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Many women are concerned with how fast they can get their pre-baby body back after having children. From excess skin in the lower abdomen to sagging breasts, the pressure to “bounce back” can cause new mothers to seek body contouring procedures—like those involved in the mommy makeover. Our plastic surgeons at The Ottawa Clinic are thrilled to help women reverse common concerns caused by pregnancy and breastfeeding, but they advise patients to give themselves time to recover from childbirth before ... Continue Reading


Breast surgery is a popular area of plastic surgery that is often sought after to restore the breasts to a more youthful appearance or to enhance their natural shape. Breast lift surgery (mastopexy) and breast augmentation are two of the commonly performed breast procedures, each providing specific benefits for the right candidates. While breast lift and breast augmentation can both improve breast firmness and address some degree of sagging, the procedures have different goals, and our plastic surgeons recommend one ... Continue Reading


Sagging (ptosis) of breast tissue is a natural part of the aging process. For women wanting to reverse this cosmetic concern, there are a few options available that can help them achieve perkier, younger-looking breasts. Breast lift surgery is designed to address sagging, raising the breast tissue and areola to a higher position on the chest. Breast implants, on the other hand, are ideal for those wanting to increase the size of their breasts. In some cases with mild sagging, ... Continue Reading

11 Feb

Why Do Breasts Sag?

Breasts come in many shapes and sizes, but at a certain point, they are all prone to some degree of sagging. Medically referred to as breast “ptosis,” sagging breast tissue naturally occurs over time due to a variety of factors—some of which can be controlled, while others can’t. Influences like the aging process, genetics, and past pregnancies can all lead to supportive tissues in the breasts becoming more lax, causing the breasts to elongate and, in some cases, lose volume. ... Continue Reading

Although there is no incisionless technique for breast lift surgery, our plastic surgeons can carefully place the incisions in locations that are naturally discreet. In many cases, the incisions can be hidden along the outer edge of the areola or within the crease underneath the breast. Regardless of which incision type is recommended for your breast lift, any post-operative scarring can be easily concealed by a bra or bikini top. During your preliminary consultation, your plastic surgeon will discuss the ... Continue Reading

A breast lift, medically known as mastopexy, is a type of breast surgery designed to reshape and elevate the position of the breasts for a more youthful appearance. Our plastic surgeons can use this popular procedure to remove excess skin, address skin laxity, and reshape sagging breast tissue. For patients who have lost breast volume—due to pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, or the natural aging process—in addition to sagging breast tissue, breast implants can be used to further enhance the shape ... Continue Reading

Since every breast lift patient has unique needs and aesthetic goals, there is no ideal age for undergoing the procedure. The surgery is designed to remove excess skin, elevate the position of the breasts, adjust the size and location of the nipple-areola complex, and improve the overall shape of the breasts. Once the breasts are fully developed, breast lift surgery can typically be performed anytime a woman might benefit from these cosmetic enhancements. Our plastic surgeons do advise mothers that ... Continue Reading

Although breast augmentation is a popular procedure for women seeking to enhance their breasts, some individuals are actually better candidates for breast lift surgery. This rejuvenating procedure can address many common concerns that women have with their breasts. A lift is often performed to accomplish the following benefits: Elevate the position of the breasts on the chest wall Resize the areolae Reposition the nipple-areola complex Enhance breast symmetry Improve the overall shape of the breasts Boost self-esteem Many women who ... Continue Reading

Breast augmentation consistently ranks as the top cosmetic surgery in the world. For women who make the personal decision to have the surgery, the results can boost self-esteem and contribute to a more positive body image. So is there a right time for a woman to want to enhance her figure by having breast surgery? “Women will seek out this surgery at different stages of their lives, for different reasons,” said Dr. Trefor Nodwell, board-certified plastic surgeon and co-founder of ... Continue Reading

The latest global statistics on cosmetic procedures show that more than 1.3 million women underwent breast augmentation in 2014/2015. “There’s no doubt it’s one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures today,” says board-certified plastic surgeon and founder of The Ottawa Clinic, Dr. Trefor Nodwell. “Even so, some patients are unaware of the differences between this procedure and other common breast-related surgeries, such as the breast lift.” Below Dr. Nodwell explains the differences. Which procedure is right for you? “In ... Continue Reading