For women who are unsatisfied with the shape and size of their bust, a breast augmentation combined with a breast lift (also known as augmentation mastopexy) can help breasts appear fuller, rounder, perkier, and more youthful. The augmentation portion of the procedure gives the breast more volume and cleavage, and the breast lift portion of the procedure lifts drooping breast tissue and the nipple up into the appropriate position. The result is a more elevated appearance that is voluminous and sexy. Call Austin-Weston, The Center for Cosmetic Surgery in Reston, VA to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons to learn more.
Breast Augmentation With Lift Reviews
"Dr. Weston is the best doc in the DMV area!! He listened to me, to my needs and wants, and he delivered!! I had a breast lift with augmentation. Excellent service and care. His partner called on me the next day to check up on me and how I was doing. The nurses were awesome as well and can not leave them out, along with the CRNA. Counting down the time for my upgrade hahaha."- J.P. / Google / Dec 14, 2015
"from the very beginning I was impressed with the professionalism and skill of the entire staff. Dr Weston replaced breast implants and did a lift; I am still healing, but feel really good. The med regime they have developed includes a lot of anti-inflammatory meds and ice packs as well as the usual post op narcotics. I've had to take very few of the narcotics; the other meds and changing the ice packs works amazingly well. I still have some bruising, but I am so, so happy with the outcome. These people are the best! Marcia Peterson"- R.P. / Facebook / Aug 02, 2017
"I LOVE DR. WESTON!! I had a classic lift with augmentation and upper eye lid. He did a phenomenal job and my chest look simply gorgeous. My eyes look fantastic as well. This was the most pleasant experience I ever had. I was extremely calm and comfortable going into surgery. I had zero pain after the surgery and my recovery process was super comfortable. I highly recommend doctor Weston."- S.J. / Google / Dec 14, 2016
"Tummy Tuck and Breast Augmentation with Lift - Reston, VA - I had a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. I chose Dr Weston after doing an extensive search. I was absolutely amazed by the results. Dr Weston is a master at his job and the results are way above my expectations. He follows through and does not stop until you are fully satisfied. As a healthcare provider myself, i value this level of professionalism and care. I highly recommend him to anyone who is seeking exceptional care."- H. / RateMDs / May 24, 2013
"Always Wanted Bigger Breasts, Needed Lift - Reston, VA - He is wonderful! Was so honest. I told him I had been to another surgeon who suggested I get 450 cc, I am 5'2 and 120 lbs. He said "NO WAY! I WOULDN'T LET MY DAUGHTER GET 450 cc" and I didn't. And thank goodness because I couldn't be happier with my new twins and lift! Love him so much! And the way they treat you, it's like you're royalty! Love everyone there."- K. / RateMDs / Aug 01, 2015
During a breast augmentation with a lift, the implant is placed to first restore volume. Next, the excess skin is removed around the breast in order to reshape it. This also lifts the nipple to a more perky and strraight-forward position so the overall breast remains in harmony and balance. The size of the areola is sometimes altered as well depending on the amount of native areola skin and desired final size.
Breast Lift Incisions
Depending on your individual breast enhancement goals, there are several variations of breast lift surgery performed by our board-certified cosmetic surgeons. The three most common incision patterns are anchor (a scar that goes around the areola, down the front of the breast, and also under the breast), lollipop (around the areola and down the front of the breast) or circumareolar (a scar around areola only).
In each type of breast lift procedure, your surgeon removes excess skin and tissue to lift and tighten the bust. This process reverses the effects of aging and pregnancy to give you perkier, younger-looking breasts. The type of lift that is best for your body is determined at the time of your complimentary consultation. The factors that dictate the type of lift performed include patient preference, the degree of droop, and the size of the implant chosen.
Breast lift vs. Augmentation
Patients often inquire whether they need a breast lift, augmentation or both. If you know you want larger breasts than your current size, your surgeon will talk to you about placing an implant. Based on the size of that implant and your desired 'look,' your surgeon may recommend a type of breast lift to accompany the augmentation. This is very much based on the individual and requires an in-person examination and discussion. On occasion, patients want an 'augmented look' with lots of cleavage, but they do not want larger breasts in terms of cup size. For those patients, your surgeon may recommend a staged procedure where you first have the lift and a small reduction performed, and once those incisions heal, you come back for a second procedure when the breast implant is placed. This is also a long discussion that requires a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
what to expect After Surgery
Most women take a week off work to recover from a breast augmentation with a lift. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes around 2 – 3 hours to perform. Patients are typically off daytime pain medication by the one-week mark but may still require some pain medication at night to rest comfortably. The plastic surgeons at Austin-Weston ask patients to avoid strenuous activity for the first week postoperatively and to avoid chest pectoralis muscle exercises for six weeks. Final photographs are taken around 3 months and the scars can be expected to fade and lighten for several years after the procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- From $7,800
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
If you are interested in enhancing your breast size and desire a more youthful appearance to your bust, then a breast augmentation with a lift may be the cosmetic procedure for you. Call our cosmetic practice in Reston, VA to learn all about the benefits this procedure can provide. Our plastic surgeons will be happy to discuss which incision method is best for you and the long-lasting results that accompany this surgery.
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