Breast Enlargement, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction & Gynaecomastia Surgery Sydney & Port Macquarie clinics

Breast Enlargement, Breast Lift, Breast Reduction & Gynaecomastia Surgery Sydney & Port Macquarie clinics

Breast Lift with Breast Implants

A woman’s breasts often define her femininity, and with the vast differences in shape, size, and appearance, breasts further help to define a woman’s individualism. The breasts undergo changes in response to factors such as genetics, aging, pregnancy and breast feeding, weight gain or loss, and hormonal fluctuations. All of these factors can cause the breast size and shape to change. These changes can be dissatisfying and can make women feel as if they are losing some of their femininity and youthful vitality.

Breast augmentation alone cannot restore the shape of the breasts for those women who have significantly “droopy” breasts. For those women who would like to have a breast enlargement to increase the size of their breasts as well as restore a firm, more upright position, a breast augmentation in combination with a breast lift can improve body contours and revitalize their appearance.


Incisions for the breast lift and breast augmentation are typically around the Nipple, or the Nipple and down the vertical part of the lower breast.

Mastopexy augmentation, or a breast lift augmentation, tightens the breast skin, lifts the nipple to a better height and increases the size for better upper chest fullness. My preference is a partial sub pectoral implant plane so the recovery from this surgery is a bit lengthier than just a breast lift. Most patients are able to return to work after two weeks and to the gym after 6-8 weeks.

Breast Lift/ Mastopexy Surgery (No Breast Implants)

Many patients complain to me about the droopiness of their breasts. Some are happy with the overall volume or size of their breasts, but feel they tend to wrinkle and fold in a bra. Mastopexy, or breast lift surgery, can reduce the skin excess and lift the saggy nipple to a more acceptable level. No breast implant is necessary if a patient is happy with her overall size. The surgery takes about 2-3 hours to perform and the recovery is about one week off from work.

Breast Reduction Surgery

Many women complain of back, shoulder and neck discomfort due to the large size of their breasts. Most Medical Insurance companies will cover some if not most of the cost of breast reduction surgery. I use my judgment along with the patient’s request to come up with the most proportional breast size.

Reduction mammaplasty can improve the shape and size of the breasts allowing one to wear lighter bras and camisoles. I prefer the Hall Findlay modification of a vertical scar breast reduction as I feel it gives the best projection and shape of the breast. Standard anchor reduction mammaplasty procedures result in flattening (“bottoming out”) and widening of the breast with time. I have found the vertical breast reduction retains a better shape over the years.

The surgery takes me about 3 hours to perform under general anesthesia. I usually combine some liposuction of the lateral chest to reduce the width of the breasts as well. The recovery is about one to 2 weeks off from work and 6-8 weeks away from the gym. The size change is apparent immediately; however postoperative swelling can take 6-8 weeks to settle after which patients can shop for a bra appropriate to their new breast size.

Male Breast Reduction/ Gynaecomastia Surgery

Some boys and men are bothered by excess fat and breast tissue known as Gynaecomastia. They are frequently very self conscious and will not take off their shirts at the beach. A solution is male breast reduction surgery, or subcutaneous mastectomy, a procedure that removes extra breast tissue and fat to give a more sculpted look to the male chest.

There are several techniques used such as liposuction alone, direct areolar tissue reduction surgery with a short peri areolar scar (Scar around the Nipple only), and full breast reduction surgery with scars around the nipple and along the chest (for very droopy breasts such as those in massive weight loss patients).

The full result is usually seen in a few weeks however scars take 6-12 months to completely mature and fade with time.

Interested in the next step?
Please get in touch to arrange an appointment
Contact us