Breast Lift with Implants

The Procedure

The Hospital

A Breast Lift with Implants is performed under General Anaesthetic in hospital. The hospital stay is one to two nights.


We recommend at least two weeks off work. The compression garment is required to be worn for 6 weeks, with bruising and swelling expected for two weeks.

3D Vectra Simulation

Try before you buy with our $100 Vectra simulation. In cases where the areola is sitting too low on the breast, the simulation is less accurate. However, the appointment is an opportunity to talk to Jessica our Practice Manager about the surgical process, costs and review of previous patient case studies.

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For more information on the breast lift with implant procedure, please see our narrated 3D Animation. The Animation takes a few moments to upload so please be patient as it is worth the short delay.

For the vast majority of patients, this is regarded as a cosmetic procedure by health insurance funds, meaning they will not cover a portion of the expenses.

As a result, the total fee is $19,000 – $20,000 as a one stage procedure, or up to $25,000 if two stages is recommended.

This includes the surgeon’s fee, hospital stay, anaesthetist’s fee, garment, LED light therapy for scar minimisation and follow up visits.

Before & After

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Breast Lift with Implants Dr Moncrieff results

About the patient


27 years old


6 weeks post surgery


This patient had a two-stage breast lift and augmentation using 380cc anatomical implants and fat grafting.

Breast Lift with Implants

About the patient


34 years old


4 months post surgery


This patient had a one-stage breast augmentation using 330cc anatomical implants and surgical lift.

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Frequently Asked Questions



Generally not available.

In some limited circumstances, where patients are having their surgery in two stages, a modest Medicare rebate may apply for the lift in the first operation in cases of significant sagging. The Medicare item number is 45558 (to check with your fund).

Not all women who have laxity, particularly after children, require a surgical lift. The use of an anatomical implant inserted using a dual plane technique is enough to give a lift and the desired additional volume for many women. You can explore this in a $100 Vectra surgery simulation if you are not sure what your options are. The cost comes off Dr Moncrieff's consultation fee if you wish to book to see him after your Vectra.

For more information, you might like to read Dr Moncrieff’s blog post on this topic here.

Yes! He recently did a Facebook Live video discussing past case studies, how he does the procedure, the costs, risks, recovery, Vectra simulation and answered commonly asked questions. To watch the video, click here.

Over the years, Dr Moncrieff has observed that women who had a lift and implant in two stages had better results. This is because there is a reduced risk of wound healing issues, reduced risk of stretched scars and better nipple placement. For the vast majority of women seeking both a lift and implant, this is his preferred method. Yes, it does mean two hospital admissions and recovery periods, but the results make it worth it.

For more information, you might like to read Dr Moncrieff’s blog post on this topic here.

Yes we do. We understand that surgery is a serious investment. To help you understand your payment options you may like to read our dedicated article here.

Your weight can make a big difference to the safety and outcome of your surgery – so we can’t ignore it.

In this article, Dr Moncrieff outlines why it matters and the weight range to aim for before starting the surgical journey.

A BMI at or below 25 is preferred for safety and a beautiful breast augmentation and lift outcome that will last. 

An easy BMI calculator is here.

Note that our BMI range for other breast and body surgery does extend to 28-30 however our experience is the BMIs in this range does not result in optimal outcomes in the longer term. Higher BMIs generally require much larger implants which are linked to long and short term issues. More information is here.

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