ABOUT AUGMENTATION + LIFT
When women get older, their breast volume can drastically decrease. Even if some don't experience this, other women may still develop loose skin on their chest. Unfortunately, there are many who experience both changes, developing deflated, sagging breasts over time. If you want to restore lost breast volume, as well as remove excess skin, our skilled team of plastic surgeons recommends breast augmentation with a lift (mastopexy). This combination of breast surgeries at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa in Tacoma, WA begins with excising loose chest skin followed by inserting saline or silicone implants to achieve your desired look and size. Breast surgery with an augmentation and lift corrects several issues, like position, size, and shape to give you perkier, youthful-looking breasts. Schedule an appointment at our plastic surgery office so we can help you determine if a combination breast surgery with augmentation and a lift could achieve your ideal look.
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There are many factors that could lead you to want breast surgery with augmentation and a lift. This dual procedure is a good option if you would like to both dramatically transform your breasts and improve your skin elasticity. Your breast sagging could be a result of pregnancy, aging, or significant weight loss, which may kick-start your want to increase the fullness of your breasts. All of these issues can be addressed with a lift and augmentation. During your consultation, our team will be able to assess whether a breast lift by itself can achieve your best results, or if both procedures are needed to reach your overall desired look.
Breast augmentation with a lift is generally performed in our on-site operating room where general anesthesia will be administered to you. Typically, the breast lift is performed first. Excess loose skin is cut away and the surrounding tissue is then tightened. Your surgeon will discuss breast implant options with you before the surgery so the selected implant can be easily placed. In some cases, the areola and/or nipple will need to be repositioned to better suit your new breast size and shape.
WHAT TO EXPECT
The time needed for breast surgery recovery will vary between each patient, but you should be strong enough to resume your day-to-day activities within about a week. While healing, you should avoid any exercise or strenuous activity for about 2 – 6 weeks. There may also be moderate swelling following the procedure that can last for three weeks. Your breasts will begin to settle into their new position after a few months. By this point, you should be able to enjoy your new beautiful results.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?
Surgical breast augmentation with a lift will be priced based on many factors, including whether you choose implants (silicone or saline) or a fat transfer. Additionally, some lift procedures have more complexity, depending on the patient's case. During your thorough consultation, we will work with you to create a custom treatment plan, as well as discuss your cost estimates. Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa accepts a number of payments, including low-interest medical financing.
Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
The benefit of a breast augmentation with a lift is that it improves the volume of your breasts while also correcting sag by eliminating excess skin. The lift portion of your surgery will also raise the position of your native breast tissue so your results are perky. This is important because adding volume to breasts with moderate sagging can cause a negative result if a lift is not performed to correct the sag. If moderate to severe sagging is present, a lift should be performed first. From there, implants or a fat transfer can be done. During your one-on-one consultation, we will listen to your needs and wants before performing a physical exam of your breasts. After this, we will be able to give you our expert opinion on whether your goals require implants, a lift, or both.
Which incision is best for my surgery?
Breast surgery incisions have come a long way in recent years with new techniques emerging that collectively help to reduce scarring. The best incision for your surgery will depend on your severity of sag and the type of implants being used. If you have severe sag, an anchor-shaped incision is usually best. When developing your treatment plan, we will discuss incision patterns and go over which method is best for your needs. Regardless of the incision chosen, our team works carefully so that your results look natural.
How long will my results last?
As long as you do not have significant weight fluctuations or become pregnant, results from breast surgery can last for a long time. While both saline and silicone implants are made today to be long-lasting, they will still need to be examined every few years to check for issues. During surgery, we will place the implants using a method that minimizes future breast sag. This will allow your results to last longer. It is important to understand that while a breast lift with augmentation can offer amazing results, natural aging will continue. After many years, you may start to develop loose skin and sagging again, which can be corrected with a second surgery.
How bad is the scarring?
We perform surgical augmentation with a lift in a way that allows all incisions to be small and thin. Our team does our best to place incisions where they can be easily concealed, such as under the folds of the breast or along the border of the areola. With proper care, the scars from your breast surgery will eventually fade and blend in with your natural skin. Your surgeon or a member of our team will explain scar care tips you should follow after your surgery to help your markings heal smooth and flat.
GET A NEW LIFT AND SHAPE
Get the look you want with an augmentation and lift breast surgery performed at Aesthetic Surgery Centre & MedSpa. We can help you develop a custom plan for treatment that fits your needs and wants so you can have beautiful results. By improving the shape, size, skin, and position of your breasts, your combination breast surgery can give you a more youthful appearance. Call to schedule your consultation with at our Tacoma, WA office and learn more about your many options.