Vancouver Breast Lift
For many women, changes in the breasts are one of the most difficult aspects of aging, prompting them to seek Vancouver breast lift surgery from Dr. Mathew Mosher. Diet and exercise can do little to alter the sagging that comes from pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and the effects of time. Dr. Mosher specializes in Vancouver breast lift surgery to correct sagging breasts, drooping nipples, and enlarged areolas. Dr. Mosher is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and offers advanced techniques for your optimal comfort and results.
Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, can restore a youthful contour and placement to breasts that have begun to droop or sag – a condition called ptosis. Depending on the degree of ptosis, Dr. Mosher offers different approaches to mastopexy at his practice, and many women choose simultaneous breast augmentation with breast implants. Vancouver area women who want more breast volume in addition to lifted breasts often choose to have these procedures combined..
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If you are considering breast lift, click here to request a consultation with Dr. Mosher at YES Medspa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre in Langley. He and his compassionate, experienced staff will help you to fully understand all of your options for breast enhancement.
About Breast Lift
Breast lift surgery is used to restore a more youthful shape to the breasts by correcting drooping (ptosis) as well as nipple malposition. The areola (the darker skin around the nipple) also can become enlarged, which distorts the natural proportions of the breast, and this can be addressed through mastopexy as well.
A breast lift does not remove breast tissue (unless balancing of breast volumes is needed) but merely tightens the skin and lifts the glandular tissue. All approaches to mastopexy involve some degree of scarring on the breast. Most of our breast lift patients feel that the improved shape is a worthwhile trade-off for the resulting scars. These scars are within normal garment lines (i.e. they will not be visible in a bra or swimsuit) and become less visible with time. Dr. Mosher offers the following techniques for mastopexy; the degree of breast sagging will determine which approach is right for you:
- Crescent lift can be performed to correct small degrees of nipple ptosis or to make adjustments to nipple position. This technique removes only a semicircle of skin from the upper half of the areolar border, and does not address sagging of the breast itself.
- Periareolar or "donut" lift can be effective when there is a small degree of breast and nipple ptosis. This technique removes a circle of skin from around the areola, lifting and tightening the breast from all directions. This approach also reduces the diameter of the areola in cases where this is a concern.
- Vertical or "lollipop" lift may be an option for women with a moderate degree of sagging. This technique adds a vertical incision to the periareolar incision, creating the "lollipop" shape. Internal rearrangement of the sagging lower breast tissue can often create the illusion of having had a small implant placed. This is the most commonly performed technique but may be inadequate for severe sagging or very poor breast skin tone.
- Standard or "anchor" lift is also a commonly performed approach to breast lift surgery in the Vancouver, BC area. This technique expands on the vertical approach, adding a curved incision that runs along the breast crease for an anchor-shaped appearance. This approach allows for the greatest degree skin tailoring and tightening of the breast, and is appropriate in cases of more extensive sagging.
Your Breast Lift Procedure
This surgery is done as an outpatient procedure in our surgery centre under light general anesthesia. The type of breast lift procedure you undergo will depend on the degree of sagging present, and the recommendation of Dr. Mosher. During the operation, the excess skin is removed, and the nipple-areolar complex is lifted to a higher position. The nipple remains attached to nerves and blood supply so that it can remain viable and functional following surgery. The breast tissue is repositioned, reshaped and supported internally to give the breast a more pleasing, youthful shape.
Recovery and Results
Your incisions will be lightly dressed, and you will be allowed to wear a normal bra following surgery. Mild discomfort is to be expected, but oral medication will help manage this. You will experience some swelling and bruising for approximately 2 weeks, but most patients can return to work after just a few days. For most of our Vancouver area breast surgery patients, the final results of the procedure are typically achieved after 2 or 3 months with scars continuing to fade for many months.
Patients who have undergone mastopexy are not immune to the effects of gravity and time, and your newly lifted breasts will continue to sag as you age. However, most patients find that their improved breast shape and position is long lasting and very gratifying. Women who combined their lift with breast implants in the Vancouver area often say that they love shopping for clothes to showcase their enhanced figures.
If you would like to meet with Dr. Mosher to discuss a breast lift, click here to request a consultation at YES Medspa and Cosmetic Surgery Centre. Or you can call his office at (604) 888-9378 to schedule an appointment at your convenience.