Breast Augmentation with Lift
Many women seek breasts that are fuller, more perky, and more youthful. Breast augmentation alone is ideal for women who desire to enhance the shape and size of their breasts, but is best for women with a youthful breast shape because it won’t necessarily lift the breasts to a higher position.
When enlarging the breasts alone won’t achieve a woman’s aesthetic goals, Dr. Larry Lickstein recommends breast augmentation combined with a breast lift, or mastopexy, procedure. In fact, this is the breast rejuvenation procedure he recommends most commonly for mothers.
Why Choose Dr. Larry Lickstein for your breast augmentation with lift?
Benefits of breast lift with implants
Breast augmentation with mastopexy: what to expect
Breast augmentation with lift recovery
Frequently asked questions about breast augmentation with mastopexy
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Why Choose Dr. Larry Lickstein for your Breast Augmentation with Lift?
Breast augmentation with lift is a cosmetic surgery procedure that is especially customizable. When patients meet with Dr. Lickstein to discuss their breast surgery, he takes the time to carefully listen to their desires. Breast size, shape, cleavage, and placement are some of the many factors that are altered by this combination procedure, and Dr. Lickstein wants to be certain he is helping his patients meet all of their aesthetic goals.
A highly experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Lickstein combines surgical expertise with a rare sense of artistry to help his patients achieve the silhouettes they desire. Whether you would like breasts that are much larger or would prefer a more subtle transformation, Dr. Lickstein will create a plain custom-tailored to your unique anatomy.
Benefits of Breast Lift with Implants
Breast augmentation with mastopexy is a combination procedure that helps our patients achieve significantly enhanced breasts in a single operation. Benefits include:
- Larger, shaplier breasts
- Reduction of excess breast skin
- Breasts that appear higher and more youthful
- Nipples and/or areolas that are reshaped and repositioned
- A fuller appearance to the upper breast
- Improved breast symmetry
- Improved body proportions
- Improved self-confidence1
Breast Augmentation with Mastopexy: What to Expect
Preparing for Surgery
In preparation for your breast augmentation with mastopexy, you will attend an in-depth consultation with Dr. Lickstein. During this meeting, you will be able to honestly discuss your goals and desired results. Dr. Lickstein will take the time to ensure that you are fully educated about your options, the procedure itself, and the recovery process.
Before your procedure, you may be asked to temporarily stop taking some of your medications. You will also be asked to stop smoking, as this could impact the outcome of your procedure. You will not be able to drive yourself home after your breast surgery, so please make arrangements for transportation with a trusted friend or family member.
How Breast Augmentation with Lift Surgery Works
Breast lift with implants surgery is an outpatient procedure. To begin the procedure, Dr. Lickstein will make an incision and create a pocket for the breast implant. Once he is satisfied with the placement of the implant, Dr. Lickstein will move the patient’s nipple and areola to a higher position on her chest. The breast tissue will be meticulously reshaped to ensure that ideal contours are achieved before Dr. Lickstein closes the incisions with sutures.2,3
Breast Augmentation with Lift Recovery
After breast augmentation with mastopexy, you will recover briefly at the surgery center before being released to go home in the company of a friend or family member.
It is normal for women to experience soreness after breast lift with implants, and Dr. Lickstein will prescribe medication to help you stay comfortable. You may also feel tightness in the chest area, which will subside over the course of the next week or two. Cold compresses and sleeping in a slightly elevated position will help.
Most of Dr. Lickstein’s patients remain home from work for at least one week following a breast lift with implants. Strenuous activity and exercise should be avoided for at least two months, though you should be able to get back to light exercise and cardio within a few weeks.
Frequently Asked Questions about Breast Augmentation with Mastopexy
Will I have scars after my breast lift with implants?
There are a number of different incision approaches Dr. Lickstein can use during breast lift with implants, and each will leave some type of scar. Dr. Lickstein employs the full extent of his surgical expertise to place incisions in such a manner as to minimize visible scarring, and will discuss your incision options with you during your private consultation. He also takes extensive steps during post-operative care to minimize inflammation that could lead to scarring and incorporates scar treatment into the recovery process.
Am I a Will my breast augmentation and mastopexy be performed at the same time? for breast augmentation?
In most cases, Dr. Lickstein performs breast augmentation and breast lift procedures during the same surgery. However, there are some patients who may do better with two separate surgeries, such as patients who desire especially large breast implants or who have certain pre-existing risk factors.
What are the risks of this procedure?
Any surgical procedure carries some risk of complications and side effects, but working with an experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Lickstein is the best way to ensure optimal results. Risks of breast lift with implants include:
- Changes in breast or nipple sensation
- Asymmetrical results
- Breast implant risks, including capsular contraction and implant rupture
Contact Elle Aesthetic Arts and Plastic Surgery
If you would like to learn more about achieving fuller and perkier breasts through breast augmentation with mastopexy, please contact Elle Aesthetic Arts and Plastic Surgery to schedule your consultation with Dr. Lickstein.
1 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Combining a breast lift with breast implants. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/news/blog/combining-a-breast-lift-with-breast-implants. Accessed December 17, 2021.
2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Breast Augmentation Procedure. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-augmentation/procedure. Accessed December 17, 2021.
3 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Breast Lift Procedure. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-lift/procedure. Accessed December 17, 2021.
4 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Breast Augmentation Risks and Safety. Available: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-augmentation/safety. Accessed December 17, 2021.