Breast lift with implants is a plastic surgery procedure to improve the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Breast lift with implants is an excellent option for any woman whose breasts have begun to droop; however, it is a particularly popular among mothers who wish to regain their pre-pregnancy figures, often as part of a Mommy Makeover. Many women choose to combine breast lift with breast augmentation in order to elevate and enlarge their breasts simultaneously. Women often seek a breast lift with implants after experiencing significant weight loss, pregnancy, or aging, which can all cause breasts to sag and loss of volume.
Breast Lift With Implants
Breast Lift With Implants After Pregnancy
Pregnancy and breastfeeding are two of the most common causes of drooping breasts. Many women begin to consider a breast lift after they have children. Breast lift combined with breast augmentation can reshape the breasts to their pre pregnancy shape. While it is safe to breast-feed after an augmentation mastopexy, the breasts may develop more droop requiring a secondary breast lift.
Breast Lift With Implants After Weight Loss
Weight loss can give you a new lease on life and Plastic Surgery After Weight Loss is a very popular group of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures. Because excess weight will stretch your skin, weight loss can also leave you with drooping empty breasts. Once you have achieved your goal weight a breast lift with implants can restore firmness and the shape of your breasts.
Breast Lift With Implants Cost
What does a breast lift combined with a breast augmentation cost? The cost of an augmentation mastopexy is about $6300 according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is for the surgeon’s fee only and does not include other associated costs for this cosmetic surgical procedure such as anesthesia or the operating room. It’s important to know all the fees for plastic surgery procedures.
How to Choose a Surgeon
For an augmentation mastopexy it is best to see a board certified plastic surgeon who performs cosmetic breast procedures frequently. Ask to see breast lift with implants before and after pictures. A breast lift is a physical change as well as a psychological journey, so it is essential that you work with a physician who makes you feel at ease.
In most cases, a breast lift with implants is an outpatient procedures. At Galumbeck Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, the procedure is performed in our fully accredited facility. We are accredited by the American Associations for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Centers. This accreditation indicates that our Virginia Beach Plastic Surgery center is completely up to date and follows proper safety protocols.
The Initial Consultation
During your initial consultation at Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, Dr. Galumbeck will examine your breast size and shape, skin elasticity, the amount of droop that you have as well as your nipple position and the position of your nipples in relation to the rest of your breast tissue. This is exam along with your goals of size and shape will help determine the type of breast lift with implants is best suited for you.
During this consultation you will also discuss which surgical techniques will most effectively achieve your goals. For the best results, it is important to be honest about your expectations and goals. You will talk about your breast implant options including the differences between saline breast implants, silicone gel breast implants and the structured saline breast implant, Ideal Breast implant.
Breast Lift with Implants Technique
There are several types of incisions for breast augmentation with implants. The incisions for an augmentation mastopexy take into consideration the size of your breasts, the extent to which they are drooping, your skin quality, your nipple position and the size of your breast implants.
Doughnut Augmentation Mastopexy
Doughnut mastopexy with implants involves circumferential incisions around your nipple and areola. It is important to note that the doughnut technique may not be the optimal choice if you have larger breasts.
Lollipop Augmentation Mastopexy
The lollipop breast lift with implants, vertical augmentation mastopexy, involves an incision around your nipple and areola as well as from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease.
Anchor Augmentation Mastopexy
The anchor augmentation mastopexy involves the creation of an incision around the border of the areola, a second vertical incision down to the base of the breast, and a third horizontal incision along the breast crease.
Breast lift with implants recovery varies for each patient. At Galumbeck Plastic Surgery, Dr. Galumbeck uses an endoscope for the procedure. This is a specialized TV camera to assist with surgery. According to a recent article in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal, endoscopic breast surgery is associated with shortened recovery times, a reduced need for drainage, and excellent outcomes. With aid of the endoscope drains are not used postoperatively. Most women are back to work and social activities in just a few days.
A breast lift with implants can give you noticeably firmer, perkier breasts. Although you will probably notice an immediate improvement in your figure, the final results of your surgery will not be apparent for several months. As swelling subsides and your breasts adjust to their new shape, you will begin to enjoy the full effects of your procedure.