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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Procedure in Cosmetic Plastic Surgery

Breast Lift Surgery (Mastopexy)

Causes for sagging or drooping breasts can include factors such as considerable breast size, pregnancy and even the natural aging process. In these cases, while diet and exercise can help maintain muscle tone, many women find a breast lift, also known as mastopexy, to be the most effective option to attain perkier, more youthful breasts.

To learn more about your breast lift options, simply fill out the form on the right or give us a call at 416-653-8352 to setup a free no obligation consultation.

Breast Lift Surgery: Are You A Candidate?

Breast droopiness, also known as breast ptosis, generally comes in three different forms: mild, moderate, and severe. Depending on your specific form of breast ptosis we will be able to find the solution best suited for you. We offer breast lift surgeries that are effective in treating mild, moderate, and severe instances of ptosis:

  • Mild: nipple is level with the crease
  • Moderate: nipple is below the crease
  • Severe: nipple is at the lowest point on breast and points downward

If you're considering a breast lift, you should be realistic about the results of a breast lift surgery in regards to your own body type. The best results tend to occur with small breasts, as the results may not be as long-lasting with heavier breasts.

Some patients who have breast implants in Toronto, and also suspect that they have breast ptosis may in fact just have poorly positioned implants. If you fall under this category, then you should discuss this with a board certified plastic surgeon. Women who smoke should quit at least six months before breast lift surgery due to health risks.

If you are a woman who is intending to become pregnant, you may want to postphone your breast lift until afterwards, as lactation changes the shape of one's breasts.

Your Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery in Toronto generally lasts from 1-3 hours, takes place in an outpatient facility, and uses general anaesthetic. There are many different breast lift options available, and it is important to talk with an experienced member of our team about which one is best for you.

The procedure itself involves removing skin and perphaps some glandular tissue, and elevating the nipple. During a breast lift, the surgeon may also reduce the size of your areola, which is the dark ring around your nipple.

Results and Aftercare for Breast Lift Surgery

Recovery time after surgery is usually about two weeks, during which you will wear a surgical bra for needed support while you heal. Temporary bruising and swelling may be expected, and we may prescribe pain medication. As with all surgeries, some scarring occurs. The effects of the surgery are long-lasting but not permanent, since gravity continues to push down on the patient's breasts.