what is breast augmentation with lift?
For women who are unsatisfied with the shape and size of their bust, a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift (also known as augmentation mastopexy) can help breasts appear fuller, rounder, perkier, and more youthful. The augmentation portion of the procedure gives the breast more volume and cleavage, and the breast lift portion of the procedure lifts drooping breast tissue and the nipple up into the appropriate position. The result is a more elevated appearance that is voluminous and sexy. Call Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA to schedule a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons to learn more.
Breast Augmentation With Lift Reviews
"Happy happy with my results. - I’m very happy with my results, Dr. Sigal gave me my confidence back. He did a great job wi my breast, my breast were asymmetric and saggy, now they look like normal and natural breast. My confidence is up to the roof. Thank you so much Dr. Sigal."- N. / RealSelf / Nov 29, 2018
"I had a breast lift with augmentation and a tummy tuck, minus the muscle repair, with Dr. Poindexter and it was honestly one of the very best decisions of my life. I was left with extra skin after weight loss, was tired of seeing the loose skin and exercising was uncomfortable. I went to multiple consultations before going to Austin-Weston and meeting Dr. Poindexter. During my consult I knew without a doubt he was the one to perform my surgery. Other Dr’s hadn’t made the surgical plan sound unique to my needs and he did! Also, I’m mildly OCD and particular about how things look so, if I think my results are unbelievable then you know he’s stellar. Also, every single staff member there has been nothing but a delight on all occasions."- J.C. / Google / Apr 02, 2021
"Dr. Weston is amazing! He is a detail-oriented perfectionist and confident enough in his skill to Twitter the surgery live. He gives honest guidance and doesn’t recommend unnecessary procedures. My pain was well-managed throughout my recovery. His entire staff was friendly and made the experience very comfortable. Dr. Weston was extremely professional and easy to talk to. I am thrilled about my breast lift and augmentation and would recommend Dr. Weston to any of my friends and family members."- M. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2018
"*Breast Lift with Implants* 1 day Post-Op (23/yo, 235cc low-profile round silicone) - So I finally did it! I always was unhappy with my breasts because they were never really that perky, and after having my daughter I gained about 50 lbs. It took me about a year or two to lose all the weight (lost 60 lbs. !!!) went from a DD cup to barely a C so my breasts were very saggy and had a lot of extra skin. I am glad I only went with the 235cc because I already had a decent amount of breast tissue already so I wasn't really looking to go "bigger" just wanted more fullness. This procedure was much needed and I'm so happy with the results already even though they aren't fully healed yet. I know in few months when they drop & settle they will look AMAZING!Updated on 17 Nov 2019:Lots of swelling and bruising. Nipples have become very puffy and skin feels tight and firm. Icing them has been helping relieve a lot of the pain thankfully.Updated on 25 Nov 2019:no pain, can lift arms up, weak chest muscles stillUpdated on 17 Apr 2020:Swelling is gone so the size is a bit smaller. I am happy with the size though, I didn’t want them to be that big, just fuller. Scars are healing, I forget to put my scar cream on sometimes but I’m sure with more time they will fade. Updated on 17 Apr 2020:Updated on 17 Apr 2020:Not sure why it keeps cropping my photo... but here’s the front"- M. / RealSelf / Sep 25, 2020
"Great Reults, Great Experience - Dr. Knotts and his staff were fantastic! Love my results, I had an chin implant and a lift with implants. Dr. Knotts really listened to what I wanted and delivered! I also barely had any downtime or pain. 3 months later I’m back in the gym bench pressing again! I will definitely come back when I’m ready for more upgrading!"- I. / RealSelf / Jul 30, 2019
how does BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH LIFT work?
During a breast augmentation with a lift, the implant is placed to first restore volume. Next, the excess skin is removed around the breast in order to reshape it. This also lifts the nipple to a more perky and strraight-forward position so the overall breast remains in harmony and balance. The size of the areola is sometimes altered as well depending on the amount of native areola skin and desired final size.
What are the types of Breast Lift Incisions?
Depending on your individual breast enhancement goals, there are several variations of breast lift surgery performed by our cosmetic surgeons. The three most common incision patterns are anchor (a scar that goes around the areola, down the front of the breast, and also under the breast), lollipop (around the areola and down the front of the breast) or circumareolar (a scar around areola only).
In each type of breast lift procedure, your surgeon removes excess skin and tissue to lift and tighten the bust. This process reverses the effects of aging and pregnancy to give you perkier, younger-looking breasts. The type of lift that is best for your body is determined at the time of your complimentary consultation. The factors that dictate the type of lift performed include patient preference, the degree of droop, and the size of the implant chosen.
WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCe?: BREAST LIFT vs. AUGMENTATION
Patients often inquire whether they need a breast lift, augmentation or both. If you know you want larger breasts than your current size, your surgeon will talk to you about placing an implant. Based on the size of that implant and your desired 'look,' your surgeon may recommend a type of breast lift to accompany the augmentation. This is very much based on the individual and requires an in-person examination and discussion. On occasion, patients want an 'augmented look' with lots of cleavage, but they do not want larger breasts in terms of cup size. For those patients, your surgeon may recommend a staged procedure where you first have the lift and a small reduction performed, and once those incisions heal, you come back for a second procedure when the breast implant is placed. This is also a long discussion that requires a consultation with one of our plastic surgeons.
how long is recovery from BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH LIFT?
Most women take a week off work to recover from a breast augmentation with a lift. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes around 2 – 3 hours to perform. Patients are typically off daytime pain medication by the one-week mark but may still require some pain medication at night to rest comfortably. The plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston ask patients to avoid strenuous activity for the first week postoperatively and to avoid chest pectoralis muscle exercises for six weeks. Final photographs are taken around 3 months and the scars can be expected to fade and lighten for several years after the procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $8,100
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
Get sexier, perkier breasts
If you are interested in enhancing your breast size and desire a more youthful appearance to your bust, then a breast augmentation with a lift may be the cosmetic procedure for you. Call our cosmetic practice in Reston, VA to learn all about the benefits this procedure can provide. Our plastic surgeons will be happy to discuss which incision method is best for you and the long-lasting results that accompany this surgery.
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