Women work hard to fight the signs of aging, but many factors including gravity, skin tone, pregnancy, breast-feeding and weight loss can take a toll on your breasts. While sagging breasts can undermine everything else a woman does to look and feel young, the good news is a breast lift helps Vancouver women recapture their firmer, uplifted shape.
See the results of breast lift surgery at our Vancouver, BC practice by clicking on our before & after photo gallery. To take the next step, request a consultation with Dr. Peter Lennox, a RCPSC-certified plastic surgeon who has helped many women feel rejuvenated by their new breasts. Or, call our office at (604) 876-6552 to schedule your appointment.
Understanding Breast Lift
A breast lift improves the position and shape of your breasts by removing excess skin and tissue while repositioning the nipple, areola and breast higher on the chest. It is an effective procedure for women whose breasts have:
- Lost elasticity and firmness
- Flattened or stretched
- Sagged causing droopy nipples or enlarged areolas
There are several ways to perform breast lift surgery. Vancouver, BC plastic surgeon Dr. Lennox will discuss which technique is best for you based on the extent of the sagging. Often, a breast lift requires three incisions: around the areola, from the areola to the crease under the breast and occasionally a horizontal incision along the fold below the breast. Although there is always scarring with an incision, Dr. Lennox is adept at strategically placing the incisions so they are easily hidden under clothing. With proper care after surgery, scars will fade and lighten over time.
Recovery & Results
Women typically recover from a breast lift within a matter of days and are up and moving the day after surgery. You'll wear a soft, surgical bra for the first few days followed by a support bra for several weeks. It's common to have some bruising along the incisions, with bruises diminishing in about 7 to 10 days.
Dr. Lennox will give you thorough instructions for returning to work as well as resuming your workouts and other day-to-day activities. Every woman's results are different, but a breast lift is a relatively pain-free way to achieve the uplifted, shapely breasts of your youth.
Breast lifts are a growing part of Dr. Lennox's practice, and many women often schedule complementary procedures at the same time including breast augmentation to add fullness to the breasts or a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) to flatten the abdomen. When performed together, the procedures are commonly referred to as a "mommy makeover."