Breast Lift with Implants
What Is a Breast Lift with Implants?
There are many reasons your breasts can lose volume and take on a drooping appearance as you age—including pregnancy, significant weight loss, hormonal changes, and tissue aging. The breast lift with implants procedure (also called a breast augmentation mastopexy (BAM) or a breast lift with augmentation) is often well-suited for women whose breasts have descended and lost their youthful shape. When plastic surgeon James Matas, MD performs a breast lift with augmentation he elevates the position and improves the contours of drooping breasts by removing excess skin, reshaping the breasts, and adding size/fullness via the placement of breast implants. If you are considering a breast lift, you may want to explore the possibility of including breast augmentation in the procedure to achieve optimal rejuvenation of your bust.
For more information about breast lift surgery with implants, we welcome you to review the informative sections below or contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Matas.
- Breast Lift with Implants Candidates
- Breast Lift with Augmentation Procedure
- Recovery After Breast Augmentation with a Lift
- Breast Lift with Implants Cost
Who Is a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift with Implants?
Women who typically make good candidates for a breast lift with placement of implants demonstrate noteable loss of breast elevation, firmness, volume, and shape. Candidates must also be in good overall health and have reasonable expectations about the kind of results the procedure can achieve. Dr. Matas recommends that breast lift surgery with implants be performed once a woman has decided to stop having children, as additional pregnancies could re-stretch the breast skin and alter results. In the event a patient does become pregnant following breast lift surgery, the ability to breastfeed should be retained (assuming the patient is able to breastfeed).
Dr. Matas can determine if you are a good candidate for a breast lift with implants after performing a comprehensive physical examination, reviewing your medical history, and discussing your aesthetic goals. If breast lift surgery with implants is right for you, Dr. Matas can explain your breast implant options and formulate a unique surgical plan centered around the results you desire.
How Is the Breast Lift with Augmentation Procedure Performed?
Breast lift with augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed under general anesthesia. The first part of the procedure involves the placement of the breast implant within the breast pocket, either below the chest muscle or underneath the breast tissue. While every surgery is unique to the patient, Dr. Matas typically prefers to place breast implants beneath the chest muscle to help support the implant and prevent future sagging.
Once the implant is in position, Dr. Matas completes the breast lift portion of the procedure. With carefully made incisions, excess skin is removed, the areola is repositioned, and the remaining skin is tightened around the augmented breast mound.
What is Breast Augmentation with a Lift Recovery Like?
Following a breast lift with implants, you can expect some degree of soreness, bruising, and swelling of the breasts. Typically, patients are able to return to work after about a week; however, strenuous activity should generally be avoided for at least a month. A comfortable surgical bra can provide support during the initial stages of recovery, and icing and medication can help reduce swelling and control any discomfort. The healing incisions usually appear reddish and raised at first, but with time and proper care, scars should significantly fade and flatten.
How Much Does a Breast Lift with Implants Cost?
At the Advanced Centre for Plastic Surgery, the average cost for a breast lift with implants is usually between $8,000 and $10,000. Be aware, however, that pricing can vary widely based on the unique details of your custom surgical plan. Several factors must be considered when determining the overall cost for a breast lift with implants, including:
- The complexity of the procedure
- The shape and type of the breast implants
- The placement location of the breast implants
- The technique used to accomplish the lift
- Anesthesiology fees
- Medication costs
- Accredited operating room charges
- Any post-operative garments
Following your consultation with Dr. Matas, you will receive a price quote for the cost of your proposed treatment plan. At this time, you can ask a knowledgeable member of our office team any questions you may have about pricing, acceptable payment options, and financing. Many of our patients choose to apply for financing with CareCredit®, a trusted third-party lender we partner with, to make paying for breast lift surgery more affordable and convenient. Qualified applicants may take advantage of a wide range of loan options and flexible monthly payment plans through CareCredit®.
If you are considering a breast lift with implants and want to learn more about the procedure, we encourage you to contact our practice for a personal consultation with Dr. Matas.