Breast Lift Surgery With Implants
Are you unhappy with the sagging look of your breasts along with an apparent lack of fullness and volume in the breasts? If you wish to correct both these conditions at the same time for more desirable and sustainable outcomes, you should choose breast lift with implants cosmetic surgery.
At your initial consultation, your surgeon will explain the combined surgery procedure and help you make an informed choice. Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and surrounding communities.
Surgical Technique for a Combined Procedure
Your surgeon will recommend the appropriate surgical technique when breast lift (mastopexy) is combined with breast augmentation. The choice of technique will depend on the degree of sagginess in your breasts. If the breasts are less droopy, your surgeon may be able to reduce the incisions.
In any case, they will place the incisions in discreet locations, irrespective of which technique is used to perform your combined surgery. You can expect to wear any type of clothes (including low cut tops) after your incisions have healed.
Here are the typical incision placement options when breast augmentation is performed in conjunction with breast lift plastic surgery:
- Peri-areolar incision: This is placed along the areola, right at the border between the lighter and darker skin.
- Breast fold incision: This is placed in the breast crease, which is a naturally concealed incision site.
- Vertical incision: This incision begins at the lower half of the areola and extends into the breast crease. Vertical incision scars will be slightly more visible compared to other scars.
How the Procedure is Performed
Your surgeon may prefer to perform breast lift with augmentation surgery using general anesthesia. In a few cases, deep IV sedation may be used along with local anesthesia. The procedure is usually performed in two steps, where the first stage is implant placement, and the second stage is breast lift.
Your surgeon may utilize the same incisions they have planned for breast lift to place your breast implants. This will allow for reduced subsequent scarring. The surgeon will first create an implant pocket below the pectoral muscle to accommodate the implant. They will ensure the correct shape, position, and symmetry while placing the implant.
Following this step, your mastopexy or breast lift surgery will begin. The surgeon will remove the stretched excess skin from the breast and reshape the breast mound itself by manipulating the breast tissue around the implant. At the end, they may reduce the areola size to match more naturally with the new breast appearance.
In a few cases, the areolas and nipples may have to be moved to an elevated level in order to create a more youthful and natural look of the breasts. Finally, the surgeon will close the incisions using removable or dissolvable sutures and cover the incision areas with bandages.
Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery receives patients from Richmond, Fredericksburg, Northern Virginia, and nearby areas for breast lift with implants surgery.
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