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A breast lift (or mastopexy) is a procedure for patients who have their desired breast volume, but require a lift of both the nipple and breast tissue to achieve a firmer and more youthful breast. Drooping breasts (or ptosis) can be caused by aging, pregnancy, and weight loss. This procedure can be combined with a breast augmentation for those patients also seeking increased breast size.
There are many variations for breast lift surgery, aimed at achieving the desired result while minimizing scars and using techniques aimed at providing a long-lasting result. These techniques will be discussed with Dr. Heaton, and decisions will be made based on both the patient’s breast anatomy and preferences.
DAY OF SURGERY
Operations are performed at Stratford General Hospital and our private surgery site in Sarnia. Surgery is performed under a general anaesthetic by our team of board-certified anaesthesiologists, and is completed as an outpatient procedure (so you can go home the same day).
Patients are seen one week after surgery, where the initial dressing is removed. Follow-up sessions after that may vary, but generally will include the following week and again a month later. Discomfort will vary based on the extent of the operation and usually lasts a couple weeks following surgery. Strenuous activity should be avoided for 1 to 2 months after surgery.