When most people think of breast surgery, they think of breast augmentation. Although breast enhancement is the most popular plastic surgery procedure performed each year, the breast lift is one growing option that may be better suited for your goals and can transform your look. If you’re considering breast surgery, then the breast lift is worth knowing about. Here’s what to know about the breast lift at Power Plastic Surgery and how your board-certified plastic surgeon can help.

What’s the Goal of a Breast Lift?

The goal of a breast lift is not to enlarge the breasts, but to rejuvenate them. Breast augmentation patients are usually looking for more volume and projection to their breasts. A breast lift, on the other hand, maintains the same size but lifts the breasts to a more youthful position. It does this by removing excess skin that results from stretching with weight gain or pregnancy. Additionally, a breast lift repositions the nipples to a more appropriate location. In short, a breast lift restores your existing breasts to a perkier position without enhancing or reducing the size.

Who’s a Good Candidate for Breast Lift?

Breast lift candidates are usually women looking for ways to reduce sagging or stretching in the breasts. This is usually the result of pregnancy or weight fluctuations that can cause the breasts to hang below their natural fold on the chest. If this is the case, or if your nipples point downward, a breast lift can help.

As with any surgery, breast lift patients should be in overall good health and at a healthy and stable weight. That’s because further weight fluctuations can negatively affect your results – and the same goes for pregnancy. Becoming pregnant in the future can cause your breasts to change size and shape, requiring another procedure to maintain your results.

What Can I Expect From Breast Lift Surgery?

Breast lift surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure.  Most patients are able to resume working from home within a few days and back to office-based work within a week.  There are a few different incision patterns available, and your plastic surgeon will help you determine the right one for you. During surgery, your plastic surgeon will make incisions and reposition the breast tissue to a more upright position on the chest. Any excess skin will be removed, and the nipples will be repositioned. Breast lift surgery generally takes 2-3 hours and you’ll return home with specific care instructions to follow afterward.

Can I Combine a Breast Lift with Implants?

Yes! This is a very popular combination for women who have undergone pregnancy and nursing and are looking for the benefits of both breast augmentation and breast lift. This can be a very effective way to completely rejuvenate the breasts while also restoring some volume that can be lost with weight loss or pregnancy. Your plastic surgeon can help you determine the best implants for your goals, whether you want a natural or augmented look.

Schedule a Consultation

The best way to learn more about what a breast lift can do for you is by meeting with our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Stephanie Power. To request a complimentary consultation, contact our Toronto, ON office by calling or filling out our online form.

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