Breast Lift for Vaughan, Richmond Hill, and the Greater Toronto Area
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that corrects breasts that have begun to droop and sag over time. The surgery has three primary goals:
- To physically reduce any sagging of the breasts
- To have the opportunity to reduce and reposition the areola
- To achieve a fuller, firmer, and more youthful appearance
As the skin loses elasticity, usually due to the stretching of the breast during pregnancy or after weight loss, the breasts often lose their shape and firmness and begin to sag. A breast lift can raise and reshape a sagging breast and can also reduce the size of the areola.
The best candidates for a breast lift are those individuals who are physically and mentally healthy, have realistic expectations, and have small breasts that they feel have stretched and begun to sag. Larger breasts can also undergo a breast lift but the results may not be as effective due the heaviness of the breasts. The best way to determine what type of breast surgery is right for you is to book a consultation with Dr. Madronich.
Breast lifts should only be performed by a qualified plastic surgeon—a medical specialist who has completed a minimum of five years of training in surgery following medical school. Plastic surgeons require a high level of surgical skill, excellent aesthetic judgment, extensive knowledge, and years of practice.
Finding a qualified plastic surgeon that you feel is right for you is an important part of the breast lift process. Patients considering surgery should have the opportunity to discuss their expectations, and options in depth with their surgeon.
Dr. Robert Madronich is a Toronto Plastic Surgeon and a member of the Canadian Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He holds double board certification with both a Plastic Surgery Fellowship as well as a Head and Neck Plastic Surgery Fellowship.
What to Expect - Consultation
If you are interested in a breast lift, have questions about the procedure, or want to know if you are a suitable candidate, you can book a consultation with Dr. Madronich to discuss your options and learn about his approach to plastic surgery.
During your consultation, Dr. Madronich will ask about your medical history, get to know you, and work to understand your needs, expectations, and goals. Dr. Madronich will talk you through available surgical procedures, associated costs, what you can expect, and any risks associated with the procedure. Together you will discuss what kind of results you can reasonably expect from a breast lift procedure in the context of your physique, health conditions, and body proportions. The details of your unique procedure, together with the size and shape of your breasts and the degree of volume loss, will be incorporated into a comprehensive surgical plan. You will be able to ask questions, see before and after photos of former patients, and meet the friendly staff at Madronich Plastic Surgery and Laser.
The fee for a consultation with Dr. Madronich is $100 CAD, which can be applied to the cost of your surgery, should you decide to proceed with a breast lift.
Take a few moments and review our photo gallery to see the before and after transformation of Dr. Madronich's patients for yourself.
Operation: What does a breast lift involve?
Breast lift procedures are performed under general anesthesia at Mackenzie Health (previously named York Central Hospital) in Richmond Hill, Ontario. Patient comfort and safety, alongside clinical excellence, are always the highest priorities in Dr. Madronich's practice. The staff at Mackenzie Health and Madronich Plastic Surgery and Laser, are friendly and understanding professionals, who understand you may be nervous and have questions or concerns. The staff will do their best to alleviate any concerns you have and answer your questions.
Despite some variation in details, all breast lifts involve some or all of the following steps:
- Reshaping tissue inside the breast. This is the bulk of the lift and can make the breast firmer, and shapelier.
- Repositioning the nipple and areola to a higher spot on the breast. This creates a more prominent profile, since the nipple will no longer be pointing downward.
- Eliminating some areola skin to make this feature smaller. This can make the darker circle around the nipple appear more in proportion with the rest of your breast and body.
- Removing extra skin to keep the breast tight and firm.
The three most common breast lift incision techniques are:
- Around the areola alone
- Around the areola and down to the breast crease in a lollipop shape
- Around the areola, down to the crease and along the line where the breast meets the chest in an anchor shape
Which technique is best for you will be discussed in depth at your consultation.
As with any surgery, you should plan to take some recovery time after a breast lift. You can expect two to four weeks of recovery time with limited physical activity.
The exact time it takes to recover and see the full effects of a breast lift will be different from person to person, but any swelling and bruising should go away in a couple of weeks. Your recovery will vary if you are having a breast lift with implants or any other combination of procedures.
Keep in mind that if you are considering having more children, it may be a good idea to postpone your surgery. The changes that childbirth brings can erase the benefits of a breast lift surgery, so careful consideration of timing is important if you want your lift results to last.
A breast lift can be combined with a breast augmentation, which involves the insertion of implants to make the breasts larger and adds volume to the chest in addition to lifting the breasts. A breast lift can also pair well with a breast reduction to lift the breasts as well as reduce them. The best way to determine what is right for you is to book a consultation with Dr. Madronich to discuss your options.