Breast Lift

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A Breast Lift reduces sagging breast tissue

A Breast Lift  improves low or saggy breasts. The procedure works by lifting low hanging tissue. So your breasts will be firmer and higher. It also reduces the size of large areola.

What are some causes of saggy breasts?      

  • heredity
  • breast feeding
  • weight loss

What can be improved ? 

  • low, saggy breasts sit higher and firmer
  • the nipples can be lifted
  • the procedure reduces the size of large areola

What types of breast lift are there?

There are 3 main types:

Peri-areolar (“doughnut”) type
This procedure only lifts your nipple. It is used when your nipple is low but your breast is not too loose. So, it is not helpful if your breasts are quite low.                                                                                  It can lift your nipple up to 2cm by making an incision around the areola.

Vertical ( “lollipop”) breast lift
This type is the most common.  It improves loose breast tissue as well as low nipples.
The vertical lift makes an incision around your areola as well as down the front of your breasts. So both your nipple and your breast can be lifted significantly with this technique.

Anchor breast lift
This is an extended version of the vertical lift.
An incision is made around your areola, down the front of the middle of your breast and also in the crease below your breast.                                                                                                                                  So this technique improves very loose breast tissue.

Do I need a breast lift or breast implants?

Many women are uncertain about this.                                                                                                          Dr Szalay often needs to examine your breasts to answer this question. He will ask you what your goal is. So this will include where you would like your breasts to sit as well as the final size you want.

Find out more here

Can I have a breast lift and implants at the same time?

This is possible providing the implant size is 450cc or less. So if you want a 500cc implant, Dr Szalay would stage the procedures.

Is it possible to have a breast lift without implants?

You can have this procedure without implants if you are just seeking firmer, higher breasts with a better nipple position.
A lift alone however, will not provide upper fullness. Many women choose to have implants as well as a lift in order to achieve upper fullness.

How long is the recovery period?

Immediately after your surgery, you will be taken into a recovery area to be closely monitored following surgery. The nursing staff  will put your support bra at this time, helping to minimise swelling and support the breasts as they heal. The procedure is a day case so you home a few hours after surgery. It is important to see Dr Szalay at his Spring Hill practice the following day so he can check on your progress and change your dressings.

There will be some pain the first night and we give you pain medication for this. The pain typically settles over the next few days.

Sometimes Dr Szalay puts in drains during the procedure and these are usually removed 3 days following the procedure.

If you have implants as well as a lift, it is normal for your breasts to feel tight and appear swollen and “top heavy” over the first few days. The tightness and swelling reduce over the first week but it can take 3 months for your breasts to settle into position.

Usually you will be able to return to work after 7 days unless your work involves heavy lifting, in which case you may require an extra week.

Dr Szalay prefers you to keep the wounds dry for 3 weeks in order to minimise the risk of infection.

Dr Szalay will discuss what to expect during your recovery as part of your consultation and we will provide you with detailed pre and post operative instructions.

A detailed list of pre and post operative instructions is here.

Dr Szalay is contactable 24 hours a day if you need him.


The cost for a consultation with Dr Szalay is $75.
The cost of a breast lift is from $8695
A breast lift and implants is from $15,190


As with any surgery, there are possible risks involved with a breast lift. Dr Szalay will discuss these with you during your consultation. A list of possible risks is here.

Dr. Szalay does his utmost to prevent and treat negative side effects. Please read the pre-operative instructions that we provide you with carefully and contact us anytime if you have any questions or concerns.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner

Book your initial consultation

Our team will make you feel right at home. Call Precision Cosmetic Surgery on (07) 3839 7222 and schedule a consultation with Dr Michael Szalay.