What are the potential risks and complications of a breast lift?

Some possible complications and risks specific to breast lift surgery include:

  • Surgical risks such as bleeding or infection
  • Seroma accumulation under the breast. This fluid may need to be drained under ultrasound guidance.
  • Visible and prominent scars including keloid and hypertrophic scars
  • Swelling and bruising around the breasts which takes two to three months to settle
  • Fat necrosis of the breast. This is a result of poor blood supply to the fat cells. These show themselves as small firm lumps.
  • Changes in breast and nipple sensation
  • Temporary or permanent areas of numbness around the scars
  • Asymmetry of the breasts
  • Partial or total loss of nipple and areola
  • Need for further surgery to treat complications
  • Revisional surgery to correct any unevenness between the two sides
  • A blood clot in the legs (DVT), which can move to the lungs and may be life threatening

How much does a breast lift cost?

Breast lift surgery, in some circumstances, can be a reconstructive procedure and may be covered by private health insurance. Review your policy carefully to determine what is covered.

Costs associated with a breast lift vary between $17,000-19,000 depending on a number of factors including:

  • Anaesthetist's fees
  • Type of implant used, if any
  • Private hospital or day surgical facility fees
  • Need for post-operative garments
  • Surgical assistant's fee

After our consultation, my staff will give you an itemised account of the total cost.

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