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Your Guide To Breast Lift Surgery

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  • August 03, 2016


When To Consider a Breast Lift Procedure

By removing any excess, stretched-out skin, reshaping the breast tissue and raising the areola into a more forward position, this procedure can help create a more youthful breast contour.


While the only way to confirm whether or not a breast lift procedure is right for you is a consultation with a qualified plastic surgeon, consider these questions to know if a breast lift may help improve your breast shape.

  • Do my nipples point downwards?

    As the skin of the breast stretches out and starts to sag, the weight of the breast tissue will pull the nipple downward. A breast lift procedure will reposition the breast tissue so that the nipples are facing forward.

  • Are my breasts asymmetrical or unusually shaped?

    Breast lift surgery reshapes breast tissue as well as lifts sagging breasts and can be very effective in improving breast symmetry. A skilled plastic surgeon can use breast lift techniques to create fuller and rounder breasts.

  • Does the nipple/areola sit below the crease underneath my breast?

    Try this test: Slide a plain sheet of paper beneath your breast so that it sits against your breast crease. Do your nipples sit below the top edge of the paper? If yes, you may be a good candidate for a breast lift procedure.

  • What does a Breast Lift Procedure involve?

    It is very important not to rush into a decision to have any plastic surgery, including a breast lift procedure. Before opting for the operation, discuss all your aesthetic goals and concerns with your plastic surgeon.

    During your consultation, Dr. Ladak will discuss the procedure, breast lift recovery and the results you can realistically expect as well as the possible risks of the surgery.


Here is a general overview of what to expect during a mastopexy:

  • Preparing for a breast lift procedure:

    Your surgeon will give you a list of instructions on what to do prior to your surgery. This will cover areas such as smoking, medication, what to bring with you to the clinic and when to have your last meal.

  • What happens during a breast lift procedure?

    Breast lift surgery is usually done under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make several incisions in your breast and remove skin from around your areola and from under your breasts.

    They may then re-position your nipples and reduce the size of your areola to suit the new shape.

    If you are having a breast enlargement at the same time, a breast implant will be inserted.

    Once the procedure is complete, the incisions will be closed with stitches and your breasts will be wrapped in a special supportive dressing.

  • How long does the breast lift procedure take?

    2-3 hours depending on the exact type of procedure.

  • How long is the breast lift recovery period?

    Most patients are able to return to work after 2 weeks. However, you must avoid all strenuous exercise for at least 4 weeks. Your surgeon will be able to advise you when you can resume your usual activities.

    During your breast lift recovery, It is recommended that you wear a firm dressing or support bra for a few weeks to promote healing.

    Your stitches will be removed 10-14 days after surgery.

  • Will I have any breast lift scars?

    Any procedure that lifts the breast will require the surgeon to make an incision and that incision will leave a scar on your breast. 

    However, an experienced will ensure minimal scarring and intended aesthetic outcomes.

Choosing a Plastic Surgeon For , Your Breast Lift Procedure
If you are considering breast lift surgery, choosing a plastic surgeon is the most important decision you will make.

Make sure your plastic surgeon is board-certified and that your procedure will take place in an accredited facility. It is also crucial not to choose a cosmetic surgeon based on price alone. Your safety and results are far too important.


When performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, a breast lift is a safe and rewarding procedure with long-lasting results.

To find out more, schedule a consultation with Dr Ladak by calling our Edmonton Cosmetic Surgery Clinic today at 780-407-6691;

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