Breast Lift

For many older women that come into the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre requesting breast surgery, what they are actually requesting is a breast lift. The problem, as they perceive it, isn’t that their breasts aren’t large enough. Rather, they are disappointed with the sag of their breasts and the tautness of the skin around their breasts. For women in Toronto with these concerns, a breast lift is the ideal procedure to make their breasts look younger, perkier, and firmer.

A breast lift is a surgical procedure that involves tightening the skin and repositioning the nipple and breast tissue. Unlike with breast augmentation surgery, volume is not added to the breasts during a breast life procedure. Instead, the existing volume is repositioned higher on the chest, in a more aesthetically pleasing position.
The same forces that create the need for a breast lift in the first place will eventually cause the breasts to sag again in the future. And while there is nothing that can be done to prevent natural aging, women who receive breast lift surgery can be careful to limit their exposure to sun and avoid large fluctuations in their weight. With proper care a woman who has undergone breast lift surgery should enjoy years, or even decades, of firm, taut breasts that would make the average 20 year old jealous.


Any woman who is in good health can potentially be a candidate for breast lift surgery. However, candidates are usually older women who have developed sagging breasts from aging, or possibly past pregnancies. If you have any of the following, you are likely a good candidate for the procedure:

  • Nipples that face downward when unsupported
  • Nipples that are folded under the breast
  • Asymmetry between the two breasts
  • Elasticity or a loss of firmness in the breasts
  • Sagging breasts with a flat, elongated shape

Even if your breasts don’t precisely meet any of these criteria, if you are unhappy with way your breasts hang or the angle that your nipples point, set up a consultation appointment with Dr. Chivers to determine if breast lift surgery is the right option for you.

Recovery Time

The recovery time for breast lift surgery is on par with or shorter than the recovery time of the average non-vital surgery. Patients should avoid strenuous activities for roughly two weeks while the incisions heal. After two weeks patients can engage in increasingly more active behavior, though they should take particular care to avoid putting strain on their breasts or chest. Most patients will be able to fully engage in all normal activities between 4 to 6 weeks after the surgery took place.

Scheduling Your Consultation

If you think you are a good candidate for breast lift surgery and you live in or near the Toronto area, now is the perfect time to schedule your consultation with Dr. Chivers. He will discuss your case with you and perform a thorough examination to determine exactly what surgery will help you feel best about yourself. By the end of the consultation, you will fully understand your options, know every detail of the surgery that he will perform, and even have a pretty good idea of what your body will look like post-surgery.

Contact the Canadian Plastic Surgery Centre today to get started right away.

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