Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy – Implant with a Lift – San Diego, CA*

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About Augmentation + Lift

As women age, they may begin to lose breast volume or notice hanging, excess tissue. In fact, some women may experience both problems, resulting in deflated breasts with a high degree of sag. If you'd like to increase the size of your breasts, as well as eliminate loose skin, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson has a solution: breast augmentation combined with a breast lift. This dual procedure accomplishes two goals at once by excising loose skin and creating a fuller, more youthful appearance. Breast augmentation with a lift can address multiple concerns, such as breast size, position, and shape. If you desire a younger-looking bust, contact Feel Beautiful Aesthetic Wellness in San Diego, CA to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Laverson. During your appointment, you'll be able to discuss your goals and learn about your many options for enhancement.

Ideal Candidates

There are several factors that could lead you to consider breast augmentation combined with a lift. It's a great approach if you desire to fully rejuvenate your breasts and improve the elasticity of your skin. You may be experiencing sagging of the breasts caused by natural aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss, and therefore would like to enhance breast fullness. All of these goals can be achieved with a combination breast augmentation and lift surgery. Dr. Laverson will be able to determine if a lift alone will achieve your desired outcome or if both a lift and implants are needed to attain your goals.

Surgical Technique

A combination breast surgery is performed at our AAAASF-accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure where you will be placed under general anesthesia. For this procedure, the breast lift is usually done first. For your lift, the excess skin is removed and the remaining healthy tissue is smoothed to create a pleasant look. Dr. Laverson will go over your many options for breast implants before your surgery so your inserts will be ready for placement during your operation. In some cases, the nipple and/or areola may be moved to suit your new breast shape and size.

What to Expect

Recovery time for this particular procedure will vary from patient to patient; however, you will probably be able to return to your normal activities in about 1 – 2 weeks. You will need to abstain from exercise and strenuous activities for about 2 – 6 weeks following your surgery. You may experience some inflammation that lasts for several days, but this will fade. Your breasts will settle into their new improved position after about 3 – 6 months, after which you will be able to see your fullest results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
A breast lift by itself is a wonderful and effective way to address sagging breast tissue. If loose, hanging breast skin and breast fullness are concerns, then you could benefit from this dual procedure. Combined breast augmentation with a lift is designed to excise unwanted breast tissue and add fullness to the breasts with an implant or an autologous fat transfer. Some patients may attend their consultation thinking they only want breast augmentation or lift only to realize that both together could beautifully achieve their desired look.

Which incision is best for my surgery?
Incisions patterns for breast surgery have become more advanced, and new techniques are constantly being developed to help minimize the appearance of scarring. The actual incision type that is best for your surgery will be chosen based on the type of implants and the severity of your breast sag. To correct moderate to severe breast sagging, an anchor-shaped incision pattern is most effective. When creating your surgical plan, Dr. Laverson will explain your incision options and discuss which best fits your needs. Regardless of which pattern is used, Dr. Laverson will make the incisions carefully for natural-looking results.

How long will my results last?
If you don't have massive weight changes or get pregnant, the results yielded from your breast augmentation with a lift should last for a very long time. Although implants can last for years, they should be assessed regularly to ensure their continued safety and function. During surgery, Dr. Laverson sets your implants with a technique that protects your breasts from sagging. This will help with your long-term outcomes. It's important to know that while cosmetic breast surgery will provide a great result, the natural aging process does not stop. You may eventually begin to notice sagging and loose skin once again, but this can be improved with another procedure.

How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Laverson performs breast surgery so that all incisions are as small and thin as possible. He does his best to make incisions in areas that are less visible, like in the breast folds or on the areola border. If you properly care for your incisions post-op, the scars that result from your breast augmentation with a lift will, in time, lighten and fade so they blend more with your normal skin. Dr. Laverson or someone on his staff will go over scar care management instructions you need to follow after your procedure to ensure that your incisions heal well.

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Recovery Time  
1 – 2 weeks
Average Procedure Time  
4 hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Get A Lift and New Shape

Attain the results you want by combining a breast augmentation with a lift at Feel Beautiful Aesthetic Wellness. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson will help you create a unique treatment plan that addresses your concerns and goals so you can achieve your ideal results. By addressing the position, size, shape, and skin laxity of your breasts, your augmentation with a lift can produce a younger appearance. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Laverson at our San Diego, CA office to get more information about your countless breast surgery options.

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