Breast Lift with Implants
What is a
Breast Lift with Implants?
A breast lift with implants—also called augmentopexy or augmentation mastopexy—is a surgical procedure intended to correct the elevation, contour and volume of sagging, flattened breasts. It can change your figure, and restore your confidence by restoring the shape you once had, or by giving you a new, larger, perkier profile.
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Breast Lift with Implants?
Breast Lift With Implants
Can Do For You
- Nipples and areolas will point up
- Breasts will sit evenly with each other
- The new breast shape will be more circular than cylindrical
- Asymmetrical breasts will be made even
- Breasts will regain their lost volume
- Breasts will look and feel fuller and firmer
The Best Candidates for
Breast Lift Surgery
- Your nipples and/or areolas point down
- You’ve lost volume in your breasts
- Your breasts no longer feel full or firm
- Your breast skin has been stretched, and you’ve lost skin elasticity (especially after weight loss, breastfeeding, etc.)
- Your areolas are stretched
- One of your breasts is lower than the other
- One of your breasts is flatter than the other
- Your breasts lie flat against your chest
- You have pendulum-shaped or cylindrical breasts
Remember that cosmetic surgery results in an alteration to your body and its appearance. We recommend that you be mentally, physically and emotionally prepared before undergoing a drastic change to your body, and that you prepare for your breast lift with implants:
- Make sure you are at a stable weight
- Have good overall health
- Quit smoking, or at least cut back, especially in the time leading up to surgery
- Be sure you are not planning to have more children or breastfeed in the future
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How is Breast Lift with Implants
Breast lifts with implants are usually performed under general anesthesia, so you won't feel any discomfort or pain during the procedure. It's outpatient surgery, so you won't need to stay overnight, and can go home the same day. Surgery generally lasts two and a half to three hours.
Taking into account your specific anatomy and desired results, your surgeon will make incisions on your breasts according to the amount of lift you need. First your surgeon will place the implant as this will effect how much or whether any excess skin is removed. Next, the nipple and areola will be moved up, and the remaining skin is then sutured together.
After your surgery, you'll spend one to two hours in the recovery room. The incisions will be covered with sterile gauze, and your breasts will be wrapped in thick bandages to keep them in place so they can begin to heal. Our surgical staff will give your caregiver instructions to care for the surgery site.
Your surgeon will also prescribe pain medication to alleviate discomfort, and possibly an antibiotic to ward off infection.
Risks and Recovery
Following all your pre- and post-operative instructions will help to avoid the possibility of complications. However, it's a good idea to educate yourself about potential breast lift risks and complications. Because this procedure includes implants, it's ideal to also learn about breast augmentation risks and complications prior to your surgery. And of course, we're here to answer any questions you may have.
Recovery time varies from woman to woman, and depends on your overall health. In most cases, patients return to work in a few days, or possibly a week. It may take several weeks to a few months for all the swelling to subside, and for final results to appear.