About Augmentation + Lift
When women age, they often lose fullness in their breasts while others may develop unwanted, hanging skin on their chest. Some women may experience both changes and notice sagging breasts with depleted volume. If you need to increase the volume of your breasts, as well as remove excess skin, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen can perform a breast augmentation with a lift (mastopexy) to produce the results you want. This combination of breast surgeries at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills starts by removing loose skin from the breasts and then placing saline or silicone implants to reach your goal look. Breast surgery with a lift and augmentation addresses several issues, including size, position, and shape to give you younger, perkier-looking breasts. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Katzen to go over your specific needs and wants. This way, he can help you determine if a breast surgery with augmentation and a lift is best for your goals.
Breast Augmentation + Lift Reviews
"I first met Dr. Katzen about three years ago while working at a hospital. I have always been a very modest person and was very nervous about my appointment. I was amazed at how Dr. Katzen made me feel so comfortable. I truly never expected to be treated as well as he treated me, as he does all his patients. He does not make you feel rushed or hurried as some Dr.’s do. He listens and takes everything you have to say under great consideration. He listens to your fears and addresses them. Not to mention he has the best bedside manner and never makes you feel abnormal.Dr. Katzen has performed several procedures on me; Breast lift with augmentation and implants, Brachioplasty (upper arm lift), medial thigh lift, removal of Spider veins, and removal of a cyst (neuroma) on my left wrist. These procedures were done during two separate surgeries. Dr. Katzen would not risk doing all procedures at one time. His first and main concern is safety for his patients and sticks by that. Before going under anesthesia, my request to Dr. Katzen was to make my thighs extremely tight. Be careful what you wish for, I have now been known to have the tightest thighs in Southern California!His aftercare was amazing. He is there for you all the time. You can call him directly with questions and he will see you if needed whenever possible. His staff was always there for me too. His expertise in pain management also helped in my recovery."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jun 30, 2015
"So, how do you get to be 393 lbs and not play professional football? I also forgot to say that I was a 22 year old woman. I made the decision to have gastric bypass surgery and have not been the same person ever since. After losing 248lbs in a short period of time I found myself with a BIG problem, way too much skin.”I was referred to this doctor that turned out to be a saint, his name is Dr. Katzen. I have had a number of surgeries and lost over 18 – 20 pounds of skin. You know about 80 quarter pounders. The procedures include; Breast lift with augmentation and implants, Brachioplasty (upper arm lift) and a Circumferential Body Lift. I still have one more procedure left, a Thigh Lift. I would not think of going any where else but to Dr. Katzen.Why Dr. Katzen? He is an intelligent, patient and caring doctor that makes you feel like you are his only patient in life. He is a tireless professional that you can call in the middle of the night when you are in pain. He never has a bad day when it comes to dealing with patients. He said he would make me a new person and he did. It is nice to turn heads.Since going though all of this I have made the second most important decision of my life. I got married to the man of my dreams. I told Dr. Katzen that without what he has done for me that I would not have had the confidence to fall in love and open myself up. He gave me that confidence.I said earlier that I see Dr. Katzen as a saint and you will too after spending time with him."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Jun 01, 2015
"Already had body lift and medial thigh lift. Arm lift and breast augmentation this summer. - I met Dr. J. Timothy Katzen in 2017 at an Obesity Help Conference. There were four plastic surgeons at this event, they all offered free consultations on location. I consulted with Dr. Katzen and one other surgeon. Dr. Katzen made my decision easy for me, he is full of compassion towards bariatric patients like myself. He understands our struggles without judgment. More importantly, he had over 6 full albums of before and after pictures. I also met at least 10 of his very happy post op patients at this conference, this sealed the deal for me. I enjoyed talking to them about their personal experience. I underwent a body lift and medial thigh lift with Dr. Katzen and plan to have an arm lift and breast augmentation and lift this summer. I am excited to have Dr. Katzen finish the reconstructive surgeries so I can have a fresh start. After all is done, I plan to have a full face and hair makeover and get some professional pictures done."- C.B. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"Mommy Makeover Dream Come True - I came to Dr. Katzen for a mommy makeover after hearing about him through a friend. I opted for a breast augmentation and lift along with the tummy tuck and muscle repair. I love how meticulous Dr. Katzen is with his work. My incision lines are thin and clean. His office staff are wonderful. They are always cheerful when they answer the phone and never makes me feel like I'm a bother when I ask questions."- E.A. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"Body Makeover After Losing Half my Body Weight - Let me start by telling you my story. I was 296 lbs at my heaviest, then lost exactly half my body weight through weight loss surgery. No surprise, my body was covered in loose skin. I sought out Dr. Katzen who performed circumferential body lift, arm lift, breast augmentation with lift, and thigh lift. After all these surgeries, I thought I was done, but felt bothered with a flat butt. It actually hurts if I sit too long, I lost the fat in my buttock with the weight loss. I told Dr. Katzen I did not want a Kardashian butt, just give me enough for a nice rounded look. I had butt implants and I’m happy I did. It took some time to get used to it, but I adjusted well. Dr. Katzen rocks!"- C. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
There are many factors that may have you looking into a combined augmentation and lift procedure. This could be an ideal choice if you want to significantly transform your breasts while improving the firmness of your breast skin. You may have developed breast ptosis (sagging) due to natural aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss, leading you to desire increased volume. If you experience both sagging and reduced breast volume, this goal can likely be achieved with an augmentation and lift. Dr. Katzen can usually assess whether a breast lift by itself can achieve your best results, or if both procedures are needed to reach your overall desired look.
Breast augmentation with a lift is commonly performed as an outpatient procedure. To begin, you will be sedated with general anesthesia. In most cases, the lift portion of the surgery is done first. Any loose skin is eliminated and the soft tissue is tightened. Dr. Katzen will explain all of your breast implant options before the surgery so the ideal implant is chosen and placed. For some patients, the nipple-areola complex will need to be repositioned to match your new breast size and shape.
What to Expect
The recovery timeframe for augmentation with a lift will vary for every patient, but you should be well enough to get back to your everyday activities within about a week. But you should refrain from any exercise or strenuous activity for at least 2 – 6 weeks. There may also be mild to moderate swelling following the procedure that can last for 2 – 3 weeks. Your implants will begin to settle into their final positions after several months. By this time, you should be able to enjoy your beautiful results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
The benefit of a breast augmentation with a lift is that it improves the volume of your breasts while also correcting sag by eliminating excess skin. The lift portion of your surgery will also raise the position of your native breast tissue so your results are perky and firm. This is important because adding volume to breasts with moderate sagging can cause a negative result if a lift is not performed to correct the sag. If moderate to severe sagging is present, a lift should be performed first and then implants or a fat transfer can be done. During your consultation with Dr. Katzen, he will listen to your concerns and wants before performing a physical examination of your breasts. After this, he will be able to give you his suggestions on whether you need implants, a lift, or both.
Which incision is best for my surgery?
Breast surgery incisions have come a long way in recent years with techniques being performed that help to reduce the visibility of scars. The surgical incision that is best for you will depend on the severity of sag and the type of implants being used. If you have severe sag, an anchor-shaped incision is usually best. When forming your treatment plan, Dr. Katzen will go over incision patterns and discuss which is best for your needs. Regardless of the method selected, Dr. Katzen makes careful incisions so your results look natural.
How long will my results last?
As long as you do not have dramatic weight fluctuations or become pregnant, results from a breast augmentation with a lift can last many years. While both silicone and saline implants are made today to last for many years, they do need to be examined every few years to check their condition. During surgery, Dr. Katzen places the implants using a method that reduces breast sagging. This helps your results last for a long time. It is important to understand that while a breast lift with augmentation can offer beautiful results, natural aging will continue. In time, you may start to notice loose skin and sagging again, which can be addressed with a second surgery.
How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Katzen performs breast augmentation with a lift so all incisions are thin and small. He does his best to place incisions where they are difficult to see, like under the folds of the breast or along the border of the areola. With proper care, the scars from your breast augmentation and lift will eventually lighten so they blend in with your natural skin. Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will discuss scar care tips you should follow after your surgery to help your scars heal smoothly.
Get A Lift and New Shape
Get the curves you dream about by scheduling a surgical breast augmentation with a lift at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. Beverly Hills. Here, Dr. Katzen can help you develop a personalized procedure plan that meets your concerns and wants so you can have your ideal results. By improving the position, size, shape, and skin of your breasts, your surgical augmentation and lift can give you a more youthful appearance. Call to schedule your consultation with Dr. Katzen at our Beverly Hills, CA office and learn more about your endless options for breast surgery.
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