Breast Lift With Implants

Before And After Photos


This is a 42 year old mother of two from Austin, Texas who is 5’1″ and 116 pounds who was interested in a breast enhancement as well as body contouring options. Her breasts are moderate plus sized, with significant sagging of the gland and enlargement of the areola diameters. She initially told me she wasn’t interested in a breast implant because her husband can always tell women who have had their breasts done. We spend a lot of time going over the options for her in terms of her breast enhancement.

Given that her ultimate desire were higher and tighter breasts that are also perkier, I recommended that she consider the more advanced version of the breast lift with implants I call the Breast Augmentation and Reduction (BAR) procedure. She is seen here after a BAR procedure using a vertical incision with the final scar in the shape of a lollipop. I used 225cc moderate profile silicone implants placed beneath the chest muscle. I reduced 153 grams of tissue on the right and 201 grams on the left. She is seen here over a year after her procedure. She was happy with her result until I showed her the before pictures and then she was “really, really happy!” “OMG, I don’t even want to look at those pictures”.

Learning points:

  1. With so many “fake” looking breasts out there it’s no wonder that patients don’t want to be augmented. But the fact is that not all augmented patients look fake. The purpose of the breast implant is to provide for fullness at the top of the breast that is not achieved by any procedure without an implant. The dense, heavy breast tissue that hangs from the bottom is reduced to minimize the potential for the breast to sag again.
  2. This is a pretty nice result overall. Her breasts are certainly “higher, tighter and perkier” and the smaller areola make a big difference. I also did a fair amount of liposuction of her body so that the combination is very powerful. She no longer has that “matronly” appearance that can creep up on women as they get older and after kids. Larger breasts don’t help the situation at all as they make women appear wider, top heavy and certainly not “perky”.
  3. My Austin Breast augmentation and Reduction (BAR procedure) has proven to be very popular. Patients now travel from all over the place to get this powerful and reliable procedure.
  4. Now that this patient has learned more about what plastic surgery can do in expert hands, she is interested in many other procedures such as a nose job and eye lift. I spend a lot of my valuable consultation time debunking myths about plastic surgery that people are so familiar with from the media outlets. It’s unfortunate that what makes for attractive news is often the extreme or bizarre. Plastic surgery “done right” is simply amazing in what can be achieved, and how natural and beautiful it appears. It can change your life for the better. If you have been considering plastic surgery, but you are afraid, you might want to consult with a reputable plastic surgeon and learn more about what your options are to address your areas of concern.