Procedures

Breast Lift

Breast Lift

A woman’s breasts experience significant changes over time, which can impact her overall satisfaction with her appearance. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight fluctuations can all take their toll on the breasts, causing them to sag and lose volume. Women that are unhappy with the look of their breasts may be candidates for a surgical procedure known as a breast lift. This procedure lifts the breasts to their original position and profile on the chest, enhancing your upper body contour.

Dr Teston brings more than 24 years of experience to the operating table, and has performed all types of breast enhancement procedures. To help you regain your youthful figure, she can perform a breast lift alone, although in some cases, she may recommend combining the lift procedure with breast reduction or augmentation. This will address additional concerns you might have regarding your breasts and produce even more dramatic results.

Before Your Breast Lift

There are different techniques that can be used during a breast lift, depending on the amount of ptosis (sagging) you are experiencing:

  • Peri-areolar incision is used when the sagging is minimal. This incision goes around the pigmented portion of the breast known as the areola. With this technique, post-operative scarring is barely visible. However, the amount of lift that can be provided is limited.
  • Lollipop incision combines the peri-areolar incision with a single line running down the lower half of the breast. This technique does leave some visible scarring on the lower portion of the breast, but is effective in providing more lift to a breast that has moderate sagging.
  • Short vertical scar technique allows for the greatest amount of correction to significant breast sagging. This technique includes the lollipop incision plus a short horizontal incision that runs across the breast crease.

Dr Teston will determine the best procedure for you based on the amount of correction you require. She will discuss these choices at your initial consultation so you know what to expect from your breast lift surgery.

During Your Breast Lift

Your breast lift procedure will be performed by Dr Teston at an accredited surgical facility, and you will be given general anaesthesia so that you sleep through the procedure. Dr Teston will then make the necessary incisions and remove excess skin, eliminating sagging and restoring lift. If augmentation or reduction is to be performed with the lift, they can usually be done at the same time.

Because drains may be placed in your incisions after your surgery, you may spend a day in the hospital, cared for by an attentive nursing staff. Bandages that are placed on the breasts immediately following your procedure will be removed the next day and replaced with a surgical bra so you will be able to shower. The drains will also be removed before you go home to continue your recovery process.

After Your Breast Lift

Barring any unforeseen delays, you should be back to your regular activities within a week or two. Dr Teston will advise you to avoid strenuous physical activity for an additional two weeks to prevent complications and allow for full healing of the breasts. The results of your breast lift will be long-lasting, allowing you to enjoy your restored youthful figure for many years to come.

A breast lift is an effective procedure that helps you regain a more attractive upper body profile. To learn more about this surgery, schedule your personal consultation with Dr Teston by contacting her office on (02) 9708 3511.

Procedures Offered


With more than two decades of experience in plastic surgery, Dr Teston is qualified to provide a broad range of plastic surgery procedures. Some of the choices available to her patients include:

Breast Enhancement

No matter what cosmetic goals you might have for your breasts, Dr Teston can help you achieve them. One of her specialties is correcting asymmetries between the breasts that cause a woman to feel self-conscious about her body. Other breast procedures offered by Dr Teston include:

Facial Improvements

Whether you are concerned about the effects of ageing or looking to correct an imperfection that has been nagging you throughout your adult life, Dr Teston offers procedures to enhance and refresh your appearance. She can customise any of the following to your specifications and facial proportions:

  • Facelift to smooth the skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Eyelid surgery to correct drooping and rejuvenate the area around the eyes
  • Rhinoplasty or nose reshaping to create symmetry, remove imperfections, or restore the nose after injury
  • Otoplasty (or ear surgery) to correct ears that stick out or are disproportionately large
Body Contouring

Body contouring is an effective way to put the final touches on your body shape when you can’t get there with diet and exercise alone. Body contouring is usually recommended for patients that have achieved a healthy, stable weight and may include the following:

  • Abdominoplasty (or tummy tuck) to tighten and flatten the midsection
  • Lift procedures to shape and firm the upper arms and thighs
  • Liposuction to remove isolated, stubborn areas of fat from nearly anywhere on the body
  • Labiaplasty to correct discomfort due to either developmental or hormonal enlargements or scarring
Skin Treatments

As the largest organ of the body, the skin deserves special attention. When you want to get rid of unsightly moles, fatty lumps, or other concerns, Dr Teston is prepared to eliminate the blemish and leave the best cosmetic results behind. Some of the concerns Dr Teston can treat include:

Hand Restoration

Your hands are one of the most functional and visible parts of the body, and when they are injured or affected by a debilitating condition, the effects on your life can be dramatic. Dr Teston offers hand surgery to treat many of these concerns, with the following being some of the hand conditions she treats:

When you are in search of a plastic surgeon in Sydney, Dr Teston offers a valuable female perspective, extensive training and experience, and a commitment to the highest level of patient care. To learn more about our practice, contact our office today at (02) 9708 3511.