For some women, the choice between a breast lift and breast augmentation is clear. But if you’re concerned with both breast size and position, a combination breast augmentation with lift surgery could be the right move for you. This combination procedure can help you tackle two concerns with just one recovery period. If you would like your breasts to achieve a more youthful position with added volume, consider a breast augmentation with lift combination procedure.
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Best Candidates for Breast Augmentation with Lift
The best candidates for a combination breast augmentation with lift are women who have multiple concerns about the condition of their breasts. An augmentation and lift combo can help women who feel self-conscious about or are unhappy with their breast size, shape, and position on the body. If you find yourself with these concerns, you may be an ideal candidate for a combination breast surgery.
Ideal candidates for breast augmentation with breast lift are women who are in overall good health and within or close to a stable, healthy weight. It’s often recommended that you complete your family and finish having children before you consider breast surgery.
What to Expect
During your initial consultation, the doctor will examine your breasts to determine if an augmentation with lift is the best course of action to help you achieve your desired results. This will include assessing your breast size and shape, the quality of your skin, and the placement of your nipples and areolas. During this appointment, you can discuss the results you would like to see and what you can expect from your combination breast surgery. Bringing with you photo examples of your ideal breast results may be helpful in describing exactly what you’re looking for.
There are several options for breast implants and implant placement that the doctor will discuss with you. Silicone or saline implants are available, and they can be inserted either under the pectoral muscle, called a submuscular implant, or directly behind the breast tissue and over the muscle, known as a submammary implant. Many women may also be required to have a mammogram before surgery.
The augmentation will address the size and shape of your breasts, whereas the breast lift can improve their position on your body. This can address drooping or sagging caused by pregnancy, weight loss, or age. Through the incision, the breast tissue will be lifted and repositioned to achieve a more youthful look. The placement of your incision will depend on your individual anatomy, your goals, and the type of implants you’ve decided on.
Your Breast Augmentation with Lift Recovery & Results
The incisions from your breast augmentation with lift will be sealed with glue as opposed to traditional sutures. Instead of dressings covering your incision sites, you will wear a soft-cup, front-close bra immediately after surgery. This bra offers support and is designed to help keep post-op swelling down.
Although your recovery process will be unique to you, many women don’t need drains after surgery and many opt out of an overnight stay, going home the same day as surgery. Your breasts may be swollen, tender or bruised immediately after your surgery. This can last for several days or weeks and can obstruct the appearance of your results until the healing process is complete.
When you get home, it’s vital that you follow all of your doctor’s instructions for recovery, including keeping all post-op appointments and taking any prescribed medications. This can help the healing process and ensure that your results are the best they can be. You will have a follow-up appointment with your doctor 2 to 3 weeks after your breast augmentation with lift surgery. Many women feel comfortable returning to work after this time. Final results of your breast augmentation with lift can be seen several months after your surgery.
To tackle sagging breasts alongside size and shape concerns, schedule a one-on-one consultation. We can help you take the first step toward your ideal figure and the breast size, shape, and position you’ve always wanted.
Breast Augmentation with Lift FAQs
How much does breast augmentation with lift cost?
Breast augmentation and breast lift are two separate procedures that pair well together. Alone, each of them averages around $4,000, not including other fees like anesthesia and compression garments. However, the combination will be less than the totals of each procedure combined. To find out the exact cost, you need to sit down with a surgeon and get a quote.
If you are concerned about being able to afford a breast augmentation with lift, talk to us about our financing options.
How do I find the best plastic surgeon for breast augmentation and lift near me?
You no doubt have many board-certified plastic surgeons near you offering breast augmentations and lifts. This means selecting your provider is less about locating someone who can complete the procedure and more about finding the one who is a good fit for you. Look at breast augmentation with lift before and after photos from each surgeon you consider to see how well they align with your vision. Also, make sure the surgeon is attentive and that you feel comfortable with them. When it comes to plastic surgery, the relationship with your surgeon is critical to achieving good results.
How much pain will I experience after my breast augmentation and lift?
Like other surgeries, you can expect some pain and discomfort after your breast augmentation and lift surgery. However, this can be managed with medication and rest and should not last long-term. Expect tenderness throughout the chest, a sensation of tightness, occasional sharp pains and sometimes the sensation of burning in the nipples. If ever you feel like the pain is stronger than you want, contact us and we can help manage it.
What should I expect from breast augmentation and lift recovery?
Each person is unique, and their specific breast augmentation and lift recovery timeline may be slightly different from other patients. The first week should be spent at home resting, engaging in light activity like walking toward the end of the week. By the second week, most clients are able to return to work but keep their activity moderate.
By week four, they are engaging in most of their usual activities. After six weeks, the majority of swelling and bruising should fade. There may still be some residual swelling for up to 3 to 6 months after the procedure. It’s important to be patient and remember that it will take some time for your muscles and tissues to stretch and relax to allow your breast implants to settle into a more natural position.
What are the risks associated with breast augmentation and lift?
Breast augmentation and lift is a relatively safe combination procedure. However, all surgeries have risks. The most common are infection, adverse reaction and excessive bleeding. You and your care providers will need to watch for signs of these complications.
How do I know if I am a candidate for breast augmentation and lift?
The only way to know if you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation and lift is to sit down with a plastic surgeon to discuss your goals. They will be able to determine if you are suited to the procedure and if your goals are realistic.
How can I prepare for my breast augmentation and lift?
When you schedule your procedure, we will go over everything you need to do to get ready. Some general things that will help, include eating a healthy diet that promotes healing, stopping bad habits like smoking and exercising regularly.