A Breast Lift is designed to recreate the appearance of firm, more youthful breasts, lifting the breast and nipple to a more youthful, proportionate position.
A Breast Lift creates a more youthful, comfortable placement for the breasts, reversing the sagging effects of childbirth, breastfeeding, changes in weight, and the aging process.
Procedure Length: 1- 1.5 Hours
Recovery: No lifting, pushing or pulling for 6 weeks. Back to work within a week.
When is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) the right option?
A number of realities of life can create the need for a breast lift or mastopexy. Gravity, age, weight loss, and breast feeding are all factors that can cause breasts to sag or lose their overall perkiness, and possibly affect your overall happiness and self-esteem. If you feel your breasts are sagging or are lower than you would like to have them, you might be a candidate for a breast lift procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Cluett will help you explore all your options to determine if breast lift surgery is right for you.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that aims to address deflated-looking or sagging breasts by removing excess skin and tissue and lifting the breasts, so they rest higher on the chest. Overall, this procedure delivers a breast placement that is more youthful and provides overall comfort for you.
Why a Breast Lift over Augmentation (Implants)?
Skin tends to lose its elasticity over time. This can often result in a drooping shape of the breast and result in a deflated look with the nipples pointing downward away from the body. A standard breast augmentation might not be able to achieve your intended results on its own. A breast lift may help by removing excess skin and adjusting the position of the nipples to give your breasts an overall more youthful shape and position.
Dr. Cluett is the only licensed, accredited female plastic surgeon in Newfoundland and Labrador. This, along with her client-centered approach allows her to better understand your motivations for pursuing a breast lift procedure. What a patient receives from Dr. Cluett is more than just a breast lift. From your initial consult with her, Dr. Cluett works directly with you to identify your desired outcomes and through pre-operative consultations she will develop a breast lift procedure plan that puts your desires, health, and safety at the forefront.
Frequently Asked Questions
Whether you are considering Breast Surgery or Abdominoplasty, your plastic surgery treatment will require that you make important decisions. Dr. Cluett wants to help you feel educated about your choices and has provided a list of frequently asked questions below.
Where Will Your Procedure Take Place?
Your initial consult will take place in Dr. Cluett’s office at 7 Paton Street, The Health Sciences Centre, St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital, or Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre. Your surgical procedure will take place in a fully-equipped and safe surgical facility. These medical centres bring with them a team of specialized health care practitioners with training and experience specific to these types of procedures. Your safety is key to the success of a procedure.
What about Pre-op and aftercare?
Dr. Cluett will work to ensure your path to recovery is as smooth and short as possible. Your recovery will be unique to you, your body, and your surgical procedure, that’s why each patient needs a custom recovery programme. After your procedure, Dr. Cluett will meet with you to review your specific needs and recommended aftercare. Throughout the recovery process, should you have any questions, you can always call Dr. Cluett’s St. John’s office and her team will be able to provide you with answers, or schedule a follow up appointment.
Is a referral required for a consultation with Dr. Cluett?
Some consultations will be covered by MCP if you are referred by another physician. If you wish to avoid obtaining a referral it is possible to see Dr. Cluett. This will involve a one-time consultation fee.
Will my treatment be coverable by MCP?
If the concern you have is considered “cosmetic” by MCP standards, your treatment will not be covered. Unfortunately, the only way to know for sure if your treatment will be covered, is to see Dr. Cluett in consultation. After assessing your concerns, she will advise you as to whether or not MCP will cover your procedure based on your history as well as your physical problems.
What forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Debit or cash. We are as well associated with Ifinance Medicard which is a company accustomed to financing cosmetic procedures. We will provide you with the necessary contact information so you can further investigate this option if requested.
Why should I choose a Plastic Surgeon for my cosmetic procedure?
A Plastic Surgeon is a surgical specialist who has completed a minimum of 5 years of study and training in plastic surgery after receiving their initial medical degree. This is different from a cosmetic surgeon. Dr. Cluett is the only female plastic surgeon in Newfoundland and Labrador.