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Breast Augmentation with Lift

What is Breast Augmentation with Lift Surgery?
A breast augmentation with lift (Augmentation Mastopexy) is a combination of a breast augmentation and a breast lift. It is designed to revise the appearance of deflated, shapeless or sagging breasts, restoring a more youthful beauty and appearance to a woman’s body. The augmentation could be an implant, or it could be accomplished with fat grafting from another part of the body.

This procedure will leave you with a balanced, feminine appearance. There are a variety of implant sizes to meet a multitude of body types and the goals of each woman.

Breast Augmentation with Lift Cost

Costs can vary based on individual patient needs and the amount of surgery required.The costs involved in this procedure include facility/hospital fees, medical tests, anesthesia fees, Dr. Jimerson’s fee and any medication or post-operative garments that may be required. Our staff will provide you with a detailed cost estimate for your procedure.

Because you will be having multiple procedures, you will save money on anesthesia and other fees.

Breast Augmentation with Lift Candidates
As with most elective cosmetic procedures, there are several basic criteria that determine if you’re a good candidate for a breast augmentation procedure. They include:

  • Your weight is stable
  • You’re unhappy with the appearance of your breasts or feel that they’re too small and require additional volume
  • Your breasts are not symmetrical
  • You’ve lost a lot of weight and your breasts are sagging or losing shape
  • Your breast have shrunk after pregnancy
  • You have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
  • You’re a non-smoker (smoking can impair the healing process), and you have realistic expectations on what the surgery can do for you
Breast Augmentation with Lift Results
You can expect to feel sore, as well as have bruising and swelling following the procedure. Recovery time from this procedure is based on many factors and will vary between women. Some patients are able to resume their regular activities with a day or two following the surgery.After your breast lift surgery, you’ll have gauze dressings and elastic bandages applied to reduce swelling and bruising. You’ll also be given a support bra to wear for a few weeks following the surgery.

A small tube may be placed temporarily in the incision to drain excess fluid and blood following the procedure.

In order to have an optimal outcome there are several guidelines that must be followed during the postoperative period. Sleeping on your back only is extremely important, and you will need to wear a surgical support bra for approximately 6 weeks after surgery. This is to help maintain the new shape and position of your breasts and help with proper healing.

Most women return to office-type work during the first week following the procedure. If your work is more active, you’ll need to reduce your activities for 2 weeks. You will need to be careful and gentle with your breasts for an additional 4 weeks.

Breast Augmentation with Lift Results

Your surgery will leave your breasts fuller and shapelier, providing you with a more youthful appearance. Your breasts will be more symmetrical, and sagging will be eliminated.Most breast implants with lift results are long lasting. If fat grafting is used for augmentation, volume may reduce over time. Other factors can impact how long the results will last, including childbirth, aging, weight loss or weight gain and hormonal factors. Gravity will also play a role, which is normal.

Follow up with Dr. Jimerson at regular intervals is recommended.

Breast Augmentation with Lift Procedure Steps

You will discuss various anesthesia options with Dr. Jimerson, including sedation and general anesthesia. He will determine the best type of anesthesia based on the procedure, your health history and his preferences.
If your breast augmentation uses implants, Dr. Jimerson will make an incision, usually behind the breast or in the crease, create a pocket in the chest area and place the implant in the pocket. There are many types of implants available, including saline implants, silicone implants, gummy bear implants and round implants.

An alternative is to have fat grafting augmentation, where fat will be taken from another area of your body, such as your abdomen or thigh, and reinjected into the breasts. In this procedure, Dr. Jimerson will make a small incision at the donor site, and using liposuction will extract the fat that is to be reinjected.

The breast lift involves removing skin and reshaping the breast. The technique will be determined by how much sagging is involved, the elasticity of your skin and how much extra skin is involved.

Breast skin is excised, and the nipples and areola is moved to a higher position. The breast is reshaped by removing excess skin and tightening the remaining skin using deep sutures.

Different types of incisions are considered, and will be based on your individual needs. These include the anchor incision, the “lollipop” lift or keyhole incision, the crescent lift and the “scarless lift.” Implants can be placed over the pectoral muscle (submammary), or under the pectoral muscle (submuscular) . Dr. Jimerson will discuss these different options with you and recommend the best incision for your breasts.

 

Breast Augmentation with Lift Risks and Safety Information

As with any surgical procedure, there are some potential risks or complications. You have to determine if the benefits that you’ll obtain from your procedure outweigh the risks involved.
Dr. Jimerson and his trained staff will do everything possible to minimize risks and postoperative complications. Risks may include:

Anesthesia • Bleeding • Infection • Swelling • Bruising • Blood clots • Temporary loss of sensitivity or numbness • Scarring • Wound separation • Hyperpigmentation • Fat or tissue necrosis

It’s important to discuss any concerns you have with Dr. Jimerson prior to your surgery. If you have a question – please ask!

Your Breast Augmentation with Lift Consultation

Prior to surgery you will have a consultation with Dr. Jimerson. This is an important appointment, as it will give you an opportunity to ask questions about the procedure and what you can expect from the surgery.

He will discuss you specific goals, take a medical history and review your current medications. Photos may be taken, both before and after the surgery.

You will also be able to learn what options are available to you, along with the risks and possible complications of the procedure.

Preparing for Breast Augmentation with Lift Surgery
What happens prior to the breast augmentation with lift surgery? You will have lab tests, and the doctor may have you take new medications or adjust the medications that you’re currently taking.If you smoke, you must stop several weeks prior the surgery, as it can severely impeded the healing process.

Finally, you should arrange to have someone available to drive you home after your surgery, and to be with you for the first night.

Breast Augmentation with Lift words to Know

Breast Lift: surgery performed to lift up the breastsBreast Augmentation: surgery to enlarge the breasts

Implant: placing a type of material to enlarge the breasts, can be silicone, saline, “gummy bear,” round or other types

Fat Grafting: the patient’s own fat is taken from one part of the body and reinjected into another, such as the breast

General anesthesia: drugs and medications/gases that are used to put the patient to sleep for total pain free surgery

Periareolar incision: an incision made at the side of the areola

Inframammary incision: the incision is made in the fold under the breasst

Submammary placement: when the breast implant is placed behind the breast tissue, and over the pectoral muscle

Submuscular placement: when the implant is placed under the pectoral muscle

Transaxillary incision: an incision that is made in the underarm area for implanting

IV Sedation: medication injected in a vein to help you relax during your procedure

Sutures: stitches placed to hold skin and tissue together

Questions to ask Dr. Jimerson

During your appointment, it’s good to ask Dr. Jimerson questions about your surgery.Here are some questions to consider:

– What surgical technique is recommended?

– How long will the recovery period be for my surgery?

– What risks are associated with my surgery?

– What type of complications can happen?

– When will I be able to see the results of my surgery?

– Do you think that I’m a good candidate for this procedure?

Be sure to ask any other questions you have about Dr. Jimerson, the procedure or anything else that concerns you about your surgery.

Why Choose Dr. Andrew Jimerson
Dr. Jimerson and his team have years of extensive training and experience in all areas of cosmetic surgery, liposuction and fat grafting. He has pioneered face and body sculpting techniques that bring patients exceptional, long-lasting results.The team is committed to meet your unique needs, with a natural, long-lasting look. Because of his expertise, Dr. Jimerson offers patients reduced operative times, which means faster recovery times. In addition, he strives to use techniques that are safer than traditional procedures.

Schedule a Consultation
The best way to determine if breast augmentation with lift surgery is right for you is to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jimerson. The doctor will discuss the procedure, evaluate your concerns relating to your body and answer any questions you may have. To schedule your appointment, click here.