Used for cosmetic or reconstructive purposes of the breast, this procedure combines Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy (Breast Lift) executed in the same operative session. The breast implants give or restore fullness and volume to the upper pole of the breasts and the lift helps position them higher on the chest.
Breast Lift with Implants
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.
Who is a good candidate for a Breast Lift with Implants?
Growing old can take a toll on the body with certain factors exacerbating the effects of aging such as genetics, childbirth and weight fluctuation. As you age, it’s normal for breasts to sag just like other body parts. The breast skin and ligaments that support the breast weaken and stretch. Many women who’ve lost upper breast fullness and want to regain perkiness seek a Breast Lift with Implants. Breast Augmentation and lift address the following problems:
- Loss of volume and shape
- Hanging or sagginess
- Loss of fullness at the top of the breasts
- Stretch marks
Breast Lift with Augmentation Recovery
Following Breast Lift with Implants surgery, your doctor will provide you with detailed post-op instructions. Compression garments and massages are key for optimal natural looking results. You may experience bruising for up to two weeks, and soreness and swelling for up to six weeks. After 7 to 14 days, patients can return to work. Final results can be seen after a few months.
Breast Lift with Augmentation Risks
All surgeries pose certain risks and complications. Common side effects for a Breast Lift with Augmentation are swelling and bruising. Potential complications may include:
- Poor scarring
- Implant issues
- Breast asymmetry or contour irregularities
- Capsular contracture
- Recurrence of sagging
- Temporary or permanent changes in sensation
- Total or partial loss of the areola and/or nipple
Breast Lift with Augmentation Cost
The fee for a Breast Lift with Augmentation ranges from $6,600 – $7,500. Cost varies depending on the type of implants for the Breast Augmentation, saline or silicone. To schedule a consult with us or for more details on the procedure, please contact us.
Breast Lift with Implants FAQs
Q: Is a Breast Lift with Augmentation too much surgery on the breast at one time?
A: 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.
Q: Will a lift with implants provide me with more cleavage?
A: 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.
Q: Can I get a Breast Lift with Augmentation if I plan on having more children?
A: 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.
Q: Will I have scars from my Breast Lift with Implants?
A: 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.
Q: What should I expect during breast evaluation?
A: 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.