About Augmentation + Lift
As women age, they may lose fullness in their breasts while others may begin to notice excess breast skin. Some women will have both problems that lead to sagging, deflated breasts. If you would like to increase breast volume while also eliminating loose skin, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael J. Brown can perform a breast augmentation surgery, plus a breast lift (mastopexy). This procedure at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery in Ashburn, VA begins by removing loose skin from the breasts and then placing silicone or saline implants to get to your goal size. Breast surgery with a lift and augmentation addresses multiple concerns, such as shape, size, and position, to create younger, perkier-looking breasts. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Brown to go over your unique concerns and wants so he can help you decide if a breast surgery with a lift and augmentation best fits your goals.
Breast Augmentation + Lift Reviews
"My experience at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery was excellent. Dr. Brown and his staff are exceptional. They way they genuinely care for their patients is beyond compare. I was comfortable and informed at every stage of the way and would happily refer him to all my friends!"- Anonymous / Office Visit / Jun 30, 2019
"I would rate The Loudoun Center for Plastic surgery 5 stars! The office is clean, quiet and calming and the staff is friendly and approachable. I am 100% satisfied with my experience at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery!"- T.B. / Office Visit / Aug 28, 2019
"My experience with Dr. Brown and his team (big shout out to Nurse Amber!) was, simply put, absolutely perfect. After extensive research, and finally, watching Dr. Brown’s LIVE STREAM of surgeries on YouTube, I made my consultation in August 2020. Upon my initial meeting with Dr. Brown and Nurse Amber I was even more convinced that my choice was correct. Dr. Brown is intensely dedicated to making sure his potential clients understand the entire process from start to finish; the possibilities/realities of the surgery itself; and was more than helpful with any questions I had. My surgery was scheduled before I left the office that day for a little more than four weeks later. I did have a small hiccup with an infection that delayed my initial surgery day, but they had me rescheduled very quickly (within three weeks). The day of my surgery went very well. While I was in smaller, separate space as I seen was stated in a previous review for November, I took that as a sign to keep patients separate for 1) safety (post op infections, etc) and 2) HIPPA rights and regulations. Every nurse, Dr. Brown, and my anesthesiologist came into my space wearing masks and gloves before taking me into surgery. As I write this I’m exactly one week post op from my breast lift and augmentation, and have had no problem reaching out to Dr Brown and his team with any questions I may have had on my road to recovery. Not only would I return to Dr Brown and his team for any future cosmetic work I may wish to have, but trust in him enough that I have already had friends and family members either express a desire to set up a consultation with him, or have already set a date to meet with him and his team based on my experience with him for themselves. Dr. Brown’s bedside manner is heartfelt and kind; his team is amazing; and his dedication to his client(s) in fulfilling their cosmetic needs is steadfast."- A.A. / Google / Nov 19, 2020
"My experience was amazing and I'm forever grateful for my friend recommending me to Dr. Brown! His staff is friendly and very nice, when you walk in they're welcoming and the environment is calming. I would 100% continue to recommend LCPS to everyone I know!"- AG / Office Visit / Nov 19, 2020
"A close family member of mine referred me to Dr. Brown and I can say that I'm happy and grateful for the referral. Dr. Brown and his staff took the time to explain everything to me in detail and I never felt rushed. His staff was friendly ever since I walked through the door, what a wonderful experience."- R.S / Office Visit / Oct 28, 2020
There are several reasons why you may be looking into breast surgery combining a lift with augmentation. It is an ideal choice if you want to significantly rejuvenate your breasts while improving the firmness of your breast skin. You may have developed breast ptosis (sagging) caused by significant weight loss, aging, or pregnancy; therefore, you would like to enhance the volume of your breasts — this can all be achieved with an augmentation and lift. Dr. Brown will be able to determine if a lift alone will get your desired outcome, or if both a lift and implants are better to attain your goals.
A combination breast surgery is commonly done at our AAAASF-accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure where you will be sedated with general anesthesia. In most cases, the lift portion of the surgery is done first. The excess skin is eliminated and the soft tissue is smoothed. Dr. Brown will explain the options available for breast implants before your surgery so your implants will be ready for placement. In certain patients, the nipple-areola complex may be moved to match your new breast shape and size.
What to Expect
The recovery timeframe for augmentation with a lift will be different for every patient; however, you will probably be well enough to return to your everyday activities in about seven days. You should refrain from exercise and strenuous activities for at least 2 – 6 weeks. There will also be mild to moderate inflammation after your surgery that may last for 2 – 3 weeks. Your implants will settle into their final position after several months where at that time, you will be able to see your results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?
Your costs for a breast augmentation with a lift will vary, depending on multiple factors, like whether you want implants (saline or silicone) or a fat transfer. Also, the complexity of the lift will help determine your cost. In your initial consultation, Dr. Brown will develop a personalized surgical plan and then estimate your costs. The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery takes many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
A good reason to undergo breast surgery that combines augmentation with a lift is that it increases the size of your chest while also addressing sag by removing loose skin. The breast lift will also adjust your natural breast tissue so the results are perky and firm. This is crucial since augmenting breasts with mild sagging may cause a less than ideal outcome if a breast lift is not done to address the sag. To address sagging, a breast lift should be completed and then a fat transfer or implants can be added. In your initial consultation with Dr. Brown, he will understand your concerns and wants before examining the condition of your chest. Following this, he can offer his suggestion on whether you need a lift, implants, or a combination of both.
Which incision is best for my surgery?
Incisions patterns for breast surgery have become more advanced with techniques being developed to help minimize the visibility of scars. The surgical incision that is best for you will be chosen based on the type of implants and severity of breast sag. To correct severe breast sag, an anchor-shaped incision pattern is most effective. When forming your surgical plan, Dr. Brown will go over incision options and which fits your needs. No matter what pattern is selected, he will make incisions carefully for natural-looking results.
How long will my results last?
If you do not have dramatic weight changes or get pregnant, your results from a breast augmentation with a lift should last many years. Although both silicone and saline implants can last for many years, they should be assessed regularly to check their condition. In the surgery, Dr. Brown sets your implants with a technique that reduces breast sagging. This will help your results last for a long time. It is important to know that while cosmetic breast surgery will give beautiful results, the natural aging process still occurs. In time, you might begin to notice sagging and loose skin again, but this can be addressed with another procedure.
How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Brown performs breast augmentation with a lift so all incisions are thin and small. He does his best to make incisions in areas that are difficult to see, like in the breast folds or on the areola border. If you properly care for them, the scars created by your breast augmentation plus lift will, in time, lighten so they blend more with your normal skin. Dr. Brown or someone on his team will discuss scar care instructions you need to follow after your procedure so your incisions heal flat and smooth.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $7,700 - $12,000
- Return to Work
- 4 - 5 Days
- Surgery Time
- 1.5 - 3.5 Hours
- Follow Ups
- 5 Days, 1 Month, 1 Year
Get A Lift and New Shape
Attain the curves you dream about by scheduling a surgical breast augmentation with a lift at The Loudoun Center for Plastic Surgery. Dr. Brown will help you create a personalized procedure plan that meets your concerns and goals so you can see your best results. By addressing the skin, size, shape, and position of your breasts, your surgical augmentation and lift can lead to a younger appearance. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Brown at our Ashburn, VA office to find out more information about your options for breast surgery.
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