Breast lift explained

A procedure that Dr. Hamilton is often asked to perform, by his patients at an accredited hospital in Calgary, is called a breast lift. A breast lift is also referred to as a mastopexy. The desired result of the breast lift procedure is that the breasts are raised and made firmer through the removal of excess skin and the tightening of the surrounding tissue of the breasts. This process reshapes and supports the new breast contour, often with the goal of creating a younger image.

Revitalizing your appearance

As a woman's breasts change over time, they will often lose their youthful shape and firmness. Factors such as weight fluctuations, pregnancy and breastfeeding can lead to these changes as well as to the loss of skin elasticity. Aging, heredity and even gravity are all potential causes of this new shape.

A breast lift can result in a youthful, rejuvenated look to your figure and breast profile.

If you need additional information to know more about your procedure feel free to call at 587.353.0244.


Breast lift surgery does not alter the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast to any significant degree. To have your breasts appear fuller or smaller, you may wish to have Dr. Hamilton perform either breast augmentation or breast reduction surgery in Calgary.

Dr. Hamilton will advise

Dr. Hamilton will advise that a breast lift may be considered if:

  • Your breasts have a flatter, elongated shape or are pendulous
  • One breast is lower than the other
  • You are physically healthy, do not smoke and maintain a stable weight
  • Your expectations are realistic

During your consultation with Dr. Hamilton, he will ask abouit:

  • Any current medications you may be using
  • Any medical conditions or drug allergies you have, as well as any recent medical treatments
  • Any previous surgeries you've had
  • Any history of breast cancer in your family
  • The results of any mammograms or previous biopsies
  • Why you want the surgery, what you expect and the outcome you're hoping for

Have someone accompany you

If your breast lift is performed by Dr. Hamilton at the accredited hospital in Calgary, you should have someone drive you to and from the procedure, and stay with you for at least the first night following the surgery.

The breast lift procedure

The correct approach to your breast lift surgery will be determined by Dr. Hamilton. His decision will be guided by factors such as:

  • The degree of sagging in the breasts
  • The quality and elasticity of your skin
  • The amount of extra skin you may have
  • The size and shape of your breasts

Final outcome

The outcome of your breast lift surgery, performed by Dr. Hamilton in Calgary, will be immediately apparent. Your new figure will feature a breast profile that is firm and taut.

The appreciation of your new figure will continue to grow as you realize that your desire for breasts which have been restored to a more youthful and uplifted position by Dr. Hamilton has been fulfilled.

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Dr. Hamilton is Chief, Division of Plastic Surgery at Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary, and is Assistant Professor (Clinical) Division of Plastic Surgery at the University of Calgary Medical School. He sits on the Surgical Executive Committee, Peter Lougheed Hospital, Calgary, Alberta, and is also Director of the Hand Clinic at Peter Lougheed Hospital.

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Your recuperation

Following your breast lift procedure, performed by Dr. Hamilton at an accredited hospital in Calgary, bandages or dressings will be applied to the incisions to ensure a smooth recuperation. Wearing an elastic bandage or support bra to minimize swelling and support your breasts as they heal, will help your recovery.

Dr. Hamilton's guidance:

Dr. Hamilton will counsel you on how to care for your breasts following surgery. He will prescribe any medications to take orally or apply to your breasts. These will aid the healing process. Dr. Hamilton will also determine your follow-up schedule at his Calgary office.

Lasting results

The final result of your breast lift that Dr. Hamilton will perform at the accredited hospital in Calgary, will appear over the next few months, as the shape and position of your breasts continue to resolve.

The results of your breast lift surgery will be long-lasting. However, your breasts may continue to change due to aging and gravity. By keeping a healthy lifestyle and maintaining your weight, you'll be able to maintain your new look much longer.

If you need additional information to know more about your procedure feel free to call at 587.353.0244.

Caution: Normally, a breast lift does not affect breast function. However, if you are planning to become pregnant, discuss this with Dr. Hamilton prior to your breast lift surgery. The improvement that a breast lift provides can be minimized or even reversed by changes that occur in the breasts during pregnancy. Similarly, any planned weight loss should also be discussed.

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Unit 22, #14 Richard Way SW
Calgary AB T3E 7M9
Phone: 587-353-0244
Fax: 587-352-7448