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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.
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:
Dr. Marc DuPéré is one of Toronto's standout plastic
surgeons, and he's especially adept at enhancing and
improving the breasts for many reasons — including the
Dr. DuPéré offers several breast lift techniques, including:
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.
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.
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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