Australian leaders in breast and body surgery

Suite 8, Level 2, 3 Hopetoun Street, Charlestown, NSW 2290

Breast lift

Considering a breast lift in Newcastle? Surgery with Dr Moncrieff may be the answer.

Over time, the breasts undergo changes in response to factors such as genetics, pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, or lack of skin elasticity that comes with sun damage and age. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure that raises and reshapes ageing breasts. It can provide a more youthful appearance and increase self-esteem and confidence.

For those who are happy with the size/volume of their breasts and just want them to be rejuvenated and lifted to a more youthful position, the breast lift alone can be performed. For those who want their breasts lifted and also want more volume added, a breast lift can be performed in conjunction with an implant. The augmentation mastopexy, or breast lift with implants, therefore not only reshapes and rejuvenates the sagging breast but also increases cup size.

Of course, a reduction of breast tissue can also be performed in conjunction with a lift – for more information on this topic, see the Breast Reduction page.


Vectra simulation appointments

Our $50 Vectra surgery simulation appointments can be booked with our Practice Manager Jessica. The simulator may not be able to show a photo of likely results of all lifts, especially in cases of extreme laxity, the appointment still gives you the the opportunity to discuss the surgical journey including possible Medicare and fund rebates, likely costs, results Dr Moncrieff has achieved for similar patients, and access to earlier appointments if you wish to continue exploring your options with Dr Moncrieff. The $50 Vectra appointment fee is rebated off Dr Moncrieff’s consultation fee if you proceed.

Book a Vectra simulation now – book online here.


Discover more about breast lifts, including information on costs, hospital arrangements, recovery and a 3D animation of the procedure by scrolling down.

Call us on 4920 7700 to make an appointment or use the form below.

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Key Points

A range of our breast reduction results are in the gallery, but here are some of the recent photos we have published on social media with nipples covered to avoid Google listing this page lower in searches.


* Results may vary from patient to patient



For many of our lift patients, there is no Medicare item number meaning there are no health fund rebates.

In those cases, the total cost of a breast lift with Dr Moncrieff is from $16,500. This price include the surgeon’s fee, anaesthetist’s fee, hospital stay and garment.

For those limited cases where a Medicare item number applies (see more in tabs below), it reduce the total out-of-pocket cost to being from $11,000.

We understand that surgery is a serious investment. To help you understand your payment options you may like to read our dedicated article here.

Performed under General Anaesthetic in hospital

One – two night stay. Small cases may be performed as day-stay.

Two weeks off work, garment for 6 weeks and bruising and swelling for two weeks

Medicare states that a rebate is only available in cases where strict conditions are met including the volume of breast tissue which sits below the breast fold. For women with children the Medicare rules limit this rebate to 1-7 years after their last child was born.

The Medicare item number is 45558 (to check with your fund).

A breast lift, or mastopexy, can help restore a firmer, shapelier breast, which will improve body contours and give the breasts a perky, youthful appearance. It is also used to treat patients who suffer medical issues with sagging breasts such as rashes or skin breakdown under the breast. Breast lift surgery has come a long way in recent times. Multiple techniques exist that fulfil your goals with minimal scarring. Our surgeon prefers short-scar breast lift surgery, creating beautiful, natural looking, and harmonious breasts with minimal scarring.

For more information on this procedure, please see our narrated 3D Animation below. The Animation takes a few moments to upload so please be patient as it is worth the short delay. Some smartphones aren’t able to open the Animation, so please visit again from a desktop or laptop. You can also print a copy of the procedure summary while in the Animation menu.

In some cases, an implant alone will be able to achieve the lifted look our patients want without the full incisions required for a surgical lift. More information about this option is in Dr Moncrieff’s blog here.

And for other women, combining a lift with an implant will give them the result they want. More about this is here.

Many of our patients are happy to share their experiences. You can discover more about their journeys in a variety of ways, which we have outlined here.

Dr Moncrieff recently hosted a Facebook Live session to answer all the frequently asked questions from patients about breast reductions and lifts. He covers how the procedure is performed, recovery, case studies of previous patients, Medicare rebates and much more. View the recorded video here.

Why is Hunter Plastic Surgery your best choice breast lifts?

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Dr Nicholas Moncrieff

“For women who have had children or had significant weight loss, a breast lift can retain the overall size they are happy with, but create a much more youthful position and shape.”