What Is a Breast Lift with Implants?
A breast lift (mastopexy) with implants is designed to meet the cosmetic desires of women who would like to improve signs of sagging breast tissue and enhance the volume and shape of the breasts. The results of a combined breast augmentation and breast lift procedure can produce a firmer, fuller, more youthful breast appearance. For patients who can benefit from both of these advanced breast enhancement options, Dr. Neil J. Zemmel can often perform these procedures simultaneously in a single operation. Ultimately, a breast lift with implants (also known as an “augmentation-mastopexy”) can provide comprehensive breast rejuvenation with results that appear both beautiful and natural.
- Breast Lift with Implants Candidates
- Breast Lift with Implants Procedure
- Breast Lift with Implants Recovery
- Breast Lift with Implants Cost
Am I a Candidate for a Breast Lift with Implants?
You may be an ideal candidate for a breast lift with implants procedure if you are looking to improve the appearance of your breasts in the following ways:
- Elevate the breast position on the chest wall for a more youthful projection
- Adjust the location of the nipples/areolas
- Reduce signs of sagging or “drooping” breasts (breast ptosis)
- Increase the volume and/or size of the breasts
- Enhance the shape of the breasts
- Achieve a greater symmetrical balance between the breasts
If you believe a breast lift with implants procedure may be right for your needs, please contact Richmond Aesthetic Surgery for an initial consultation to determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure. Our experienced plastic surgeon can talk with you about your goals and answer any questions you may have.
What Does the Breast Lift with Implants Procedure Involve?
A breast lift with implants procedure is usually performed on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Our surgeon typically begins by making incisions for the breast lift, whereafter the excess skin is removed, and the remaining breast tissue is lifted and reshaped. Next, the breast implants will be placed in the location that is decided upon during the consultation (either above or below the pectoral muscle). Any adjustments to the nipples or areolas will be performed as needed during the surgery, as well.
What Is the Recovery from a Breast Lift with Implants Like?
Patients will likely experience temporary bruising, swelling, tenderness, and some degree of discomfort after surgery. Pain medication and following post-procedure instructions for proper healing can help control these symptoms as they gradually subside. A follow-up appointment is usually scheduled a few days after the surgery to check on the healing process and go over any questions or concerns. Generally, it is recommended to plan for at least one to two weeks of downtime before returning to work, and a minimum of six weeks off from strenuous exercise and activities so that your body has the time it needs to fully recover.
Dr. Zemmel has extensive experience with this surgery and work closely with patients to pursue their ideal breast lift with implant results. With a customized breast lift with implants treatment plan and adherence to post-operative recovery instructions, the results of this advanced procedure can provide exceptional and comprehensive breast enhancement.
How Much Does a Breast Lift with Augmentation Cost?
The cost of a breast lift with augmentation may vary greatly from patient to patient with an augmentation with a full lift ranging from $12,000-$15,000 and an augmentation with partial lift being $12,000-$13,000. In general, your estimated total will be calculated based on the type of implants placed, the extent of tissue removed, the specific surgical techniques utilized, the complexity of the treatment, and other factors. The surgeon’s fee as well as costs associated with anesthesia and use of the surgical facility will also be taken into account. Richmond Aesthetic Surgery accepts a variety of convenient forms of payment and we work with two reputable financing companies, CareCredit® and Prosper HealthCare Lending, that offer an array of payment plans to qualified applicants. Once your customized treatment plan is developed, a member of our team will calculate a total cost estimate of your breast lift with implants procedure and talk more with you about payment options.
For additional information on breast lift with implants surgery, or to schedule a consultation, we welcome you to contact our practice today.