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Breast Lift

Breast lift surgery improves a woman's contours and proportions by raising and firming her breasts. Also known as mastopexy, this procedure re-creates a more youthful breast shape in response to sagging and skin laxity. Women who want to correct these concerns without adding volume to their breasts can benefit from a breast lift with Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Marc DuPéré.

If you live in or near Toronto and breast lift is something you're considering, Dr. DuPéré can help. Request a consultation with Royal College certified Dr. Marc DuPéré or call our office at (416) 929-9800.

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This 59-year old lady did not like looking at her reflection naked.  Age was not an issue, but she wanted a more youthful look to her body so she could enjoy fitted and tailored clothing.   She was unhappy with having to wear a size larger than needed to hide her protruding belly and ... Read On

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This patient came to our clinic after she had fallen a couple of weeks prior and seemed to have ruptured one of her breast implants. After some Q and A time, Dr. DuPere and the patient had decided to go ahead with the breast implant removal surgery and mastopexy surgery. With only a month post her o... Read On

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Bilateral Breast Reduction, Bilateral Breast Lift, Tummy Tuck, Liposuction to knees and medical thighs.Mommy MakeoverThis is a very beautiful tall and graceful women who was feeling that middle age and menopause had taken over her body. Her breasts which were once high and perky were now low an... Read On

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How Can a Breast Lift Help?

Gravity, loss of skin elasticity, weight loss, pregnancy and breastfeeding ultimately affect the shape and firmness of the breasts. A breast lift corrects these issues by:

  • Lifting the breasts to a more youthful position
  • Removing excess skin and reshaping the breasts
  • Repositioning and resizing the nipple-areola complex when necessary (areola being the darker disk around each nipple)

Dr. DuPéré's Breast Lift Technique

Dr. DuPéré offers several breast lift techniques, including:

  • Crescent technique, with an incision along the upper half of the areola; also, using different crescent techniques, Dr. DuPéré can often correct areolar asymmetries
  • Periareolar Benelli lift (aka donut mastopexy), with an incision extending farther around the areola, skin excision and gland remodeling
  • Lejour-type or lollipop technique - a periareolar incision in addition to a vertical incision down the breast with breast pillars suspension to fascia
  • Glandular remodeling and fascial suspension techniques to rejuvenate and restore the nipple and breast gland as learned from his Paris mentors, Dr. Natalie Bricout and Dr. Sylvain Pétouin

Dr. DuPéré will select a technique to match each patient's specific breast rejuvenation needs. He will discuss the best method to meet your particular goals during your consultation.

Many breast lift candidates have also have lost a significant amount of breast volume over time. In these cases, Dr. DuPéré may recommend breast augmentation with implants.

Areolas and nipples also change over time and after pregnancy and breastfeeding; Dr. DuPéré offers areola and nipple resizing for those who may wish to achieve a more youthful nipple-areolar complex.

Recovering from a Breast Lift

Most breast lift patients go home on the day of their procedure.

Discomfort after this procedure lasts an average of 3 to 7 days. Some patients will require drains for 2 to 5 days when implants are also being inserted at the same time.

Breast lift patients should begin walking and stretching on the day of the procedure. Patients should avoid exercise for 4 to 6 weeks, and upper chest exercises for 12 weeks. Most women can return to desk work after 7 to 14 days.

Breast lift patients wear a compression garment for 2 days, followed by a comfortable sports bra. Patients should avoid wearing push-up and underwire bras for 6 to 8 weeks.

Potential Risks and Complications

Every procedure involves inherent risks. Although serious complications are extremely rare, Dr. DuPéré educates every breast lift patient about potential risks.

Those risks can include scarring, opening of the wound, discomfort for several days, bruising around the surgical sites, loss of sensation over the chest skin and, rarely, of the nipples, possible inability to breastfeed, temporary superficial vein inflammation, asymmetry, fluid accumulation (seroma and hematomas), infection, bleeding, nerve and vessel injury, skin necrosis, deep venous thrombosis (clotting), risks related to implants, and general anesthesia-related issues.

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