About Breast Augmentation with a 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 Argyle, 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.
Breast Augmentation + Lift Reviews
"After have two 8+lbs babies less than 2 years apart my body was destroyed. I was sporting A Long breasts and my belly skin was so loose it got hung up on the crib when I bent over to pick up my child. I still wore maternity clothes to cover my "bump". My husband and I discussed it and he supported me in the decision to have a tummy tuck, breast lift and augmentation. Out of the 4 doctors I had consultations with I chose Dr. Kasden. He is passionate about the science and art of plastic surgery and was very frank in his assessment of what I could expect for my procedure. His manor is easy and unpretentious and he has a dry funny sense of humor. Dr. Kasden's staff are great to work with and his office is quiet and calm. As far as pricing, he was in the middle of the pack with other doctors as low as 5K below and up to 5K above. I am very happy with my results and recommend Dr. Kasden to my friends."- K. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2015
"After losing the weight and exercising, the excess skin was awful...my wonderful husband started doing some research and was very impressed with Dr Kasden's website. He watched a video of a tummy tuck and he called and made the appointment for the consultation....Dr Kasden took his time explaining all the options, answered all our questions. I decided to have a tummy tuck, breast lift and implants,,,Dr Kasden explained it would be a BIG surgery, he explained the recovery, and was spot on....I am thrilled with the results, would highly recommend Dr Kasden. His staff is wonderful, friendly, always helpful, the entire experience was excellent,I am still having trouble getting used to the compliments, thank you Dr. Kasden."- E. / RealSelf / Jun 19, 2015
Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation with a lift
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.
Surgical Technique for Breast Augmentation with a lift
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 from Breast Augmentation with a lift
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.
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Get a New Shape from Breast Augmentation with a lift
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 Argyle, TX office to learn more about your breast surgery options.
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