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
"Dr. Brown and his staff are friendly, accommodating, and professional. I loved the surgical team and nurse-they made me feel comfortable and safe, and helped ease my fears/anxiety."- J.G. / Office Visit / Mar 09, 2023
"I am so happy I chose Dr. Brown to do my breast augmentation and lift. My results look AMAZING!!"- C.F. / Office Visit / Apr 13, 2023
"I loved everything about my experience and that Dr. Brown called me only a few hours after my surgery to check on me. It showed that he truly cares about his patients."- M.M. / Office Visit / May 09, 2023
"All of the staff, including Dr. Brown, are extremely professional, pleasant, personable, and considerate. They respect my concerns and calmed my nerves prior to surgery. Absolutely loved my experience!!"- H.F. / Office Visit / May 18, 2023
"The office is clean and the staff are professional and welcoming. Dr. Brown is easy to talk to and has a great bedside manner."- L.W. / Office Visit / May 16, 2023
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
- 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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