Breast Lift

Known as mastopexy, the breast lift is a surgical procedure indicated for sagging breasts.

Factors such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss or genetics can cause breasts to lose their shape and become less firm. As a result, the nipples point down and are found under the inframammary fold with the breasts sagging unattractively and lacking substance.
The breast lifts’ aim is to reshape, reassemble and reposition the breast, thereby correcting the sagginess.


The procedure consists of removing the extra skin around the areola and under the breast as to redrape the skin to get a more enveloping skin and keep the breast in a more natural, younger position. Several incisions are possible depending on the degree of sagging and the amount of extra skin to be removed. The scars from these incisions will diminish over time and they will remain visible but hidden.
This type of procedure, with aesthetic purposes only, is adapted to each individual and aims to minimize the extent of the scars. It should also be noted that breast lift has no consequence on the ability to breastfeed nor on nipple sensitivity.


Beyond the aesthetic purposes, sagging breasts can have an impact on self-esteem. Here are some of the advantages of a  breast lift:

  • A younger and firmer bust: The loss of firmness and elasticity of the breasts can occur as a consequence of several factors. A mastopexy can correct the effects.
  • Raise the breasts that point downwards
  • Accentuate the curve of the breasts
  • Relatively short recovery time: You can return to work after about 10 days and resume physical activity after about 6 weeks.


Each case is a particular situation that requires personalized consultation and individualized treatment. Dr. Bernier will discuss with you your expectations as well as how to achieve them in a realistic way. You can contact us here to schedule an appointment with Dr. Bernier in one of our clinics in Sherbrooke, Montreal or Val-d’Or.

The breast lift can be associated with a breast enlargement with implants if you want to change the volume of your breasts or to obtain firmer breasts.

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