Dr. H. Ukani
201-2502 St Johns Street
Port Moody, BC V3H 2B4
Phone: (604) 931-1893
Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.–4 p.m.Friday 9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Port Moody plastic surgeon Dr. H. Ukani performs mastopexy, often called a breast lift, to give women from Langley, Surrey, and Coquitlam, BC, and beyond firmer, shaplier breasts. Breastfeeding, heredity, weight changes, and other factors can cause the breasts to sag or droop. On its own, a breast lift repositions a woman’s natural breast tissue to restore the breasts to a higher, more youthful-looking position. The procedure can also be performed in conjunction with breast augmentation to add both volume and lift to the breasts.
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery is a highly customized procedure that can be tailored to suit a variety of patients. In general, good candidates for the operation are healthy, adult women who would like to address one or more of the following concerns:
- Breasts that are elongated or pendulous
- Nipples that point downward or droop below the breast crease
- Areolas that are excessively large or stretched
- One breast that hangs lower than the other
During the consultation, Dr. Ukani takes the time to evaluate each candidate’s body and help her determine the best course of action for her anatomy, goals, and lifestyle. The decision to undergo a breast lift is highly personal, and Dr. Ukani understands that a woman’s feelings about her breasts can affect much more than her body. He also discusses the option of combining breast lift surgery with a breast augmentation for certain candidates.
How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in BC?
In Port Moody, BC, the cost for breast lift surgery varies between patients because Dr. Ukani personalizes every procedure he performs. The actual price depends on many factors including the specific technique used and whether it will be combined with other procedures such as breast augmentation. While cost is a necessary consideration, your safety and results depend on the qualifications and experience of your plastic surgeon. Be sure to choose a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon with extensive breast surgery experience like Dr. Ukani.
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Where Are Incisions for a Breast Lift Placed?
Dr. Ukani uses the following breast lift incision placements:
- Periareolar incision is placed around the areola (the darker skin that surrounds the nipple) and is the most common incision he uses.
- Vertical incision, also called a lollipop incision, encircles the areola and then runs down to the breast crease. He uses this option for breasts that require a more significant lift.
During your consultation, Dr. Ukani explains which incision he plans to use and why. He also gives you an idea of what to expect in terms of scarring.
How Is a Breast Lift Performed?
Dr. Ukani tailors each breast lift procedure to suit the unique needs of a variety of patients. He may make adjustments depending on the degree of breast sagging (ptosis), the quality of the breast skin, and other factors. Dr. Ukani keeps incisions as short and discreet as possible.
Once the incision has been made, the underlying fat and breast tissue are repositioned to a more youthful-looking shape and position. The nipple and areola are raised to point forward instead of downward, and enlarged or stretched areolas are reduced in size. Excess breast skin is also removed for a smooth, toned appearance. Internal, dissolvable sutures are added to support the breasts as they heal.
What Can I Expect After a Breast Lift?
The recuperation process following a breast lift is typically not excessively painful or challenging. While they heal, the breasts are supported with sterile dressings and a surgical bra. Some bruising and swelling is normal, and discomfort or soreness is manageable with prescription medications.
Patients are advised to sleep on their backs and keep their breast supported to promote proper healing and minimize excessive scarring. Dr. Ukani provides each patient with detailed, personalized postoperative instructions.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From Breast Lift Surgery?
Most women feel comfortable enough to return to work after 1 to 2 weeks after a breast lift, although those with physically demanding jobs will likely need more time off.
When Can I Work Out After a Breast Lift?
Light exercise may be picked up after 3 weeks, and strenuous activity, such as weightlifting, can be resumed after 5 weeks.
How Long Does a Breast Lift Last?
By maintaining a healthy lifestyle and avoiding extreme weight fluctuations, breast lift patients may enjoy their beautiful results for many years.