Cosmetic or reconstructive surgery to change the size and shape of the breast is the most commonly performed by plastic surgeons. Be That Beautiful™ Plastic Surgery will help you along your journey whether you want to increase the size of your breasts through augmentation, reshape them with a breast lift, or reduce their size with a breast reduction.
Breast Lift with Augmentation in Beverly Hills, CA
Breast augmentation is the #1 most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States. It involves placing an implant into the breast tissue, adding extra volume, increasing the cup size, and enhancing the breast’s shape. If your breasts are sag-free, augmentation alone will do the trick, but some women have a little droopiness, especially if they’ve had children. A breast augmentation/ breast lift combination provides all the benefits of breast augmentation while lifting and reshaping sagging breast tissues.
Is a breast lift with augmentation right for you? Come in for a consultation with our plastic surgeon Dr. OC to learn more about the procedure. Our office is conveniently located in Beverly Hills, CA, providing cosmetic breast surgery to patients throughout Southern California and beyond.
- Lift, Augmentation, or Both?
Breast Lift – Choose a breast lift alone if you’re happy with your current breast size but want to eliminate drooping and sagging. A breast lift on its own will lift, reposition, and reshape the breast tissues. Your breast size will be similar after a breast lift procedure if implants are not used.
Breast Augmentation – Breast augmentation increases breast size by placing an implant into the breast. The added volume of the implant will remedy a minimal amount of sagging, but in general, this procedure is best for patients without significant droopiness. A breast augmentation will increase breast size, a little or a lot, depending on the breast implant size used.
Breast Augmentation with Lift – If you’ve had children or lost a significant amount of weight, you may a breast lift with implants. We’ll start by lifting the breasts, removing excess skin, and reshaping the tissues. Before the incisions are closed, a breast implant will be added to the breast. Adding an implant increases breast size and adds fullness to the upper half of the breast, restoring a youthful, rounded breast shape. We can increase cup size substantially with larger implants or use a smaller implant to provide upper pole fullness without a dramatic change in breast size.
It’s essential to understand and educate yourself on your specific breast procedure. It’s natural to be anxious, whether it’s excitement or preoperative stress. Our staff will thoroughly review the risks, safety protocols, preparation & procedure steps and answer your question until you’re entirely comfortable.
- The Benefits of Combining a Breast Lift with Implants
Some surgical procedures are better when combined. Breast augmentation and breast lift surgery are synergistic, creating better results than the two procedures performed separately. Implants add volume to the breasts, which is very difficult to achieve with a breast lift alone. A lift + breast implant creates the most significant transformations in cosmetic breast surgery.
Since implants are placed through the same incisions created for the breast lift, adding breast implants enhances results without increasing scarring. Patients can recover from both procedures simultaneously, reducing downtime when compared with both procedures performed on their own.
- Recovery After Breast Implants with Lift in Beverly Hills CA
Combining procedures reduces downtime. Our breast lift + augmentation patients recover from both methods together for significantly reduced downtime. Patients often return to work in about a week and recover at a quick rate.
At first, the chest area will feel tender and tight. Numbness, tingling, bruising, and swelling may occur; however, these side effects will fade quickly. It will take some time to achieve your final appearance because the breast implants need time to settle into position. You’ll look great in a few days and even better a few months after surgery.
- Will I Have Scarring After My Breast Lift + Augmentation?
Breast sagging, also called ptosis, ranges from mild to severe. Slight sagging can be addressed with implants; no lift is needed. Moderate sagging is corrected with a small incision around the areola, the dark skin surrounding the nipple. More pronounced sagging may require additional incisions. Some women will need the areola incision plus a vertical incision down the lower breast (‘lollipop lift’). An additional incision along the lower breast fold may also be necessary for a select number of patients. Most of our breast lift patients are delighted by their new look and feel of their younger, firmer breasts.
Any scars that do occur will fade substantially in the first year after breast surgery. Mature spots blend into the skin and are generally much less visible than a fresh incision. Dr. OC has trained with some of the best breast specialists in the world and utilized innovative techniques to minimize scarring and maximize the appearance of your breasts.
- Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Lift with Augmentation?
The plastic surgery decision is always a difficult one. We believe that patients need information and guidance to make informed choices about their options. During your breast lift and augmentation consultation, we provide information, answer questions, and help you understand your options. The surgery decision is yours, not ours, and we will never pressure patients into choosing surgery.
At your consultation, Dr. Chaudhry will examine your breasts, talk about your goals, and review your medical history. He’ll offer advice on the best procedures to achieve your goals and help you decide if a breast lift with implants is right for you. If this surgery isn’t your best option, he’ll recommend other procedures that may be a better fit.
Pregnancy changes the breast’s appearance dramatically. This is one reason breast augmentation with lift is one of the most requested procedures in our mommy makeover.
Contact us today to learn more about breast procedures in Beverly Hills, CA.
- Breast Augmentation
- Often referred to as a “boob job” by patients, involves using breast implants or fat transfer to enhance your breasts.
- Breast Reduction
- Removes excess breast tissue and skin to achieve a proportional breast size to your body without discomfort.
- Breast Revision
- The goal of breast revision surgery is to replace old breast implants with newer implants.
- Breast Lift
- Raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to create a youthful contour.
- Male Breast Reduction
- Usually related to significant weight-loss, male breast reduction tightens, and firms excess skin by careful removal.