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.
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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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