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Breast Lift Procedures in Melbourne, VIC

One of the most popular breast procedures is a Breast Lift (also known as ‘mastopexy’), this procedure restores firmness to the breasts and lifts them to a higher, more youthful position. This is an excellent solution for women whose breasts are experiencing loss of shape or elasticity due to:

  • Natural ageing process
  • Pregnancy & Breast feeding
  • Weight loss

Breast Lift Surgery; Maxopexy


Saggy Boobs? A Breast Lift may be for you if:

  • Your breasts have sagged with age or gravity
  • Your breasts have drooped significantly after weight loss or pregnancy
  • Your nipples are over-stretched or enlarged from breastfeeding
  • Your nipples are pointing down
  • You are embarrassed by having droopy, sagging cleavage or stretched-out looking breast skin
  • You miss having firm, full breasts

For women with larger breasts you may experience a benefit from a breast reduction, which provides a lift as well to achieve the best result.

Women with smaller breasts may want to consider a breast augmentation in conjunction with the breast lift as this procedure may be more suitable for those interested in restoring or increasing the volume of their breasts along with returning them to a higher more youthful position.

For more information on how a breast lift can give you firm, shapely breasts once again, please fill out the online contact form to your right or call Specialist Plastic Surgeon Mr. Richard Maxwell on (03) 8849 1462 to schedule a consultation.


Are there Different Types of Breast Lift?

The best type of Breast Lift for you is determined by the degree of ptosis (sagging or droopiness) of your breasts.

The types of breast lift procedures include:

Crescent Breast Lift

This procedure is also known as a crescent lift or a nipple lift. This is a breast lift that corrects mild, or Grade I, ptosis. During this surgery, your surgeon will remove a crescent shaped piece of tissue above your areola before he raises your nipple to a higher position.

Benelli Breast Lift

The Benelli breast lift is also called a Doughnut mastopexy, Circumareola breast lift, and Apex breast lift. The Benelli is sometimes considered less invasive than other types of breast lifts and it will correct mild to moderate ptosis in the Grade I or Grade II range. Surgeons who perform this procedure will generally remove a doughnut-shaped piece of tissue from around your areola before re-attaching the remaining tissue to your areola.

Le Jour incistion method: Vertical Mastopexy Breast Lift

Also known as the Lollipop breast lift, LeJour lift, and Modified Benelli, the Vertical Mastopexy provides more lift than the Benelli for those with moderate or Grade II ptosis. During this procedure, your surgeon will remove a doughnut-shaped piece of tissue just like in the traditional Benelli breast lift. In addition, they will make a straight incision from under your areola to your breast crease. The Vertical Mastopexy provides more lift than the Benelli, but less than the Full Mastopexy.

Full Mastopexy Breast Lift

The Full Mastopexy breast lift is also called an Anchor lift or the Inverted-T breast lift procedure. This breast lift surgery will help correct severe Grade III ptosis. In this procedure, an anchor-shaped incision will be made. It typically starts at the base of your areola and travels to the bottom of your breast where it meets your ribcage. The surgeon will cut out a crescent-shaped piece of skin above where your breast meets your rib cage. He will then remove and re-position your nipple so that is sits in a more youthful position.

The Surgical Procedure

  1. An incision is made around the areola (the area surrounding the nipple) and then down to the underside of the breast. Depending on the actual technique used, there may or may not be a horizontal incision in the infra-mammary fold
    • The ‘vertical technique’ ordinarily leaves a bulge at the bottom end of the vertical scar which needs to be excised at 6 – 12 months following the procedure
    • To avoid this, the incision may be extended a little below the breasts and onto the chest wall
  2. Through these incisions excess skin is removed, and the nipple is repositioned higher on the breast.
  3. The remaining skin is pulled tight over the breast, creating curves that are firmer, higher, and shapelier.
  4. Suction drains may be used for 24 – 48hrs and are removed prior to discharge.

*Smoking is a contra-indication to breast surgical procedures – it is inadvisable to smoke and undergo any breast surgical procedure.

Breast lift aftercare

The post-operative management is the same as for a  breast reduction.

To learn more about the mastopexy procedure,  contact Mr. Maxwell  at his offices in Melbourne, Victoria.

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