What is a breast lift?

Loss of skin elasticity, gravity and other factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and breast-feeding ultimately affect the shape and firmness of a woman’s breasts.

Breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy, removes excess breast skin to raise, reshape and firm breasts. The nipples and areolae are repositioned, and the areolae sometimes may be reduced in size.  In most cases breast augmentation alone will not correct droopy breasts. Additional procedures may be required, such as a breast lift.

During the consultation your surgeon will perform a complete examination and listen to your concerns before discussing which options are best for you.

There are many different methods of performing a breast lift. The technique that is best for you will be determined by your individual needs and personal preferences. Your surgeon will discuss which of these options are most suitable for you.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding may affect the size and shape of your breasts so we recommend that if you are considering a breast lift procedure you do so if you do not plan to later become pregnant.


Surgery is undertaken at Kawana Private Hospital with an overnight stay.

How long is my recovery?

Recovery after any surgery usually takes around 6 weeks. The first two weeks require rest and supportive bra.

A garment is fitted and required to be worn for 6 weeks.

No gym or vigorous exercise for 6 weeks.