Mastopexy / Breast Lift in Vancouver

Mastopexy / Breast Lift

A mastopexy is a breast augmentation procedure which raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. If the nipple has dropped toward the lower part of the breast, it can also be raised, giving a more uplifted or perky appearance. In addition, sometimes the areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) becomes enlarged over time, and a breast lift will reduce this.  A breast lift can rejuvenate your figure with a breast profile that is youthful and uplifted.

During your initial visit Dr. Bowman will discuss your goals, take a medical history, and perform an examination to include your specific breast measurements. He will review the risks and potential complications of the procedure with you and discuss recommendations for your individual situation.

Recovery time varies, but most patients are able to return to daily routine activities within a week. However, we ask that you do not lift, push, or pull anything heavy, and avoid repetitive upper arm motion for 6 weeks. Many women return to work after only a few days depending on their jobs. You will be able to shower immediately as waterproof dressings are used, and all the sutures are buried and will dissolve on their own. You can take medications to control any pain or discomfort, and most patients require these for only a few days.

 

Mastopexy Augmentation

In some cases, the breast volume has decreased to such an extent that an implant is necessary in addition to a lift.  Typically, the breast tissue droops leaving a hollowing in the upper portion of the breast.  Some of this droopy tissue is removed and replaced with a similar or greater volume implant which is placed so it fills out the upper portion of the breast.  The combination of excess tissue removal, nipple lifting and implant placement produces a fuller breast and restores a youthful perky contour.

 

BEFORE AND AFTER PHOTOS

#1 BREAST LIFT (with an implant)
BEFORE
Anatomic gel Implants
270 cc
CHW_PRE (2)CHW_POD_1_Y_FM270s (2)
AFTER
“lollipop” scar

oblique view
BEFORE
CHW_PRE (3)CHW_POD_1_Y_FM270s (3)
AFTER

#2 BREAST LIFT (with an implant)
BEFORE
Inspira Round
Gel Implants
right: 375 cc
left: 450 cc
MT PRE AUG PEXIES (2)MT_POD_8_M (2) AFTER
“lollipop” scar

oblique view
BEFORE MT PRE AUG PEXIES (3)MT_POD_8_M (3) AFTER

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