Breast Augmentation with Lift - Orlando, FL

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Breast Augmentation with Lift Overview

Breast augmentation with a lift is the combination of two cosmetic procedures that are designed to both enhance the size and improve the position of the breasts. At Aesthetic Enhancements Plastic Surgery, board-certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Armando Soto offers many variations of this procedure to patients who desire both an increase in volume and improvement in shape and/or position of the breasts. During this surgery, implants are used to increase volume and excess skin is tightened to reposition low hanging breasts to a more flattering position. Aging, pregnancy, and weight loss are natural factors that cause the breasts to sag and lose volume. Therefore, it’s common for patients to visit Dr. Soto at his Orlando practice to revise and improve their breasts for a more youthful and full appearance.

Breast Augmentation with Lift Surgical Technique

The details of your procedure will depend on your preoperative examination, your goals, history, and Dr. Soto's recommendations. Generally speaking, the procedure will involve some combination of breast tissue re-shaping and repositioning (in order to achieve a more attractive and youthful appearance) with placement of an implant or fat for enhanced and targeted volume. 

Breast Lift Incision

All breast lift procedures will require incisions in order to re-positon the breast and nipple, and remove excess skin. There are several incision patterns that can be considered:

  • Incision made along the line surrounding the areola;
  • Incision made along the line surrounding the areola plus a vertical incision down to the natural crease below the breast (similar to a lollipop); and,
  • Incision made along the line surrounding the areola plus a vertical incision down to the natural crease below the breast, then another horizontal line following the direction of the fold under the breast.

It is important to understand that not all incision patterns would be appropriate for all patients. Each incision pattern will alter the breast in a predictable and well-defined manner; therefore the choice of the wrong incision pattern introduces a much greater risk that you are unhappy with the shape of your breasts. Conversely, choosing the correct incision pattern for your starting anatomy given your goals will greatly increase the odds that you are very pleased with the outcome of your surgery. This is where you will greatly benefit from Dr. Soto's extensive training and experience in breast surgery. 

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a common procedure in plastic surgery. Patients can choose between a silicone implant and one that is filled with saline. The type of implant chosen depends on the patient’s aesthetic goals and their examination. Some surgeons prefer to do a breast lift, and then see how the shape is affected before moving forward with implants. There are cases when patients are content with the results of the breast lift and no longer desire to have the augmentation portion.

Breast Augmentation with Lift During/After Surgery

This surgery is an outpatient procedure and is performed in our on-site, internationally accredited surgical facility. General anesthesia is used. Following the procedure, patients will need to limit movement, especially in the chest area for approximately 48 hours. Recovery is very similar to a breast augmentation, and the benefits are seen early after surgery, although final results will require 2-3 months. This is the time period it takes for the implants to settle in their new position.

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Breast Aug With Lift FAQs

Implants For Breast Sag?

Implants will surely help increase breast size, and in rare situations may be all that is needed to correct very minor sagging. It is a breast lift that is most often necessary to correct sagging. Breast sag is caused by overstretched skin and connective tissue that has lost its elasticity due to natural conditions such as pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Placing an implant does not correct the breast shape and position that results from these life events, and in fact, it could make it worse. A lift corrects any sagging to create a tighter breast appearance.

Secondary Surgery?

Breast lifts can last for years, especially when patients adhere to a healthy lifestyle. Any significant weight gain or additional pregnancies could compromise the results of the surgery. This is why it is recommended to have this type of surgery when the patient is at or near their goal weight and do not plan to become pregnant in the future. As for breast implants, while they may not last a lifetime, they are manufactured to last up to 15 years or longer.

Unsightly Scars?

Due to the nature of the procedure, scarring is unavoidable, but with conscientious care your scars should fade a very acceptable and inconspicuous appearance. The incisions made during a breast lift are patterned to best meet the aesthetic needs and goals of the patient. The good news, is that over time and with proper scar care, they do fade and become barely noticeable. Most women find that their new shape and beautiful figure are well-worth the scarring.

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