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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

The natural ageing process and pregnancy can cause your breasts to lose their natural shape and perkiness, resulting in a deflated and sagging appearance.

A breast lift procedure is is performed by plastic surgeons on women who are happy with the volume or size of their breasts, but the nipples and areolas are low and the breast appears droopy.

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In addition to the lift, in some cases, the placement of a breast implant may also be necessary in order to enhance the breast shape or increase the size. This is known as a mastopexy-augmentation and is commonly done for women following pregnancy or excessive weight loss.

Each patient has their own individual reasons for undergoing a breast lift. For younger women who choose to have this procedure, the excessive volume and weight of the breasts may be the cause of sagging. For middle-aged women, hormonal changes as well as pregnancy can contribute to the breasts drooping (ptosis). With older women, their ageing skin has lost its elasticity and is more prone to stretching. For all these women, the appearance and feel of their breasts is not what they want it to be and a breast lift (mastopexy) addresses this by lifting and reshaping the breasts, creating a youthful, shapely, and firm appearance.

A Breast Lift Can:

Breast lift is done under general anesthesia and an overnight stay is not usually required.

Depending on the extent of drooping and the amount of excess skin, you may just have a circular scar around the nipple/areola; or, you may have a vertical or horizontal scar.

Recovery will depend on the extent of your breast lift, but a return to full activities is usually made within 2-3 weeks. Results can be long-term, but weight loss/gain, future pregnancy, or natural aging may alter your appearance.

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