Breast Augmentation With Lift in Corpus Christi, TX
Breast augmentation with lift can work wonders on the overall look of your breasts. While implants add volume and size, a breast lift seeks to address sagging by elevating the breast and removing excess skin tissues to make them appear firm. Combining both procedures also moves the nipple/areola complexes into more elevated positions and creates a rounder, fuller and balanced bust appearance.
This combination plastic surgery procedure is ideal for women post-pregnancy, post-weight loss, or those trying to reverse natural breast aging while gaining additional fullness.
Since each patient is different, deciding whether you need a breast lift with your implants will depend entirely on your concerns and specific goals. Dr. Vijay has over a decade of experience with breast augmentation, breast lift surgery and combination techniques.
Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation With Lift?
Have your breasts lost volume, shape and firmness due to weight fluctuations, age-related changes, or pregnancy? You may be an ideal candidate for the procedure.
If your breasts have a sagging and deflated appearance, lifting the tissue or adding an implant to restore fullness alone will not give you your desired look. As such, if you want an overall aesthetic improvement in your breast appearance, a breast lift and augmentation should be performed together.
Good candidates should be in good health, non-smokers and realistic about the procedure’s outcome.
How Is Breast Augmentation With Lift Performed?
The procedure will be performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis, allowing you to return home on the same day.
According to the treatment plan, incisions are made, excess skin is removed and the natural breast tissue is reshaped. This may include the repositioning of the nipple/areola complex. A pocket is then created in the breast area, and the selected implant is placed in the correct position, with the appropriate amount of fullness in both the upper and lower portions of the breasts.
Your incisions will be sutured, and you will be required to wear a compression garment during initial recovery to minimize postoperative swelling and provide added support to the healing tissues.
Commonly, incision options include:
- Periareolar incision
- Lollipop incision
- Anchor incision (this is the most common breast lift incision option)
Breast implants are available in:
- Silicone gel (these are the most common)
Breast implants are placed:
- Below the natural breast tissue
- Below the pectoral muscle
Dr. Vijay will discuss all of the above options during your one-on-one consultation to better design your breast enhancement surgery.
What Is Recovery Like After a Combined Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift?
During the first week after surgery, patients may expect to experience some pain and discomfort. This is the most intense phase of the recovery process but will be managed with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications.
What Results Can I Expect From My Breast Augmentation and Lift?
Dr. Vijay uses advanced surgical techniques that guarantee a beautiful and natural outcome. Many of the aesthetic benefits of combining the procedure will be noticeable immediately after surgery but will continue to be more evident as healing progresses over the next several weeks.
Although implants are not lifetime devices, you can expect to enjoy your results for many years. Over time, as your breast tissue changes, you will likely experience some sagging but to a much lesser degree than you would if you did not have surgery.