Breast Lift

Breast Lift in Ottawa with Dr. Loizides

A breast lift, or mastopexy, is surgery to correct sagging breasts. The procedure changes the shape of the breasts to give them a rounder, more uplifted, younger-looking profile. A breast lift can correct sagging caused by aging, weight loss, or childbearing and breastfeeding. It can also reshape breasts that have been droopy since puberty.

A breast lift will not change the size of your breasts, although it can give them a rounder, fuller, firmer look and feel. If you are seeking to correct sagging and add volume to your breasts, a breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation (breast lift with implants). If you are seeking to correct sagging and reduce the volume of your breasts, a breast reduction might be the solution.

Dr. Photis Loizides offers breast lift surgery in Ottawa to women who want to correct sagging breasts and give their upper bodies a more attractive, younger-looking profile. Dr. Loizides is a plastic surgeon fully accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. With his extensive training and deep expertise in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, he consistently helps patients achieve the changes they are seeking with natural-looking results. 

To learn more about how an Ottawa breast lift might benefit you, contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Loizides.

What Is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a plastic surgery procedure that raises and adds roundness to the breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping the tissue within the breasts. The nipple is repositioned higher on the breast. In some cases, the size of the areola is reduced.

Why Might I Consider a Breast Lift?

A breast lift can improve the shape and projection of your breasts if they have sagged or flattened with age, weight changes, or pregnancy or if you have been dissatisfied with their appearance since puberty. 

A breast lift can correct: 

  • Sagging or pendulous breasts
  • Nipples that are positioned low on the breasts (below the crease beneath the breasts, for example)
  • Nipples that point downward
  • Breasts that do not have the shape you would prefer
  • Overlarge or stretched-looking areolas
  • A lack of firmness in the breasts
  • Asymmetry in the position or shape of the breasts

Why Choose Dr. Loizides for Ottawa Breast Lift Surgery?

Dr. Loizides is highly trained, board-certified, and committed to patient satisfaction through optimal care and premium, natural-looking results. Dr. Loizides and his team put patients at ease throughout the whole experience, from when they reach out for a consultation to their last follow-up appointment. Dr. Loizides properly educates patients before embarking on a procedure and is easy to reach with questions and concerns. For these reasons and more, Dr. Loizides is considered an experienced and sought-after breast lift surgeon in Ottawa.

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The highest standard of plastic surgery

Extensive training and surgical expertise allows Dr. Photis Loizides to consistently help patients achieve their desired, natural-looking results. He is a plastic surgeon fully accredited with the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Loizides, please get in touch.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?

The best candidates for a breast lift have realistic expectations for the results of the procedure and an understanding of the risks. You may be a good candidate for a breast lift if you are:

  • Dissatisfied with sagging, flattened, or pendulous breasts, or with nipples that point downward or are positioned low on the breasts
  • In good health
  • Not planning to have more children 
  • At a stable weight

Breast lift surgery is not generally recommended if you:

  • Smoke
  • Have certain health conditions, such as diabetes or heart problem
  • Are found to have masses in your breast on examination
  • Fluctuating in weight

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, and significant weight gain or loss after breast lift surgery can alter the results achieved by the procedure. It is best to have the procedure when you have decided that you have finished having children. 

How Is Breast Lift Surgery Performed?

Breast lift surgery is performed under general anesthesia or local anesthesia with strong sedation. Depending on the changes to be made, Dr. Loizides will make incisions: 

  • In a half-circle around the top of the areola (a crescent lift, to correct mild sagging or downward-pointing nipples)
  • In a circle around the areola (a peri-areolar, donut, or Benelli lift, to correct mild to moderate sagging)
  • Around the areola and in a line from the bottom of the areola to the center of the crease below the breast (a vertical or lollipop lift, to correct moderate sagging)
  • In three locations — in a circle around the areola, in a line from the bottom of the areola to the center of the crease below the breast, and in the curve of the crease below the breast (an inverted t or “anchor” lift, to correct significant sagging)

Dr. Loizides will explain his surgical plan in his consultation with you so that you know what to expect. 

Once the incisions are made, Dr. Loizides removes excess skin, raises the position of the nipple, and reshapes the breast into a rounder, firmer, and more uplifted form. When the changes are complete, your breasts are covered with a sterile dressing and a compression bra.

Breast lift surgery usually takes one or two hours, or longer if combined with breast augmentation (breast lift with implants).

After the procedure is complete and you are fully alert, you will be able to go home. You should arrange ahead of time to have a friend or family member drive you home when you are discharged and stay with you for the first night.

What to Expect During Your Breast Lift Recovery

Once at home, you do not have to change your bandages. Dr. Loizides will help you with the first dressing change at a follow-up appointment three to five days after your surgery.

The recovery process varies from person to person, but most patients require one to two weeks off work. Typically, low-impact exercise can be resumed after two weeks. All other activities can gradually be resumed after four to six weeks.

Delivering real results

Opting to have plastic surgery is an enormous decision. We understand. 

We want to intimately understand your goals and align on expectations.

Schedule Your Ottawa Breast Surgery Consultation Today

Contact our practice to schedule a consultation for a breast lift with Dr. Loizides. He will examine you, ask questions to understand your goals for the procedure, and give his recommendations for the best and safest approach.

Patients across Ontario have chosen Dr. Loizides as their cosmetic breast surgeon because of his beautiful, natural-looking results. Call us at (613) 505-0220 or reach us online today.

FAQ

Breast Lift

Heavier breasts have more of a tendency to sag after a breast lift. Also, with normal aging, skin stretching occurs which can result in some sagging over the years. It’s important to realize that the level of sagging will be much less than if there was no breast lift done in the first place.

Usually, the incisions are completely healed around six weeks. A few days after surgery, the incisions are healed enough to allow for normal showering and normal activities.

On your back for the first couple of weeks. After that you can sleep on your side. Sleeping on your stomach should be avoided until six weeks after surgery.

Absolutely. A breast lift does not affect fertility. It may affect breast-feeding.  Keep in mind that breast shape and volume will change with pregnancy. Pregnancy also changes skin elasticity which can affect the long term results of a breast lift. If you’re considering having children after a breast lift, please mention it to your surgeon.

Yes. Combining these procedures is very common. A breast lift can correct the position of a low nipple and drooping breast tissue but will not add volume to the breast. So if a larger volume is desired, then a breast augmentation should be considered. It will also give more fullness to the upper part of the breast.

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