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.
Breast Lift Procedure Video
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
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.