what is a breast Augmentation + Lift?
As women age, they may lose fullness in their breasts while others may develop loose, excess skin on their chest. Some women will have both problems that lead to deflated-looking breasts that sag. If you are looking to restore your breast size 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, and younger-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.
What Are The Benefits Of A Breast Augmentation + Lift?
The aesthetic appeal of the breasts can be affected by a number of factors, most commonly age, drooping weight, and pregnancy. Whether your issues include sagging or loss of firmness and shape, Dr. Mesbahi will create the perfect breast augmentation and lift procedure to revitalize and rejuvenate your breasts with benefits like:
- A custom surgical plan for your unique needs
- Multiple breast implant options
- Increasing breast size and fullness
- Lifting sagging breasts for a perkier look
- Enhancing breast contour and shape
- Improving firmness and feel
- Creating a more youthful appearance
- Resizing the nipples
- Boosting self-image and confidence
"Dr. Alex Mesbahi, I just wanted to thank you so much for what you did for me and so grateful for your services. Doctors like you make surgery a wonderful experience. You don't know how much this means to me. You're awesome."- Anonymous / Office Visit / Feb 24, 2020
"Dr. Mesbahi and Staff Are Amazing!! - Dr. Mesbahi and his entire staff are amazing. Dr. Mesbahi did not cut any corners. He made my well being and my health his first priority. My post op results are amazing!! I was a little worried about scaring because I suffer from hyperpigmentation. Only weeks after surgery I can honestly say I can barely see the incisions. I was also afraid of pain from the surgery, but there was minimal. I’m not sure how Dr. Mesbahi did it but he did. I felt like I could get right back at it the next day. He and his staff are down to earth, kind, caring, and on top of their game. From the time I went in for my consult to post surgery I have been in good hands. You will not be disappointed!!"- K. / RealSelf / Jun 02, 2020
"Dr Mesbahi is a great professional. He performed rhinoplasty on me last Friday . And I couldn’t be more happier! I got the nose which I always imagine on my face . This is incredible! Can’t wait when all the swelling will go down:)All the stuff in the office are also very nice and helpful. Really happy with the surgery and the recovery. Obviously will recommend dr Mesbahi to my friends!"- M.T. / Google / Mar 18, 2020
"Dr. Mesbahi recommended I have the halo treatment. Amazing results! Beautiful practice & friendly staff that you can trust. Thank you Dr. Mesbahi!"- T.P. / Google / Feb 26, 2020
"Dear Dr. Mesbahi, I wanted to thank you for a wonderful rotation experience. Thank you for pushing me to think and sweat the details in the OR. I enjoyed working with you and learning from you very much. I wish you the very best!"- Anonymous / Office Visit / Feb 24, 2020
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.
How is breast augmentation + Lift performed?
A combination breast surgery is commonly performed as an outpatient procedure where general anesthesia will be administered. In this surgical process, the initial step usually entails performing a breast lift, which includes the removal of any surplus skin and tightening of the surrounding tissue. Prior to the surgery, Dr. Mesbahi will discuss various breast implant choices with you, ensuring seamless placement of the chosen implant. In certain cases, the areola and/or nipple may be repositioned to harmonize with your newly attained breast size and contour.
What can I expect after a breast augmentation + Lift?
The recovery timeframe for this specific procedure will vary from patient to patient. However, most individuals can typically resume their usual activities after about seven days. It is common to experience mild swelling and discomfort after your surgery, but this should subside withing 1 – 3 weeks. Dr. Mesbahi strongly advises allowing your body ample time to heal and recommends that you refrain from any exercise and strenuous activities for about 2 – 6 weeks. As the healing process unfolds, you'll notice your breasts gradually settling into their new position, with optimal results becoming evident after about 3 – 6 months. Thanks to Dr. Mesbahi's expertise, our patients are often highly satisfied with their results and adore their transformed physique.
Breast augmentation + lift FAQ
Will a breast augmentation and 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 breast augmentation and lift 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 breast augmentation and lift 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 after breast augmentation and lift surgery?
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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