There are many ways to improve your breast appearance. For some women, the best results are achieved from a breast lift with augmentation—a combination surgery that can give you the benefits of increased volume and a lift. In his decades of experience as a plastic surgeon, Dr. Scott Miller has found that a large portion of women interested in breast enhancement want a more youthful and projected breast appearance in tandem with an increase in breast volume. These goals can be achieved with a breast lift and breast augmentation performed in separate operations, but for most patients, a dynamic surgery involving a breast lift and implants is a great way to address the shape, volume, symmetry, and projection. With consideration of your goals, Dr. Miller can achieve breast rejuvenation and remarkably natural-looking results.
- What is a Breast Lift with Implants?
- Breast Lift with Implants Benefits
- Breast Lift with Implants Candidates
- Breast Lift with Augmentation Procedure
- Breast Lift with Implants Recovery
- Breast LIft with Implants Cost
What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) with Implants?
A breast lift with implants is intended to lift and reshape breast tissue, while also adding volume with the addition of implants. This is a very popular surgery choice for women who have had children and wish to restore their pre-pregnancy breast appearance.
What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift with Implants?
Each patient typically achieves different benefits from a breast lift with implants. To create a beautiful outcome, Dr. Miller carefully considers your cosmetic goals and designs a treatment plan around your ideal aesthetic. His goal is to make sure you understand the pros and cons of the procedure, as well as how a breast lift with implants will affect your body. The surgery is tailored to your preferences and unique needs. Overall, a breast lift with implants is considered one of the most effective ways to gain a more youthful breast appearance. An augmentation-mastopexy can:
- Add volume and fullness to the breasts
- Raise the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall
- Improve breast projection
- Improve the breasts’ overall contour
- Enhance the shape of the breasts and correct asymmetry
- Reposition and/or resize the nipple-areolar complexes
Who is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift with Implants?
Those who have had children and want to reverse the physical effects of pregnancy and nursing on the breasts are usually great candidates for a breast lift with implants. In fact, many women choose an augmentation-mastopexy as part of a complete Mommy Makeover for a full restoration of their pre-pregnancy figure. Women interested in the procedure should also be relatively healthy with no significant medical issues. During your consultation, Dr. Miller will carefully review your areas of concern and make a recommendation for whether a breast lift with implants can help you reach your goals.
How is the Breast Lift with Augmentation Procedure Performed?
Before surgery, you and Dr. Miller will work together to decide the most ideal implant type, incision technique, and implant location. After your preferences are discussed, your personalized treatment plan is created. This is usually an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia.
During surgery, Dr. Miller places an incision either encircling the areola, around the areola with an additional incision extending down to the breast crease, or in an anchor-shaped fashion surrounding the areola and along the natural contour of the breast fold. The type of incision made will depend on the extent of lift necessary to yield your desired results. From this incision, Dr. Miller will reduce excess skin and tighten the remaining tissue. The breasts will be elevated to a more central positioning and reshaped to improve symmetry. He will then create a pocket for implant placement. Lastly, after placing the implant, Dr. Miller will resize and reposition the nipple-areolar complexes if necessary.
What is Breast Augmentation with a Lift Recovery Like?
Your role in the recovery process is key to achieving an outstanding outcome and maximizing your results. Following Dr. Miller’s post-operative instructions can mean the difference between an accelerated and prolonged healing period. These measures will be provided in greater detail at the time of the pre-operative visit.
Following surgery, patients can return home; however, you will need a caregiver to assist you post-operatively for tasks like picking you up from our surgical facility, caring for you throughout the night, and driving you to your follow-up appointment the next morning. For the first week after the procedure, it is important to keep your elbows at your sides as much as possible to decrease movement of and around the implants. You should also sleep on your back rather than on your sides. Strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided for at least six weeks.
Tightness, tingling, numbness, or stiffness are all normal symptoms following the procedure, but they typically resolve as the healing process progresses. Medications to manage discomfort and instructions regarding their use will be provided. After the recovery period, patients report immense satisfaction with their rejuvenated breast appearance and more youthful body contour. Dr. Miller is very careful to hide incisions within the natural creases of the breasts for minimized post-surgical scarring, whenever possible.
How Much Does a Breast Lift with Implants Cost?
There are many factors that are considered when determining the cost of a breast lift with implants and the ultimate expense is unique to each patient. We understand that this is a major cosmetic procedure and the estimated cost is a pivotal part of your decision to undergo treatment. While it is impossible to ascertain the total price of the procedure without knowing the full details of your unique treatment plan, we have outlined aspects of an augmentation-mastopexy that commonly influence the cost:
- The geographic location where the procedure is performed
- The expertise of the plastic surgeon
- The type of implants used
- The extent of surgical work to be completed
- The surgical technique utilized
Expenses also usually consist of fees for anesthesia, the hospital or operating facility, and any necessary lab work. You can be confident that a friendly member of our office will provide you with a complete breakdown of the price, as well as a personalized quote, at your consultation. We understand the importance of bringing the cost of any procedure into your budget, which is why we accept a wide range of payment methods and work with one of the nation’s leading plastic surgery financing companies, CareCredit®. Offering qualified applicants an array of low- to no- interest payment plans with affordable monthly installments, CareCredit® can help you achieve your goals while suiting any budgetary concerns. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our practice.
To learn more about a breast lift with implants, or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Miller, please reach out to our practice today.