Breast Lift Surgery in Barrie, Ontario
Pregnancy, nursing, heredity, age and weight loss are factors that may contribute to your decision to undergo a breast lift surgery (mastopexy).
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift surgery is a body contouring cosmetic surgical procedure that raises and reshapes the breasts. Otherwise referred to as mastopexy, a breast lift can result in a firmer breast by removing excess tissue and tightening the skin envelope.
Breast Lift: Expectations, Combined Procedures, and Benefits
Provided that you can maintain a stable weight, do not become pregnant and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can expect your breast lift to last for years. A breast lift can also be combined with a breast implant. If your desire is a more youthful-looking breast, then a breast lift might be the right choice for you.
Breast Lift in Barrie, Ontario
Dr. Dickie, at the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery (located in Barrie, 40 minutes north of Toronto) will help you make the right surgical decision during a personal consultation.
Who is a good candidate for Breast Lift Procedure?
You may be a candidate for a breast lift if you already maintain a healthy and stable weight. If your breasts are flatter, elongated or visibly stretched – a breast lift may be an option for you. Breast lift surgery may as well be necessary after a breast implant removal procedure. Often when your breasts lack support, your nipples start to rest below the breast crease or point downward.
The best candidates for a breast lift surgery are healthy individuals who have small and sagging breasts. If you are considering having more children, it may be worthwhile to postpone your breast surgery because pregnancy is likely to stretch your breast tissue again and offset the results of the procedure. In addition to pregnancy, weight loss may be another factor which affects your correction. It is important to discuss these factors with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Dickie who will help make the right surgical decision for you. If more volume is required, Dr. Dickie may discuss a combined procedure to incorporate breast implants with your breast lift.
How Is a Breast Lift Surgery performed?
There are various techniques plastic surgeons use in performing a breast lift surgery, but the most common procedure involves an anchor-shaped incision following the natural contour of the breast. The incision is made to reduce the skin envelope, as well as to define the placement of the nipple. After excess breast skin has been removed and breast tissue reshaped, the nipple and areola are moved to the higher position resulting in a more youthful, firmer breast.
Typically our breast lift surgery patients may resume their normal work schedule within a ten day period; however, the patient should avoid any heavy lifting for three to four weeks. During the first week of recovery you may need pain medication.
One major concern of breast lift patients is scarring after mastopexy. Minimizing the appearance of breast lift scars on the breast will be of vital importance to your surgeon. Scars will fade within a few months. You can read more here about breast lift scars.
Other FAQs About The Breast Lift Procedure
Do I want to have implants inserted at the same time?
CSAPS points out that “If you have lost a considerable amount of volume in your breasts you may also want to consider having breast implants inserted at the time of breast lift surgery.” This way, you don’t have to deal with separate healing periods or double the anxiety many people feel regarding surgery. Instead, you can get both done at the same time and save yourself some time and trouble. Of course, whether you choose to add implants depends on what is right for you and your body. Hopefully these questions can help guide you in deciding what will work for you and the body you want to have.
When should I get a breast lift?
Since breast lift will require rest for the first week post-surgery and 2-4 weeks of avoiding strenuous activity, you should consider what you have planned for the month after a possible surgery date. Plans to have children can also affect when you choose to have this surgical procedure. CSAPS explains that a breast lift can sometimes reduce sensation, and some procedures may require detaching the nipples and areolas. These possible aspects of the procedure can affect your ability to breastfeed, so discuss any plans to breastfeed with your plastic surgeon. You may want to delay the procedure.
Schedule a Personal Consultation for Breast Lift in Barrie
Contact the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery for more information on breast lifts and other possible cosmetic enhancements that can be done with a breast lift. Our private setting is located in Barrie, 40 minutes north of Toronto.
As one of the leading cosmetic surgery facilities north of Toronto, we offer you exceptional care and the most up-to-date technology in surgical and non-surgical procedures.
Let us help you achieve your desired look. We are committed to helping you look and feel great.
Before & After
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Mastopexy (Bilateral Breast Lift & Augmentation)
Submuscular, 350cc Saline Implants
Mastopexy Bilateral Breast Lift