Pregnancy, nursing, and weight changes are often hard on a woman’s breasts. The tissues can only be stretched so much before they loosen and the breasts sag. Those who want to regain more perky, youthful breasts are a candidate for a breast lift, a very popular procedure.
A breast lift, also called mastopexy, restores the breasts by tightening them, repositioning the low nipples, and giving an improved shape and firmness. The “lollipop” procedure is most frequently used by Dr. McLean. This name refers to the resulting scar which is shaped like a lollipop, running vertically up from the centre of the breast to the nipple which it then circles.
A breast lift definitely enhances the appearance of the breasts giving you a more youthful silhouette. You will find that your clothes and bras fit much better, boosting your self-confidence.
The McLean Clinic specializes in treating those who want to enhance their appearance. Our procedures are performed on a same day basis in our private Mississauga cosmetic clinic so you can relax at home afterward. You are usually quite comfortable after a breast lift and can leave the clinic an hour or so after you wake. There are no complicated dressings or tubes and any stitches will dissolve. We like to see you the following day to make sure your needs are met and that all is well. Usually you can return to work within a week or two and resume normal physical activities such as exercise a few weeks later.
All surgeries run the risk of potential complications. For an overview of risks and concerns associated with surgery, please click here. Dr. McLean will provide a thorough review of the risk factors that are specific to you and your chosen procedure.
The cost of breast augmentation varies according to what you and Dr. McLean determine is required to give you the look you want with the best results. Your questions and concerns will be addressed personally by Dr. McLean and his team during an in-depth consultation.
Breast lifts go well together with breast augmentation. Sagging breasts have often lost volume. If that is the case, a lift may not be enough to make you happy. Adding an implant can restore your former size or even exceed it, if you like, to further improve your appearance. Breast lifts may also go well with tummy tucks to tighten your loose abdomen and result in a full “Mommy Makeover”.
We all know that we take risks in life every day. The risks of surgery are very much like those of everyday life: really bad things (like being hit by a truck) are rare. Less bad things (like getting a hangnail) are more common.
When we think of the downside of surgery we think of things like infection (most infections are readily treatable), bleeding (generally well controlled during surgery), fluid collection, bad scars (wide, lumpy or discoloured, for example) and healing problems (leading to unexpected scarring). Most plastic surgery involves two sides of the body and they are never totally identical with or without surgery. Sensation can be altered by surgery. For example, loss of nipple sensation is a risk of many breast procedures.
As part of your preparation for surgery at the McLean Clinic, we provide you with information about the risks of the procedures you are undergoing. This is to inform you, not to frighten you! You will have the opportunity to discuss the risks with your doctor and we encourage you to ask questions and make sure that you understand everything you need to.