Breast Augmentation with Lift in Weston, FL
A breast augmentation and breast lift combination surgery is a popular choice for patients who want to enhance the size of their breasts and restore a perkier, more youthful bust. These procedures complement each other well and offer a variety of benefits when combined.
Breast augmentation adds volume to the breasts using implants, and a breast lift tightens the tissues and removes loose skin to elevate sagging breasts. Tightening the breast tissues with a breast lift also provides additional support for your implants.
What Are the Benefits of a Breast Augmentation With Lift?
- Add volume to naturally small or deflated breasts
- Improve the shape and projection of sagging, pendulous breasts
- Enhance breast symmetry
- Correct signs of aging in the breasts
- Reverse the effects of childbearing and breastfeeding on the breasts
Preparing for Breast Augmentation With Lift
Am I a Candidate for a Breast Augmentation and Lift?
You may be a good candidate for a breast augmentation with a breast lift if you:
- Desire to add volume and enhance the shape of your breasts
- Would like to correct skin laxity and other signs of aging in the breasts
- Are over 18 years of age
- Do not smoke
- Are in good overall health
- Are done having children and breastfeeding
- Have set realistic expectations for your surgery results
What Is the Consultation for a Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift Like?
Dr. Messa makes it a priority to provide comprehensive care for each of his patients. To do this, Dr. Messa and his team take the time to customize your consultation to meet your personalized needs.
During the consultation, you will:
- Meet with the patient care coordinator, who will give you more information about your procedure
- Meet and get to know the Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center team
- Undergo a physical examination by Dr. Messa
- Discuss your goals and concerns for the procedure
- See photos of other patients results
If you and Dr. Messa determine that you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation with a breast lift, Dr. Messa will give you more details about your treatment plan, cost, financial policies, and how to prepare for your procedure.
How Much Does a Breast Augmentation With Lift Cost?
The cost of a breast augmentation with a breast lift is determined by several factors, including the individual preferences and needs of the patient.
The price of your breast augmentation and breast lift procedure will depend on the expertise of your surgeon, surgeon’s fees, facility fees, anesthesia fees, implant type, and the extent of correction needed to lift the breasts. There may also be some post-surgical costs, such as pain medications and compression garments.
Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center also offers financing options with CareCredit®, Alphaeon Credit®, and Lending USA™.
How Is a Breast Augmentation With a Breast Lift Done?
Breast augmentation with lift is performed by inserting implants into the breast pocket and reshaping the breasts using breast lift techniques.
The incision technique for your procedure will depend on the severity of breast sagging as well as your implant type and placement location.
One of the following incision techniques will be used:
Periareolar: Incisions are made around the areolas.
Lollipop: Incisions are placed around the areolas and vertically down to the breast crease.
Inverted-T (Anchor): Incisions are made around the areolas that extend down to and along the breast crease.
Subglandular: The implant is placed in between the breast tissue and the pectoral muscle. This method tends to produce a more natural look.
Submuscular: The implant is placed under the pectoral muscle. This method is better suited for women who enjoy a highly active lifestyle.
Lifting the Breasts
Once the implants are placed, the breast tissues are tightened around them. The skin and tissues are lifted and reshaped to create a more youthful breast contour.
The nipple and areola may be moved to a natural and more youthful height. In some cases, the size of the areolas may also be reduced.
Addressing Your Concerns
What Is Recovery Like After a Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift?
Following your breast augmentation and lift, you will be wrapped in post-operative compression garments. These garments are used to reduce swelling and hold the breasts in the correct position during the healing period. You may experience tightness, bruising, and soreness for a few days after the procedure, and pain can be managed with prescription medications.
Most patients can resume light activity one to two weeks after the procedure, and more strenuous activity can be resumed after four to six weeks. Swelling should be significantly subsided after six weeks, but some minor swelling may persist for up to six months.
When Will I See Results After a Breast Augmentation and Lift?
Your youthful, voluminous breast augmentation and lift results will be visible immediately. The breasts will appear swollen and the implants may sit high on the chest for a few months after the procedure. Your final results will be visible once the swelling subsides and the implants settle into their final location.
Frequently Asked Questions
What type of implant materials are available for breast augmentation?
Breast implants consist of a silicone shell filled with one of the following:
- Silicone: These implants are filled with a silicone gel, and they look and feel very similar to natural breast tissue.
- Saline: Saline implants are filled with a solution made of sterile saltwater. These implants tend to create a rounder breast shape and a slightly firmer breast feel.
What is scarring like after a breast augmentation and lift?
The level of scarring after your breast augmentation and breast lift will depend on the extent of correction performed and the incisions used. A breast lift may require some excess skin to be removed to reshape the breast, which may leave scars. Scars will continue to fade as healing progresses and can also be treated with scar fading creams.
Is a breast augmentation with a breast lift painful?
During your procedure, general anesthesia will be used to help ensure your comfort. Following the procedure, you may experience some soreness and brooding that will subside as you heal. Pain during recovery can usually be managed with pain medication.
Is it safe to have a breast augmentation and a breast lift at the same time?
Yes, performing a breast augmentation and a breast lift at the same time is safe when done by an experienced and skilled dual board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Messa. Every patient is different and may have different needs, so Dr. Messa will take great care to advise you as to whether a combination surgery is safe for you.
How do I know if I need to get a breast lift with my augmentation?
If you desire to enhance the size of your bust but have moderate to severe skin laxity on your breasts, you may want to consider combining your breast lift with a breast augmentation. Breast augmentation can add volume to the bust; however, it cannot dramatically adjust the breast shape. A breast lift can improve the shape and elevate the breasts while correcting skin laxity and breast sagging.
Will my breast augmentation and lift results be permanent?
The results from your breast augmentation can last up to 10 years. Implants can usually be maintained for up to 10 years before needing to be replaced, as long as there are no complications. The results of your breast lift will also be long lasting but may be affected by aging and gravity.
How can I maintain my breast augmentation and lift results?
You can help to prolong your results by maintaining a healthy lifestyle with exercise and a healthy diet. Weight fluctuations can change the shape of the breasts and cause skin laxity. Pregnancy can also change breast shape, so patients who are not finished childbearing should be aware of that.
What if I’m unhappy with the results of my breast augmentation and breast lift?
The results of a breast augmentation and lift can be adjusted with a breast revision procedure to change implant type, size, or placement. This secondary breast procedure can also be used to correct an implant complication. Patients also have the option to undergo breast implant removal surgery if they are dissatisfied with their implants at any point after their augmentation and lift.
Want to Learn More About Breast Augmentation and Lift in Weston?
If you are considering getting a breast augmentation with a lift and would like to learn more about your options in Weston, FL, please feel free to call Dr. Messa at 954-659-7760 or 877-250-8117. You can also reach us by filling out our online contact form.