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Breast lift toronto Mastopexy

Mastopexy, otherwise known as a breast lift, is a popular surgical procedure to reshape sagging breasts as well as correct downward-pointing nipples, enlarged areolas, unevenness, and stretched skin. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reports that there were 143,364 breast lifts performed in 2022, showing an increase of 30% over 2019 (before the pandemic). That's how popular this procedure has become!

Breast lifts in Toronto are generally performed by tightening the tissue of the breasts to create a stronger structure and younger-looking contour. Stretched out tissues are shortened and reshaped, giving the breasts a perkier, fuller contour.

Dr. Kesarwani of Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic is a board certified plastic surgeon and is known for his expertise and attention to detail in performing breast lifts. That's why our patients are consistently satisfied with their results.

Why would you want a breast lift?

The breasts are prone to sagging. Various factors can cause breasts to sag such as:

  • Pregnancy
  • Congenital complications
  • Weight loss
  • The effects of aging

While it's only natural that the breasts sag with age, you may still feel self-conscious about your body. It can add years to your appearance, make you look heavier than you actually are and even cause health issues, like skin irritations and inflammation.

Having a breast lift in Toronto can resolve these issues and reshape your breasts so that they're youthful and perky as they once were.

Candidates for a Breast Lift

Potential candidates for a breast lift are women who:

  • Are self-conscious of how sagging and age have affected the contours of their breasts
  • Are not pregnant nor breastfeeding at the time of their procedure
  • Are in good physical health
  • Have realistic goals in mind for this procedure

Have sagging breasts affected how you feel about your feminine figure? A breast lift can not only help you reclaim a younger feminine contour but strengthen your self-confidence. If you would like to learn more about this exciting procedure, contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if a breast lift in Toronto may be right for you!

Dr. Kesarwani can also show you before and after Breast Lift photos from patients he has performed the procedure on previously, during your consultation.

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The First Step

A personal consultation with Dr. Atul Kesarwani is the first step toward realizing your goals in improving the shape of your breasts. This private medical appointment is with Dr. Kesarwani. He will take the time necessary to answer your questions and explain how this procedure can fulfill your aesthetic goals.

During your consultation, Dr. Kesarwani will review your medical history. He'll also show you before and after breast lift photos from patients he has performed the procedure on previously.

Breast Lift Procedure

Every woman's breast lift experience will be personalized and tailored to accommodate the contours of their body as well as their cosmetic goals. This makes your procedure unique and special to you. Your breast lift will be different from everyone else's, but you can expect the following as a general guideline:

Breast lift surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. That means you'll be asleep during the entire procedure, which can take a couple of hours to complete. The duration of your procedure will depend on your aesthetic goals.

Once you spend some time in our recovery room under the caring observation of our medical team, you may return home the same day of your procedure.

Recovery from a Breast Lift Procedure

Patients may resume their normal routines and return to work within a couple of weeks after a proper recovery period. We strongly advise that patients limit heavy lifting and avoid vigorous exercise for a couple of months after the procedure.

Breast Lift Scar

Scars are a concern for many women considering a breast lift. One of the most common questions patients ask is, "Do breast lift scars go away?" Scars tend to fade very well with this procedure, particularly if you follow post-op instructions closely and apply silicone gel. This helps scars fade as much as possible. You can read more about silicone scar gel here. Excessive sun exposure and tanning can permanently darken scars, therefore you should make sure to cover them up whenever you're out. This is particularly important in the first 12-18 months or so after your surgery, when scars are still maturing.

Breast Lift Types

Classified predominantly by the nature of the incisions involved in the procedure, breast lift types can range from traditional to more modern techniques.

There is no single answer to which type is the 'best' among the different types of breast lifts, as the ideal method dramatically depends on the individual's anatomy, desires, and the surgeon's expertise. However, gaining a comprehensive understanding of the various breast lift types, particularly the role of the breast lift incision, can empower patients with valuable knowledge. This knowledge can help them feel more in control and make informed decisions about their body and surgery.

Breast Lift Types and Their Corresponding Incision Techniques

Crescent Lift
Least invasive amongst all breast lift types, the crescent lift involves a semicircular incision along the top half of the areola. This technique is ideal for women experiencing minimal sagging.

Circumareolar or Donut Lift
Aptly named due to the donut-shaped incision made around the areola, this method is used for women who wish to correct mild sagging or reduce the size of their areolas. It's less invasive than other methods, offering less noticeable scars and quicker recovery.

Vertical or Lollipop Lift
The lollipop breast lift invovles two incisions: one around the areola's edge and another running vertically from the base of the areola to the inframammary fold, essentially forming a 'lollipop.' This technique lets surgeons remove excess skin while reshaping the entire breast with moderate-to-high breast sagging.

Inverted-T or Anchor Lift
As the most traditional of all breast lift types, this method allows for the most significant lift and reshaping. It involves three incisions: around the areola, vertically from the areola to the breast crease, and along the inframammary fold. Ideal for women with severe sagging, it provides dramatic results but with more visible scarring.

Breast lift incision is not merely about making a cut; it is at the heart of the mastopexy procedure. With each incision comes a unique pattern and ability to reshape and reposition the breast tissues, skin, and areola, thus creating a more youthful perkiness and fullness to the breast.

However, it's also important to consider that each incision type may result in different levels of scarring, with varying degrees of complexity, and may lead to different recovery timelines. Whether with a crescent, donut, lollipop, or anchor lift, each procedure is uniquely designed to meet the specific needs and desires of the patient.

Does Breast Lift Last A Lifetime?

This is a common question from our patients. While a breast lift does permanently modify the breast tissues, the shape and size of the breasts can still be affected by aging, weight fluctuations, gravity and other factors. For this reason, it's important to know that while the results from a breast lift may be long lasting, they aren't considered permanent. You can maintain results by maintaining a stable weight and leading a healthy lifestyle. One of the biggest factors that can negatively impact results is pregnancy. That's why we generally recommend patients consider undergoing a breast lift after they've stopped planning to have children.

How Much is a Breast Lift without Augmentation? Breast Lift Without Implant

The cost of a breast lift without augmentation depends on the technique applied. The cost is generally in the thousands of dollars, ranging from $4000 and up.

How Young is Too Young for a Breast Lift?

As cosmetic procedures continue to grow in popularity, many younger women are considering breast lifts to address their aesthetic concerns. But you might be wondering what the proper age is to undergo a breast lift.

There are many factors that contribute to a loss of volume and shape in the breasts. As you age, the skin's elasticity decreases and causes them to drop down as result of gravity.

Losing weight and bearing children can also impact the size and firmness of the breast tissue and volume of fat that fills the breast.

A breast lift allows you to reposition them higher while enhancing their firmness. This adds more shape and volume and gives you a more youthful appearance. In some cases, breast lifts are performed alongside a breast implant procedure to supplement the results.

Who Qualifies for Breast Lifts?

A breast lift is an ideal solution to treat a wide range of issues. If you experience excessive sagging of the breasts, downward pointing nipples, or large breasts that drop due to their weight, a breast lift can give you great results.

Asymmetry in the breasts can also be treated with a breast lift. This includes cases where one breast has a fuller appearance than the other, as well as those in which the positioning of the each breast differs.

For would-be mothers, a breast lift will not interfere with breastfeeding, as the ducts near the nipples are not affected. However, it's important to note that with any cosmetic breast surgery, the risk of inability to breastfeed is a rare possibility.

Breast Lift At an Early Age

For younger women who are looking to undergo a breast lift, there are a few things you should consider. Some women experience sagging breasts early in their lives, which can be a result of their development, weight fluctuations or other physical issues.

A breast lift can be effectively performed on younger women. The most important factor to consider is that the breasts have reached their full level of development before performing surgery.

Most women reach this point by the time they reach their early 20s. Women who are in good health and understand the realistic expectations of the results they can achieve can undergo a breast lift.

Understanding how a breast lift can help you restore your appearance and whether you are a good candidate will help you determine if this procedure is right for you. Young women whose breasts have finished developing can safely use breast lifts to enhance their breasts, restore volume, and achieve a more aesthetically pleasing look.


Breast Lift with Implants: Combining Augmentation and Lifting for Enhanced Results

A breast lift with implants offers a comprehensive solution for women who would like to have larger as well as perkier breasts. This procedure combines the benefits of both breast augmentation and breast lift techniques to achieve a more youthful, voluminous, and shapely bust.

Breast Lift Vs Augmentation: What is a Breast Lift with Augmentation? What is a Breast Augmentation Lift?

A breast lift with augmentation simultaneously addresses two common concerns: sagging breasts and insufficient volume. The breast lift component, also called mastopexy, involves tightening loose skin on the breast and removing excess tissue to elevate the breasts to a more youthful position. The augmentation component consists of inserting breast implants to increase the size and fullness of the breasts.

Dr. Kesarwani can perform a breast lift and augmentation at the same time. This is referred to as a single-stage augmentation-mastopexy. In some cases, the lift may be performed first and then the augmentation scheduled at a later time.

Do I Need A Breast Lift Or Just Augmentation

When patients ask, "What is the difference between breast lift and breast augmentation?" the answer is obvious. A breast lift makes the breast perkier, while augmentation only makes the breasts larger.

If your breasts are mild to moderately sagging, then augmentation by itself may be enough to give you a boost. However, if your breasts are sagging, as indicated by the location of your nipples below the line of your breast fold, then a lift would most likely be recommended.

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Does Breast Augmentation Lift?

To some extent, yes. For patients with mild to moderate sagging, breast implants alone can provide sufficient lift. This is typically done with implants featuring a narrower base (higher projection). However, it does not address significant sagging or drooping. In cases where the breasts have lost elasticity and support, a separate lift procedure is necessary to achieve optimal results.

Why choose dr. Atul KESARWANI

Dr. Atul Kesarwani is a board certified plastic surgeon at Cosmedical Rejuvenation Clinic. He has 30+ years of experience in the field.

You'll speak with Dr. A. Kesarwani directly during your initial consultation. He has a gentle approach and unwavering commitment to achieving the beautiful, natural looking results you want. He takes the time to discuss your goals and assess your situation before providing you with a custom tailored solution. No detail is overlooked. You will appreciate her fastidious and exacting nature — traits that are essential when performing any procedure, particularly those targeting the face!

Dr. A. Kesarwani is dedicated to delivering you beautiful results while maintaining excellent patient safety and achieving superior patient satisfaction.