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Breast Lift

  • Standard Recovery Time:
    2-6 Weeks
  • Average Cost:
    $7,500-10,000
  • Anesthesia Required:
    Yes
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1. What is a Breast Lift ?

Breast lift surgery lifts and reshapes drooping or deflated breasts, giving them a more youthful appearance.

2. Why is a breast lift done?

There are many reasons why you would choose to undergo a breast lift. Your breasts change (losing elasticity and firmness) as you get older, and there are many reasons for this:

  • Pregnancy – When a woman is pregnant, the breasts become fuller and heavier in preparation for the baby. This causes the breasts to stretch and can cause breasts to sag (whether or not you breastfeed)
  • Weight loss or gain – Weight changes can cause your breasts to stretch and lose elasticity.
  • Gravity – Ah, gravity. Gravity causes the ligaments in the breasts to stretch and sag over time.

3. Am I a good candidate for a breast lift?

Excess skin is removed during a breast lift, and breast tissue is reshaped to raise the breasts. If your breasts sag or your nipples point downward, you may want to consider a breast lift. A breast lift does not alter the size of your breasts, although it can be done in conjunction with a breast augmentation or breast reduction. If you meet the following criteria, you may be an excellent candidate for a breast lift:

  • You have sagging breasts – this means they have lost their shape and volume or have gotten flatter/longer
  • Your nipples are situated below the folds of your breasts or point downward
  • Your areolas have become too large in comparison to your breasts.
  • One of your breasts falls lower than your other breast

Who is not a good candidate for a breast lift?

  • You may want to delay getting a breast lift if you are planning on having children in the future – pregnancy can cause the breasts to stretch and undo the work of a breast lift.
  • Breastfeeding is also a factor – breastfeeding is possible after a breast lift, but some women may have difficulty producing enough milk for their children.
  • Breast lifts can be done on breasts any size, but women with smaller sagging breasts are more likely to have longer-lasting results as larger breasts are heavier, making them likely to sag again.

4. How is a breast lift performed?

When it comes to breast lift surgery, there is a range of incision patterns and methods to choose from. The correct method for you will be based on:

  • Breast size/shape
  • Size and position of your areolas
  • The extent to which the breasts have sagged
  • Skin elasticity/quality

Step One – Anesthesia 

You will be administered one of the following for your breast lift surgery:

  • – Intravenous sedation
  • – General Anesthesia

Step Two – The Incision 

The three most common incisions for breast lifts are

  • Around the areola (Donut)
  • Around the areola and down to the breast crease in a vertical line (Lollipop)
  • Around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease and horizontally along the breast crease (Anchor)

Step Three – Reshaping breasts 

After the correct incision has been made for your breasts, the following steps the doctor will take are:

  • – Breast tissue is lifted and reshaped
  • – Nipple/areola are repositioned to a more youthful height to match your newly lifted breasts
  • – Larger areolas are reduced (if necessary)
  • – Excess skin is removed to compensate for elasticity loss

Step Four – Closing the Incision 

After your breasts have been lifted and reshaped, sutures are layered deep within the breast tissue to create and support your newly shaped breasts. The incision is then closed (using sutures, skin adhesives, and/or surgical tape), tightening the remaining skin.

Some incisions are hidden in the natural contours of your breasts; however, some incisions are visible on the surface of the breast, but they will fade and improve over time.

Step Five – See the Results 

Results are immediately visible, and post-surgical swelling will go down over time.

5. How long does breast lift surgery take to complete?

Depending on how much work is required for your breasts, the surgery takes approx. 1-3 hours to complete.

6. What is recovery like after surgery?

Like any procedure, your body will take time to recover and heal. You may be able to return to work after just one week, but you will be instructed to wait at least 2-3 weeks before returning to your daily activities and up to 6 weeks before strenuous exercise.

7. How long do the results last?

On average, the results from a breast lift surgery will last for 10-15 years before undergoing a revision lift.

8. How much does a breast lift cost in Canada?

The cost of breast lift surgery in Canada varies depending on the procedure’s scope and what province the procedure is performed in. A consultation with your surgeon will be able to give you an exact price for your procedure. In Canada, breast lift surgery costs between $7,500-$10,000.

9. What are the risks of breast lift surgery?

Breast lift surgery carries the same risks as any other major surgery, but here are a few additional risks to consider:

  • Bleeding
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Breast contour/shape irregularities
  • Infection
  • Poor healing of incisions
  • Fat necrosis
  • Changes in breast/nipple sensation (temporary and permanent)
  • Accumulation of fluid

10. Is breast lift surgery worth it?

548/583 people who have undergone a breast lift have rated the procedure “Worth It” (94%)

– Source: realself.com