Breast Lift

Factors such as age, genetics, pregnancy, weight changes, and gravity can cause the shape of the breast to change with time. Breasts may begin to droop and sag, or in some cases, rotate in a downward direction. Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reshape and lift breasts into a more upright position.

During a breast lift procedure, our plastic surgeons remove excess skin and tighten the remaining skin. If necessary, the surgeon will reduce the size of the areola. The procedure often takes between 1-2 hours to complete under a general anesthetic.

 

How It’s Done

 

Technique: Periareolar, circumareolar, vertical, and anchor.

 

Incision site: Hidden around the areola, a short vertical incision down to the breast fold, or may also include an incision along the breast crease.

 

Am I A Candidate?

 

If you are in good general health and have specific but realistic goals for your appearance, there is no defined age limit for this procedure.

 

What To Expect

 

This is an outpatient procedure, meaning patients can return home the same day. Most patients experience minimal discomfort that is easily controlled with oral medication. Patients will likely experience some bruising and swelling after surgery, but the majority of the swelling will likely subside after a few days. Most patients are back to work within one week but should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for three weeks.

 

We provide detailed preoperative and postoperative instructions at Western Surgery Centre.

 

Additional Information

 

Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.

 

We strongly encourage you to research the operation thoroughly. Here are some useful links to help you: