Breast Lift in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario
If you are satisfied with the size of your breasts but wish to restore a more youthful firm shape, you may be a candidate for a breast lift. If you have lost a considerable amount of volume in your breasts, you may also want to consider having breast implants inserted at the time of breast lift surgery.
While a breast lift can be performed at any age, it is recommended that the procedure be undertaken only when breast changes have stabilized. Childbirth and breast-feeding can have a significant effect on the size and shape of your breasts. Though some women decide to have their breasts lifted before having children, you should discuss any plans to breast-feed with Dr. Callaghan.
In assessing you as a candidate for breast lift surgery, Dr. Callaghan will carefully check the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin, and the placement of the nipples and areolas. If you are in a weight loss program, Dr. Callaghan may suggest that you stabilize your weight before having surgery.
There are variations to the incisions used for a mastopexy. The traditional method of lifting the breast leaves 3 lines of scar: one around the areola, the second vertically from the bottom edge of the areola to the crease under the breast, and the third along the natural curve of the breast crease.
Preserving the breast tissue, fat and skin are removed, and the nipple and areola are moved to a higher position. Skin that was located above the nipple pre-surgery is pulled down and gathered to give a new firmer shape to the breast. Liposuction may also be employed to contour under the arm. Because the nipples and areolas remain attached to the breast tissue, sensation in this area is preserved. Feeling remains completely natural. While breast-feeding may still be possible, this cannot be guaranteed.
There are seldom complications from this surgery. However, some of the possible complications include bleeding, infection, and reactions to anesthesia. The breasts may occasionally be asymmetrical or nipple height may vary after surgery. This is usually temporary, and rarely requires surgical revision. Loss of sensation in the nipples or breasts is rare, and usually temporary.
Several days after surgery you will be able to move about comfortably. You will be instructed to wear a support bra for 3-4 weeks, until the swelling and discoloration of your breasts diminishes. Incisions will be red at first, and will stay pink for many months following surgery, usually fading by one year later.
After breast lift surgery, it is often possible to return to work within just a couple of weeks. Usually, exercise activities can be resumed after several weeks. You may, however, continue to experience some mild discomfort during the first eight weeks post-op.
Contact us today to find out more about how you can benefit from a breast lift. We proudly serve patients in Ottawa, Eastern Ontario, and the surrounding areas.