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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast lift, or mastopexy, surgery restores your breasts to a more youthful orientation and shape with or without the use of implants. Breast lift surgery is not restricted to reversing the signs of aging. It is often recommended after weight loss, or when pregnancy and nursing have affected the shape and firmness of your breasts. Patients who seek perkier breasts with minimal intervention often choose this surgery.

Cosmetic surgeons at Prince George Surgery Centre employs several techniques for breast lift procedures. We will discuss all available options to help you decide which will be the most appropriate surgery for you.

The periareolar technique uses a single discrete incision to resize the areola, reposition the nipple, and provide a small amount of lift as needed.

A vertical, or “lollipop” breast lift uses an incision around the areola and a second, vertical incision that extends downward from the nipple. Excess or sagging tissue is then removed and tightened horizontally towards the vertical incision. This allows for moderate lift, a reduction of excess skin, and a resizing of the areola, if desired.

The Wise, or anchor, method uses the same incisions as the vertical lift, as well as a horizontal incision along the inframammary crease (just under the breast), to hide scarring. This technique offers the greatest amount of lift and removal of excess skin, as well as the repositioning and resizing of the nipple and areola.