Restore the youthful shape, tone and balance of your breasts
After pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss or the natural aging process, it’s common for breasts to lose volume and become saggy. Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, is a cosmetic procedure designed to lift the breasts and improve fullness. At False Creek Healthcare, our exceptional plastic surgeons perform safe, effective breast lift procedures in a state-of-the art Vancouver facility.
What happens during a breast lift?
First, you will have a consultation with our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons to determine whether you are a good candidate for a breast lift and to discuss your expectations and options.
During the procedure, your plastic surgeon will make an anchor-shaped incision that circles the areola, extends downward, and follows the natural curve of the crease beneath the breast. The surgeon removes any excess skin and lifts the nipple and areola into their new positions. Next, skin from both sides of the breast is moved down and around the areola to shape the breast’s new contours.
Stitches are usually located around the areola, in a vertical line extending downward, and along the lower crease of the breast. In some cases, your surgeon can use a technique that eliminates the vertical part of the scar. There are several different breast lift techniques, each with their own risks and benefits. Your plastic surgeon will help you choose the right surgical technique for your body and your desired outcome.
Breast lift recovery
The surgery is performed under general anaesthesia and does not require an overnight stay. You’ll experience some post-surgical discomfort, swelling, and bruising for about two weeks, which can be minimized with medication, and you should be able to return to work after a few days. You will also be able to wear a normal bra after the procedure. You should, however, avoid sleeping on your stomach and lifting heavy objects for at least two weeks.
Preparing for a breast lift
Your plastic surgeon will provide detailed instructions to ensure that you are properly prepared for the surgery and the recovery period. You will also receive guidelines on what to eat and drink and whether you need to avoid certain medications or supplements before and after your procedure.
Breast lift results
You can expect to feel more comfortable with the shape and position of your breasts, and you’ll see the beautiful, natural results immediately after the surgery. Many women say the breast lift has boosted their confidence and made it easier (and more fun) to shop for clothes.
It’s important to remember, however, that no surgery can permanently delay the effects of gravity. Variables that may also affect the procedure – and your results – include your age, the size and shape of your breasts, and the condition of your skin.
Am I a candidate for a breast lift?
During a one-on-one consultation, our plastic surgeons will determine whether you are an appropriate candidate for a breast lift. Typically, good candidates are non-smokers who have:
- Good health and a stable body weight
- Realistic expectations for the procedure
- Frustrations about breast sagging, lost volume or fullness
- Breasts with a pendulous, elongated shape
- Stretched skin and enlarged areolas
- Nipples and areolas that point downward
- One breast that is lower than the other
Why have a breast lift at False Creek Healthcare?
Our renowned plastic surgeons have successfully performed breast lift surgeries for more than a decade. Each and every one of our surgeons has years of experience and a commitment to excellence. Our modern facility and patient-centered philosophy will ensure you have a positive, rewarding experience. Let us help you regain your confidence and achieve the look you desire.
- Your medical history
- Potential risks and complications