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Breast Augmentation and Lift in Scottsdale, AZ

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About Augmentation + Lift

As women age, they may lose fullness in their breasts while others develop loose skin on their chest. Some women experience both changes, which causes sagging, deflated breasts. If you want to increase your breasts' size while also removing loose skin, our board-certified plastic surgeons may suggest breast augmentation surgery with a lift (mastopexy). This combination of breast surgeries at Forma Plastic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ starts by removing loose chest skin and then placing a breast implant to attain your desired breast size. Breast surgery with a lift and augmentation improves several concerns, including shape, size, and position to create more youthful, perky breasts. Schedule an appointment with our team to go over your unique needs and goals so we can help you determine if breast augmentation with a lift works best for you.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Augmentation with a Lift?

There are several reasons why you may be looking into breast augmentation combined with a lift. It is an ideal choice if you would like to significantly rejuvenate your breasts while improving your skin elasticity. You may have developed sagging of the breasts due to pregnancy, aging, or significant weight loss; therefore, you would like to increase the volume of your breasts — this can all be achieved with an augmentation and lift. Dr. Yao will be able to assess whether a lift by itself can get your best results or if both procedures are needed to attain your overall desired look.

What Are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation with a Lift?

By combining these two procedures into one, we are able to offer significant benefits while preventing patients from having to undergo two separate procedures, each with its own amount of downtime. Our patients are able to enhance the shape, size, symmetry, and lift of their breasts in order to achieve the body contour of their dreams. In many cases, this allows patients to feel much more comfortable with the overall appearance of their bodies.

What to Expect from Breast Augmentation + Lift

If you desire to transform your breast by lifting your breasts into a better position, while also improving your breast volume, this combination of surgeries can help you attain a more youthful appearance. You may have developed breast sagging because of aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss. Our board-certified plastic surgeons can assess if you need a breast lift, breast augmentation, or both procedures to achieve your overall desired look. During your consultation, the plastic surgeon will conduct a formal exam, develop a customized surgical plan, review all surgical details, and discuss breast implant options.

We perform your breast surgery as an outpatient procedure with general anesthesia. In general, the plastic surgeon will perform the breast augmentation first, then follow with the lift. Lift incisions can vary from patient to patient, this will be discussed in detail prior to surgery.

Recovery time for breast surgery will vary for every patient. In general, patients will be placed in a compression garment for the first 2-3 weeks, and then transitioned into a soft sports bra. To help with healing, patients should avoid any exercise and strenuous activities for 4-6 weeks. Initial settling and softening of the breast will occur within the first 3-4 months, and results will continue to improve over the first year.

Breast Augmentation and Lift FAQ

Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
The benefit of a breast augmentation with a lift is that it improves the size of your chest while also addressing sag by eliminating loose skin. The lift portion of your surgery will also raise your natural breast tissue so the results are firm and perky. This is crucial because augmenting breasts with mild sagging may lead to a negative outcome if a lift is not performed to address the sag. If moderate to severe sagging is present, a lift should be completed and then a fat transfer or implants can be performed. One of our plastic surgeons in Scottsdale, AZ will listen to your needs and wants before performing a physical exam of your breasts. After this, your surgeon will be able to offer their opinion on whether you need a lift, implants, or both.

How long will my results last?
As long as you don't have massive weight fluctuations or get pregnant, your results from breast surgery should last many years. Although both silicone and saline implants are made today to last for a long time, they should be assessed regularly to ensure their safety. During the surgery, your surgeon places your implants with a method that minimizes future breast sag. This will help your results last for a long time. It is essential to understand that while a breast lift with augmentation can offer beautiful results, natural aging will continue. Eventually, you might develop loose skin and sagging again, which can be improved with another surgery.

How bad is the scarring?
Our surgeons at Forma Plastic Surgery perform breast augmentation with a lift to make all incisions thin and small. Your surgeon will do their best to place incisions where they are challenging to see, such as under the folds of the breast or along the areola border. If you properly care for them, the scars from your breast augmentation with a lift will, in time, lighten so they blend more with your natural skin. Your surgeon or a staff member will explain scar care management tips you need to follow after your surgery so your scars heal flat and smooth.

How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?
Your costs for a breast augmentation with a lift will vary depending on multiple factors, particularly whether your augmentation is performed with implants (silicone or saline) or a fat transfer. Additionally, some lift procedures have more complexity depending on the surgical case. In your initial consultation, Dr. Yao will create a custom treatment plan with costs estimates. Forma Plastic Surgery takes a number of payment forms and we can help you find low-interest financing.

Which incision is best for my surgery?
Breast surgery incisions have become more advanced, with new techniques being developed that helps minimize scarring. The surgical incision that is best for you will be chosen based on the type of implants and severity of breast sag. If you have severe sag, an anchor-shaped incision pattern is usually best. When creating your surgical plan, Dr. Yao will discuss incision options and which is best for your needs. No matter what method is selected, Dr. Yao makes incisions carefully so your results look natural.

Will breast augmentation with lift affect breastfeeding?
The ability to breastfeed after surgery can be affected, depending on the extent of the lift and the placement of incisions. It’s important to discuss your breastfeeding plans with Dr. Yao before the procedure.

Get A Lift and New Shape

Get the results you've dreamed about by scheduling breast surgery with an augmentation and lift at Forma Plastic Surgery. Our Scottsdale, AZ plastic surgeons can help you create a personalized treatment plan that meets your concerns and needs so you see beautiful, natural-looking results. By addressing your breasts' skin, size, shape, and position, your combination breast surgery can give you a younger-looking appearance. Please call for a consultation to receive additional information about your breast surgery options.

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