not only a cosmetic concern but also a medical one. Ptosis can lead to issues such as skin irritation and discomfort. By supporting lifted breast tissue internally, the internal bra breast lift helps alleviate these symptoms, improving overall comfort and quality of life for patients.
  • Enhanced Projection: Restoring breast projection is not just about aesthetics—it also plays a role in maintaining healthy breast function. By enhancing breast projection through internal support, the internal bra technique helps ensure proper distribution of weight and reduces strain on the chest muscles and ligaments, potentially lowering the risk of future breast-related issues such as tissue stretching and ligament laxity.

Internal Bra Recovery Process

Following internal bra breast surgery, prioritize your recovery for optimal healing and results:

  • Immediate Postoperative Care: Expect some discomfort, swelling, and bruising. Your surgeon will prescribe pain medication and may recommend wearing a surgical bra for support.
  • Rest and Healing: Allow your body time to rest and avoid strenuous activities. Follow your surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully to promote proper healing.
  • Monitor and Communicate: Watch for any signs of complications and contact your surgeon if you have concerns. Attend follow-up appointments as scheduled.
  • Gradual Return to Normal: Resume activities gradually as your surgeon advises. Avoid activities that strain the breasts until fully healed.
  • Long-term Follow-up: Attend scheduled appointments to ensure your recovery progresses well and discuss any lingering concerns with your surgeon. Breast reduction and breast lift procedures involve more extensive tissue manipulation compared to breast augmentation. As a result, breast reduction recovery may take longer than breast augmentation recovery.


Why are my boobs so far apart?

The distance between breasts, often referred to as wide set can be influenced by various factors such as genetics, breast tissue distribution, and skeletal structure. In some cases, it’s entirely normal for breasts to have a wider gap between them, while in others, it may be attributed to specific anatomical characteristics.

Depending on individual preferences and medical considerations, there are options available to address the appearance of wide set boobs. Surgical interventions such as breast augmentation or breast lift procedures may be considered to address breast asymmetry and improve breast placement. However, it’s important to consult with a qualified plastic surgeon to determine the most suitable approach based on your unique anatomy and aesthetic goals.

Are there any side effects associated with the internal bra technique?

Like any surgical procedure, the internal bra technique may carry potential risks and side effects, although they are typically minimal and uncommon. Some potential internal bra side effects may include temporary discomfort, swelling, bruising, or changes in nipple sensation immediately following surgery. However, these risks can be minimized by choosing a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon, following post-operative care instructions diligently, and attending regular follow-up appointments.

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About Dr Mark Doyle FRACS (Plast) – Queensland Plastic Surgeon

Servicing patients in Gold Coast, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Cairns and New South Wales NSW – Northern Rivers, Byron Bay, Ballina, Lismore and more.

Dr Mark Doyle is a Specialist Plastic Surgeon with over thirty years of experience performing BreastBodyFace and Nose surgery. Dr Doyle is a fully qualified Specialist Plastic Surgeon with 30+ years of experience. He has completed all required training and only carries out approved surgical practices. There are absolutely NO undertrained doctors or cosmetic doctors acting as surgeons in our clinic.

As a highly esteemed plastic surgeon, Dr Mark is committed to achieving the best possible results for all his breast, body, face and nose patients, both men and women.


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