Breast Lift in Malaysia

The Ultimate Guide to Breast Lift in Malaysia

Last fact-checked: 15 September 2020

Considering a breast lift but don't want your bank balance to take such a big hit? In Malaysia, you can undergo this popular procedure for thousands less than back home at one of our quality-checked clinics and hospitals. Book through Medical Departures and take advantage of our best price guarantee

Is a Breast Lift for Me?

When you are in your 20s, chances are that you had perky, tight breasts. However, it's only a matter of time before things start to go south, as well as a reduction in overall volume. This is when you know a breast lift can help.

After pregnancy, weight gain and weight loss cycles, nursing and the inevitable effects of gravity, breasts may also start to sag. While underwire, push-up and high support bras can help for some time, when you look at yourself in the mirror, you may not like what you see.

If you want to get the perkiness back or get an uplift, you might consider surgery as a way to get your younger-looking, shapely breasts back. 

Why Should You Consider Undergoing a Breast Lift in Malaysia?

There are three main reasons to opt for breast lift in Malaysia:

  • It’s much less expensive than in other developed countries, such as Australia, the UK and US.
  • Surgeons are well qualified, and we only list the ones that have passed our strict background checks on our site.
  • You also get the chance to enjoy a holiday in Malaysia (before surgery); then, you can relax in pleasant surroundings as you recover. 

Affordability is a major factor in cosmetic surgery procedures that are not covered by medical insurance. When you have to pay out of your pocket it suddenly seems like a great deal of money for what is seen as vanity. In Malaysia, surgery is so much more affordable because of the variance in the cost of living. Yet, the doctors at Malaysia's best clinics are well qualified and have often carried out some of their training in Western countries such as the US and the UK. They can also speak English and many of the medical centres where they practive are Joint Commission International-accredited.

You can also combine a breast lift surgery with a holiday in Malaysia, a beautiful country and a major tourist destination; just make sure you fit in your sightseeing activities before your surgery and plan to do very little in the days after. Malaysia is also known for its food, shopping and rich culture, with a variety of diverse destinations to check out including Kuala Lumpur, the capital, historic Malacca, Penang and the cooler Cameron Highlands. 

Why Isn't it Advisable just to Book on My Own?

When you use a search engine, you get many hits on clinics in Malaysia that all seem very good. However, you really have no assurances as to the veracity of the claims, and many of these have paid for their high position on Google when you make a search.

When you book through Medical Departures, you have an array of assurances in place. We inspect every facility, their staff, the credentials of the doctors, and ascertain whether they speak English. We also conduct patient interviews post-surgery so that you have an additional safety factor.  Clinics that don’t meet our standards don’t simply make it to our list.

How Long Does the Surgery Take and What is the Downtime?

There are different techniques for breast lift surgery. The surgeon can cut around the nipple area or around the aureole along with a vertical scar or three different cuts. All these have their pros and cons and depend on your current shape and size and what you want to achieve post-surgery. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia and takes around two to three hours. You may have to stay in the hospital overnight.

You will have a tight dressing after the surgery and later have to wear support bras until your breasts have healed. You will probably need two weeks post-surgery to recover enough to go back to work, though strenuous activities will be restricted. Snitches, if used, will be removed in 10-15 days or the doctor may use stitches that dissolve. The scars will take time till they fade somewhat, though the doctor will position them so that they are less visible.

How Much Can I Save on a Breast Lift in Malaysia?

In Malaysia, breast lift surgery will cost upwards of AUD 3,000. If you have implants or reduction at the same time, the cost will be higher.

In Australia, you can expect to pay around AUD 6,000 to AUD 10,000, which is double or even triple the cost of the surgery in Malaysia.

Please note that these are approximate, averages prices collated at the time of writing. For up-to-date prices, as well as clinic photos, surgeon profiles, patient reviews and other useful information, check out these three leading clinics in Malaysia for breast lift surgery: 

Getting Started with Medical Departures

Discover more and browse through our full list of clinics and doctors in Malaysia here.

To schedule an appointment, see below for easy ways to book or talk to our Customer Care to learn more about breast lifts in Malaysia.


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Breast Augmentation. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Website accessed 15 September 2020.

Bedford, Sam. The 10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Malaysia. The Culture Trip. 31 May 2018.

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