What Is a Breast Lift with Implants?
A breast lift with implants (augmentation/mastopexy) is an advanced cosmetic surgery designed to comprehensively rejuvenate the breasts by combining the “lifting” effect of a breast lift (mastopexy) with added volume and improved aesthetic quality that can be achieved through placement of implants (breast augmentation). When performed by an experienced plastic surgeon, a breast lift with implants can create firmer, more lifted, and more proportionate breasts that compliment the entire physique.
Brian Miller, MD, our board-certified plastic surgeon, has helped many patients achieve their ideal figure with breast lift surgery, breast augmentation, and a number of other cosmetic procedures. In a warm, welcoming environment, he can customize your treatment plan to address your aesthetic goals while enhancing the natural beauty of your body. Read on for more important information about the breast lift with implants procedure!
- Breast Lift with Implants Benefits
- Breast Lift with Implants Procedure
- Breast Lift with Implants Recovery
What Can a Breast Lift with Implants Accomplish?
A breast lift with implants is often ideal for women who desire fuller, perkier breasts for a more youthful breast contour. It is a highly popular procedure that can accomplish the following:
- Add volume and fullness to the breasts
- Reduce the appearance of sagging breasts
- Reposition the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall
- Increase breast projection
- Reshape the areolas
- Elevate the nipples
How is the Breast Lift with Implants Procedure Performed?
A breast lift with implants treatment is typically conducted as an outpatient procedure with general anesthesia. As this surgery combines elements of two separate procedures, the precise course of action may vary slightly depending on the natural position and size of the breasts. That said, the incisions are usually placed similarly to those in a traditional breast lift (i.e. the “anchor”, “lollipop”, or rarely “donut” style). From there, Dr. Miller excises any excess skin and lifts and reshapes the underlying breast tissue. Then, he inserts the implants into the desired locations. Dr. Miller can also contour and reposition the nipples as needed during the surgery.
What Is Recovery from a Breast Lift with Implants Like?
To ensure a successful recovery, Dr. Miller usually recommends that patients take off a week or two from sedentary work, and up to six weeks off from strenuous physical work. Some people may experience mild soreness, swelling, or bruising, all of which can be mitigated with pain medication. It is typically okay and recommended that patients do gentle stretching and light walking during the initial weeks of recovery; however, any strenuous exercise or intense activity should be avoided until six weeks after treatment.
After the healing process is over, patients can delight in their firmer, fuller, and more youthful-looking breasts. For examples of Dr. Miller’s exceptional surgical skill, we invite you to view his patients’ breast lift with implants before-and-after photos.
If you would like more information about the breast lift with implants procedure, please book a consultation by calling us at (250) 868-4870 or by filling out our online contact form.