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Mastopexy (Breast Lift) After Weight Loss

At our Kelowna plastic surgery clinic, we're dedicated to helping patients achieve the body they've always wanted. For individuals who have reached their weight loss goal, a mastopexy can be a great way to lift and define the bust. 

For individuals who are overweight, shedding pounds through exercise and a healthy diet is a great way to boost your health, quality of life, and self-esteem.

At the same time, weight loss affects the entire body, and while many women focus on the fact that they’ll have a flatter, healthier tummy, they are surprised to find out that their bust is also flatter.

For patients seeking to remove any sagginess or drooping around the breast area, a mastopexy can be an ideal option.


How Does A Mastopexy Work? Why Can It Be Beneficial Weight Loss Patients?

A mastopexy, also called a breast lift, is a surgery that enhances the breast by lifting it and redefines its contours. It will NOT increase the bust size, so if you have lost weight and would like to restore your bust to its previous size, you may be better off asking your plastic surgeon about a breast augmentation.

Mastopexy Before & Afters


Can I get A Mastopexy If I’m Not At My Goal Weight?

Yes, patients can get a mastopexy at almost any weight. However, the most important thing to remember is that your surgical results will be much more stable if you wait until you are as close as possible to your goal weight. Many surgeons also advise waiting until your weight has been stable for some time before opting for a breast lift.


How Soon After A Mastopexy Can I Begin Exercise?

Exercise is key to a healthy body. Your plastic surgeon’s postoperative instructions will depend significantly on your specific case and desired results. However, most plastic surgeons request that their patients wait between 6 weeks and 1 year before resuming strenuous upper body exercises. Workouts such as light walking, or stationary biking, can usually be started slightly before this time.

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I Tan, Will My Scars Stand Out?

Many fitness enthusiasts and competitors enjoy sporting a glowing tan. Unfortunately, tanning beds can cause premature ageing AND interfere with scar fading. For this reason, we always suggest self-tanning lotions. While mastopexy scars tend to be hidden by a swimsuit, tanning beds should be avoided. If you do use a self-tanning lotion, make sure to check with your physician before applying it ON or NEAR any scars.

Minimize Scarring After Surgery


Is A Mastopexy Ideal For ALL Individuals After Weight Loss?

There is NO one-size-fits-all plastic surgery solution. This is because there are numerous other things that can affect the outcome of a procedure, and that patients should be aware of when deciding which plastic surgery option is best for them.

These can include:

  • medical history
  • whether the patient plans on having children in the future
  • whether the patient is prepared to take time off work for recovery
  • goals for their surgery

Other options popular among patients after significant weight loss include:


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Our team would love to set up a personalized consult for you to discuss your goals in greater detail. To get a consultation, contact us at (250) 868-9099 or reach out through our online contact form

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