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Breast Lift

Give your figure a lift, and your self-esteem a boost!

Breast Lift in a Nutshell

Average Cost
from $10,500 Plus HST
Surgery Length

2 - 3 Hours
  • Invasiveness 80% 80%
  • Pain Factor 80% 80%
Synopsis of Surgery:
Breast Lift Surgery improves the contour and elevation of the breasts. It is a cosmetic procedure that removes breast tissue to firm up droopy breasts.
Alternative Names:
Mastopexy
Anesthesia:
General Anesthesia
Recovery:
3 – 6 days off from work
4 – 6 weeks before resuming physical exercise

What is a Breast Lift?

As we age, our bodies undergo numerous changes. Gravity takes hold, and the skin’s elasticity weakens. This can result in drooping, sagging breasts. Over time, a woman’s breasts may lose their perkiness, and can also lose volume. Pregnancy and breastfeeding can exacerbate these effects. The changes in breast appearance can have a tremendous effect on a woman’s self-esteem. A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is surgical procedure intended to correct the size, contour and elevation of sagging breasts. It can change your figure, and restore your confidence by restoring the shape you once had, or by giving you a new, perky profile.

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What a Breast Lift Can Do for You

Breast Lift Cost

The Best Candidates for a Breast Lift

How is a Breast Lift Performed?

Step-by-Step: Breast Lift Surgery

Breast Lift Types

Breast Lift Scars

Breast Lift Risks and Recovery

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Frequently Asked Questions

What a Breast Lift Can Do For You?

A breast lift offers several benefits, including:
  • Nipples and areolas will point up
  • Breasts will sit evenly with each other
  • The new breast shape will be more circular than cylindrical
  • Asymmetrical breasts will be made even

Most importantly a breast lift will help you love your breasts again!

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Cost of Breast Lift?

Breast lift cost starts at $10,500 plus tax, which includes general anesthesia.

The Best Candidates for Breast Lift Surgery

One of the most important factors in deciding to have a breast lift is the degree of ptosis, or how much your breasts sag. This will vary from woman to woman, of course. A few other factors that can help you make a decision are:
  • Your nipples and/or areolas point down
  • You’ve lost volume in your breasts
  • Your breast skin has been stretched, and you’ve lost skin elasticity (especially after weight loss, breastfeeding, etc.)
  • Your areolas are stretched
  • One of your breasts is lower than the other
  • Your breasts lie flat against your chest
  • You have pendulum-shaped or cylindrical breasts
Remember that cosmetic surgery results in an alteration to your body and its appearance. We recommend that you be mentally, physically and emotionally prepared before undergoing a drastic change to your body, and that you prepare for your breast lift:
  • Make sure you are at a stable weight
  • Have good overall health
  • Quit smoking, or at least cut back, especially in the time leading up to surgery
  • Be sure you are not planning to have more children or breastfeed in the future

How is a Breast Lift Performed?

First, we invite you to schedule a FREE consultation so we can discuss your goals and desired results, and what kind of breast lift surgery will work best for you.

Breast lifts are usually performed under general anesthesia, so you won't feel any discomfort or pain during the procedure. It's outpatient surgery, so you won't need to stay overnight, and can go home the same day. Surgery generally lasts one and a half to two hours.

Taking into account your specific anatomy and desired results, your surgeon will make incisions on your breasts according to the amount of lift you need. Excess skin will be removed, and the nipple and areola will be moved up. The remaining skin is then sutured together.

After your breast lift, you will be in the recovery room for one to two hours. The incisions will be covered with sterile gauze, and your breasts will be wrapped in thick bandages to keep them in place so they can begin to heal. Our surgical staff will give your caregiver instructions to care for the surgery site.

Your surgeon will also prescribe pain medication to alleviate discomfort, and possibly an antibiotic to ward off infection.

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Step-by-Step: Breast Lift Surgery

Before a breast lift. The breasts sag, and the nipples point down.
Incisions are made according to the amount of lift that you need. Excess skin is removed, and the nipple and areola are moved up.
The skin will then be sewn together, allowing for maximum breast lift.
The result: perky, round, youthful breasts!

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Breast Lift Types

The breast lift method your surgeon chooses will be based on several factors such as the size of your breasts, the amount of excess skin you have, the size of your areolas, and to what degree your breasts sag. All of this information will allow the surgeon to choose the appropriate breast lift incision type:

Benelli Breast Lift

This technique uses circular incisions made around the areola, and is ideal for breasts that need minimal correction.

Lollipop Breast Lift

This technique also uses circular incisions made around the areola, and adds a vertical incision from the areola to the breast crease, thus resembling the shape of a lollipop.

Wise Pattern Breast Lift

Also referred to as an Inverted-T, Inferior Pedicle, or Anchor Breast Lift, this technique is used on breasts that need a large degree of correction. It basically uses the lollipop incision with the addition of a horizontal incision in the breast crease.

The Crescent Breast Lift

This technique is rarely used, as it is meant for breasts with a low degree of sag. The incisions resemble crescent placed in the upper portion of the areola.

Breast Lift with Implant

This procedure is for women who need additional volume as well as a lift. Depending on the placement of the implant, a breast lift can occur as a result for women with a low degree of droop, without the need to make any incisions. For women who have a moderate to severe breast droop, breast lift incisions along with breast implant insertion will be needed to achieve optimal results.

Breast Lift Scars

When performing your breast lift, your surgeon will make every effort to make incisions in easily concealed locations, but scarring is an unavoidable byproduct of any surgery. Breast lift scars do fade over time, but in some cases, will never completely disappear, and may be permanently visible. If scarring is a concern for you, we’ll be happy to discuss scar reduction methods with you.

Risks and Recovery

A breast lift is an often-performed and safe procedure. But no surgery is without at least some risk, even when performed by a qualified, experienced plastic surgeon. Following all your pre- and post-operative instructions will help to avoid the possibility of complications. However, it's a good idea to educate yourself about potential breast lift risks and complications prior to your surgery. And of course, we're here to answer any questions you may have.

Breast lift recovery time varies from woman to woman, and depends on your overall health. In most cases, patients return to work in a few days, or possibly a week. It may take several weeks to a few months for all the swelling to subside, and for final results to appear.
All surgery carries risk, including cosmetic surgery. We make every effort to ensure your safety while you’re under our care. The key to further avoiding breast augmentation risks and complications is to carefully follow your surgeon’s post-surgical instructions. Complications resulting from breast augmentation are rare, but can include infection, reactions to anesthesia, implant rupture (if silicone), implant deflation (if saline), hematoma (blood clot), and capsular contracture (scar tissue forming around the implant).

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Breast Lift Question & Answer

  • 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 give you back that perky, full look.
  • Do non-surgical breast lift procedures work?

    The short answer is “No.” Many patients have asked if advertised creams and ointments really work to lift breasts. Unfortunately, there is no way to lift your breasts without surgery.
  • How long will a breast lift last?

    As long as you maintain a stable weight, a breast lift should last you the rest of your life.
  • Can losing weight affect my breast lift?

    Any drastic changes to the body can affect your breast lift. We highly recommend that you be at your ideal, healthy, maintainable weight before you go in for surgery.
  • Will a breast lift make my cup size smaller?

    In general, no. It will lift and reshape the tissue into a firmer, more flattering 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 seek breast lift surgery after pregnancy or when they are finished breastfeeding, to regain the body they had before childbirth. You should also ask yourself whether you plan to have more children before you decide to have this procedure as future pregnancy can affect your breast lift results.
  • Will a breast lift make my breasts look fuller?

    Many women have good cup sizes, but the fact that their breasts sag makes the distribution surface larger. By lifting and placing the natural tissue higher on the chest wall, a breast lift will confine and keep your breast tissue in place. If you want more volume, you may also be able to have a breast lift with implants.
  • What other procedures can I combine with my breast lift?

    You can combine this procedure with several others such as breast augmentation, breast reduction, or a full Mommy Makeover. Almost any other surgical procedure can be done at the same time as a breast lift. Talk to us about this during your consultation.
  • Can I get breast augmentation after a breast lift?

    Yes. However, we suggest you do both simultaneously if you are already sure you want to have the augmentation done. This will reduce risk and cost.
  • Can a breast lift remove stretch marks?

    It depends. Because skin is removed during the breast lift procedure, your surgeon may eliminate skin that is affected by stretch marks. However, if stretch marks are in areas where the removal of skin is not beneficial for the procedure, then they will not be removed. Most patients find that some of the stretch marks that appear near the areola or on the lower part of the breast are generally eliminated because of the techniques used during surgery. If you are concerned about stretch marks, there are other, better ways to minimize their appearance. You may want to consider laser stretch mark removal.