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Breast Lift Cost Brisbane

The cost of a breast lift depends on the type of surgery you have, your surgeon’s experience and reputation, and where you live.

Breast lifts are typically performed on women who have lost volume in their breasts after pregnancy or weight loss. They can also be done as part of a cosmetic procedure if you want to improve your appearance.

The cost of a breast lift can range from $7,000 to $25,000 or more depending on the type and extent of work that needs to be done. The total price usually includes anesthesia fees, operating room costs, medications, and other expenses related to the procedure.

We’ll also find answer to the question that says is a breast lift covered by medicare and how much is a breast lift in australia.

Breast Lift Cost Brisbane

An augmentation mastopexy (breast lift with implants) is a procedure that increases the size and improves the shape of one or both breasts, whilst simultaneously lifting the position of the nipple. Most patients seeking an augmentation mastopexy have a degree of ptosis, or sag to their breast shape. 

It is a procedure that is designed to:

  • Enhance current breast size
  • Improve breast shape after pregnancy or weight loss
  • Provide balance to your current body shape
  • Increase projection of your breasts

Surgery

An augmentation-mastopexy operation takes approximately 60-90 minutes to complete and is performed under a general anaesthetic. During the procedure, excess breast tissue and skin will be removed if necessary and the position of the nipples will be adjusted so that they’re placed in the centre of the breasts.

Incision

The incision for an augmentation mastopexy depends on the degree of ptosis of the breast. Ptosis is the amount of descent, or sag, in the breast tissue, skin and nipples as a result of ageing, weight loss, or post-pregnancy changes. The three types of incisions are around the nipple (periareolar), vertical (or lollipop), and a combination of vertical and horizontal (or anchor/keyhole). Depending on the degree and type of ptosis present, one incision will be better than another.

Placement

The location or placement of an implant is most commonly behind the chest muscle (pectoralis major, or ‘pec’ muscle). Typically, part of the implant is placed behind the muscle, and part behind the breast tissue (dual plane). There are variations to this technique, and they are used in variable ways. The technique used depends on a patient’s individual anatomy, as well as the type and size of the implant.

Recovery

Recovering from a breast lift can be variable, but it usually takes about two weeks before you feel ‘back to normal’. Returning to full physical routine (gym work/heavy lifting) should be avoided for two to three months to allow your breasts to heal and your implants to ‘velcro’ to the surrounding tissues. Breast swelling can persist for several months before a final result is seen. 

Most patients can return to work within two weeks, but this will depend on you individual progress during the healing process. During your recovery, you will need to sleep in an elevated position for several days to alleviate swelling and ensure you aren’t placing any unnecessary pressure on your breasts. It will also be necessary to wear a compression garment for several weeks as this will support your breasts and reduce any swelling that occurs after the procedure. 

Our resident surgeon Dr Justin Perron will also provide you with specific aftercare instructions that will make your recovery more comfortable and reduce the chances of complications.

There are risks with any procedure.  The general risks, as with any procedure include the following:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Pain
  • Scar
  • Blood clots

Specific risks associated with breast augmentation include the following:

  • Capsular contracture
  • Asymmetry to breast size, and nipple position
  • Collection of fluid around the implant
  • Change of sensation to the breast and nipple
  • Sore shoulders
  • Implant rupture

Each patient has different anatomy and specific expectations. Not everyone is a good candidate for an augmentation mastopexy. Discuss your particular circumstances with Dr. Perron before deciding what is best for you.

Is A Breast Lift Covered By Medicare

Yes, you can get a breast lift covered by Medicare if it is deemed as a medical necessity by your doctor and you meet the strict criteria. Medically necessary situations include reconstruction after a mastectomy or reduction to help with the pain. 

How Much Is A Breast Lift In Australia

Mid Range Breast Lift Prices in Melbourne from $12,000 TO $15,000.

In this price range, you can generally expect your Breast Lift surgery to be performed by a FRACS recognised Plastic Surgeon but maybe less experienced in Breast Lift Surgery

Surgery costs will vary depending on other factors, including:

  • Surgical Experience and technique e,g. Anchor or Lollipop technique

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