To Lift or Not to Lift

Breast Lifts

Breast augmentation is to increase breast size and, depending on the type of implant chosen, to make breast perkier. In addition, the use of implants enhances the contour of the breasts, and as I tell all my patients, the curves and proportions of the patient’s silhouette are more important than the raw figures pertaining to the implants.

For breasts that have become saggy or ‘bottom heavy’, a breast lift (mastopexy) may be required. This is a more involved procedure than breast augmentation, and requires more operating time and is less predictable; thus, it is much more expensive, also.

Occasionally large breast implants may be used to avoid getting a breast lift, but all too often, the results are either suboptimal or have a short period of acceptability before gravity wins. Thus, for patients with droopy and empty breasts, an ‘augmented mastopexy’ which is a combined ‘boob job and boob lift’ is necessary. In this procedure, in addition to making breasts perkier and reducing the apparent height of the chest, volume is given (or restored) to the breasts and, as a bonus, the amount of stretch marks may also be reduced. 

It is important to consider numerous facets of the patient’s health, lifestyle, personality, and aspirations – not just the expected aesthetic outcome – when undertaking elective surgery, and I pride myself on this aspect.

With ‘breast’ regards,

Dr. Niro Sivathasan
Senior Cosmetic Surgeon
(08) 6117 0622

<h4>Dr. Niro Sivathasan</h4><p>BSc (Hons), MB, BS (Lond), DRCOG, AesthMed Board Cert. (AAAM), GradDipAesthMed (UK), PGCert BA, MRCS (Eng), AFACP, DU (Paris), FCPCA, FFMACCS, FACCS, FASCBS, FAACS​</p>

Dr. Niro Sivathasan

BSc (Hons), MB, BS (Lond), DRCOG, AesthMed Board Cert. (AAAM), GradDipAesthMed (UK), PGCert BA, MRCS (Eng), AFACP, DU (Paris), FCPCA, FFMACCS, FACCS, FASCBS, FAACS​

Multiple postgraduate qualifications in general surgery, cosmetic surgery, and aesthetic medicine, were gained in America, Australia, and Britain. Now, ‘Dr. Niro’ is exclusively in private clinical practice and is a senior trainer and K.O.L. (key opinion leader) for the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries (since 2014).

He has published over 35 medical articles, spoken at conferences around the world, written book chapters, and is reviewer and editorial committee-member for various medical journals in addition to being a recognised medical educator on the national and international stage.