During your consultation for a Breast Lift with Augmentation, Dr. Salama will go over expectations and determine the type of implants that will best help achieve your desired results. Two weeks prior to surgery, patients are required to get a medical clearance. Smokers should quit for at least a month prior to surgery. No aspirin products or other medication instructed by your surgeon should be taken one week before surgery. You are not to eat or drink anything past midnight the evening before surgery.
Breast Lift with Implants surgery is a same day combo outpatient procedure executed under general anesthesia. The entire surgery lasts about 1 hour and a half to 2 hours.
First, the Breast Augmentation is addressed to ensure the appropriate breast tissue is removed in the lift. The implants are placed submuscular through an inframammary incision made below the fold, underneath the breast where it meets the chest. The incision offers direct access to the pectoral muscles and aligns with the anchor incision used for lifting the breasts.
For the Breast Lift, Dr. Salama performs a wise-pattern lift, or anchor lift. This technique is the most powerful and versatile, and one of the most commonly used since it addresses excess skin both vertically and horizontally when lifting the breast. It corrects sagginess and droopiness, removes excess skin of the breast, and elevates the nipple, as well as the breast, to a more aesthetically pleasing position.
You will experience immediate visible results after your Breast Lift with Augmentation. Final results are apparent over a few months once swelling and healing is complete. While your breasts are likely to continue to change due to gravity and age, your results should be long lasting. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle with proper diet and exercise increases the longevity of your results.
In general, patients tend to be very satisfied with their results as the procedure enhances the breasts in various ways providing a perkier, fuller appearance and adding cleavage.
Be sure to discuss any plans for children or drastic weight loss with your surgeon prior to Breast Lift with Implants surgery as this may impact your course of action.
The fee for a Breast Lift with Augmentation varies depending on the type of implants for the Breast Augmentation, saline or silicone. Our patient coordinators can provide you with a quote. To schedule a consult with us or for more details on the procedure, please contact us.
No, we prefer to perform a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation combination, and do so frequently. The down time is the same as if each procedure were done individually.
Yes, a Breast Lift with Implants typically provides more cleavage or upper pole fullness. The type of implants used also impact how much enhancement the top of your breasts gain.
Yes, a Breast Lift with implants does not impair motherly functions. However, we recommend you wait until you’re done having children to undergo a Breast Lift with Augmentation since pregnancy will alter your plastic surgery results. Changes in your breast tissue and weight gain which occur during pregnancy reverse the benefits of your surgery. In addition, if you’re planning on breast feeding it may be more difficult after a Breast Lift with Augmentation.
Yes, a Breast Lift with Augmentation will leave scars. It is important to note that while all breast surgeries result in some type of scarring, the scar may be minor or minimally visible if it is positioned on the breast in an area that hides the scar such as the inframammary fold or crease under the breast. In addition, scars fade with time.
There are several factors Dr. Salama takes into consideration while conducting your evaluation for Breast Augmentation with Mastopexy including the size and shape of your breasts, the quality of your skin, the location of your nipples and areolas, and your desired goals.