Breast Lift with Implants
For women who desire to add lift, shape, firmness, and volume to their breasts, Christine Petti, MD can perform a breast lift combined with the addition of breast implants. This procedure, which is also called a breast augmentation mastopexy (BAM), can be ideal for women whose breasts have changed as a result of pregnancy, aging, and/or weight loss. While the breast lift portion of the procedure can remove excess skin, reposition the nipples, and elevate the breasts, breast implants enhance the size and shape of the breasts. The ultimate goal of a breast lift with implants is to fully rejuvenate the appearance of the breasts to achieve a more youthful, shapely, and proportionate bustline.
Benefits of a Breast Lift with Implants
A breast lift with implants performed by Dr. Petti is a customizable procedure that can successfully address a wide array of common cosmetic concerns. This procedure can offer benefits that include:
- Enhanced breast size and shape
- Added firmness
- Reduced sagging or excess skin
- Elevated breast positioning
- Repositioned nipples and/or resized areolae
- Improved breast symmetry
Most patients who choose a breast lift with implants enjoy a more youthful appearance as well as a boost in confidence.
Candidates for a Breast Lift with Implants
If you are concerned about the changing size, shape, and firmness of your breasts, you are not alone. Many women become unsatisfied with the appearance of their breasts as they age. Fluctuations in volume over time often cause breast skin to stretch and lose elasticity, creating a droopy appearance. Furthermore, when breast and fat tissue volume diminishes and does not return, perky breasts can become deflated and lose their youthful fullness and firmness. Candidates for a breast lift with implants typically wish to restore lost volume, address skin laxity, and elevate the position of the breasts on the chest wall. For these women, a traditional breast augmentation or a breast lift would not address all of their cosmetic concerns or achieve their desired outcome.
Many women who choose a breast lift with implants are mothers who have had one or more children. Patients who have lost a significant amount of weight may also be good candidates for this procedure. Ideal candidates will be in good overall health, eat a nutritious diet, and exercise regularly. The best way to determine your candidacy for a breast lift with implants is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Petti.
The Breast Lift with Implants Consultation
During your consultation, Dr. Petti completes a comprehensive physical examination, reviews your medical history, and assesses the condition of your breasts. She will also ask you to communicate your cosmetic concerns and what kind of results you expect to achieve with surgery. Based on this information and her observations, she will discuss which breast lift technique and type of breast implants may be ideal for creating the appearance you desire. For every breast lift patient, Dr. Petti creates a unique surgical plan that is tailored to suit each woman’s needs and goals. Using advanced digital imaging, she can show you a preview of likely outcomes achieved with differently-sized and shaped implants to help you make the final decisions about your procedure.
The Breast Lift with Implants Procedure
Breast lift with implants is generally performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Dr. Petti typically begins by completing the breast augmentation portion of the procedure first. Once the implant is placed beneath the pectoral muscle (which is the placement she generally recommends for breast lift patients), she is able to start the lift. During this part of the procedure she removes excess skin, reshapes the breast, and lifts the breast tissue around the new breast mound to achieve maximum aesthetic improvement. The process is then repeated with the other breast to create symmetrical, natural-looking results.
Recovery After a Breast Lift with Implants
After your surgery, you can expect swelling, bruising, and some soreness, which should fade as your body heals. Oral pain medication can be used to alleviate these side effects, which should begin to resolve quickly. Typically, patients recover for about a week before returning to work and resuming normal activities. Exercise and strenuous activity is to be avoided for at least a few weeks following surgery. Incisions made during the procedure may appear red at first, but should fade in color and prominence over time. Dr. Petti provides patients with detailed postoperative care instructions, including tips that can minimize scarring. The outcome of the procedure will be immediately evident, though patients can expect the results to continue to improve over the next several months as any residual swelling subsides and the body continues to heal.
How Much Does a Breast Lift with Implants Cost?
Since each breast lift surgery with implants is customized by Dr. Petti to meet the individual needs of the patient, there is no set cost for the procedure. Factors that are commonly used to calculate the price of a breast lift with implants include:
- Type of implant used
- Placement of the implant
- Complexity of the surgical plan
- Hospital and anesthesiologist fees
- Surgeon’s fees
- Postoperative medications
At the end of your initial consultation, Dr. Petti can provide you with an accurate price quote for the procedure based upon a custom-tailored surgical plan.
Dr. Petti wants to give every woman the opportunity to look and feel her best, and she understands that cost may be an inhibiting factor. In addition to accepting a wide variety of payment methods, our practice has partnered with a number of third party companies to offer our patients flexible plastic surgery financing options. These lending agencies give pre-approved patients the opportunity to take advantage of low monthly payments with low interest rates.
For more information about breast lift surgery with implants and whether this procedure is right for you, we encourage you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Petti.