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Breast Lift With Implants

The female breast shape and size is easily changed following pregnancy, lactation, aging, and even weight changes. Because the breast is entirely shaped by the skin surrounding it, there are no muscle or ligaments which hold the breast in place. Our skin, also our largest organ, is distensible, stretching easily with volume changes. When the skin of the breast stretches, so also does the nipple/areolar complex. Many women find that their nipples face the floor, upon aging, rather than the opposite wall. When this change happens, women feel less attractive and less feminine. As our self esteem erodes, often, so does our productivity and our energy level.

Seeking to improve the shape and size of the breast, the surgical solutions usually involve breast implants, either saline or silicone gel, with an elevation of the nipples and a reduction of the skin below the nipples. These surgeries are commonly termed mastopexy with augmentation, or breast lift with implants, and are often performed together.

Breast Lift with Implants Candidates

Many women wish to correct drooping breasts that have lost their volume and/or “perkiness.” By adding implants to breast lift surgery, volume can be enhanced while excess skin is removed and the remainder tightened. For breast ptosis (sagginess) as well as a loss of fullness, Dr. Ormsby can improve the size, shape, and position of the breasts. To be a good candidate for a breast lift with implants, patients should be in generally good health to minimize potential surgical complications.

Once you consult with Dr. Ormsby, she can talk with you about your goals and determine whether a breast lift with implants is ideal for your needs. She will communicate with you until you are comfortable proceeding. You will have the opportunity to view many examples of pre-operative and post-operative photos. This open discussion often helps to bring patients comfort when moving forward with their surgery.

Breast Lift with Implants Procedure

The breast lift (mastopexy) with implants procedure is usually performed in a single surgery under general anesthesia. Dr. Ormsby will remove any excess skin and tighten the remaining skin to help lift the breasts and relocate the nipples to a higher position. In many cases, the same incisions utilized for the breast lift can be used to place the implants as well. The entire procedure typically takes between one to three hours, after which patients can return home to begin their recovery.

Breast Lift with Implants Recovery and Results

During the initial consultation, we will review possible side effects and the expected results. After the procedure, your breasts may be swollen, sore, and/or bruised, all of which should gradually fade. To minimize discomfort, oral medication can be prescribed. A special supportive bra should be worn the first few days to aid in healing and reduce discomfort caused by the natural pull of gravity. Rigorous activities should be postponed for at least four weeks. Most patients can return to work at one week. You should begin to see your final results two to three months into recovery.

Breast Lift with Implants FAQs

How old do I need to be for this procedure?

As regulated by the FDA, women must be at least 18 years of age to receive saline implants for breast augmentation and aged 22 or older to receive an augmentation with silicone implants.

Are saline or silicone implants better?

Many of our patients have exceptional results with silicone implants because they tend to offer a very natural look and feel; however, saline implants may be preferable in some cases. Dr. Ormsby will discuss the benefits of each type during your consultation.

Do I need a mommy makeover?

Breast lift surgery with implants is a common component of the mommy makeover. This solution is designed for women wanting their pre-baby body back. It combines different procedures in one overarching treatment plan to address multiple areas of the body. After evaluating your needs, Dr. Ormsby will determine if you can benefit from adding your breast lift with implants to a comprehensive mommy makeover.

Will my scars be noticeable?

Dr. Ormsby utilizes extreme precision when performing breast surgery and does everything possible to minimize residual scarring. Although scars may be slightly raised or pink at first, they should smooth out and fade over time.

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If you would like more information about breast lift with implants, contact Dr. Marcia V. Ormsby today.


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