How much does a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) cost in Sydney Australia?

Mon 17th Oct 2022

Breasts may be ptotic (droopy) because they initially developed that way, or more often, they become that way with the passage of time. The skin and ligaments which maintain the shape of the breasts soften and stretch, and lead to ptotic (drooping) breasts. This ptosis is made worse by the loss of natural breast tissue volume over time. This is a condition that affects women of all ages.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) surgery, also known as Mastopexy, is designed to lift and reshape ptotic breasts. It involves lifting the position of the nipple, lifting and re-shaping the breast tissue volume and creating a breast mound over the optimal chest wall position, and not on the abdominal wall. It may also involve increasing the breast tissue volume through the use of Breast Implants or fat transfer.

In this article, we will be discussing the cost of Breast Lift (Mastopexy) surgery and taking a look at some of the factors that can affect the total cost of the procedure. If you have any questions or would like to request a consultation with Dr Eddy Dona, please do not hesitate to contact our clinic using the contact form below this article.

However, in summary the total out of pocket will depend on:

  • Surgical complexity – the surgery could take anywhere between two and four hours, depending on what is required.
  • Does it involve the use of implants?
  • Do you have Private Health Insurance and is your surgery covered by your insurance? If so (for most people it does not), your health fund will cover most, if not all, of the hospital fees.
  • Do you need to stay in hospital overnight?

Initial consultation with Dr Eddy Dona

Your initial consultation with Dr Eddy Dona is the first step.

During your consultation with Dr Dona in Sydney, Dr Dona will evaluate numerous factors that are required for the optimal treatment plan to address your concerns. This includes skin and breast tissue quality, breast tissue volume and quality, nipple areola size and position, and overall degree of ptosis. You will be able to discuss with Dr Dona how you would ideally like your breasts to look post-surgery and express your concerns.

After your consultation with Dr Dona, a surgical plan will be tailored for you, and you will be provided with a quote. You will also be able to discuss possible surgery dates with one of our patient liaisons.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) hospital fee

Cosmetic & Reconstructive Plastic Surgery procedures are always performed in a private hospital, meaning that part of the total cost of your Breast Lift (Mastopexy) surgery will be for the use of the operating theatre and your postoperative recovery at the hospital where your surgery is performed. Typically, most patients can go home on the same day as their surgery and do not require an overnight stay.

Breast Lift (Mastopexy) surgery anaesthetist fee

Part of the total cost for your surgery is the Anaesthetist’s fee. This is the specialist doctor that puts you to sleep for the surgery, monitors you throughout, and wakes you up at the end of the surgery. Before your surgery, the Anaesthetist will meet with you to discuss the procedure and any prescribed antibiotics and pain medication that you will be directed to take during your postoperative recovery. Everyone responds differently to an anaesthetic however; your specialist Anaesthetist will do all they can to ensure you wake up as comfortably as possible and have the appropriate medication to go home with to remain as comfortable as possible.

Variations in Breast Lift (Mastopexy) surgery techniques

There are various surgical techniques that can be used during Breast Lift surgery, which can be read about on our breast lift procedure page. During your initial consultation and after discussing your concerns, Dr Dona will be able to make a recommendation as to which type of Breast Lift procedure will address your concerns and help to provide you with the optimal aesthetic outcome. Some surgical techniques are more complicated than others and can take longer to perform and therefore, they may be more expensive. Whether implants are used in your Breast Lift (Mastopexy) procedure will also affect the total cost of the surgery.

Combining Breast Lift (Mastopexy) surgery with other procedures

Patients seeking to undergo one or more surgical procedures may wish to have them both performed at the same time. On the right patient, Dr Dona will commonly perform Breast Lift (Mastopexy) surgery in conjunction with a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) and/or Arm Reduction (Brachioplasty).

Surgeons fee & follow-up appointments

Your treatment does not end with the surgery. In order to ensure you achieve an optimal outcome, we incorporate a number of postoperative treatment modalities to help with your healing and scar quality. This includes the use of our light-based therapy treatment protocol. Light therapy is designed to expedite the healing process, reduce pain, and optimise scar quality.

Does Private Health Insurance or Medicare cover Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Surgery

Medicare does not cover cosmetic elective surgical procedures. Breast Lift surgery is primarily a cosmetic procedure, but in some rare cases, it may be deemed to be medically necessary, and in such cases, you may be eligible for a Medicare rebate.

Whether your private health insurance covers Breast Lift surgery largely depends on your policy and provider. If you have private health insurance with hospital cover, you may be eligible to have the hospital component subsidised. You should always confirm with your health fund what your level of cover will pay for your surgery. However, as previously stated, the vast majority of women having cosmetic breast surgery will not be covered by Medicare or any Private Health Insurance.

How much will my Breast lift (Mastopexy) cost?

As can be appreciated by the above, the only way to get a precise quote for your Breast Lift (Mastopexy) surgery is to have a formal consultation with Dr Dona. To request a consultation with Dr Eddy Dona, use the contact form below this article.

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