Some women may experience loss of breast volume accompanied by loose or heavily sagging skin. Such a condition of deflated and sagging breasts can be corrected with a cosmetic surgery combination of breast lift and breast implants. Both procedures are performed in a single operative session to achieve more comprehensive outcomes.
Dr. Hisham Seify is a board certified plastic surgeon providing state of the art surgical and non-surgical procedures for the breast, body and face. Dr. Seify provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and surrounding communities.
Breast lift will reposition the breast to a raised and more youthful position, while the implant will restore upper pole fullness at the top of the breast. The procedure is beneficial both from an aesthetic as well as reconstructive surgery perspective. This combined procedure will avoid the scooped out appearance of the breasts and provide a full, projecting breast.
Key concerns that will be addressed with breast augmentation with lift plastic surgery procedure include:
- Drooping or hanging breasts
- Lack of volume in the top portion of breasts
- Loss of breast shape
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Stretch marks on the breasts
Breast implants with lift surgery may be performed using general anesthesia or IV sedation. The procedure involves correction of loose skin with mastopexy or breast lift, and increasing the fullness of the breasts with implants. The implants will also fill up the excess skin of the breast to some extent. In a majority of cases, the cosmetic surgeon will place the implant below the pectoral muscle.
Loose skin will be excised and the breast will be raised to a more youthful position after the implant has been placed. Implant placement will fill out the top portion of the breast as well as improve its projection. In this procedure, the surgeon may not place the implant above the pectoral muscle because the added weight of implant may only tend to increase the rate of breast ptosis.
When both procedures are performed together, it will usually require lesser removal of skin to tighten the breasts. Therefore, the scarring will be reduced when breast lift is performed along with breast implant surgery. The procedure may be performed using the crescent incision in most cases, but if the breasts are very heavily droopy, a lollipop incision may be used. Dr. Seify receives patients from Newport Beach, Orange County, CA, and nearby areas for breast lift surgery with implants.
Some patients are interested in achieving an increased cleavage. This is usually possible with breast lift with implant surgery. The type, shape, and size of implants chosen for the procedure will also have an impact on the final aesthetic outcome. Therefore, the surgeon will discuss all options with the patient and then make the best decisions.
Recovery in case of breast lift with implant procedure is not very different from a case where only breast lift or breast implant surgery is performed individually. Most patients will be able to return to their regular activities in about 10 to 14 days.