Pregnancy, nursing, heredity, age and weight loss are factors that may contribute to your decision to undergo a breast lift. A breast lift 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. 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 a more youthful-looking breast is desired, then a breast lift might be the right choice for you. Dr. Dickie, at the Royal Centre of Plastic Surgery will help you make the right surgical decision during a personal consultation.
Who is a good candidate for Breast Lift?
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. 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 are healthy individuals who have small and sagging breasts. If you are considering having more children, it may be worthwhile to postpone your breast lift because pregnancy is likely to stretch your breasts 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 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 performed?
There are various techniques used in performing a breast lift, 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 skin has been removed, the nipple and areola are moved to the higher position resulting in a more youthful, firmer breast.
Typically our 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.
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. 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