Breast Augmentation with Lift in McLean and Northern Virginia

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what is a breast Augmentation + Lift?

Due to advanced age, pregnancy, and genetics, over time, many women begin to lose fullness in their breasts while others may begin to notice loose breast skin. Some women will have both problems that lead to deflated-looking breasts that sag. If you would like to restore breast volume while also removing loose skin, plastic surgeon Dr. Alex Mesbahi recommends a breast augmentation plus a breast lift (mastopexy). This procedure at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery begins by removing excess skin from the breasts and then adding saline or silicone implants to achieve your goal size. Breast augmentation with a lift improves several concerns, such as position, shape, and size to give you perkier, more youthful-looking breasts. Make a consultation with Dr. Mesbahi to go over your unique needs and goals so he can help you determine if a breast surgery with augmentation and a lift is best for you. We offer locations in McLean, VA Washington, D.C., and Beverly Hills, CA.

Who is a Candidate for an augmentation + Lift?

There are many reasons why you may be wanting breast surgery combining augmentation and a lift. It's a great approach if you desire to fully rejuvenate your breasts while also improving the firmness of your breast skin. You may be experiencing breast sagging due to pregnancy, aging, or significant weight loss; therefore, you want to enhance the volume of your breasts — this can all be achieved with a lift and augmentation. Dr. Mesbahi can usually determine whether a breast lift alone can achieve your desired results, or if both procedures are needed to reach your goals.

breast augmentation + Lift technique

A combination breast surgery is commonly performed as an outpatient procedure where general anesthesia will be administered. For this surgery, the breast lift is usually the first to be performed. Any excess skin is eliminated, and the surrounding tissue is tightened. Dr. Mesbahi will go over breast implant options with you before the surgery so the selected implant can be easily placed. In certain cases, the areola and/or nipple may be repositioned to match your new breast size and shape.

after your surgery

The recovery timeframe for this particular procedure will differ for each patient; however, most patients are able to resume their usual activities after about seven days. You may experience mild swelling and discomfort after your surgery, but this is normal and should dissipate in 1 – 3 weeks. You will need to give your body time to heal, which is why Dr. Mesbahi recommends that you refrain from any exercise and strenuous activities for about 2 – 6 weeks. As you heal, your breasts will begin to settle into their new position and optimal results will be seen after about 3 – 6 months. Thanks to Dr. Mesbahi's expertise, our patients are often thrilled with their results and love their new shape.

Breast augmentation + lift FAQS

Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
The benefit of a breast augmentation with a lift is that it increases the volume of your chest while also correcting sag by eliminating loose skin. The breast lift will also raise the position of your native breast tissue so the results are perky and firm. This is crucial because augmenting breasts with moderate sagging may create a less than ideal outcome if a lift is not performed to correct the sag. If moderate to severe sagging is present, a breast lift should be completed and then implants can be placed. In your consultation with Dr. Mesbahi, he will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam of your breasts. Following this, he can give you his opinion on whether you need implants, a lift, or both.

Which incision is best for my surgery?
Breast surgery incisions have become more advanced with techniques being performed to help minimize the appearance of scarring. The best incision for your surgery will be chosen based on the type of implants and severity of breast sag. To correct severe sag, an anchor-shaped incision pattern is most effective. When developing your surgical plan, Dr. Mesbahi will discuss incision patterns and what is best for your needs. Regardless of the method used, Dr. Mesbahi will make incisions carefully so your results look natural.

How long will my results last?
If you don't have massive weight changes or get pregnant, your results from a breast augmentation with a lift should last a very long time. While both silicone and saline implants can last for many years, they should be assessed every few years to ensure their safety. In the surgery, Dr. Mesbahi places your implants with a technique that reduces breast sagging. This helps your results last longer. It's important to know that while cosmetic breast surgery can give a great result, the natural aging process still occurs. In time, you may begin to notice sagging and loose skin again, which can be improved with a second procedure.

How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Mesbahi performs breast augmentation with a lift so all incisions are small and thin. He does his best to place incisions in areas that are easily concealed, such as under the breast folds or along the border of the areola. With proper care, the scars created by your breast augmentation with a lift will eventually lighten so they blend more with your normal skin. Dr. Mesbahi or a member of our team will discuss scar care instructions you should follow after your surgery so your scars heal correctly.

Get A Lift and New Shape

Attain the curves you desire by scheduling a breast augmentation with a lift at Mesbahi Plastic Surgery. Dr. Mesbahi will help you develop a custom plan for treatment that fits your concerns and goals so you can have natural-looking results. By addressing the size, shape, position, and skin of your breasts, your breast augmentation with lift can lead to a more youthful appearance. Make your consultation with Dr. Mesbahi at our office in McLean, VA, Washington, D.C., or Beverly Hills, CA to find out more information about your options.

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