Your breast lift surgery consultation
Your consultation with Dr Laniewski provides you with an opportunity to discuss your aesthetic concerns and desired goals. While it’s only normal to be nervous about this, Dr Laniewski is a medical professional and strives to ensure your comfort.
During your consultation in our Sydney clinic, he will examine your breasts and take photographs for medical records. Expect to discuss your surgical options, procedure steps, recovery process and potential risks. Dr Laniewski will answer any questions you may have about the procedure, and you should leave your consultation with all the information needed to determine whether or not to go ahead with mastopexy surgery.
Combing your breast lift with implants
While a breast lift can transform sagging, drooping breasts, the procedure is not designed to address concerns regarding breast size. If you are concerned by both the position and size of your breasts, you may benefit from a combined breast augmentation and lift.
Breast augmentation and breast lift procedures are frequently performed together to completely transform a woman’s breasts. After Dr Laniewski has lifted and reshaped your breasts, he will create a pocket to insert implants into the breasts. Please keep in mind that this is a much more complicated surgery than an augmentation or mastopexy alone, which may increase costs and recovery times. In some cases, an augmentation mastopexy may need to be carried out during two separate procedures. If you are interested in combining your breast lift with implants, please let us know during your consultation.
The mastopexy procedure
Dr Laniewski only performs mastopexy surgery in accredited hospital facilities. Your breast lift in Sydney will comprise of the following steps:
Step 1: Administering anaesthesia
For your comfort, breast lift surgery is always performed under general anaesthesia. Dr Laniewski works alongside highly qualified anaesthetists to ensure your safety during the procedure.
Step 2: Making the incisions
There are a number of potential incision options for this procedure. The right breast lift technique for you will depend on your breast size and shape, size and position of your areolas, the quality of your skin and the degree of breast sagging. Considering these factors, Dr Laniewski may make an incision:
- Around the areola
- Around the areola and then vertically down from the areola to the breast crease
- Around the areola and then vertically down to the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease
Step 3: Reshaping the breasts
Through your incisions, Dr Laniewski will:
- Lift and reshape the underlying breast tissue
- Reposition the nipple and areola to a more natural, youthful height
- Remove excess breast skin
- If needed, reduce enlarged areolas by excising excess skin
Step 4: Closing the incisions
To complete the surgery, Dr Laniewski will close your incisions with layered sutures in the breast tissue. Keep in mind that these incision lines will fade in time, depending on a variety of factors.
Step 5: Post-op recovery and results
Most patients are able to return home on the same day as their mastopexy procedure, however some may require an overnight stay in hospital. Once given the all-clear by our plastic surgeon, you will be able to go home and begin the recovery process. Your breast lift results will immediately be visible.
What to expect after the surgery
After your mastopexy, Dr Laniewski will close your incisions with small stitches that will dissolve. This will help to reduce the appearance of scarring. You will need to have someone drive you home after your surgery, and it could be helpful to have someone help you at home for the first two or so days.
Every woman reacts to surgery differently and heals at her own pace. There are some potential commonalities that breast lift patients experience. It is normal to experience some swelling of the breast. Swelling is the body’s normal reaction to surgery. Some discolouration and bruising are also likely. However, such swelling, discolouration and bruising will subside on their own after a few weeks. Any discomfort felt will also diminish after a few weeks.
Post-operative LED Light Therapy is strongly recommended to decrease your downtime and speed healing immediately after your surgery. The treatment is convenient and can be combined with your post-operative visits. Lasting only 13 minutes and completely painless, LED Light Therapy is clinically proven to dramatically reduce the swelling and bruising that can occur after your surgery. Please speak to Dr Laniewski or one of his consultants to book your treatment.
You will be able to see the full benefit of your breast lift after around three months once the swelling has subsided. Breasts will be noticeable higher and firmer, which results in the youthful look that women want.
How much does a breast lift cost in Sydney
There are several elements that can factor into the total cost of breast lift surgery. Dr Laniewski does not provide a one-price-solution for all patients interested in a breast lift. This is because there are a range of costs to consider beyond just the fees paid to your surgeon. The best way to determine what your mastopexy surgery will cost is to meet with Dr Laniewski and discuss your cosmetic goals.
Breast augmentation can be broken down into three cost components: surgeon’s fees, anaesthetist’s fees and hospital fees.
Your surgeon’s fee is the fee that Dr Laniewski charges for performing the surgery. This fee is fixed and comprises of the cost of the entire breast lift surgery, pre-operative care and post-operative care and visits.
Mastopexy surgery with Dr Laniewski is always performed under general anaesthesia. Your anaesthetist fee will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the anaesthetist who attends to you.
Hospital fees can vary dramatically from hospital to hospital. Given that breast lift is usually performed as a day case, your hospital fees will likely comprise only of the two or so hours in the operating theatre, as well as the time needed to recover from the anaesthetic.
You may also need to pay out of pocket for support and compression garments that will help to enhance your results after surgery. You may also need to factor in the cost of missing up to two weeks of work, transportation costs and potentially the costs of a carer to help you after your surgery.
As a cosmetic procedure, breast lift surgery will usually not be covered by Medicare or private health insurance. During your initial consultation with Dr Laniewski, you will be given a detailed breakdown of all of the costs involved.
If you would like to find out more about having a breast lift and how this surgery can help you, you can contact us today to arrange a consultation with Dr Laniewski.