Breast lift with implants
A breast lift with implants, or augmentation mastopexy, rejuvenates and lifts breasts to a more youthful position and at the same time increases breast volume with the addition of a silicone implant. The operation involved is somewhat more complex than a breast lift alone and requires more planning. The results of this procedure, however, can be quite stunning.
As with standard breast augmentations, a number of different implants may be used and the incisions involved are similar to those of the breast lift alone.
Dr Moncrieff generally prefers to perform this procedure as a two-stage process to deliver superior shape with reduced risks and scarring. More information can be found in the drop down boxes below.
Discover more about a breast lift with implants (also known by the medical term of augmentation mastopexy), including information on costs, hospital arrangements, recovery and a 3D animation of the procedure by scrolling down.
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For the vast majority of patients, this is regarded as a cosmetic procedure by health insurance funds, meaning they will not cover a portion of the expenses.
As a result, the total fee is $19,000 – $20,000 as a one stage procedure, or up to $25,000 if two stages is recommended (see the drop down box below).
This includes the surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee, hospital stay and garment.
Over the years, Dr Moncrieff has observed that women who had a lift and implant in two stages had better results. This is because there is a reduced risk of wound healing issues, reduced risk of stretched scars and better nipple placement. For the vast majority of women seeking both a lift and implant, this is his preferred method. Yes, it does mean two hospital admissions and recovery periods, but the results make it worth it.
The other thing to remember is that not all women who have laxity, particularly after children, require a surgical lift. The use of an anatomical implant inserted using a dual plane technique is enough to give a lift and the desired additional volume for many women. You can explore this in a $50 Vectra photo simulation if you are not sure what your options are.
For more information, you might like to read Dr Moncrieff’s blog post on this topic here.
Performed under General Anaesthetic in hospital
1- 2 nights in hospital.
• Two weeks off work
• Garment for 6 weeks and bruising and swelling for two weeks
Generally not available