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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery
Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center

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Weston, Florida
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Breast Augmentation with Lift

Sometimes, breast augmentation is not enough to give you the results you want. The same may be true of breast lift surgery. If your breasts are small, shapeless, and saggy, what you may need is a breast augmentation with a lift, or mastopexy, that combines breast augmentation and breast lift techniques to restore the appearance of the breasts. Women who undergo this procedure can enjoy all the benefits of full, round, perky, and youthful breasts.

Who Can Benefit?

Any woman who has borne a child or children has experienced breast changes. Breast swelling during pregnancy and subsequent nursing stretch the breast skin, and afterward, the breasts may lose their youthful volume, firmness, and perkiness. Some of these changes might be permanent. Skin laxity, volume loss, and other breast changes caused by pregnancy can be corrected through a breast augmentation with lift. This procedure removes excess breast skin, inserts implants to restore volume, and lifts the breast tissues to improve their shape, position, and firmness.

What Do You Desire?


Saggy, deflated breasts age the appearance. Because aging is a leading cause of breast sagging, younger women with sagging breasts may look older than they are. When the breasts are also deflated, they can give you the image of a middle-aged or older woman who has had several pregnancies. Whether or not that image represents your history, it does not have to be your defining characteristic. A youthful figure can be restored with breast enhancement surgery to lift and augment the breasts.

Addressing Your Concerns

  • Recovery

    After your breast augmentation with a lift, your breasts will be wrapped, and a compression garment will be provided to reduce swelling and hold them in position during the initial healing period. Tightness, pressure, or pain may be felt in the chest area for up to a few days and can be alleviated with prescribed medication. Some bruising and swelling are common for the first week or two. The first week after surgery, you should spend most of the time resting in an elevated position and occasionally walk short distances to promote circulation.


    Depending on your job, you may be able to return to work one or two weeks after your surgery. You may resume light activities after two weeks but should avoid strenuous physical activities for four to six weeks. Swelling will begin to subside after a few weeks and will be mostly gone by six weeks after your surgery. Minor swelling may persist for up to six months.

  • Scars

    Because the implant must be inserted and excess skin is often removed, there may be visible scarring after your breast augmentation with lift. Your natural healing process will play a key role in the development of scar tissue where the incisions are placed. Most incisions are periareolar (around the areola) or vertical (along the midline of the breast extending to the crease), and most incisional scars are likely to fade over time.

  • Cost

    The cost of this highly customized procedure varies per patient. Factors that affect the cost of a breast augmentation with lift include surgical fees, facility fees, implant type, anesthesia fees, procedure location, and medication prescriptions. Your breast augmentation with lift will be customized for your needs, and the cost will be reflected in your specific treatment plan as decided by you and Dr. Messa.

  • Pain

    You may experience some discomfort, soreness, stiffness, and pressure in the chest area after your procedure. This will be temporary and can be alleviated with prescribed medication.

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