About Augmentation + Lift
When some women get older, they can lose breast volume while others may develop loose, excess skin on their chest. Some women experience both changes with deflated breasts that sag. If you want to increase the size of your breast while also removing excess skin, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Kasden suggests a breast augmentation with a lift (mastopexy). This combination of breast surgeries at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. in Southlake, TX starts by removing excess skin from the chest and then adding saline or silicone implants to reach your desired breast size. A breast augmentation with a lift improves several issues, including size, position, and shape to give you more youthful, perky breasts. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kasden to discuss your specific needs and wants so he can help you determine if a breast surgery with an augmentation and a lift is best for you.
"Dr. Kasden made my first surgery experience very comfortable, ensuring I knew all about my procedure, and giving me AMAZING results! He provides extremely well pre and post op care, and his office staff is always very friendly. I recommend him to everyone I know!"- C. / Healthgrades / Sep 18, 2018
"Getting a breast augmentation was something I’ve wanted to do since I was 18 years old. Now that I’ve had my daughter, and finished breastfeeding things got worse in regard to my breasts. I met with 3 different plastic surgeons. 1 of them wanted to use an implant that’s new to the market, without any knowledge or research of how they would last, etc...that was an immediate no. Then, I had a consultation that was 30 minutes, and I left with 5,000 questions and no confidence. Dr. Kasden was my last consultation. He spent 3 hours with me, he outlined EVERYTHING. The good things, the possible side effects and the “what if’s”. His energy was amazing, and I knew that he genuinely cares for his patients well being, and satisfaction. He held my hand as I was going under for my anesthesia, and was available 24/7 to answer questions post op. He took the time to get to know my daughter during my appts, and was a warm, loving person. I now have the body I’ve always dreamed of because he made SURE everything was as perfect as it could be! Hands down, best experience of my life."- E.I. / Google / May 08, 2019
"Thankful to have found Dr. Kasden - From the initial email, Dr. Kasden was extremely receptive and helpful. I started emailing asking questions about otoplasty for my son, and he answered quickly! I was surprised at the promptness! Everything else has been a great experience. My sons ears are completely re-sculpted and he is 6 years old, he had a great procedure and smooth recovery!"- Anonymous / Vitals / May 06, 2019
"I've been a patient of Dr. Kasden for over 10 years. I keep coming back because he is truly the "Best". He has excellent communication skills and the ability to genuinely listen to what is being said or asked. I am thrilled with the results of my last visit. Check him out. You won't regret it."- D.H. / Google / Apr 05, 2019
"Fabulous - I've been a patient of Dr. Kasden for over 10 years. I keep coming back because he is truly the "Best". He has excellent communication skills and the ability to genuinely listen to what is being said or asked. I am thrilled with the results of my last visit. Check him out. You won't regret it."- D. / RealSelf / Apr 05, 2019
There are many factors that may have you considering breast augmentation combined with a lift. It is a great approach if you desire to fully transform your breasts and improve the elasticity of your skin. You may be experiencing sagging of the breasts due to natural aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss, and you want to increase breast fullness — this is all addressed with a combination breast surgery. Dr. Kasden can usually assess whether a breast lift by itself can achieve your best results, or if both procedures are needed to reach your overall desired look.
Breast augmentation with a lift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure where you will be placed under general anesthesia. For this procedure, the breast lift is usually the first to be performed. Any loose skin is removed and the tissue beneath is tightened. Dr. Kasden will go over breast implant options with you before the surgery so the selected implant can be easily placed. In some instances, the nipple and/or areola will need to be repositioned to fit your new breast size and shape.
What to Expect
Recovery time for this particular procedure will vary from patient to patient, but you should be able to return to your normal activities within a week or so. But you will need to abstain from any exercise or strenuous activity for 2 – 6 weeks. There may also be some swelling following the procedure that can last for a few weeks. Breasts will begin to settle into their new transformed position in about 3 – 6 months so you can enjoy your beautiful results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?
The cost of a breast augmentation with a lift will be determined by many factors, particularly whether your augmentation is performed with silicone or saline implants. In addition, some lift procedures have more complexity depending on the surgical case. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Kasden will create a unique treatment plan with costs estimates. The plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. accepts a number of payment forms, including low-interest medical financing.
Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
The benefit of a breast augmentation with a lift is that it improves the volume of your breasts while also correcting sag by eliminating excess skin. The lift portion of your surgery will also raise the position of your native breast tissue so your results are firm and perky. This is important because adding volume to breasts with even moderate sagging can create a negative result if a lift is not performed to correct the sag. If moderate to severe sagging is present, a lift should be performed first and then implants can be added. During your consultation with Dr. Kasden, he will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam of your breasts. After this, he will be able to give you his recommendation on whether you should get implants, a lift, or both.
Which incision is best for my surgery?
Breast surgery incisions have come a long way in recent years with new techniques being performed that help reduce the appearance of scarring. The actual incision type that is best for your surgery will depend on the severity of sag and the type of implants being used. If you have severe sag, an anchor-shaped incision is usually best. When creating your treatment plan, Dr. Kasden will explain incision patterns and which is best for your needs. Regardless of the method used, Dr. Kasden makes careful incisions so your results look natural.
How long will my results last?
As long as you do not have massive weight fluctuations or become pregnant, a breast augmentation with a lift can last a very long time. While implants are made to last for years, they do need to be examined every few years to ensure their safety. During surgery, Dr. Kasden places the implants using a method that protects your breasts from sagging. This helps with the long-term outcome. It is important to understand that while a breast lift with augmentation can offer a great result, natural aging will continue. Eventually, you may start to see loose skin and sagging again, which can be improved with a second surgery.
How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Kasden performs breast surgery so that all incisions are as small and thin as possible. He does his best to place incisions where they are less visible, such as under the folds of the breast or along the border of the areola. With proper care, the scars from your breast augmentation with a lift will eventually lighten and fade so they blend with your natural skin. Dr. Kasden or a member of his team will talk to you about scar care management tips you should follow after your surgery to help your scars heal smoothly.
Plan Your Procedure
Get A Lift and New Shape
Get the results you want by combining a breast augmentation and lift at the plastic surgery practice of Scott E. Kasden, M.D. Dr. Kasden can help you develop a unique treatment plan that addresses your concerns and wants so you can have your ideal results. By improving the position, size, shape, and skin of your breasts, your breast augmentation with lift can give you a more youthful appearance. Call for your consultation with Dr. Kasden at our Southlake, TX office to learn more about your breast surgery options.