Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed today. Dr. Tregaskiss understands that being happy with the size and shape of your breasts and the contour of your body is very important for your confidence and sense of wellbeing. Breast augmentations can be performed for a number of different reasons, such as asymmetry between breasts, loss of breast fullness after breastfeeding, to enlarge small breasts, to improve the proportions of the whole body as well as for reconstruction after mastectomy or injury. A breast augmentation will not be able to correct significant drooping or sagging breasts, which will need a mastopexy (breast lift), and can be done in combination with an augment.
Dr. Tregaskiss will spend time with you to help you decide which size and shape of implant would be best and to help you decide if a lift is needed to help meet your needs and goals. We also are providers of the IDEAL implant (see IDEAL implant page).
Additionally using the VECTRA 3D-photography simulation system, realistic demonstrations of how your breasts will look after surgery will be utilised during the consultation (see the VECTRA page).
For more information about breast surgery please see your FAQS.
Mastopexy (Breast Lift)
Sagging or dropping breasts is very common after significant weight-loss, after breastfeeding and with age. A mastopexy, commonly known as a breast lift, is a procedure that helps to raise the breast by removing excess skin and lifting the breast into a better position to appear more youthful. Additionally the lifting of the breast can sometimes mean that the nipple needs to be moved upwards as well. A mastopexy can be performed either on its own or in combination with a breast augment (implant) and Dr. Tregaskiss will listen to your concerns and help you decide what surgical plan will work best for you. For more information about breast surgery please see your FAQS.
If you did not have breast reconstruction at the same time as your mastectomy you may be feeling ready to undergo this surgery and start rebuilding.
Dr. Tregaskiss has undertaken a 6-month specialist breast reconstruction fellowship at the University of British Columbia Plastic Surgery division, which taught him the best techniques to achieving optimal aesthetic results for breast reconstruction. Dr. Tregaskiss will spend considerable time with you in consult to gain a deep understanding of your needs and goals for surgery, and together you will develop a surgical plan.
Nipple & Areola Surgery
As we know, breasts, nipples and areolas (the dark skin around the nipple) naturally come in all shapes and sizes. These can also change for many women during pregnancy and breast-feeding, sometimes leaving the areola enlarged and/or the nipple very long, which can be a cause for discomfort or embarrassment. At the other end of the spectrum some women suffer from inverted or retracted nipples that do not project at all. All of the above conditions can be surgically corrected if desired. These procedures can be performed in isolation but also at the same time as other breast procedures such as augmentation, reduction, and mastopexy.
Women often have difficulties and discomforts associated with large breasts, often causing considerable back and neck pain, some unwanted attention and problems finding well-fitting clothing or enjoying sports.
A breast reduction surgery can reduce the size of the breast by removing fat, breast tissue and skin and often moving the nipples to the best position for a youthful appearance once the breast has been reshaped. This surgery can also improve on any asymmetry between the breasts and improve the contours of your body by making the breasts a size that is proportional to the rest of your body.
This surgery is often performed in combination with liposuction to the chest and underarm area to achieve the best aesthetic outcome for you.