What is a Mastopexy?

Loss of skin elasticity, gravity and other factors such as weight loss, pregnancy and breast-feeding ultimately affect the shape and firmness of a woman’s breasts.

Breast lift surgery, also called mastopexy, removes excess breast skin to raise, reshape and firm breasts. The nipples and areola are repositioned, and the areola sometimes may be reduced in size.  In most cases breast augmentation alone will not correct sagging breasts. Additional procedures may be required, such as a Mastopexy.

During your initial consultation your surgeon will perform a complete examination and listen to your concerns before discussing which options are best for you.

There are many different methods of performing a Mastopexy. The technique that is best for you will be determined by your individual needs and personal preferences. Your surgeon will discuss which of these options are most suitable for you.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding may affect the size and shape of your breasts so we recommend that if you are considering a Mastopexy procedure you do so if you do not plan to later become pregnant.


Surgery is undertaken at Kawana Private Hospital with an overnight stay.

How long is my recovery?

Recovery after any surgery usually takes around 6 weeks. The first two weeks require rest and wearing a supportive bra.

No gym or vigorous exercise for 6 weeks.