Breast Lift

In Ottawa

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Breast Lift


If you’re satisfied with the size of your breasts, but dissatisfied with the position or shape of your nipples, a breast lift (or mastopexy) may be the right procedure for you.

A breast lift is one of the most popular procedures performed at Ottawa Plastic Surgery. Pregnancy, aging, and several other factors can alter a woman’s breasts. Our breast lift technique is a leading solution to help achieve firm, natural, perky breasts. The surgery is performed by our award-winning plastic surgeons – Dr. Silverman, Dr. Boyd, and Dr. Frank. Below we’ve included more information about this procedure.

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What is a Breast Lift?

The actual name for a Breast Lift surgery is Mastopexy. Over time, some women will see their breasts sag, change and lose perkiness. This is a medical condition, referred to as ptosis, and it can occur because of weight fluctuation, pregnancy, natural aging, and/or inherited factors. A breast lift elevates and tightens the breasts and nipples and also restores a youthful, more youthful shape and aesthetic contour.

Surgical procedures such as mastopexy will move up and resize the areola when required. The nipples typically remain connected to the underlying breast tissue by an artery and vein called a “pedicle”, which allows blood and oxygen supply to reach the nipple and areola.

During your surgery, the nipple and areola will be moved upward with the breast tissue and soft tissue surrounding it, elevating the entire mound. The remaining breast tissue will be tightened, reshaped, repositioned and sometimes reduced to achieve the desired shape, and the excess skin is then removed.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift?

Our Ottawa patients have discovered the following benefits from their Breast Lift surgery:

  • Firmer, more youthful appearance
  • Improved nipple projection
  • Increased confidence
  • Long-lasting results
  • More attractive breast shape
  • Reduced discomfort
  • Reduced irritation under the breasts

Who are the Best Candidates for a Breast Lift?

Having founded the practice in 1999, we’ve had the joy of treating thousands of patients. If you meet the following criteria, you might be a good candidate for our Ottawa breast lift surgery:

  • Are in good overall health. This includes physical, mental, and emotional 
  • Has lost volume in their breasts due to aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or weight changes
  • Maintain realistic expectations of what the surgery can and cannot do
  • Possess sagging skin in the breast area
  • The best candidates have good skin quality and are at a stable weight
  • The best candidates desire their breasts to be in a higher position
  • Candidates typically lost shape in their breasts due to aging and genetics

First steps of a Breast Lift

What’s the first step?

The first step to getting a breast lift in Ottawa is education. We firmly believe that all patients should fully understand the details of the surgery before electing to go through with the procedure. By giving us a phone call or filling out a contact form, our scheduling department will set up a time for you to come and meet one-on-one with either Dr. Silverman, Dr. Boyd, or Dr. Frank.

During your consultation, you’ll be able to ask questions, learn more about the breast lift procedure, meet your surgeon, and have a comprehensive breast evaluation. You will also be asked questions about your medical history, so you must be open and honest with your surgeon to avoid any unnecessary risks.

If you and your surgeon both feel that a breast lift is the best solution for your aesthetic needs, we’ll book surgery and provide you with pre and postoperative instructions. The surgeons will also have very specific questions about current medications and past surgeries. Please be very honest with your responses as well as your aesthetic goals. Good communication often leads to great results.

What to Expect from Breast Lift Surgery

During this cosmetic procedure, excess skin and fat are removed from the breast. The nipple and areola are moved to a more youthful, natural position, and the skin that was located above the nipple is moved down and reshaped to improve the contour, shape, and firmness of the breast. Excess skin is then removed and, if necessary, the areola is resized. This surgery typically takes 2 hours to complete.

There are three different incision options and these vary based on the amount of incision and lift needed. During your consultation, your surgeon will determine the incision that will provide the best results. The more common incisions include:

  • Lollipop: around the nipple that descends vertically down the breast.
  • Anchor: around the nipple, descending vertically down the breast, and horizontally lining the breast crease. Typically used when more intensive lifting is required.
  • Areolar: encircles the nipple and areola alone, and elevates the nipple, avoiding scars outside of this area. Typically used when only a small amount of lifting is needed, or when combined with breast augmentation.

Your surgeon will decide which incision technique will provide optimal results. This reconfiguration of the breast shape can leave some scarring on the breast. During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the various options and approaches with you, based on your build and wishes. 

Typically, our breast lift patients enjoy their enhanced breast shape and contour for many years afterward. However, your breasts will continue to change due to the natural aging process, pregnancy, or weight fluctuations. 

If you have lost a considerable amount of volume in your breasts, you may want to consider combining breast implants with your breast lift procedure.

Breast Lift Recovery

Since this surgery is performed on an outpatient basis, you’ll be able to go home shortly after your surgery. Similar to our breast augmentation post-op, we recommend you take it slow for a few days and arrange time off work to allow for healing.

As you are initially recovering, you should wear a support bra or compression garment to not only provide support but also reduce swelling.

You will need to avoid strenuous activity for the first week, and then slowly be able to resume light walking after the second week post-surgery. After about six weeks, you will be able to gradually resume your normal workout routine with your doctor’s approval.

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Our Breast Lift Expertise in Ottawa

  • Dr. Silverman, Dr. Boyd, and Dr. Frank are breast lift experts, having performed over 10,000 aesthetic surgeries
  • Ottawa Plastic Surgery is an award-winning clinic. Dr. Silverman is included as one of the 3 best plastic surgeons in Ottawa.
  • Dr. Silverman, Dr. Boyd, and Dr. Frank are fully certified by the Royal College of Physicians of Canada.
  • Dr. Silverman is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.
  • Dr. Silverman has been hand-selected as a Top Doc.
  • Ottawa Plastic Surgery is the first and only clinic in Ottawa that has a sole focus on aesthetic surgery
  • Breast Lift at First Glance
  • Surgery Time: 2 hours
  • Price: $11,000
  • Recovery: Most patients return home on the day of surgery
  • Results: Immediately! *Final results will take a few months as the swelling goes down.

Breast Lift Cost

How Much Does a Breast Lift Cost in Ottawa?

The cost of a breast lift in Ottawa will vary on a number of factors. No two surgeries are the same, so you’ll need to schedule a consultation with the surgeons. During your appointment, you’ll be able to express your aesthetic goals and ask questions.

Our surgeons will provide their expert breast lift surgery recommendations and go over pricing in detail. Payment options are available to help manage the payment for our patients.

Why Choose Us?

Ottawa Plastic Surgery is an award-winning clinic that has over two decades of experience helping patients achieve their aesthetic goals. There is no plastic surgery office in the area that is more qualified or experienced than OPS.

Not only do we have the expertise, but we also pride ourselves on offering an optimal patient experience, based on safety, honesty, and exceeding expectations


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