Breast Lift

in Westmount & Greater Montréal Area
Breast Procedures / Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Breast lifts for breasts of all sizes

Women who have inherently large breasts often have a bigger problem with drooping, however women with breasts of any size can experience sagging as well.. Fluctuations in weight, the natural progression of age, as well as having children can be harsh on the breasts.


What is a breast lift (mastopexy)?

A breast lift (mastopexy) surgery is performed by repositioning the nipple higher on the chest wall, and removing excess skin to rejuvenate the appearance of the breasts. This surgery can help with sagging breasts caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss, age, gravity, or genetics. If the appearance of your breasts bothers you, a breast lift may be recommended by Dr. Arash Izadpanah  to address these concerns.


Breast lift combinations

Common surgeries performed with breast lifts


Breast lift surgery can be combined with other procedures to maximize results. 

Breast lift combinations

  • Breast lift with augmentation
  • Breast lift with reduction
  • Combined with areola reduction
  • Lift and auto augmentation with your own breast tissue 
  • Breast Lift and fat transfer 

Dr. Arash Izadpanah will discuss all of your options in consultation to collaborate with you on the best surgical plan for your desired results.


Who is a breast lift candidate?

Are you a good candidate for breast lift surgery?


Review this information to find out if you are a good candidate for breast lift surgery. Good candidates:  

  • Should be in good overall physical health. Good overall health means that you have no untreated serious illnesses or active infections. Any health conditions should be discussed with Dr. Arash to determine if breast implant surgery is an option.  
  • Not pregnant or breastfeeding and have no planned pregnancies in the future as these can change the breasts significantly and may affect your results.  
  • Maintain a stable weight  
  • Are non-smokers or will be able to quit smoking for at least 6 weeks before the breast surgery. 
  • Are bothered by breast appearance due to sagging and volume loss  
  • Have breasts that appear flat, pendulous or elongated 
  • Have nipples that point downward  
  • Have nipples that fall below the breast crease when not wearing a bra  
  • May have enlarged and stretched areolas, stretch marks on the breasts  
  • Breast asymmetry (one breast sags lower than the other) 


Who should not have breast lift surgery?

Find out why breast surgery may not be for you


Dr. Arash Izadpanah will give you an honest assessment and let you know if you are a good candidate for breast lift surgery, but if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, are currently ill or have an infection, or if you have cancer or an abnormal mammogram, you will not be a good candidate for breast lift surgery. 


Breast lift surgery options

What to consider for breast lift surgery


If you have determined that you may be a good candidate for a breast lift, then you will need to discuss with your surgeon what type of surgical technique will be used for your breast lift. You may also discuss whether or not you will combine other procedures with your breast lift.

Incision Types

    • Anchor incision (most common). One incision is made around the areola, another vertical incision to the breast crease, and a horizontal incision along the breast crease. Provides the most amount of lifting, for severe sagging issues. 
    • Lollipop incision. Incision around the areola, and one vertical incision extending from the areola to the breast crease. For moderate sagging
    • Periareolar.  Incision is around the areola, for mild sagging.

Understanding the limitations of breast lift surgery

It is important to understand that a breast lift will not last forever, and gravity and aging will continue to have effects even after surgery. How long your breast lift results will last can be dependent on genetics, lifestyle, activity levels, etc. 

Breast lift surgery repositions the nipple on the chest to achieve a lifted look, but will not add volume to the top of the breasts. If you desire volume in the top of the breast, a breast lift with augmentation may be a recommendation for you.  

Dr. Arash Izadpanahwill discuss all of your options during consultation, and will work with you to ensure you are on the same page to achieve your desired results.  Our goal is for you to be completely satisfied and confident with your outcome. The entire process and experience is completely customized to each individual patient.

Breast lift with augmentation

A popular plastic surgery combination


Combining breast lift surgery with breast augmentation (augmentation mastopexy surgery) is a first-rate option to restore breasts that have become sagging and deflated. 

The breast augmentation and breast lift procedures together can be a great fit for women who:  

  • have deflated breasts that have lost significant volume 
  • were considering a breast augmentation surgery but also have breast ptosis (sagging) 
  • want to maintain the same size of breasts after breast lift surgery 
  • want to have fullness in the top of the breasts (upper pole area)  

This is a fantastic combination procedure to provide a youthful, full appearance to the breasts, increasing  your breast volume while lifting them as well. 

Breast lift surgery does not reduce the size of the breast, but skin is removed and this may give the appearance of a slightly smaller breast; adding an implant can help to maintain the previous size as closely as possible. 

A breast lift will not add extra volume to the top of the breasts, so choosing a round breast implant can help to give that perky appearance you may be looking for.  

Combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation (mastopexy augmentation) might be the perfect solution to your breast concerns, and custom recommendations will be discussed in your  consultation with Dr. Arash.


Breast surgery risks

Know the risks of breast surgery


Like any other surgery, there are of course risks associated with choosing to have breast surgery. Being aware of the possible risks will help you to make an informed decision to have your surgery. Anyone can choose to have breast surgery, but we recommend that you do so after all pregnancies and breastfeeding is complete. Risks include (but are not limited to)*

  • Risks associated with anesthesia  
  • Infection 
  • Bleeding or hematoma 
  • Breast asymmetry or change in shape  
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation  
  • Potential loss of of nipple and areola (partial or complete)  
  • Issues with healing of incisions and/or scarring 

  *Any additional risks will be discussed in detail in consultation with Dr. Arash Izadpanah


What to expect for breast augmentation recovery

It is Dr. Arash Izadpanah’s goal is to ensure that your entire experience from the initial consultation to your recovery is as positive and comfortable as possible. Dr Arash and the surgical coordinator will go over your post-operative instructions and recovery with you as it is essential for your breast surgery results that you follow care instructions diligently.  

First 24 hours: Have someone in place to pick you up from your surgery and  care for you at home 

Back to work: Approximately 1 week, depending on your job. Physical jobs will require at least 2 weeks off.  

Exercise: Light exercise after 1-2 weeks (light cardio-walking/treadmill), Heavier exercise (such as weights) after 4-6 weeks 

Final results: 3-6 months, scars continue to fade up to one year after surgery 


Part of our  process at Dr Arash Izadpanah Plastic Surgery  is making sure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions and feel guided through the entire process. Our concept is for you to have a five star VIP experience, and our goal is for you to have the best possible outcomes and fewest possible complications.  

Our office is always available for questions via email or text message should more questions arise. 

Book a Consultation

To learn more about breast lift surgery options or to book a consultation, please contact our Clinic today! 

Dr Arash Izadpanah is a highly skilled, compassionate and enthusiastic expert in breast lift surgery.  He will work closely with you to help you achieve your ideal results.

Breast lift with Dr Arash Izadpanah

What to expect before a breast lift with Dr. Arash Izadpanah? 

Prior to booking your breast lift with Dr. Izadpanah, you will have a consultation with him on location at his beautifully renovated clinic in the heart of Westmount, Montreal Quebec.

If you are unable to meet Dr Izadpanah in person, you may request a virtual consultation via Zoom. 

Please note that you will need to see Dr. Arash in person at some time before your surgery. 

Dr. Izadpanah will collaborate closely with you to determine the best plan of action for you. You will go over the risks and recovery together, as well as what your desired result is. It is extremely important to Dr. Izadpanah that you make informed choices, and that you are on the same page regarding outcome expectations. 

Only you can decide what your version of a beauty ideal is, so Dr. Izadpanah will discuss this with you so that you will be happy with your breast lift. You are encouraged to bring in photos of what you are expecting so that it can be discussed, as well as a list of questions and/or concerns to your appointment. 



Dr. Arash Izadpanah is a compassionate and enthusiastic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who is dedicated to patient care and satisfaction with natural-looking cosmetic surgery results. 

As a highly esteemed Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Arash Izadpanah is driven by an intense passion for helping patients achieve a happier, more beautiful self through advanced cosmetic surgery procedures. He maintains a strong commitment to achieving the best possible results for all his breast, body, face and hand patients, of all genders.

11Dr Arash Izadpanah, Plastic & cosmetic surgeon. Breast augmentation & lift, BBL, Tummy Tuck, Facelift, Eyelid surgery.


Your journey towards a happier, healthier and more confident life begins right here. We can’t wait to find out how Dr. Arash can help facilitate the change you’ve been waiting for.

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