What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)?
A Breast lift can help resize and reshape to help reverse the signs of aging. Breast lift and breast reduction procedures performed at GraceMed in Burlington, Mississauga, and North York, can provide women with a refreshed shape, contour, and fullness of the breast. As age sets in, gravity, time, and childbearing weaken the elasticity of the skin that becomes prevalent in breasts. A Breast Lift (Mastopexy) helps return breasts to a perkier, fuller, and more youthful shape while restoring the patient’s confidence and improving breast appearance.
Breast Lift Procedure
A breast lift is also known as mastopexy. The procedure removes excess skin around the breast and restores volume for more youthful-looking contours. As women age, they naturally lose firmness and elasticity in their breasts, especially after giving birth and nursing or having significant weight loss.
A Breast Lift is a Procedure that is Designed to Accomplish Several Goals:
- Lift the breast
- Reshape the breast
- Elevate the nipple to the center of the breast
- Reduce the size of the areola
- Improve on pre-existing breast asymmetry
Breast Lift Benefits
Raises the Breast
Regardless of the issues that have contributed to breast ptosis, breast lift surgery lifts, tightens and shapes the breasts. In most cases, breast lift surgery can address breast symmetry issues that the patient may have had.
Revitalizes Breast Shape
Not only does a breast lift surgery address lifting saggy breasts, but the procedure also trims excess skin to create a better shape and a more youthful, and attractive breast shape.
Resize and Reposition the Nipples and Areolas
Childbirth, weight fluctuations, and gravity can cause the areolas to dramatically stretch and nipples to elongate and point south. Breast lift surgery can resize and reshape both areola and nipple to a higher position on the breast to look more natural and youthful. Weight fluctuations—especially those that occur with pregnancy—can cause the areolas to stretch and the nipples to elongate and point downward.
Relief from Low-Hanging Breast Pain
Breast sagging can create uncomfortable rashes and chafing when the skin rubs against each other near the ribcage. A breast lift surgery stops the contact between the skin and eliminates rash irritations.
A breast lift with or without breast augmentation surgery can result in a breast appearance that women seek for restored confidence and self-esteem.
Breast Lift with Implants
A breast lift with implants is often performed under general anaesthesia; you won’t feel any discomfort or pain during the procedure. This is usually an outpatient surgery, and in most cases, there will be no need to stay overnight. The length of the surgery generally lasts two and a half to three hours.
Breast Lift Candidates
You may be a candidate for this surgery if:
- You are physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
- You do not smoke
- You are bothered by the feeling that your breasts sag or have lost shape and volume
- Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape, or are pendulous
- When unsupported, your nipples fall below the breast crease
- Your nipples and areolas point downward
- You have stretched skin and enlarged areolas
- One breast is lower than the other
Breast Lift Recovery
Making a full recovery from a breast lift takes a few weeks and optimal results do not occur for several months. GraceMed recommends waiting to buy new bras at least 6 weeks after surgery. After a breast lift, you should plan for a couple of weeks of modified activities before you can fully resume normal activities.
- Week 1: Your bruising, swelling, and discomfort will be the worst during the initial days of your recovery. You should not lift, push, or pull anything over 10 to 15 pounds, and you should avoid lifting your arms above your head or extending your arms outward in a reaching motion.
- Week 2-3: Most of your physical discomfort will have subsided by this time, and you can return to work and your normal activities.
- Week 4-5: The majority of your swelling should be gone, your incisions should be closed, and you should be able to start applying topical scar treatments.
- Week 6: You are cleared to resume all activities.
Breast Lift Treatment Overview
Objective: Mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, is a surgical procedure that improves the position and shape of a woman’s breasts. During the breast lift, excess skin is removed, and glandular tissues are reshaped.
Procedure duration: 1.5 to 2.5 hours
Pain level: 3/10
Recovery time: 7 to 14 days
Resumption of physical activities: 4 to 6 weeks
A Breast Lift Procedure is Offered at These GraceMed Clinics:
- Book a breast lift in Burlington
- Book a breast lift in Mississauga
- Book a breast lift in North York
- Book a breast lift in Oakville
Breast Lift Procedure Review
Generally, most people who have this procedure are extremely happy – A Breast Lift has a 97% “Worth It” rating on RealSelf.
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Locations where this procedure is offered
North York, ON M2J 1V1
Closest intersection: Sheppard & Leslie
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2
Closest intersection: Burnhamthorpe & Hurontario
Burlington, ON, L7R 2K8
Closest intersection: John St & Maria St
Midtown (Briarwood) Oakville
Closest intersection: North Service Rd & Trafalgar
Commonly Asked Questions
How much does a Breast Lift cost?
How much does a Breast Lift + Breast Augmentation cost?
Where can I find a Breast Lift near me?
How is a breast lift done without implants?
Yes, you can receive a breast lift without breast implants. A breast lift is designed to remove excess skin, raise and/or reposition the nipple-areolar complex, and reshape native breast tissues in a way similar to a small implant in those that don’t want implants
Do I need a Breast Lift or a Breast Reduction?
Some patients think they need a breast reduction to improve the look of saggy breasts when in fact a breast lift would be more beneficial towards their needs. A breast lift surgery raises the breast and tightens the tissues around the breast. Breast lifts will enhance the appearance of breasts when they are misshapen but close to their ideal size. A breast reduction is performed for women with excessive breast tissue who are looking for a significant decrease in size.
Can I get a Breast Lift with Augmentation if I plan on having children down the road?
A Breast Lift with implants does not impair motherly functions. We do recommend you wait until you’re done having children to undergo a Breast Lift with Augmentation since pregnancy, changes of breast tissue, and weight gain can alter results. If you’re going to breastfeed it may be difficult after a Breast Lift with Augmentation.
Will a breast lift with breast implants provide me with more cleavage?
Absolutely, a Breast Lift with Implants typically provides more cleavage or upper pole fullness. The type and size of implants can impact how much enhancement the top of your breasts gain.
Is there exercises that can lift the breasts?
By doing push-ups, incline or decline on a regular basis you are working your pectoral muscles, which can lead to more defined breasts over time. However, no exercise can directly tackle the issue of sagging breasts, as they are purely made up of fat tissue.
Can you breastfeed after a breast lift?
In general, breast lift surgery does not usually prevent or limit breast feeding ability. This can depend on the surgical proceedure used, but in the majority of cases used there is no impact on breastfeeding.