Breast augmentation combined with a breast lift may be ideal for women who have experienced changes in breast volume, breast shape, skin laxity, or nipple position after pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, or weight loss.
This combination of surgeries is customized at our practice, tailored to your unique condition and anatomy. The breast implant type, implant pocket location, incision approach, and lift technique will be selected to match your body type and aesthetic goals. The breast augmentation with lift treatment is highly personalized at Mangat Plastic Surgery, so it is highly unlikely that two of our patients will ever have the same treatment plan. This custom approach is a key factor in how we achieve such attractive, natural-looking results.
Candidates for breast augmentation with lift
Good candidates for a combination of breast augmentation and lift include women who have:
Breasts that appear deflated or flat
Changes in breast shape
Stretching of the breast skin
Breasts low on the chest wall
Sagging, overly large, or droopy nipples
To be safe to undergo surgery, you should be in good health, not smoke (or be willing to quit for a few weeks before and after surgery), and understand the procedure, recovery, and scars.
How is a breast augmentation with lift performed?
Your surgery will be customized to match the condition of your breasts, and we may use several advanced techniques to lift and augment your breasts.
Advanced surgical techniques
To develop the treatment best suited to your condition, our surgeons will evaluate your breasts and determine the amount of lifting and whether nipple repositioning is required to achieve an excellent aesthetic.
The breast lift techniques that we offer include:
Where are the incisions?
When undergoing a breast augmentation with lift, the areolar or inframammary incision locations are often selected. The breast lift technique used will determine the breast implant incision location. If you undergo the crescent, doughnut, or lollipop lift technique, the implant will probably be inserted through an incision around the areola. If you need the anchor lift technique, the implant will be placed with an inframammary (in the breast crease) incision.
How are the implants placed in breast augmentation with lift?
The breast implant is either placed above or below the chest muscle. Breast implants placed below the chest muscle look more natural, but implants placed above the chest muscle create more cleavage and have a shorter, more comfortable recovery. The benefits and disadvantages of each placement approach will be discussed with you in your pre-operative consultation.
How is the breast augmentation with lift surgery performed?
The breast augmentation with lift procedure involves the following steps:
The incision locations are marked with a surgical pen
Anesthesia is administered
An antibacterial solution is applied to the breasts
The surgical incisions are created
The implant pocket is created
The implant is placed and positioned within the pocket
The excess skin is removed
The skin is re-draped over the reshaped breast mound
The nipple structure is relocated to a desirable and youthful location, centered on the breast
Once both breasts are enhanced, we fine-tune the procedure, checking for any unevenness and adjusting for improved symmetry
The incisions are closed
Bandages are applied
Why choose us for a breast augmentation with lift?
Mangat Plastic Surgery is the longest-established specialty plastic surgery practice in the Vail Valley. Our surgeons are recognized for achieving unparalleled surgical results and a “never had surgery” look. You can undergo a breast augmentation with lift, confident in our specialty cosmetic skills, in the privacy and comfort of our state-of-the-art surgical facility.
What to expect: Your recovery
Our patients are often surprised that the recovery is less stressful and uncomfortable than expected. The first few days will bring some discomfort, which is easily managed with prescription pain medication. You will be provided with full aftercare instructions, and we will be closely monitoring your progress and seeing you at several follow-up appointments. We are always available to you for questions or concerns. The general rules for recovery are as follows:
Rest for a few days
Take a week off of work
Take pain medication to reduce discomfort
Keep the head elevated for two to three day after surgery
Begin massaging the breasts two to three days after surgery
Avoid showering until you get approval from our surgeons
Wear a soft bra for a month after surgery
Avoid strenuous activity or exercise for four to six weeks
Breast augmentation with lift: Life-changing results
The best results of the breast augmentation with lift occur at the three-month mark, but your new breasts will appear rejuvenated, lifted, and youthful much earlier. The enhanced look of your breasts can be life-changing, dramatically improving your confidence in your figure.
FAQBreast Augmentation with Lift
Are there side effects?
It is normal to expect the following during recovery:
Itching at the incisions
Numbness around the incision
Nausea for a few hours after surgery
Is it safe to undergo a breast augmentation with lift?
Complications are very rare. It could not be more critical that your breast augmentation with lift is performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon who employs the most stringent health and safety protocols, as is a primary factor in our surgeries at Mangat Plastic Surgery in the Vail Valley. Some of the rare occurrences of complications include:
Poor healing of the incision
Problems with nipple sensation
Capsular contracture (hardening around the implant)
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we understand that safety is now an increased priority. Dr. Mangat has resumed seeing patients in a way that is safe and takes appropriate health precautions, and this includes the option to set up a virtual consultation.
If you’d like to schedule a virtual consultation with Dr. Mangat or Dr. Copit to begin learning about how we can help you realize your cosmetic goals, please reach out. We’re excited to start you on your journey to your most beautiful self.