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.
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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.