Dr. Pirani knows that each patient’s needs are different – just as each of our bodies is unique, so too are cosmetic procedures. As a board certified Toronto plastic surgeon, Dr. Pirani has the experience and knowledge to help you revitalize your look, and will tailor his surgical approach to your individual beauty goals.
As women age, their breasts tend to droop or sag, resulting in an unwanted change to what is an important part of a woman’s body and self-image. Factors other than time that can cause this include weight change, pregnancy or breast-feeding. Thankfully, Toronto breast surgery specialist Dr. Asif Pirani can help you with this problem. A breast lift procedure will help restore the appearance of your breasts and give them a more youthful look. As the name implies, a breast lift will raise the position of your breasts while improving their shape. During a breast lift (or, as cosmetic surgeons call it, a mastopexy) the breast tissue is repositioned to lift and add fullness to your chest. For many patients, a breast augmentation (or breast implant) is combined with a breast lift to fully rejuvenate both the volume and position of your breasts. Dr. Pirani knows that each patient’s needs are different – just as each of our bodies is unique, so too are cosmetic procedures. As a board certified Toronto plastic surgeon, Dr. Pirani has the experience and knowledge to help you revitalize your look, and will tailor his surgical approach to your individual beauty goals.
Who is a good candidate for a breast lift?
Anyone unhappy with the appearance of saggy or droopy breasts can consider a breast lift. A breast lift can also rejuvenate your breasts (along with your appearance) by:
- raising the position of your nipple/areola
- giving you rounder breasts
- giving you ‘perkier’ breasts
- resolving breast asymmetries
- reducing the size of your areola
Generally, the best candidates for a breast lift by Toronto plastic surgeon Dr. Pirani are in relatively good health, refrain from smoking for at least four to six weeks before surgery, and haven’t breast fed for six months prior to the procedure.
How is a Breast lift performed?
There are several ways to perform a breast lift. Dr. Pirani will discuss your goals with you while taking into account your unique anatomical measurements and soft tissue characteristics. Factors such as skin quality and elasticity will help Dr. Pirani decide upon a customized surgical approach tailored to the specific needs of your body. There are three general surgical techniques to a breast lift. They include:
A Periareolar Mastopexy
This is best for small lifts. It involves a small and well-concealed incision immediately around your areola (or where the dark skin meets the breast).
A Short Scar or ‘Lollipop’ Mastopexy
This procedure is best for moderate lifts. It involves a periareolar (around the areola) incision along with another small vertical incision from the areola down to the crease under the breast. This is also a well-hidden incision and this procedure takes the shape of a small lollipop.
This is the traditional mastopexy technique and is used only for larger lifts. It involves a minor horizontal scar added to the incision made by the ‘lollipop’ mastopexy, giving it the final shape of a small anchor.
How long does it take to recover from a breast lift?
Most patients will take two to four weeks to recover from a breast lift. Depending on the type of breast lift performed, postoperative bras may be required for an additional length of time. As for the results, those will be visible right away and you should immediately get the emotional and self-confidence boost of having a rejuvenated body! Patients should expect to continue to see changes in their breast shape for at least six months to a year after a breast lift.
The Breast Lift Consult
The consultation is the most important part of a breast lift, second only to the procedure itself. During the consultation, Dr. Pirani will determine just what your beauty goal is and how he can help you reach it. A breast lift isn’t a minor operation, and there’s a large amount of information to review during consultation. During the average breast lift consultation, Dr. Pirani will take about an hour while he discusses all of the surgical options relevant to you. He will then create a custom surgical plan tailored to your unique body characteristics, go over risks and complications, and give you an idea of what you should expect in terms of results and recovery. Dr. Pirani’s goal is to educate you so that you fully understand your customized surgical plan. You don’t have to be helpless as time and other factors change the look of your breasts. Dr. Pirani is here to help rejuvenate your body and your self-image! Don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation with Toronto breast lift surgeon Dr. Pirani today by calling 416-360-8772.