Mastopexy: breast lift surgery

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Dr. Bernier performs Mastopexy, also known as Breast Lift. It is a surgical procedure that consists in reducing ptosis (sagging of the breast caused by stretched skin). The surgery may be coupled with breast augmentation in cases where the ptosis is due to a massive loss of breast tissue. Mastopexy elevates the nipple and areola, giving back the breast its former shape and firmness.

Breast lift - Before
Breast lift - After

There are several methods of performing a mastopexy (see the various classifications of ptosis in Figure 1). The technique opted for depends on:

  • Amount of breast and fat tissue
  • Amount of skin to be removed
  • Position of breasts in relation to chest and arms
  • Symmetry in volume of breasts and size of areolas
  • Choice and taste of patient
The various classifications of ptosis

figure 1

The type of incisions determine the amount of skin to be removed (Figure 2). Once the excess skin has been removed, it is detached from the mammary gland. The gland is then attached to the pectoral muscle with permanent sutures. The nipple and areola are then repositioned (Figure 3).

The anchor-shaped incisionfigure 2

The anchor-shaped incisionfigure 3

The example below (see Figures 2 and 3) is a demonstration of the anchor-shaped incision

Depending on the technique used, the shape of the scar will be:

  • An “anchor” (Figure 4)
  • An “I” (no horizontal scar underneath breast fold (Figure 5)
  • A periareolar incision (only around areola) (Figure 6)
An 'anchor'figure 4

An 'I'figure 5

A periareolar incisionfigure 6

Technique Ptosis Advantages Disadvantages
Periareolar (around areola) I ½ Short scar
  • Areolar asymmetry (around areola)
  • Skin folds
  • Round form and little projection
I Form II
  • Short scar around areola
  • Nicer areola shape
  • Absence of skin folds
  • Oval shape
  • Vertical scar( > 5cm)
Anchor-shaped II III-a III-b
  • Nicer shape around the areola
  • Nicer areola scar
  • Absence of skin folds
  • Vertical scar( > 5cm)
  • Horizontal scar (hypertrophic)

Usually, after one year the scars will hardly be visible. Mastoplexy is performed under general or local anaesthesia and the surgery lasts approximately three hours

Convalescence takes 10 to 14 days.

Clinical and surgical fees (breast augmentation without scar on breast) anesthesia fees, postoperative bra, and postoperative follow-ups. Sale taxes non-included. *Only a medical evaluation with Dr Bernier can determine if you are an ideal candidate for the surgery. **Price may vary, a medical evaluation with Dr Bernier is required.

Sur demande / On demand

Clinical and surgical fees (3 to 4 hours surgery), anesthesia fees, postoperative bra, postoperative follow-ups. Sale taxes non-included. *Only a medical evaluation with Dr Bernier can determine if you are an ideal candidate for the surgery. **Price may vary, a medical evaluation with Dr Bernier is required.

11300$ et +

Clinical and surgical fees (4 to 5 hours surgery), anesthesia fees, postoperative bra, postoperative follow-ups. Sale taxe non-included. *Only a medical evaluation with Dr Bernier can determine if you are an ideal candidate for the surgery. **Price may vary, a medical evaluation with Dr Bernier is required. ***250g and less per breast.

11700$ et +

Clinical and surgical fees, postoperative follow-ups. Sale taxes non-included. *Only a medical evaluation with Dr Bernier can determine if you are an ideal candidate for the surgery. **Price may vary, a medical evaluation with Dr Bernier is required.

1700$-2500$ et +