Breast Lift in Toronto

Year after year, the elasticity of your skin weakens. As a woman, one of the first and worst places you'll notice this occurring is in the breast area. Breasts will lose their perkiness, drooping and possibly losing volume, resulting in a wholly undesirable appearance. Unfortunately, it's an undeniable sign of aging.

A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure and confidence by restoring the shape that you once had.

Mastopexy is the medical term for a Breast Lift which is procedure that is intended to correct the size, contour and elevation of sagging breasts. It is a surgical procedure that elevates the breast tissue. A breast lift or mastopexy will correct the breast’s form and shape, raise the nipple-areola complex up to a higher position, reduce the size of the areolas, as well as resize the breasts.

If you feel that your breasts are not as perky, youthful and well-formed as they used to be, a breast lift at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic may the solution for you.

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Am I A Good Candidate for a Mastopexy?

If your breasts have some or all of the following characteristics, most likely you will be a good candidate for a breast lift:

  • nipples and/or areolas point down
  • loss of volume in the breasts
  • breast skin has been stretched; loss of skin elasticity (such as after weight loss or breastfeeding)
  • areolas are stretched
  • one breast is lower than the other
  • the breasts lie flat against the chest wall
  • pendulum shaped breasts

Since you are altering your body we recommend the optimum time to proceed with surgery is when you are mentally, physically and emotionally prepared.

Other factors that make a good candidate are:

  • when you are at a stable weight
  • generally healthy
  • do not smoke or are planning to cut back
  • you are not planning to have more children or breastfeed in the future

What A Breast Lift Will Achieve?

Results of a good breast lift include:

  • nipples and areolas pointing up
  • breasts sit evenly with each other
  • the shape of the breasts are more circular verses cylindrical
  • the size of the breasts are more even with each other
  • the nipples sit and the level of the inframammary fold
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The Ideal Breast (Lift)

Essentially there are no ideal breasts, but breasts that compliment your body and are aesthetically pleasing in your own eyes are what the surgeons at TCC strive to achieve.

There are various factors that must be taken into account when determining where to position the breasts. This includes a women’s shoulder width, height, hip size, cup size, degree of ptosis, and overall appearance.

An ideal breast would have the position of the nipples to be 21cm from the sternal notch (this is the hollow part at the base of the neck where it meets your chest) and have the nipple lay at the level of the inframammary fold. Measuring from the bottom portion of the breast, the nipple optimally should measure 7cm upwards.

Symmetry between breasts is also important. While no two sides of any body part are ever identical in nature, the talented surgeons at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic can come close to achieving symmetry (but its always important to keep in mind that both breasts will never be exactly the same).

Breast Lift Surgery, General Overview

Mastopexy is an outpatient surgery so there is no need for an overnight stay. It is usually performed under general anesthesia in 1.5- 2 hours. There are various techniques to a breast lift which are all dependent on the size of your breasts, the amount of excess skin, areola size, the degree of ptosis, and if you are having an implant inserted as well. The techniques have various incisions which will leave you with different types of scars. Scarring is inevitable when undergoing a breast lift, however there are many ways to reduce the effects and appearance of scars. Mastopexy is a safe procedure when it is performed by a qualified and experienced surgeon, however with any surgery there will always be risks and worse case scenario, complications. The recovery will depend on your health, but in most cases patients return to work within a few days to a week. Full results of a breast lift can take up to several weeks to several months for all the swelling to subside, however once the final results are apparent you will be ever so fond of how youthful and perky your breasts have become!

If the look of your breasts is bothersome, or you are unsure if you are a good candidate for a breast lift, the staff at Toronto Cosmetic Clinic can help you get started! Consultations with our patient consultant are always complimentary, you can contact the clinic at 416-221-5554 to book an appointment.

Questions & Answers

Can I get a breast lift without implants?
Yes! If you have enough tissue or are happy with the current size of your breasts, a breast lift can benefit you and give you back that perky, full look.
Do non-surgical breast lift procedures work?
Many patients have asked if creams and ointments recently being advertised work to lift breasts. The short answer is “No”. Unfortunately, there is no way to lift your actual breasts without having surgery, and this option would be most effective.
How long with a breast lift last?
A breast lift should last you the rest of your life, or a very long time if you maintain a consistent weight. There are newer techniques now used to add support during the procedure, and not simply pull the skin up as with past techniques.
Can losing weight affect my breast lift?
Any drastic changes to the body can affect your breast lift. However, with this type of procedure, the tissue is moved and placed higher on your chest wall and then secured. It is recommended that you be at your ideal, healthy, maintainable weight before you go for surgery.
Does a breast lift make my cup size smaller?
It will lift and reshape the tissue into a firmer, more faltering shape. If you would like to reduce your breast size, some tissue can be removed in conjunction with this procedure. This would make it a breast reduction and breast lift combination procedure.
Should I get a breast lift after pregnancy?
Many women find a breast lift after pregnancy / when they are finished breast-feeding beneficial to restoring their body to its original shape. You should also ask yourself if you are finished having children before you decide to have this procedure.
Is it possible to get full looking breasts with a breast lift?
Many women have good cup sizes, but the fact that they sag makes the distribution surface larger. By lifting and placing the natural tissue higher on the chest wall, your new lift will confine and keep your breast tissue in place. You can always option to get breast implants with the lift.
What kind of procedures can I combine my breast lift with?
You can combine this procedure with several others such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, and a Mommy Makeover.
Can I get a breast augmentation after a breast lift?
Of course you can, though we suggest that you do both together if you are already quite sure you want to have the augmentation done.
Is there a scarless breast lift?
Some surgeons may advertise scarless options, but what you need to understand is that less scars means less lift and less results. However, there are several incision options available and we do our best to make every incision as small and unnoticeable as possible.