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benefit 1 of 3 : "restore pre-pregnancy perkiness"

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For those who rely on push-up bras to regain their cleavage and lift their sagging breasts, mastopexy can be a lasting solution.

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Awoman’s breasts may lose firmness, fullness, and elasticity as she ages. Weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding may also affect their appearance and position. For those who rely on push-up bras to regain their cleavage and lift their sagging breasts, mastopexy can be a lasting solution. The medical name for a surgical breast lift, Mastopexy, is designed to restore perkiness and lift the breasts to their previous youthful position.

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Give Your Sagging Breasts a Much-Needed Lift

Women know how their bodies can change throughout pregnancy, breastfeeding, ageing, weight fluctuation, and more. Depending on their size and weight, breasts may begin to sag prematurely, even for those who have not experienced pregnancy.

It’s not uncommon for low self-esteem to result when someone feels self-conscious about this aspect of their figure. Restoring the breasts to their natural perkiness can expand your clothing and style options while eliminating the frustration of continually pushing up or camouflaging the breasts.

Breast ptosis (drooping) is measured in various degrees of progression. However, whether mild or severe, many women feel that sagging breasts negatively impact their body confidence daily. Dr. Tutino has more than 12000 successful surgeries under his belt, and many of these patients sought him out for help with breast sagging.

A breast lift, or mastopexy, reshapes your breasts so that they become fuller in the upper portion, firmer, and the nipples are no longer pointing downward. Regardless of breast size, repositioning areolas and removing lax, excess skin can dramatically improve the appearance of the breasts. Some people choose to add breast volume using an implant combined with a lift procedure referred to as Augmentation Mastopexy. 

FAQ - top Breast Lift questions

What are the types of breast lifts?

Dr. Tutino uses different types of breast lift techniques based on the nature of breasts, patient expectations, existing breast tissue, amount of excess skin, and more. If you don’t have a lot of excess skin and the amount of sagging is minimal, he might suggest a crescent lift or periareolar lift. It is also called a donut lift. This technique has the minimum amount of scarring as Dr. Tutino will make tiny incisions around the areola.

If you have severe sagging and have a lot of excess skin, Dr. Tutino might opt for a vertical technique to disrupted nerve supply called the lollipop technique. Or he may suggest an inverted breast lift or a wise pattern breast lift, depending on the factors aforementioned. These procedures require more incisions, and that means more scars.

Can I go without a bra after a breast lift?

Once the breast lift surgery is complete, you will have to wear a sports bra that doesn’t have an underwire. Dr. Tutino usually suggests it for around six weeks, but he might ask you to wear it longer, depending on your condition. You could take it off when you have a shower, but you must put it back on immediately after you dry off.

How long does breast lift surgery take?

A breast lift surgery usually takes around three to four hours. But that is only the surgery time; there is also the time taken for administering anesthesia and the time needed for post-procedure preparation.

What should I expect after a breast lift?

After the surgery, you will feel a reduction in the excess fat and skin around your breasts and under your arms. You will feel more comfortable and find that your bra fits better.

What kind of scars will I have?

Breast lift has a risk of scarring, just like any other surgery, cosmetic or not. If Dr. Tutino uses the crescent lift technique, the scarring will be minimal. It can be hidden by the pigment changes between your breasts and the areolas. Other breast lift techniques have more scarring, which is hidden. These techniques might leave vertical or horizontal scars on your breasts. But the good news is that these scars fade over time. If they don’t, there are methods to make them fade, which you can discuss with Dr. Tutino during the initial consultation or follow-up visits, where he will be personally available to you.

Will my breasts sag after a breast lift?

A breast lift surgery is a fantastic way to make your breasts look more youthful and raised. But like any other surgery, the results don’t last forever. As we age, our skins continue to stretch and lose elasticity. The breasts, therefore, will gradually begin to sag. 

What kind of bra should I wear after a breast lift?

Immediately after the surgery, Dr. Tutino will provide you with a surgical bra. A surgical bra is specially designed to provide support to your breast and help with the healing process. Surgical bras are made of soft, breathable fabric, adjustable straps and have cutouts for any drains. They provide compression as well as a gentle lift. 

Is a breast lift worth it?

A breast lift can give you a more youthful silhouette and a shapely appearance. What it doesn’t do is increase your breasts’ size unless you combine it with breast augmentation surgery. Dr. Tutino will guide you through it all and advise you on whether you should have a breast lift or a combination of surgeries. A breast lift might provide many benefits, including a boost in confidence and a more youthful look.

Is a breast lift painful?

Most women who go through with a breast lift report mild to moderate pain after the procedure. After the first two or three days, the pain starts to subside. Dr. Tutino can prescribe you pain medication to help with the pain.

When can I lift my arms after a breast lift?

Dr. Tutino does not recommend lifting your arms above breast level for at least ten days after the surgery. Also, do not lift any weights for at least a week after the surgery. Even after that time, please consult with Dr. Tutino before doing either. 

Can you feel your nipples after a breast lift?

In most cases, there is little to no change in nipple sensation. If there is, it goes down within six to eight weeks after the surgery. However, some women feel a loss of sensation in the nipples due to disrupted nerve supply during the surgery.

Dr. Tutino Plastic Surgeon Mississauga & Oakville
Dr. Tutino is a highly experienced and skilled Ontario plastic surgeon who specializes in body contouring cosmetic surgery. His attention to detail and expertise have helped restore shapely figures for thousands of patients. His microsurgery approach allows him to custom tailor satisfying results for his patients. Call him for your initial consultation today!
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Bring Positivity to Your Appearance and Outlook

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often, the most dramatic difference Dr. Tutino sees in breast lift patients is not just visible but shines through in their happiness. They feel invigorated, feminine, and more attractive. Their newfound confidence inspires them to shop for sexy lingerie, try out new swimwear and enjoy wearing different styles of gym clothes they might have avoided in the past. Even going braless might suddenly be an option they never thought they’d have again!

Dr. Tutino works closely with his patients from start to finish, ensuring they develop realistic expectations and reach their goals. It’s incredibly rewarding for him when a patient shows up after a happy, uplifted, and positive surgery. 

Why Work with Dr. Tutino?

Dr. Tutino has more than a decade of experience in the plastic surgery field. He has more than 12000 successful surgeries under his belt, and now he has an exclusive state-of-the-art surgical facility with leading-edge equipment and top safety accreditation.

Dr. Tutino does not believe in cookie-cutter surgeries. He believes in enhancing the natural beauty of the human body so that your breasts are enhanced in a way that feels balanced and comfortable for you. During your initial consultation, he will examine your breasts and discuss your body proportions, style, and lifestyle.

Dr. Tutino’s recommendations are always personalized. For example, if you have small breasts or have lost volume in your breasts, he could recommend that you combine your breast lift with implants to increase their size and firmness. The surgical technique he recommends will be one that can deliver long-lasting satisfaction with the results.

You may have numerous questions about the procedure, recovery, scar management and more. Dr. Tutino reserves ample time to personally answer all questions, ensuring you feel confident about the process and what to expect.

You can also count on regular contact with Dr. Tutino throughout your surgical experience because he conducts all appointments and follow-up visits. 

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The Surgery

Understanding the breast lift procedure can help patients to have peace of mind before the big day.

During your mastopexy, you will receive general anesthesia, which means you’ll be completely asleep during the procedure.

There are three types of incisions that Dr. Tutino typically chooses from, depending on the size of the breast, the degree of ptosis, and the amount of lift desired

The Anchor

This incision surrounds the areola (darker pigment around the nipple) and descends vertically to your bra crease. The incision also runs horizontally along the inframammary crease. The horizontal incision usually remains well hidden under the breast when healed.

If your breasts are sagging heavily and need significant lifting, then the anchor will likely be recommended for you. Through this method, the areolas can be elevated to higher, central positions on the breast mound and resized. The full mastopexy (anchor) incision allows a cosmetic surgeon to tighten the skin horizontally and vertically. If the breasts are heavy and size reduction is desired, the same incision is used to perform a breast reduction and remove tissue. 

The Lollipop

This incision surrounds the areola and extends vertically down to the bra crease. Dr. Tutino usually utilizes this method of a breast lift for moderate to severe sagging. As there is no incision in the breast fold, there is less scarring. As a result, recovery for the incisions may be slightly faster. The lollipop incision allows the plastic surgeon to resize the areolas if desired and elevate them. 

 Circumareolar lift (donut mastopexy) 

This breast lift incision option is used less often than the two above because it does not allow for significant skin tightening and may affect the breast’s natural shape. For minor adjustments and specifically for areola resizing/reduction, an incision surrounding just the areola can be used. 

Dr. Tutino Plastic Surgeon Mississauga & Oakville
Dr. Tutino has helped over 12,000 patients thus far. Today, he completes roughly 300 breast surgery cases per year. By his admission, Dr. Tutino is “in the prime of his career.” He not only performs the most leading-edge plastic surgery techniques, but he teaches other surgeons as well.
 
Dr. Tutino will be pleased to meet you, discuss your aesthetic goals, and help you feel confident about your body.
 
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You could see a more substantial makeover for your breasts when you choose breast implants along with your breast lift.

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dDr. Tutino can combine resizing and reshaping of the breast skin with additional volume and firmness in the form of a breast implant. No additional incisions will be needed.

Dr. Tutino may place the implants partly under your muscles or under the breast tissue alone if you have natural volume. This combination for breast enhancement is very popular with patients who have noted a loss of fullness in their upper breasts. They often struggle to produce “cleavage” with pushup bras. Today’s implants are available in a wide range of sizes and projections. Hence, very subtle, natural-looking implants can add just enough volume for satisfying results but don’t feel augmented.

If you have questions about your best options, Dr. Tutino will be happy to guide you personally. From the initial consultation to your last follow-up, Dr. Tutino doesn’t pass his patients on to patient coordinators or support staff. He collaborates with everyone one-on-one and remains dedicated to direct involvement throughout their transformational journey.


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The Recovery after a Breast Lift

One of the benefits of breast lift surgery is that most patients see an immediate improvement, unlike other surgeries where you must wait for a couple of weeks or even months to start seeing results. Most of your swelling and bruising will take two weeks to resolve, but the revitalized shape, repositioned areolas, and the patient’s lack of sagging are often appreciated right away.

You’ll notice temporary bandages and gauze dressings protecting your incisions when you wake from surgery. Dr. Tutino will prescribe pain medications to take as needed for any discomfort, and he’ll advise you about positioning and activity restrictions that help patients heal faster.

Note that numbness in the breasts or nipples is common following breast lift surgery and will typically resolve as swelling subsides and nerves regenerate over several months. Some patients also tell Dr. Tutino that they are highly sensitive after the surgery, but this also tends to relax over time.

Dr. Tutino asks all his patients to take at least one week off from work to rest. Along with daily careers, activity restrictions include pausing household chores, vigorous movements, workouts, and child and pet care. You’ll be asked to avoid increasing your blood pressure, heavy lifting, or excessive use of your arms.

That’s why it’s helpful to ask for assistance from family members or to hire additional help at home during recovery.

Dr. Tutino will see you in the days and weeks following your procedure to advise you about the next steps and ensure you’re healing optimally. You will be asked to wear a soft, supportive bra for 3-6 weeks

Why do breasts sag?

The ageing process often contributes to sagging skin because we naturally lose skin elasticity and firmness over time. Ageing is not the only cause of sagging breasts, however. There are various factors involved. Throughout your life, your breasts will go through several changes. The first change comes when you are about 19 or 20. That is when your breasts reach the primary level of maturity. Other changes follow. One of the ways we visualize changes in breast tissue and skin is through a flattening and lowered position of the breast.

Features of sagging:

  • A flattened shape
  • Reduced fullness
  • Nipples that point downward
  • Stretched areolae
  • Stretch marks
  • Wider cleavage

Breast sagging factors:

  • Ageing
  • Less fibrous tissue
  • Loss of strength in connective tissues
  • Drier skin
  • Gravity
  • Drier skin
  • Dramatic weight loss and weight fluctuations
  • Heavy breasts
  • Pregnancy
  • Smoking
Dr. Tutino Plastic Surgeon Mississauga & Oakville
Dr. Tutino will perform your Breast Lift surgery in his state-of-the-art surgical centre located in Oakville.

We look forward to meeting you and helping you reveal a post-baby body you love again. Whether you’ve recently finished growing your family or you’ve waited until the kids are fully grown, now is the time for you to take care of yourself, your confidence and get ready for swimsuit shopping! Call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Tutino.

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transformative surgery
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regain your confidence

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restored or ehanced cleavage
renewed skin
a new you!

fuller lifted breast contours
restored or ehanced cleavage
renewed skin
a new you!

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resize & reshape

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