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At his practice in Toronto, Dr. Derek Ford performs breast lift for women who want to restore an uplifted, youthful position and shape to sagging breasts. A woman's breasts undergo many changes as her life progresses. Pregnancy and breastfeeding, aging, and weight fluctuations all leave their mark on the breasts, often changing their shape and position. Breast lift surgery is an effective way to physically lift the breasts and reshape them for an ultimate result that's both youthful- and natural-looking.

If you think your breasts could use a lift, request a consultation online, or call our Toronto office at (416) 925-7337 or our Oshawa office at (905) 743-9888 to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ford.

Derek Ford, MD FRCSC

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Dr. Ford uses advanced surgical techniques to lift and reposition the breasts and nipples, creating the very natural-looking, shapely breasts associated with youth.

Introduction and Indications

Breast lift, technically called mastopexy, is the most effective option for long-term lift of sagging breasts. Whether due to pregnancy and childbirth, weight loss, or simply the passage of time, the breasts are especially prone to a loss of elasticity. Dr. Ford uses advanced surgical techniques to lift and reposition the breasts and nipples, creating the very natural-looking, shapely breasts associated with youth.

Assessment

Breast lift surgery is generally indicated if any of the following characteristics are present:

  • Nipples that point downward or extend below the breast crease
  • Loose or excess skin due to weight fluctuations
  • One breast that sits lower than the other
  • A lack of substance, firmness, or shape

Although large breasts can be lifted, the results will likely not be as long-lasting as they would be for a woman with smaller breasts. Dr. Ford may recommend a breast reduction for women with excessively large, heavy breasts that may not respond well to a lift alone.

See What's Possible

Our practice offers Crisalix, a way for patients to preview their results in 3-D. This adds a tangible, visual element to your planning process, giving you and Dr. Ford a common, beautiful goal.

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Procedure

Breast lift is a relatively straightforward surgery that is performed while you are under general anesthesia. Dr. Ford prefers to use a short scar incision technique that leaves no horizontal scar along the breast fold. Instead, he makes an incision around the areola that may extend vertically down the breast. He moves the nipple and areola to sit higher on the breast without disconnecting it from its blood supply. He removes excess skin and reshapes the breasts for a rounder, uplifted appearance.

Occasionally, a breast implant or fat grafting may be incorporated into breast lift for more significant improvement of the breasts' fullness and shape. Finally, he closes the incisions.

Patient Results

See the possibilities of Dr. Ford's work for yourself when you visit our gallery of real patient before-and-after photos.

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Recuperating After Surgery

Recuperation is not unlike that of other breast enhancement surgeries. Most patients require about 1 week to rest and relax at home. After a day or so of rest in bed, you should be comfortable moving around your home. However, you should still avoid straining or heavy lifting for some time. Soreness and stiffness are common complaints, although they are manageable with prescribed medications. During your follow-up appointments, Dr. Ford gradually clears you to resume more physically demanding activities.

Breast Lift Considerations

Like all surgical procedures, breast lift is not completely free of risk. However, Dr. Ford performs more than 300 breast procedures each year and has an excellent record of safety and patient satisfaction. During your consultation, he reviews your medical history and discusses your individual risk profile so that you can make an educated decision together.

Common Complements

Breast lift is often performed in conjunction with breast augmentation for a more comprehensive improvement in both the size and shape of the breasts.

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Derek T. Ford, MD, FRCSC