Breast Lift with Implants
What Is a Breast Lift with Implants?
A breast lift with implants (also called a breast lift with augmentation or breast augmentation mastopexy) combines surgical breast lift techniques with the placement of breast implants to elevate the position of the breasts on the chest wall and enhance breast size, shape, and firmness. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and aging can cause the breasts to become stretched, lose volume, and change shape—often creating a drooping, asymmetrical appearance. The goal of a breast lift with augmentation is to address specific changes with a personalized surgical plan that rejuvenates the structure and appearance of the breasts for a more youthful, symmetrical, and proportionate bustline.
If you are considering a breast lift with implants and want to learn more about the procedure, we welcome you to explore the informational sections below or schedule a consultation with Dr. James Vogel or Dr. Carrie Houssock:
- Breast Lift with Augmentation Candidates
- The Breast Lift with Augmentation Procedure
- Breast Lift with Augmentation Recovery
- Breast Lift with Augmentation Cost
Who Is a Candidate for a Breast Lift with Implants?
Women who are candidates for breast lift surgery with augmentation must be in good overall health and have realistic expectations about the outcome of the procedure. During a consultation, Dr. Vogel or Dr. Houssock can review your medical history, perform a physical examination, and discuss your cosmetic breast concerns. If you are planning on becoming pregnant, it is a good idea to mention this to your surgeon. Ideally, breast lift candidates have finished expanding their family. While it is not dangerous to have more children after a breast lift, future pregnancies may alter the results. Women who have breastfed children prior to surgery, should retain the ability to do so following surgery depending on the techniques utilized.
If your plastic surgeon determines that you are an appropriate candidate, a custom surgical plan is developed based on your unique needs and goals. To help simplify the breast implant selection process, your surgeon can guide you through the available types, shapes, and sizes that align with your anatomical measurements, figure proportions, and desired look.
What Happens During a Breast Lift with Augmentation?
Breast lift surgery with augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia that usually takes between three to four hours to complete. During the procedure, Dr. Vogel or Dr. Houssock use a series of incisions to remove excess skin, reshape the breasts, and reposition the nipples. Depending on the details of your surgical plan, breast implants may be placed either before or after the lift is accomplished. When breast augmentation is completed with a lift, the implants are nearly always placed within a chest muscle pocket for added support.
What Can I Expect During Recovery from a Breast Lift with Augmentation?
You can expect to experience some initial swelling, soreness, and bruising following a breast lift with implants. Prescribed pain medication can help provide adequate relief from discomfort in the early days of recovery. The majority of patients are able to return to work and their normal activities after about a week of rest. Any strenuous activity or heavy lifting is to be avoided for the first six weeks. As your incisions heal, they may appear red and raised at first; however, with time and proper care, they should continue to fade and flatten considerably. It is important to attend all follow-up appointments with your surgeon to check for any complications and evaluate the progress of your recovery.
How Much Does a Breast Lift with Implants Cost?
At our practice, the estimated overall cost for a breast lift with implants starts at $5,800 for a lift with saline breast implants and $6,950 for a lift with silicone breast implants. Since these prices are just an estimate, it is important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Vogel or Dr. Houssock to receive a personalized cost quote based on the specifics of your proposed surgical plan. If you would like to learn more about the type of payments we accept or ways to make the cost of your plastic surgery more manageable, a knowledgeable member of our office team can discuss these topics with you. We work in partnership with CareCredit®, ALPHAEON™ CREDIT, and Blispay—all of which can provide affordable financing options and payment plans to qualified applicants. With plastic surgery financing, achieving the new look you want may be more attainable than you imagined!
If you are considering a breast lift with implants to rejuvenate the appearance of your bustline, we welcome you to contact our practice to make an appointment with one of our experienced, board-certified plastic surgeons.