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Choose Dr Terrence Scamp for your Breast Lift Surgery at our Marina Mirage practice on the Gold Coast.

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Gold Coast Breast Lift Surgeon What is a breast lift

A breast lift, also called mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery that addresses loose or downturned breasts. It removes excess skin around the breasts that may exist due to natural ageing or weight loss, or other lifestyle factors. Some women may also seek surgery after pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Mastopexy is not designed to change the shape or size of the breasts. Instead, by removing the excess skin, the procedure may raise the position of the breasts on the chest wall. This means if you are seeking to change the size of your breasts, augmentation or reduction may be the better option for you.

Discussing your aesthetic desires with a qualified breast surgeon is the best way to find out whether a breast lift is a good option for you. Dr Terrence Scamp is a certified cosmetic plastic surgeon with years of experience who aims to provide consistent care to each patient. He will plan your procedure with your goals and requirements in mind, supporting you at each step of your procedure.

To find out more about mastopexy surgery, book your consultation with Dr Scamp on the Gold Coast today.

Awarded Australian Plastic Surgeon Am I suitable for surgery

A mastopexy aims to remove excess skin and reshape or reposition the breasts. Each procedure may be slightly different, in accordance with each patient’s goals and natural proportions.

To find out if you are suitable for the procedure, you will need to book an initial appointment with Dr Scamp. This will give you a chance to discuss your health, physical concerns, as well as your reasons for seeking mastopexy. Generally, patients with health issues that may impact the success of the surgery will not be suitable. It is also typically not suitable for women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to have more children in the future.

A breast lift is suitable for women who have concerns about skin laxity around the breasts due to ageing, weight loss, or pregnancy. The procedure may address these concerns with an incision technique, reshaping the breasts and removing any excess skin, while the nipple and areola are repositioned. In addition, the areolae can be reduced in size if they have become stretched.

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Transform Your AppearanceConsultation process

Before the procedure, every patient will go through a consultation process with Dr Terrence Scamp. After a discussion of the desired breast shape and an examination of the skin laxity and position of the areolae, Dr Terrence Scamp will suggest an incision technique that suits your specific needs.

There are several techniques for mastopexy surgery, but the most common procedure will involve encircling the areola and creating an incision down the breast in a vertical line. There will also be a horizontal incision beneath the breast. The preferred incision technique will depend on the patient, and this will be discussed at length during the consult appointment.

During your appointment, be sure to mention any relevant health issues or medications. It is also important to express your reasons for seeking surgery and what outcomes you hope to achieve, as this will aid Dr Scamp in creating a treatment plan that caters to your needs. In addition, patients have the opportunity to ask any questions or voice any queries relating to a breast lift or the surgical procedure itself. Dr Scamp will talk you through the process of preparing for the surgery, as well as the aftercare process. The risks involved in mastopexy will also be discussed thoroughly with the patient prior to consenting to surgery.

Breast lift cost on the Gold Coast

A breast lift is a highly personal procedure that we must tailor to the patient and their individual concerns. As a result, we will need to discuss the details of your surgery prior to providing a cost estimate.

Factors that can influence costs include the duration of the surgery and techniques used, as well as the anaesthesia and hospital costs. Additionally, we will need to speak about your health and the post-op care you may require after surgery. To determine these things, it is important that we discuss your needs and create a surgical plan with your goals in mind. Dr Scamp will tailor your surgical plan according to your natural features and skin laxity, as well as your health and desired outcomes. Once we have decided on the relevant details, we can go ahead and provide you with an estimate of your costs for mastopexy.

It is possible in some cases for patients to receive a rebate from Medicare towards their surgery. To receive this aid, patients must have enough evidence that their surgery is needed for medical reasons, and they must have a referral from their doctor. Dr Scamp can advise whether you may meet the criteria and what your out-of-pocket costs may be. As well as this, he can answer any other questions you may have about the cost of a breast lift.

The Procedure

As a breast lift involves surgery, the procedure will take place in a hospital, and the patient will go under a general anaesthetic. Before going into surgery, Dr Terrence Scamp will mark where the incision lines will be onto the breasts, following the technique that was discussed in the consult.

In order to begin reshaping and lifting the breasts, Dr Terrence Scamp will make incisions into the lower portion of the breasts. He will then remove any excess breast skin and adjust the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall. If required, he may also adjust the size or placement of the areolae. Once he has made the necessary adjustments, Dr Scamp will close the incisions with stitches and cover them with protective dressings. These dressings promote healing and help prevent infection. From start to finish, a mastopexy may last around two hours.

Afterwards, it is normal to have some swelling and discolouration in the breasts. Patients may also have some discomfort, but these effects will gradually decrease over the next few weeks. It is also common to have decreased breast sensation, but this will also correct itself naturally as the week progresses. We can issue pain relief to increase patient comfort post-surgery.

Breast lift recovery

When planning for your mastopexy, you will need to think about the recovery involved. This means taking time off work and making sure that you are prepared and have the necessary support.

After the procedure, patients will need to wear a special supportive bra. This will help ease the swelling and encourage the breasts to heal properly in the correct position. In order to further aid healing after breast lift surgery, it is important to follow all post-op instructions, which might include:

  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Avoid exercise and strenuous movement
  • Take enough time off work
  • Take any prescribed medications
  • Refrain from smoking
  • Refrain from consuming alcohol
  • Keep your incisions clean
  • Stay hydrated
  • Contact us in the case if you have concerns

After a mastopexy, it is important to rest and allow your body time to recover. Patients can normally return to light activities and work within one week, with exercise slowly introduced over the coming weeks after surgery. Dr Terrence Scamp will advise each patient on how long they should wear the supportive bra. This can be for about six to 12 weeks.

Although changes to the breasts might be visible straight away, it can take several months for the breasts to fully heal and settle into their new position. Patients should also be prepared to have some scarring on the breasts. These scars should fade over time, with the appropriate care, but they will never fully disappear.

Surgery risks and complications

Every breast surgery presents some risks for the patient, and therefore, you should be aware of these risks before you proceed. Knowing the risks of a procedure will help you weigh them against the benefits and make a decision that is well-informed. Mild side effects are common and expected, such as bruising and swelling, but less common complications can occur in some cases, such as:

  • Slow or poor healing
  • Ongoing bruising and swelling
  • Large scars
  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Asymmetry
  • Unwanted results
  • Anaesthesia reactions
  • Loss of sensation
  • Loss of ability to breastfeed
  • Further surgery

We cannot make any promises as to the results of your mastopexy procedure. Although we make efforts to give patients a pleasing outcome, the results will vary according to the patient’s own surgical plan, health, and aftercare. If you notice any of the above issues, contact us and we can provide you with further advice and guidance.

Book your personal consultation with Dr Scamp

The decision to undergo breast lift surgery is not one that should be made lightly. If you are thinking about getting this procedure, it is a good idea to clarify your options with a qualified cosmetic plastic surgeon. Getting professional advice will help you to understand whether the procedure is suitable for you, as well as the risks and potential benefits involved. Ultimately, only you can make the decision on whether you wish to proceed with surgery.

Dr Terrence Scamp is a breast surgeon on the Gold Coast who takes care to guide patients through each phase of their surgery. By conducting detailed consultations, Dr Scamp aims to provide guidance in the lead-up to surgery and the necessary support during recovery. If you would like to find out more about surgery for mastopexy and what it can do for you, you can arrange a consultation with Dr Terrence Scamp today by contacting our Gold Coast clinic.

Common Surgery Questions FAQs: Breast Lift

Some of our most commonly asked questions about mastopexy.

What is a breast lift?

What is the recovery like after surgery for mastopexy?

Will there be scars after the procedure?

Can a breast lift surgery be combined with other procedures?

How long will a breast lift last?

Can you breastfeed after a breast lift?

Can a breast lift help with weight loss?

Can I get a breast lift and reduction?