Breast lift and implants are two popular cosmetic procedures aimed at enhancing the appearance of the breasts. Whether you’re considering a breast lift to address saggy boobs or a breast implant to increase size, it’s important to understand the options available to you. Women who are dissatisfied with the shape, size, or position of their breasts may consider these options to achieve a more desired look. It’s important to understand the different approaches involved in each procedure and what you can expect from the recovery process. With the right information, you can make an informed decision and achieve the desired outcome. However, it’s crucial to keep in mind that these procedures come with risks and benefits, so thorough research and consultation with a qualified surgeon is essential.
Breast Lift with Implants, at a glance
Target area: Sagging breast tissue, size and shape of the breasts
Time off work: 1-2 weeks
Total recovery: 6-weeks
Compression garment: 2 weeks full-time wear, 6 weeks total
Scar position: Along the fold beneath the breast, around the areola and down the breast
What is Breast Lift with Implants?
Breast Lift with Implants also known as Augmentation Mastopexy is a cosmetic procedure that combines the benefits of a breast lift and breast augmentation to enhance the appearance of the breasts. This procedure is designed for women who want to address sagging breasts while also increasing their size. The procedure involves removing excess skin, reshaping the breasts, and inserting implants to increase volume. This combination of procedures provides a comprehensive solution for women who want to improve both the shape and size of their breasts. It is important to understand that each woman’s needs and goals are unique, and a thorough consultation with a qualified surgeon is essential to determine if Breast Lift with Implants is the right option for you.
“Breast lift with implants is a really nice way to get a firm, fuller upper pole of the breast with the nipple in a good position.”
Dr. Mark Doyle, with over 30 years of experience in performing breast lift with implants surgery, is considered one of the top plastic surgeons in the Gold Coast area for this procedure. He has a reputation for delivering outstanding results for patients from both the Gold Coast and Brisbane areas. His practice is based on the Gold Coast and operates out of John Flynn Private Hospital, just a 60-minute drive from Brisbane CBD. He works with a set surgical operating team (Nurse Assistant & Anaesthetist) who are all highly esteemed in their field. Dr Doyle firmly believes in patient-centred care and will listen to your needs before recommending any treatment plan.
You may be a suitable candidate for breast lift and implants if you have:
- Sagging or drooping breasts
- Desire for larger breasts
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Lost breast volume due to aging or weight changes
- Breast deflation after pregnancy or weight loss
- Unhappy with the current shape or size of the breasts
- Good overall health
- Realistic expectations
- Non-smoker or willing to quit before and after surgery.
The Benefits of Augmentation Mastopexy
- Elevates the position of sagging breasts
- Improves the shape of the breasts
- Enhances breast volume
- Balances breast asymmetry
- Restores lost breast volume due to aging or weight changes
- Improves overall breast appearance
Breast Lift and Implants Before and After
Different Techniques for Augmentation Mastopexy Procedure
Breast Lift with Implants can be performed using various techniques, each with its own advantages. The choice of technique will depend on the extent of sagging, the desired outcome, and the surgeon’s expertise. The most common techniques include the Traditional Lift, Minimal Incision Lift, Lollipop Lift, and Anchor Lift. During a consultation with a qualified surgeon, you can discuss the best approach for your individual case and determine the technique that will best help you achieve your goals.
Post-Surgery Care and Healing Process
Breast lift and augmentation recovery typically takes several weeks, with full recovery often taking several months. During this time, it is important to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon and attend all follow-up appointments. Some common aftercare measures include wearing a support bra, avoiding physical activity and heavy lifting, taking prescribed medications, and attending scheduled follow-up appointments. It is also important to be patient and understand that recovery can be a slow process. Swelling and bruising are normal and should gradually subside over time. Any discomfort can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. Your surgeon will closely monitor your recovery and provide personalized instructions based on your individual needs and progress.
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Risk and Complications
Breast Lift with Implants is a cosmetic surgery procedure that carries some risks and potential complications, as with any surgical procedure. It’s important to discuss the risks and potential complications of the procedure with your surgeon during your consultation, to make an informed decision about whether or not it’s right for you. It’s also important to choose a qualified and experienced surgeon who has a proven track record of success with this procedure, to minimise the risk of any complications. Good aftercare and following all of the surgeon’s post-operative instructions can also help to minimize the risk of any complications and ensure a smooth and successful recovery.
Some potential risks may include:
- Infection at the surgical sites
- Post-operative bleeding or hematoma
- Changes in nipple sensation or loss of sensation
- Possibility of implant-related complications
- Asymmetry in breast size or position
Breast Lift with Implants Cost
When contemplating a combined breast lift with implants surgery, understanding the cost components and potential financial considerations is paramount. Here’s an in-depth analysis of key factors to keep in mind, considering a starting price of $22,550:
Insurance Coverage and Financial Planning
It’s important to note that a breast lift with implants is typically regarded as a cosmetic procedure and may not be covered by insurance. However, discussing potential insurance coverage or flexible payment plans with your surgeon’s office could provide you with valuable insights to manage costs effectively.
Cost Factors and Breakdown
When assessing the cost of a breast lift with implants procedure, several elements come into play such as:
- Surgeon’s Expertise: The experience and reputation of the plastic surgeon may influence the surgical fees.
- Surgical Facility Fees: These encompass the use of the operating room, skilled medical personnel, and related services.
- Anesthesia Charges: The cost of anesthesia services administered by a certified anesthetist.
- Implant Type and Quality: The selection of implants – silicone or saline – along with other factors like size, brand, and specific features, can affect the total cost.
- Breast Lift Complexity: The extent of the breast lift procedure, which can vary based on the level of sagging and desired results.
- Post-Surgery Expenses: Considering costs associated with post-operative recovery, including medications, follow-up appointments, and supportive garments.
To gain an accurate cost estimate tailored to your specific breast lift with implants procedure, it’s recommended to schedule a consultation with Dr. Doyle. During this consultation, your individual case will be evaluated, and a customized cost breakdown will be provided, reflecting your unique needs and surgical requirements. Starting from a base cost of $22,550, please be aware that the final expense might vary based on the factors mentioned above. Openly discussing your budget and goals with your surgeon can help achieve the desired outcome within your financial comfort zone.
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To learn more about our breast lift with implants procedure performed at our Gold Coast practice or to book a consultation with Dr Mark Doyle, please contact us.
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 Breast, Body, Face 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.
Do Your Research
What to Bring to Your Plastic Surgeon Consultation
- Bring a friend or relative for support and discussion regarding your choices
- Take notes and read all provided information thoroughly
- Read about what to expect in your Initial Surgery Consultation
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- Get a Referral from your GP or specialist – this is required to book a consultation with Dr Doyle.
- Email us or call on 07 5598 0988 to arrange your consultation appointment.
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- Dr. Mark Doyle AHPRA Registration: Dr Mark Doyle MED0001375519 Specialist Plastic Surgery – MBBS FRACS FRCS
*DISCLAIMER: All information on Gold Coast Plastic Surgery website is general in nature and is not intended to be medical advice nor does it constitute a doctor-patient relationship. Results can vary significantly and depend on individual patient circumstances. All images on this website, unless specified as real patient images, are stock images used for illustrative purposes only. Surgery risks and complications will be covered in detail during a consultation with your surgeon. Book a consult for details regarding your cosmetic surgery procedure.