We all want to feel good about ourselves. Each of us has a perception of the image we portray. For many Winnipeg women, the size and shape of a their breasts influence a woman’s self-image. Factors such as age, genetics, pregnancy, weight changes, and gravity can cause the shape of the breast to change with time. With time, breasts may 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.
How its done?
During a breast lift procedure, excess skin is removed, and the remaining skin is tightened. If necessary, the size of the areola will be reduced in size. The incision may be hidden around the areola, may have a short vertical incision down to the breast fold, or may also include an incision along the breast crease. There are four basic breast lift techniques, known as the periareolar, circumareolar, vertical, and anchor techniques. Choice of technique is an extremely personal decision that our plastic surgeons will help guide you through to achieve your cosmetic goals.
The procedure often takes between 1-2 hours to complete and is usually performed under a general anesthetic.
Why choose us?
The decision to have surgery is one not taken lightly. At the WSC, our board-certified plastic surgeons have years of experience and excellence in the ‘art’ of this highly personal procedure. Our team of anesthesiologists, nurses and caregivers are devoted to providing you with the highest level of care. We do our best to keep you informed, put you at ease and provide you with a satisfying experience. Together, we can help you achieve your goals!
Am I a candidate?
If you are in good general health and have specific but realistic goals for the improvement of your appearance, there is no defined age limit for this procedure.
Performed as an outpatient procedure, most patients experience minimal discomfort easily controlled with oral medication. You will likely experience some bruising and swelling after surgery, as well as numbness around the areola. For a few weeks after surgery, you will be asked to wear a type of compression garment that will help reduce swelling and provide support as you heal. Most patients are back to work within one week but should avoid strenuous exercise and heavy lifting for 3 weeks.
Detailed pre- and post-operative instructions will be provided at the WSC.
What do I do?
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: