Breast Lift Sydney

Breast Lift surgery is also known as a mastopexy. It raises the breasts with the removal of excess breast tissue and skin, and tightening the tissue in order to reshape and support an improved breast contour.

Breast Lift Sydney

Breast Lift surgery is also known as a mastopexy. It raises the breasts with the removal of excess breast tissue and skin, and tightening the tissue in order to reshape and support an improved breast contour.

What concerns can a breast lift help to address?

It’s important to remember that every individual is unique and so too are their needs and desired outcomes for cosmetic surgery. If you’re considering a procedure, it’s essential to have a comprehensive consultation with one of our experienced surgeons. They can help you understand whether you’re a suitable candidate and what you can realistically expect from the surgery. The information provided here is meant to help guide you, but it’s not a replacement for professional medical advice. Always organise a consultation for personalised advice.

If you are concerned about the way you look or are thinking about cosmetic surgery for confidence reasons, there are alternatives. Talking to a counsellor or psychologist may help you overcome your concerns about your appearance.

Sagging Breasts: Breast lift surgery might be an option for individuals with breasts that sag significantly. This often occurs due to factors such as aging, weight loss, or breastfeeding.
Downward-Pointing Nipples: The procedure can potentially address concerns about nipples and areolas that point downward, a common consequence of breast sagging.
Stretched Skin: The surgery could help tighten stretched skin and tissues, which are common results of pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight fluctuations.
Asymmetry: The procedure might help correct significant asymmetry where one breast sags more than the other.
Flattened Appearance: Breast lift surgery may help reshape the breasts, potentially addressing concerns about breasts appearing flattened or elongated.
Low Set Breasts: It might be suitable for individuals with low-set breasts or stretched skin and ligaments due to aging or weight fluctuations.
Volume Distribution: The surgery can potentially improve the distribution of breast volume, which can shift to the lower half of the breast over time.

What to expect


The journey towards a breast lift begins with a comprehensive consultation with our experienced surgeon. During this meeting, your aesthetic goals, medical history, and current breast structure will be evaluated. The surgeon will assess your breast size, shape, and skin elasticity. This consultation provides an ideal opportunity for you to voice any concerns or ask any questions you may have about the procedure.

Number and type of consultation

It is a requirement under the law, that a patient seeking cosmetic surgery must have at least two pre-operative consultations. The patient’s first consultation must be with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery or another registered health practitioner who works with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery (not a patient advisor or an agent). At least one of the two consultations must be in person with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery. Other consultations can be in person or by video.

When consent can be given

A patient must not be requested to sign consent forms at their first consultation and cannot consent to cosmetic surgery until they have had an in-person consultation with the medical practitioner who will perform the surgery. The decision to have the surgery (provision of informed consent) must be made at a consultation with the medical practitioner who will perform the procedure (in person or by video).

Cooling-off Period

There must be a cooling-off period of at least seven days after the patient has had two consultations and given informed consent (signed consent forms), before the surgery can be booked or a deposit paid. 


Once the surgical plan has been mutually agreed upon, you will receive specific instructions on how to prepare for your breast lift surgery. These may include dietary guidelines, advice on smoking and alcohol consumption, specific instructions about medications or supplements, and pre-operative care.


Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, typically takes two to three hours and is usually performed under general anesthesia. The procedure involves making incisions around the areola, extending vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease. The surgeon then reshapes the breast tissue, lifts the nipple and areola into a more forward position, and removes excess skin. The incisions are then closed with sutures.


After the surgery, you’ll be monitored in a recovery room for a short period. Most patients can go home the same day, though occasionally an overnight hospital stay may be recommended. Swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort are normal but will begin to subside after a few days.

Most patients feel ready to return to non-strenuous daily activities within a week, while more vigorous activities should be avoided for about two to four weeks. Regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and ensure a smooth recovery.

The final results of your breast lift surgery will be noticeable within a few weeks once the swelling has completely subsided, but the full effect may not be apparent for several months as the breasts continue to settle into their new position.

Surgery Time
1.5 to 2.5 hours
Hospital Time
Day stay with an option for overnight
Time off work
2 weeks
Cast Removal
Drains for 2 to 5 days - Garment for 12 weeks
Sponge bath after two days however incisions must remain dry
Take easy for 3 months
4 to 6 weeks and not while taking prescribed pain relief. We also recommend checking with your CTA insurer as to the post surgery exclusion period.
After 2 weeks for national and 4 weeks for international
Full Recovery
12 months for final results

Considerations Before Cosmetic Surgery

While we aim to provide accurate information about the different surgical procedures available, it’s important to understand that the content provided here serves as a general guide only. The specifics of each surgery, including the procedure detailed above, can and will vary significantly from person to person, depending on their unique circumstances and physical characteristics.

Undergoing cosmetic surgery is a serious decision that requires ample thought, careful consideration, and meticulous planning. It should never be taken lightly or treated trivially, as it can have profound impacts on one’s lifestyle and wellbeing.

Recovery from cosmetic surgery, too, requires time, support, and proper aftercare. We strive to present realistic and transparent information about the recovery process, but individual experiences may vary. It is typical for recovery to involve certain services or requirements, such as the use of compression garments or receiving therapeutic massages. It also often necessitates significant lifestyle changes, which may include a period of absence from employment and temporary restrictions on certain activities.

In light of these considerations, we strongly encourage potential patients to engage in comprehensive discussions with their GP and our surgeons. The goal is to fully understand the implications, requirements, and likely outcomes of any chosen procedure, and to make informed decisions about their health and aesthetics.

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General risks and complications of surgery include:

Substantial Hemorrhage: This involves severe blood loss from the area that underwent surgery, which may necessitate additional medical interventions.
Susceptibility to Infection: Post-surgery, the risk of infection can rise, potentially requiring either antibiotic treatment or subsequent surgical interventions.
Allergic Responses: Patients may exhibit allergic reactions to medical materials such as sutures, dressings, or antiseptic solutions used during and after the procedure.
Hematoma Formation: This involves the development of a sizable clot of blood beneath the incision site, which may necessitate medical drainage.
Post-Surgical Discomfort: Patients may experience pain, bruising, and swelling in the area surrounding the surgical site.
Scar Development: There's a risk of developing keloids or hypertrophic scars, which are elevated, red, and thickened scars over the healed incisions. Though they can be bothersome and aesthetically displeasing, they don't pose a direct health threat.
Delayed Healing Process: Healing can be sluggish, especially in patients with pre-existing conditions like diabetes or those who smoke.
Anaesthesia Risks: Patients may experience short-term nausea following general anaesthesia, along with other potential risks associated with anaesthesia.

Breast lift risks and complications include:

Altered Breast or Nipple Sensation: Breast lift surgery can lead to temporary or permanent changes in breast or nipple sensation, including numbness or increased sensitivity.
Asymmetry: Despite careful surgical planning, there's a risk that the breasts may not be symmetrical in size or shape after the surgery.
Dissatisfaction with Cosmetic Outcome: The patient might be dissatisfied with the shape or contour of the lifted breasts, potentially requiring further corrective surgery.
Difficulty with Breastfeeding: Breast lift surgery can potentially impact the ability to breastfeed in the future.
Changes in Breast Skin Sensation: Some patients experience changes in the sensation of skin over the breasts. While this is often temporary, in rare cases it may be permanent.
Potential for Revision Surgery: If the results of the breast lift are not satisfactory, or if complications occur, additional surgery may be required.
Loss of Breast Tissue: There's a small risk of loss of breast tissue due to changes in blood supply during the surgery, which may affect the aesthetic outcome.
Breast Ptosis Recurrence: Over time, and due to factors such as aging, gravity, weight fluctuations, and hormonal changes, the breasts may sag again after the surgery.

Patient Results


Disclaimer: Photographs shown above are actual patients from our clinic, who have given their consent for the use of their images purely for informational purposes. It is important to note that the results observed are subjective, and will differ based on each individual’s unique characteristics and the specific surgical or non-surgical techniques implemented. As with all procedures, both surgical and non-surgical, there are inherent risks involved.

Despite our efforts to maintain standardisation in our before and after photos, certain inconsistencies, such as differences in lighting, posture, facial expression, hairstyle, and make-up, may still exist between images. For a more comprehensive understanding of potential results, additional surgical result photographs can be viewed during a private consultation at our clinic located in Double Bay, NSW.

Additionally, we wish to emphasise that individual outcomes can greatly differ. The results experienced by one person should not be viewed as an exact indication of the results that others may experience. Such variations are due to a multitude of factors, including an individual’s genetics, diet, and exercise regimen.

All photos are watermarked and hold the copyright of Dr Zacharia. Any unauthorised usage or distribution is strictly prohibited.

How Much Does Breast Lift Cost?

Your personalised quote will be prepared following an in-depth evaluation by our expert surgeon. This includes a thorough assessment of your individual needs, detailed explanation of the procedure, and a tailored approach to best achieve the desired outcomes. The quote considers various elements including surgical supplies, hospital requirements, and the specifics of the surgery itself.

Potential rebates might be available if the procedure is deemed medically necessary by relevant health authorities. Conditions for this include providing evidence supporting the medical necessity of the surgery and a referral from a healthcare professional. Your private health insurance may also provide coverage, so it’s essential to discuss this with your provider.


A breast lift surgery, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure designed to raise and reshape the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. This helps to correct sagging, enhance shape, and improve the position of the nipples. It’s typically chosen by individuals who have experienced changes in their breasts due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or genetic factors.
The recovery process after a breast lift surgery varies for each individual, but generally, patients may expect to resume light activities within a few days to a week. Temporary swelling, bruising, discomfort, and changes in nipple or breast sensation are common but typically resolve over time. It’s crucial to follow all post-operative instructions provided by your surgeon, including guidelines about wearing surgical bras, caring for incisions, and returning to physical activities.
The goal of a breast lift surgery is to create an uplifted breast contour that is proportionate to the rest of your body. An experienced surgeon will use techniques aimed at achieving the most natural-looking result possible. However, it’s important to understand that each patient’s results will vary based on their individual anatomy and healing process. The final results are typically seen several months after the surgery, once the breasts have settled into their new shape and position.

Self-Assess Your Readiness For a Facelift

Thank you for taking the Dr Zacharia self-assessment form to better understand how mentally and physically you are for achieving the best facelift possible. Please answer all questions below, and provide photos for a pre op screening by Dr Zacharia.

Disclaimer: Please note that Dr Zacharia has the same rights as a patient. If you choose not to go ahead with Dr Zacharia based on his recommendations, he also has the right to turn away patients who he feels may be too high risk for surgery or show a lack of compliance for surgery protocols.

Surgery is a serious decision, and we are striving for the best outcomes for all. However, all surgery comes with a risk of complication or revision. Follow your pre and post op instructions for your safety and best possible outcome. However, the human body is not an exact science and Dr Zacharia and his team can only use their extensive experience to help guide you through any issue that could arise.

Please complete the following information, so we can send you your results and contact you for further discussion later.

Dr ZACHARIA’s opinion will be based on your anatomy. If the budget you have specified does not meet his recommendations, we will highlight the limitations of lesser invasive treatments based on your budget/ anatomy.

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