About Augmentation + Lift
As women age, they can lose breast volume while others may begin to notice loose, excess breast skin. Some women experience both problems that lead to deflated breasts that sag. If you would like to increase the size of your breast while also eliminating loose skin, board-certified aesthetic plastic surgeon Dr. George Kouris suggests a breast augmentation surgery plus a breast lift (mastopexy). This procedure at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery in Hinsdale, IL begins by removing excess skin from the chest and then adding silicone or saline implants to reach your desired breast size. A breast augmentation with a lift improves multiple concerns, such as size, position, and shape to create more youthful, perky breasts. Make a consultation with Dr. Kouris to discuss your unique needs and wants so he can help you decide if a breast surgery with augmentation and a lift best fits you.
"I HIGHLY RECOMMEND Dr. Kouris and his team! From the moment I spoke with Suzy the receptionist to book my appointment, to consulting with Nurse Sheila and Dr. George about procedure options, I felt comfortable and confident about my decision to move forward with Dr. Kouris. Dr. Kouris took his time and answered all of my questions and concerns. Dr. Kouris is a highly skilled, dedicated and caring physician who strives to do exceptional work in a safe manner. I very much appreciate Dr. Kouris!"- C. / Healthgrades / Jan 13, 2020
"I will start by mentioning that Dr. Kouris is an excellent doctor all-around. He is compassionate, very knowledgeable, extremely polite, and has a wonderful team - Sheila and Suzy are the best!I have known Dr. Kouris since 2017. I had 3 procedures - Breast reduction, Tummy Tuck and brow lift. I am 54 years old looking like i am in my 40s. I love all 3 of my procedures but my brow lift is incredibly natural. No one realizes what I had done. I am receiving compliments about how young I look. Ultimately, I believe the doctor that makes you look younger and feel extremely confident in your own skin has a magic touch! I highly recommend him to anyone who is in the search of doing any plastic surgery. Give Dr. Kouris a shot, you will not be disappointed."- M.K. / Google / Dec 27, 2019
"I have never been so assured of a doctor's capabilities. Dr. Kouris is kind, patient, and dedicated. His knowledge and demeanor put me at ease right away. I will always be grateful that he is in my life."- A.G. / Google / Dec 23, 2019
"I recently had some elective surgery with Dr Kouris. He listened very carefully to my hopes and concerns, and we came up with a plan. I could not be more pleased with the results. I felt like I was in very capable hands with Dr Kouris, his nurse Sheila, and the whole office staff from start to finish. I will definitely recommend Dr Kouris to anyone searching for a qualified plastic surgeon."- M.S. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
"UPDATE: The clinic called me back and asked if I could come in for complementary Botox to make up for the previous problems. The appointment went well. I met with Dr. Kouris and let him know that he didn't have to completely comp the Botox but he insisted and profusely apologized. He is a nice man and he truly care about his patients and their time. Kudos to him for making things right:) I’ll start with saying that I hardly ever write a poor review. However, I am very disappointed with this clinic. I made an appointment over a month ago for the 12th of December and let the receptionist know that I would be coming in during my lunch break. She assured me that they would be able to see me in a timely manner. I was supposed to be receiving a consult for skincare as well as Botox. Eight days before my appointment, I was contacted by Dr. Kouris’ receptionist reminding me of my appointment on the 5th. I let her know that she was mistaken that my appointment was made for the 12th as my husband was out of town during the 5th and I would not have made an appointment for that day. She apologized and updated her schedule for the 12th. On the 9th I was once again contacted by the receptionist letting me know that the individual who would be assisting with the skincare consult would be out of the country on the 12th and would not be able to see me during my appointment and let me know that I would need to make another appointment to see her. I was a bit bothered by this given this was the second “mishap” with scheduling but she let me know that she would have the person give me a call the following day so I could at least speak with her. I thought it was a nice gesture, so I agreed. I was able speak with the individual but as expected, she ultimately said she would need to see me to make any definite suggestions. Well, today I showed up for my appointment at 12:00 and was given paperwork to complete. I let the receptionist know, once again, that I was on my lunch break and needed to be sure they were aware that I didn’t have much time. She let me know that she would remind the clinic team and not to worry, they would get me back in time. Well, 45 minutes later, I was still waiting to see someone from the clinic staff. I had to leave before seeing anyone. The receptionist said “Sorry, we had another patient JUST stall everything”. I told her that I was more bothered by the fact that nothing had been communicated to me than the fact that they were running behind. I was also bothered by the receptionist lack of concern that I had to leave before being seen. I would expect more than a simple “sorry”. The explanation was only given after I prompted for more information. A clinic that allows the receptionist to be the face of the organization should strive for a more sympathetic, organized, communicative, individual."- E.Z. / Google / Dec 20, 2019
There are several reasons why you may be considering breast augmentation combined with a lift. It's a great approach if you desire to fully rejuvenate your breasts and improve the elasticity of your skin. You may be experiencing sagging of the breasts caused by natural aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss; therefore, you would like to enhance breast fullness — this can all be achieved with a combination breast surgery. Dr. Kouris will be able to determine if a lift alone will get your desired outcome, or if both a lift and implants are better to attain your goals.
A combination breast surgery is usually done at an accredited surgical facility 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. The excess skin is removed, and the tissue beneath is smoothed. Dr. Kouris will go over the options available for breast implants before your surgery so your implants will be ready for placement. In certain instances, the nipple and/or areola may be moved to fit your new breast shape and size.
What to Expect
Recovery time for this particular procedure will be different from patient to patient; however, you will probably be able to return to your normal activities in about seven days. But you will need to abstain from exercise and strenuous activities for 2 – 6 weeks. There will also be some inflammation after your surgery that may last for a few weeks. Breasts will settle into their new transformed position in about 3 – 6 months where at that time, you will be able to see your 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 multiple factors, particularly whether your augmentation is performed with implants (saline or silicone) or a fat transfer. In addition, the complexity of the lift will help determine your cost. In your initial consultation, Dr. Kouris will develop a unique surgical plan and then estimate your costs. Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery takes many payment methods, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.
Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
A good reason to get breast surgery that combines augmentation with a lift is that it increases the size of your chest while also addressing sag by removing loose skin. The breast lift will also adjust your natural breast tissue so the results are firm and perky. This is crucial since augmenting breasts with even mild sagging may create a less than ideal outcome if a breast lift isn't done to address the sag. To address sagging, a breast lift should be completed and then a fat transfer or implants can be added. In your initial consultation with Dr. Kouris, he will understand your concerns and goals before examining the condition of your chest. Following this, he can offer his recommendation on whether you should get a lift, implants, or a combination of both.
Which incision is best for my surgery?
Incisions patterns for breast surgery have become more advanced with new techniques being developed to help minimize the appearance of scarring. The actual incision type that is best for your surgery will be chosen based on the type of implants and severity of breast sag. To correct moderate to severe breast sag, an anchor-shaped incision pattern is most effective. When creating your surgical plan, Dr. Kouris will explain incision options and which fits your needs. No matter what pattern is used, Dr. Kouris will make incisions carefully for natural-looking results.
How long will my results last?
If you don't have massive weight changes or get pregnant, your breast augmentation with a lift should last a very long time. Although implants can last for years, they should be assessed regularly to ensure their safety. In the surgery, Dr. Kouris sets your implants with a technique that protects your breasts from sagging. This will help with the long-term outcome. It's important to know that while cosmetic breast surgery will give a great result, the natural aging process still occurs. Eventually, you might begin to see sagging and loose skin again, but this can be improved with another procedure.
How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Kouris performs breast surgery so that all incisions are as small and thin as possible. He does his best to make incisions in areas that are less visible, like in the breast folds or on the areola border. If you properly care for them, the scars created by your breast augmentation with a lift will, in time, lighten and fade so they blend more with your normal skin. Dr. Kouris or someone on his staff will talk to you about scar care management instructions you need to follow after your procedure so your incisions heal smooth.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $10,000 - $14,000
- Recovery Time
- 2 – 3 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 – 4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 – 6 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get A Lift and New Shape
Attain the results you want by combining breast augmentation and lift at Kouris M.D. Cosmetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Kouris will help you create a unique treatment plan that addresses your concerns and wants so you can see your ideal results. By addressing the position, size, shape, and skin of your breasts, your breast augmentation with lift can lead to a younger appearance. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Kouris at our Hinsdale, IL office to find out more information about your breast surgery options.
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