The purpose of this surgery is to remove excess skin of the breast and reposition the nipple to a more youthful appearance. This procedure involves separating the skin from the breast tissue, and then pexying (pinning up) the breast tissue with permanent sutures to the chest muscle at an elevated position, then tightening the surrounding skin to lend a more "perky" breast. Depending on the severity of the sag of the breast, this procedure can be performed in two ways:
1. Periareolar Mastopexy
(circumareolar or pursestring)
This is performed when sagging is minimal. The procedure leaves a scar around the areolar only. Surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
2. Inverted "T" Mastopexy
This procedure is performed when sagging is moderate to severe. This leaves an inverted "T" scar spanning from the bottom of the areola to the breast fold. Surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
Sagging, loss of shape and firmness after pregnancy, nursing and the force of gravity in combination with loss of skin elasticity. Large areola (darker skin around the nipple). Nipples and areola point downward.
Raises and reshapes sagging breasts by removing excess skin and repositioning remaining breast tissue and nipples. Large diameter areola is reduced to a more normal size.
Small lifts: local or local with sedation,
General large lifts: General
Duration of Stay
Both methods are same-day surgery
Temporary bruising, swelling, numbness, permanent scars, possible uneven nipple position.
Duration of Results
Variable due to gravity, pregnancy, aging, and weight changes which will cause new sagging. Results may last longer or be enhanced when breast implants are inserted as part of the procedure. Smaller breasts will have a longer lasting result than large breasts.
Dr. Jeffrey Abboud
Born and raised in Ottawa, Dr. Jeffrey Abboud is an accomplished plastic surgeon with over 25 years of experience. He graduated medical school at the University of Ottawa in 1987 and then completed his Internship at Memorial University, St. John's Newfoundland. Dr. Abboud completed three years of General Surgery training at Boston University, Boston Massachusetts, and a one-year Plastic Surgery Fellowship in Boston, MA. He went on to complete a two year residency in Plastic Surgery at Medical College of Ohio, Toledo Ohio. From 1995 - 1997, the Beth Israel Hospital, a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, invited Dr. Abboud to be a Clinical Instructor of Plastic Surgery. During this time he was an active staff member at several hospitals in the Boston area.
In 1997, Dr. Abboud was Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. From 1997 - 2003, Dr. Abboud developed a community based practice in plastic surgery on the South Shore of Boston and worked there until his move to Ottawa in 2003 to establish his current practice. In 2011, Dr. Abboud was recognized by the CPSO (College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario) in the specialty of Plastic Surgery. Having performed over 17,000 Plastic Surgery procedures, Dr. Abboud draws from his high level of training and vast surgical experience to best serve his patients.