Breast Lift Introduction

At Avenue Plastic Surgery in Toronto, Breast Lift, also known as Mastopexy is a common procedure in our office for women whose breasts have started to sag. Breast sagging may relate to genetic factors and is not always due to breast weight and size. Many women notice a loss of firmness and volume in their breasts as they experience significant weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and the loss of skin elasticity that comes with aging. Many women have seen a drastic change in their breasts as skin becomes less elastic in mid-life. This can have a negative impact on self-confidence, body image, and intimate relationships. Although the eventual sagging of your breasts may be inevitable, there is a solution for women who are unhappy with their drooping breasts and wish to augment their appearance. The surgical procedure designed to lift and reposition the areolas while removing excess skin is called a Mastopexy. This cosmetic breast surgery is commonly referred to as a breast lift because it can make breasts appear lifted and perky. You’ll be in great hands, as Dr. Golger and Romy are highly sought out Breast Lift Surgeons in Toronto.

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What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift, which is also referred to as mastopexy, raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to create a more youthful breast contour. The highly-skilled plastic surgeons at Avenue Plastic Surgery specialize in breast surgery. Below, we’ve outlined more information about the surgery, recovery, costs, and frequently asked questions.

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Breast Lift at First Glance

  • Surgery Time: 2 hours
  • Price: $7,900 – $9,500
  • Recovery: Most patients return home on the day of surgery
  • Results: Immediately! *Final results will take a few months as the swelling goes down.

What are the Conditions for a Breast Lift?

A Toronto breast lift is specially designed to treat the following conditions that are frequently experienced by women.

  • Sagging and/or drooping breasts
  • Nipples pointing downward
  • Loss of firmness and volume in breasts

By lifting and reshaping sagging breasts, breast lift surgery has the capability to rejuvenate body proportions, change how clothing fits, and especially how the breasts look without clothing. When done with an expert plastic surgeon, the overwhelming majority of women are satisfied with their Mastopexy and have reported a renewed sense of self-confidence and happiness because of their aesthetic improvements.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

At Avenue Plastic Surgery, we offer breast lift surgery in Toronto and Whitby for women who seek to improve their bodies. Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy will work with you to achieve the following goals:

  • Reposition and/or elevate the breasts
  • Improve asymmetry
  • Resize the areola, if necessary

It is important to remember that breast lift surgery does not aim to enlarge your breast size. However, it can be completed in conjunction with breast augmentation surgery, using implants to increase the volume and size of the breasts.

Getting the look you desire with a Breast Lift Surgery

At Avenue Plastic Surgery, breast lift surgery performed by Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy aims to:

  • Improve your cleavage
  • Improve mild asymmetries
  • Make your breasts rounder and improve the shape
  • Create smaller, less asymmetric areolae
  • Have the nipples point forward rather than downward
  • Position your breast tissue higher on the chest for a natural yet youthful appearance
  • Improve breast firmness

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Dr’s Golger and Ahluwaliah are known for their leading edge, short scar and minimal scarring techniques, which achieve dramatic results without the use of drains.

Who is the Best Candidate for a Breast Lift?

Similar to all other surgical procedures, there are important things to consider prior to a breast lift procedure. If you can answer affirmatively the questions below, you may be a great candidate for a breast lift procedure:

  • Patients who have droopy or saggy breasts due to loss of skin elasticity and firmness.
  • Women may have experienced a significant weight loss.
  • It’s important that you have a healthy, stable body weight with BMI lower than 30.
  • Patients that are free of medical problems or health factors that may impede the post-surgical recovery process.
  • It’s important to be a non-smoker.
  • Women who have noticed a change in their breasts due to pregnancy or breastfeeding.

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I recently had a tummy tuck and breast lift (3 months ago) with Dr.Golger and do not remember the last time I felt so good about myself! I overheard my daughter telling her boyfriend “my mom is like a pig in sh*t since she had her surgery but she keeps wearing my clothes”. Ha! Well if that’s the worst she’s saying…I’ll take it! Thank you from the bottom of my heart! I (obviously) couldn’t have done it without you. That being said…I 100% recommend Dr.Golger!

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Costs, Techniques, day of surgery, and what to expect aftward

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in Toronto?

A breast lift is a highly personalized procedure. The cost of your Toronto breast lift will vary based on the type of breast lift performed along with other factors. The average cost of a breast lift at Avenue Plastic Surgery is around $7,900 – $9,500. Financing options are available that can help make the payment process more manageable for our patients.

What are the Different Types of Breast Lifts?

Different techniques are available depending on the individual patient’s goals for the procedure. Traditionally, incisions along the breast crease, vertically and around areolas, were designed to remove excess skin and completely revise the shape and position of breasts. This approach is often referred to as the “anchor” technique. Depending on the client, incisions and scarring can be minimized with a “short scar” or lollipop approach. As well, areola resizing and minor lifting can also be achieved through a circumareolar lift, which eliminates the vertical and crease incisions.

As two of the most experienced breast lift surgeons in Toronto, our team has experience with all types of breast lift surgeries. Below, we’ve included more details on three of the most common options. During your consultation, we’ll decide which is the best option for you, based on your body type and surgical needs:

  • Periareolar Breast Lift: During this technique, the incision is made around the areola. After the healing is complete, the scar typically fades and is not very visible.
  • Short Scar Breast Lift: During the short scar breast lift technique the scar is also made around the areola, but has a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease.
  • Traditional Breast Lift: During the traditional breast lift, the incision is also around the areola, there is a vertical incision from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, and another incision is horizontally created in the breast fold.

Enhance your Breast Lift

Many of our patients are interested in combining their breast lifts with implants. This is very common and works perfectly for certain candidates. Oftentimes, due to weight loss or pregnancy, the breasts sag, and by lifting them and adding implants, we can not only raise them but also increase volume and firmness.

Another option to enhance your breast lift would be for a mommy makeover, which many patients are interested in the following childbirth. A mommy makeover can address not only the breasts but the body as well.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Lift Surgery

One of the most popular and fastest-growing procedures in Toronto, breast lift surgery is a contouring procedure that involves the lifting and tightening of the breast skin to modify and reshape sagging or drooping breasts. This breast surgery restructures the breast skin envelope to lift the breast tissue and form it into a fuller, rounded shape. Nipples that have lowered and point downward can be adjusted to a higher position relative to the breast mound. As well, areola size can and often is altered to the patient’s preference during a breast lift.

Different techniques are available depending on the individual patient’s goals for the procedure. Traditionally, incisions along the breast crease, vertically and around areolas, were designed to remove excess skin and completely revise the shape and position of breasts. This approach is often referred to as the “anchor” technique. Depending on the client, incisions and scarring can be minimized with a “short scar” or lollipop approach. As well, areola resizing and minor lifting can also be achieved through a circumareolar lift, which eliminates the vertical and crease incisions.

Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy are known for their leading-edge, short scar, and minimal scarring techniques, which achieve dramatic results without the use of drains.

The first incision created by your plastic surgeon will surround the areola and utilize short, vertical lines underneath to lift the breast. Breast skin is carefully gathered around the areola set at a higher position. Finally, the edges are brought together carefully and sutured internally to create clean, minimal scar lines. At this point, if a patient is also receiving a breast implant, the plastic surgeon will insert the implant under the breast tissue and/or pectoral muscle. This common combination of cosmetic procedures is also referred to as augmentation mastopexy.

A typical Toronto breast lift surgery will take between 2-3 hours to complete under a general anesthetic, or local anesthetic combined with intravenous sedation.

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Breast Lift Recovery Process

Following the completion of your Toronto breast lift, incisions are protected with surgical tape and a supportive, post-operative bra is sometimes advised but will be decided between the patient and doctor.

Our team will also provide you with detailed aftercare instructions, a prescription for pain medication, and antibiotics. We will arrange for you to come back to our clinic soon after your procedure for follow-up care and instructions.

Though our patients typically report very little discomfort after their breast lift, don’t be surprised to see swelling or minor bruising during the first week. It is important to remember that your body will require time to completely heal and adjust after your Toronto breast lift procedure. After a few short weeks, the majority of swelling has diminished and breasts will begin to soften- relaxing into their new shape.

While your incisions are new, they may appear pink, firm, and slightly raised, this is a normal and expected part of the scar maturation process and they can be expected to soften and fade over time.

Due to the body’s natural healing process, the results of a breast lift surgery are not complete immediately, but after a few months; your new, youthful breast contours can be fully appreciated.

9 Steps to an Easy Breast Lift Recovery

  1. Transportation – Following your Toronto breast lift surgery, you won’t be able to drive. You’ll need to call in a favor or have a loved one, or friend available to take you home after surgery.
  2. Prescriptions – The last thing you’ll want to do is have to run out to the pharmacy following breast surgery. Make sure and fill up all prescriptions prior to surgery.
  3. Scheduling – Schedule all of your follow-up breast appointments before your surgery, so that during your recovery time you won’t’ have to think about it, and can relax.
  4. Phone Numbers – Make sure you have all the necessary phone numbers saved. This includes emergency contacts and our office number.
  5. Finding Help! – The recovery process takes a few days. You should have a loved one or friend stay with you to help out. This is a great time to call in a favor!
  6. Preparation – Preparing anything that will make your recovery more enjoyable is important. For example, making sure NETFLIX or streaming services are properly logged into, ordering a good book, or buying some fun board games.
  7. Discussions – You should decide ahead of time what you’re going to tell your friends and family about your surgery. It’s likely that they will notice, so you should either tell people ahead of time or know what you will tell them if they ask.
  8. Meal Prep – Have food planned out for a few days. Even if this means ordering delivery, have an idea of what you’ll be eating for certain meals.
  9. RELAX! – Most importantly, RELAX! Use this time to catch up on a good TV show or film series.

Breast Lift Risks

All aesthetic plastic surgery procedures have some risks. However, by working with talented surgeons such as Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy, the complications are minimized. Not only do they have experience working with over 7,000 breast patients, but the surgery is also very routine. During your consultation, we’ll provide all potential risks and complications. Below, we’ve included some:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • There can be changes in nipple sensation
  • While incredibly unlikely, there can be risks associated with anesthesia

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If you’re interested in scheduling a consultation to meet with the surgeons, please contact us today. The surgeons are widely considered by their patients to offer the best breast lift Toronto locals can expect. We look forward to meeting you and beginning this transformational journey together!

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“Our goal with all breast surgeries is to learn our patients expectations and safely meet them. Breast Lift surgery is a particuarly great procedure, as we are helping restore and rejuvenate.” – Dr. Alexander Golger

Breast Lift Frequently Asked Questions

Your Breast Lift Questions Answered

Will my breast lift surgery increase the size of the breasts?

  • The purpose of a breast lift is to restore a firm and youthful appearance to sagging breasts by tightening skin and elevating areolas. A Mastopexy alone will not add volume to your breasts; however, it can improve cleavage fullness through the lifting of breast tissue. Patients who wish to increase the size of their breasts as well may want to consider a breast lift in conjunction with breast implants.

Will I need additional surgeries after my breast lift?

  • In general, the results of a breast lift will last approximately fifteen years, with the understanding that each person’s anatomy and skin properties are different. Our team will ensure that you have the proper long-term care instructions to help you maintain the best results for as long as possible.

How long is the recovery period from a breast lift surgery?

  • Typically, most patients are able to resume their normal daily routines around one week post-procedure, although the strenuous activity is not recommended until the body has fully healed from the breast lift. We will usually recommend waiting at least 6 weeks before returning to the gym.

Why Choose Avenue Plastic Surgery

  • Both Dr. Golger and Dr. Romy are considered some of the best plastic surgeons in Toronto. Both doctors pride themselves on continued education and cutting-edge techniques. Besides both surgeons being fully certified by the Royal Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Dr. Golger is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.