Breast lift with augmentation, also known as mastopexy-augmentation, is a cosmetic surgery that involves elevating the position of sagging breasts and enhancing their size through breast implants. This procedure is designed to address several common concerns, such as loss of volume, droopiness, and loss of firmness, providing a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance to the breast. If you’re considering breast surgery, it’s normal to wonder about how to achieve more than one cosmetic goal at the same time. Breast surgeries can easily be combined – especially breast lift and breast augmentation. Here’s what to know about this combination procedure and what you can expect from Dr. Nakamura.
Who Is a Candidate for Breast Lift with Breast Augmentation?
Ideal candidates for a breast lift with augmentation have realistic expectations, are in good physical health, and do not smoke. Combining a breast lift with augmentation can provide a comprehensive solution to address multiple concerns in one surgery. Having these procedures performed together eliminates the need for multiple surgeries and can save time and money in the long run. However, it’s important to discuss all your concerns and goals with a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Nakamura to ensure that this is the best option for you.
How Is the Breast Lift with Augmentation Performed?
The breast lift with augmentation is typically performed under general anesthesia and takes 2-3 hours to complete. The exact procedure will vary based on the individual needs and goals of the patient, but it typically follows these steps.
Dr. Nakamura will make incisions on the breast to access the underlying tissue and muscle. The incision pattern will depend on the amount of skin and tissue that needs to be removed, as well as your anatomy and goals. You’ll discuss the appropriate incision during your consultation.
The nipple and areola are repositioned to a higher, more youthful position on the breast. This may involve resizing the areola and removing excess skin.
Dr. Nakamura will then place your selected breast implants either behind the muscle (submuscular placement) or behind the glandular tissue and in front of the muscle (subglandular placement).
The incisions are closed with sutures, and a dressing is applied to the breast. This helps to promote healing and reduce the risk of complications.
After the procedure, you will be taken to a recovery room for observation and to allow the anesthesia to wear off. Most patients experience discomfort, swelling, and bruising, but these side effects should subside within a few days to a week. It is important to follow all post-operative instructions from our team to ensure a safe and successful recovery.
Recovery From Breast Lift With Augmentation
Recovery from a breast lift with augmentation varies from person to person, but most patients can expect some degree of discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the days following the procedure. Dr. Nakamura will prescribe pain medication to minimize discomfort, and you should rest and avoid physical activity for several days. In addition, a surgical bra or bandage should be worn as much as possible to support the breasts during healing. Strenuous activities and exercise should be avoided for several weeks, and you will have follow-up appointments with Dr. Nakamura to monitor your progress. The final results of surgery may take several months to emerge as the swelling subsides and the incisions heal fully.
Schedule a Consultation
At Accent On You, we believe every patient deserves personalized and attentive care, which is why we strive to provide the highest quality plastic surgery experience. If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of a breast lift with augmentation, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation, we invite you to fill out our online contact form. Our experienced and knowledgeable team will be happy to answer any questions and help you determine if this procedure is right for you. Don’t wait; take the first step towards achieving your aesthetic goals and schedule a consultation at our Arlington, TX office with Dr. Nakamura today.