A breast lift, or mastopexy is one of the most common procedures performed, raising the breast and giving them a more youthful looking contour.

Factors such as age, breastfeeding and pregnancy, weight loss and gain and genetics can leave your once perky breasts for sagging or droopy breasts that leave you self-conscious and trying to hide under your clothes.

During consultation with your surgeon, you will be able to discuss your desired outcome and if you would also like breast implants.

An incision is made around your nipple and under the surface of your breast, likened to that of an upside T or “lollipop” scar. Excess breast tissue and skin is removed and the nipple is relocated to its new position. Implants are placed either directly under the breast tissue or chest muscle.

Nights in hospital: 2

Duration of procedure: 4-6 hours

Recommended stay in Phuket: 10-14 days

Post-operative care: your breasts will be bandaged following surgery, with dressings to your incisions. Small drains may be placed for 24-48 hours to drain excess fluid. Swelling and discomfort is common, ice packs are encouraged to reduce this and provide comfort. Your surgical bra is to be worn as recommended by your surgeon, removing only to bathe and wash the garment. Your surgeon will discuss all post-operative instructions with you prior to discharge.