For high, shapely breasts that don’t droop or sag, Westlake Plastic Surgery offers a number of options, including the breast lift with implants procedure. Breast lift with implants combines implants and a breast lift to give your surgeon maximum control regarding your breasts' shape, placement, position, and volume. In the hands of our trained surgeons, breast lift with implants leads to beautiful results that fit your body and lifestyle goals. At Westlake Plastic Surgery, we strive to deliver the best breast lifts with implants Austin has to offer. Learn more about this unique procedure that restores your youthful look and confidence, then schedule a consultation to see if an Austin breast lift with implants surgery at Westlake Plastic Surgery is right for you.
Breast lift with implants combines a breast lift with a breast augmentation in a single operation. The results can be fantastic – higher, perkier breasts. The lift reduces loose, saggy skin and raises low-pointing nipples. The implant adds volume and shape to the upper area of the breast, where it is most desirable. The combination of a breast implant and a breast lift has many names. You have probably searched under the terms breast reduction and lift or breast reduction with implants or a breast lift and augmentation. Regardless of the query, you’re interested in a breast lift with implants that results in higher, tighter breasts. View our extensive Breast Lift With Implants before and after photos to see the powerful change this procedure makes for women with low, sagging breasts.
For women with larger, fuller breasts, our surgeon often recommends Breast Reduction with Augmentation (BRA). Over 400 patients have come to Westlake Plastic Surgery for this procedure in the last 15 years. It is similar to a breast lift with implants, except the excess, saggy tissue is removed instead of tightened. A lift with implants works well for smaller breasts, but larger breasts benefit from the actual tissue removal. Breast Reduction with Augmentation shape the breast and reduce the chances that the breast tissue will sag in the future. Which procedure is best for you? Send in a free online consultation to find out.
The following are the most common reasons you might consider a Breast Lift with Implants:
A breast lift with implants will help you accomplish all these goals and more. To find out if this is the best procedure for you, use our online consultation to find out.
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For our Austin breast lift with implants patients, the procedure itself takes about two hours. A “vertical” approach to the breast lift is almost always used, which means the final scar is small and shaped like a lollipop. The “anchor” scar approach is less common but sometimes necessary. An experienced surgeon will help you choose the procedure that brings you the most satisfying results. Your preferred breast implant is placed below the muscle, establishing the new foundation of the breast, which will always be higher on the chest.
Your surgeon then performs the breast lift to raise the nipple-areola complex to the ideal position on the face of the improved breast. Finally, excess skin and tissue are removed to tighten the breast and optimize the shape. At Westlake Plastic Surgery, all procedures are performed in our fully certified in-office operating facility, and your anesthesia is provided by our experienced Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Proper aftercare and follow-ups are provided as needed, helping to manage pain and minimize scarring. As always, your comfort and safety are our primary concerns.
The Crescent Lift is performed with a scar partially around the areola. This is not an actual lift at all but a way of placing the breast implant beneath the breast from a partial incision at the areola border. Because this technique has such a minor effect, we do not recommend it for anyone looking for lasting, quality improvements to the shape and appearance of their breasts.
A Periareolar Lift or Benelli Lift is performed with a scar encircling the entire areola border. A circle is drawn around the patient’s areola so that the breast skin can be tightened and the areola can be made smaller. This procedure is a weak lift and always flattens the breast. Additionally, the scar can look unsightly and cause the areola to spread. This option should be reserved for patients who don’t need a lift but would like to reduce the size of their areolas. It has a history of being offered to unsuspecting patients with disappointing results.
The Vertical Breast Lift results in a scar that is shaped like a lollipop. This powerful technique shapes the breast nicely and limits the scar length compared to the Inverted T or Anchor technique. This alternative is particularly suited to the simultaneous use of a breast implant with the breast lift. The procedures work together to shape the breast and move it higher on the chest wall while allowing flexibility in the breast shape and limiting the scars. This is my breast lift of choice.
The Anchor Breast Lift results in a scar around the areola and a vertical scar and adds a scar under the breast. The final scar is shaped like an anchor or inverted T. This alternative is popular because many surgeons who do not have adequate training or experience with the vertical technique are more comfortable with the additional incision. It has been my experience that the additional scar in the breast fold simply isn’t needed in the vast majority of cases, except perhaps in patients with larger breasts.
The recovery is similar to that of a breast augmentation alone. There will be moderate but tolerable discomfort for three days treated with pain medication, followed by soreness that can last four weeks. The breasts will look unnatural initially but will settle into the expected shape after six weeks as the tissues relax. Motrin works well for breast soreness during this time. You can reasonably expect to return to most work activities in a few days. Non-chest exercise is acceptable after 7-10 days at a low level, gradually increasing to full activity in two to three weeks. Listen to your body and avoid excess activities that cause pain or discomfort. You can buy a “sexy bra” in about six weeks once your breasts have settled. Austin breast lift with implants patients are typically seen in the office at two and six weeks after treatment.
Breast lifts with implants offer a great solution for sagging breasts that need more volume. We work hard to provide the best results possible, maximizing your satisfaction. At Westlake Plastic Surgery, all procedures are performed in our fully certified in-office operating facility, and your anesthesia is provided by our experienced Board Certified Anesthesiologist. Proper aftercare and follow-ups are provided as needed, helping to manage pain and minimize scarring. As always, your comfort and safety are our primary concerns. If you are interested in discussing your personalized treatment plan, contact us to book your consultation for a Breast Lift with Implants in Austin. Westlake Plastic Surgery consistently delivers stunningly natural-looking results.
This procedure aims to lift and restore fullness in the upper poles of your breasts, so your cup size may stay the same. However, you may also choose an implant size to increase your cup size. Either way, your breasts will have a more youthful shape and position.
The pricing for a breast lift with implants varies with the individual patient's size and complexity. The global fee includes the surgeon, anesthesiologist, facility fees, and patient follow-ups. There are minor additional fees for medications and garments. Our highly popular and secure Online Consultation allows you to perform a free consultation from the privacy of your own home so that your surgeon can determine if you are a suitable candidate and provide you with pricing. This is a tremendous opportunity to speak with a master of this procedure.
This procedure is considered the most complex breast procedure that plastic surgeons perform and requires significantly more skill than the average operation. Your surgeon must have abundant experience and a proven track record of great outcomes done safely. It should be noted that smoking is a contraindication to this procedure. Common risks include bleeding and hematoma (collection of blood in the breast), infection, asymmetries, breast implant issues (contracture, rippling, failure, and others), and poor scarring.
Yes, but with one caveat—it depends on your surgeon’s experience. This is considered a controversial topic but it shouldn’t be. Our surgeon has performed over 500 breast lifts with implants procedures, which have proven to be reliable and safe, relative to any alternative. If your surgeon doesn’t have extensive experience, he or she may suggest that you “stage” the procedures. This means you would have the lift or augmentation first, followed by a second procedure to complete the operation. Always visit with several qualified surgeons if you are considering a breast lift with implants.
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