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Your Total Guide to a Breast Augmentation Mastopexy

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Are you looking to increase your breast size, as well as correct any sagging? Learn about a combination breast augmentation mastopexy, and how our board-certified plastic surgeons can help you achieve all your aesthetic goals.


The two most popular types of breast surgery procedures are breast augmentation and breast lifts. While both procedures treat the same part of the body, they have very specific purposes and results. 

  • A breast augmentation achieves an increase in breast size, volume, and fullness using the insertion of a saline or silicone implant
  • A breast augmentation corrects aesthetic breast issues caused by ptosis — that is, droopy, sagging, or flat breasts which can be caused by age, genetics, weight fluctuations, and childbirth

BREAST LIFT VS BREAST AUGMENTATION 


If your goal is to increase in breast size, as well as correct sagging breasts, then your plastic surgeon may recommend having a breast augmentation together with a lift (breast augmentation-mastopexy). 

Our Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons Can Customize Your Cosmetic Breast Surgery to Suit All Your Needs 

During your initial consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, they will conduct a thorough evaluation and determine the appropriate options for your breast augmentation-mastopexy based on your surgical objectives, medical history, and the degree of your ptosis. 

Book a Virtual Plastic Surgery Consultation 

Due to the current situation, our Kelowna clinic is only open for emergencies. However, you can book a virtual plastic surgery consultation to learn more about the benefits, risks, and costs of a breast augmentation mastopexy. 

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Are You A Good Candidate for a Breast Augmentation Mastopexy? 

There are many cosmetic breast surgery options to choose from. While a woman who has adequate breast tissue and droopy breasts might require just a lift, if your breasts have simultaneously begun to lose volume and sag, a breast augmentation mastopexy might be the best option. 

A breast augmentation mastopexy is appropriate for women who have breasts that: 

  • Are small and beginning to sag
  • Are elongated or pendulous
  • Are asymmetrical 
  • Sag and have lost volume 
  • Have lost volume due to age, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations 
  • Have lost their shape and contour 

Women who have had children make excellent candidates for a breast augmentation with a full lift, because after pregnancy and breast-feeding, the breasts tend to stretch and lose both their shape and volume. In addition to this, this surgery could be right for you if you: 

  • Are in good general health 
  • Do not smoke
  • Have finished childbearing 
  • Have realistic expectations of what your results will be


What Happens During a Breast Augmentation Mastopexy? 

A breast augmentation mastopexy is typically performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, which means you’ll be able to return home the same day. In addition to this, here are some facts you need to know: 

  • The surgery can take 1-3 hours 
  • Incisions will be made in predetermined areas and the skin and breast tissue will be sculpted before the nipple is readjusted for a lifted and more youthful contour. 
  • The same incision will be used to insert the implants, after which the incision will be closed
  • You will have to wear a surgical bra after your procedure
  • You will need to ask a trusted family member or friend to drive you home after your surgery


Recovering from a Breast Augmentation Mastopexy 

Following your procedure, you will receive detailed instructions on how to ensure a successful recovery period. Here are some things you can expect: 

  • You may have some mild discomfort that will be controllable with oral pain medication 
  • Any bruising or swelling will begin to subside within 4-5 days
  • You will need to wear a support bra for at least the first 3 weeks and visit your plastic surgeon for a follow up to ensure you are healing properly
  • Most patients can resume light activities after 7-10 days and normal activity within 3 weeks 
  • Depending on your progress, you may be able to return to work after 14 days 
  • The final results of your surgery can take up to 6 months to be visible 
  • You will have scars following the procedure, but they are usually in well concealed areas and will fade after several months


Book a Virtual Plastic Surgery Consultation 

During a virtual consultation, our board-certified plastic surgeon can address your queries about a breast augmentation mastopexy and help you make the safest and most informed decision regarding your health and preferred procedure. 

To find out more, contact us at (250) 868-9099 or fill out our online contact form.


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