Breast lift?

Hi there Just wanted to get some advice and answers to some questions. I am 5 months post partum with my second child. I am still breastfeeding, I have lost 10kgs but have another 15kgs to lose. Do you recommend waiting a certain period of time once I have stopped breast feeding before I get surgery? One boob is alot bigger than the other due to my bub feeding better on one side. I think I already know the answer but is a breast lift required in my situation? I am currently a 12 DD/E? I don't like the fake boobs look but my boobs have definitely lost their perkiness and I hate how saggy they are. But I also dont like the lollipop scars.

Net84 October 3rd, 2016 QLD

  • Answer
    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi Net84.
    Thank you for posting your photo and questions. During consultation, discussion will be focused on your goals and clinical findings. Obviously, trying to achieve (as close to) symmetry will be one of those goals. You also have to think about what size and shape breasts you wish to achieve. Are you happy with your current volume, but just want to lift the breasts up? Or are you looking for increased cup size as well? 
    Looking at your photo, you have a significant degree of ptosis (droop). Therefore, I do not think you will be able to get away without some kind of lift procedure, which will entail external scars. This comes as an inevitable compromise toward getting good breast shape control. Most scars however, tend to fade with time, and patients are generally happy with their new breast shape despite having external scars.

    Hope this information helps.
    Best regards,Dr Ray GohValley Plastic Surgery
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    Dr. Eddie Cheng

    Eddie Cheng

    11 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hello Net84 
    Based on your Clinical photos I think you would benefit from a breast lift or mastopexy and the lollipop scar is unavoidable given the degree of ptsosis. 

    In terms of surgery I would suggest waiting until you have finished breast feeding and your breast size and also your goal weight is stable for 6 months. 
    I also think you might be eligible for Medicare and health fund rebate given your nipple position. In that case it is best to wait until your youngest child is at least 12 months old. 
    Regards Dr Eddie Cheng AR Plastic Surgery