Time and gravity take their toll on breasts the same way they do the rest of our bodies. With a combination breast lift and augmentation, you can not only achieve the more curvaceous silhouette you’ve always wanted, but you can raise the height of your breasts to appear more youthful and perky. This popular procedure has been called “life-changing” by patients, improving their confidence by enhancing the size, shape, and location of their breasts.
Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States whereby breast implants are added to increase the size and improve the shape of natural breasts. Though the formal term for this surgery is augmentation mammoplasty, the general public more commonly calls it a “boob job.” A breast lift, however, does not add size or change the shape of the breasts, but actually lifts them up, effectively reversing the clock and undoing the changes that gravity, lifestyle, and time have enacted. This combination breast augmentation and breast lift surgery removes excess skin, reshapes natural breast tissue, and adds implants to create your ideal curves.
Patients choose a breast lift with augmentation to target deflated and sagging breasts due to the factors like pregnancy and breastfeeding, aging, and weight loss. They may also desire more symmetry and fullness or need breast reconstruction surgery after a breast cancer treatment. Whatever the reason, this surgery package results in beautifully designed, round, full, and lifted breasts so that patients may enjoy the breast profile they’ve always desired.
A breast lift with augmentation has an exceptional patient satisfaction rating, with the results of the procedure lasting an average of 10–20 years.
A breast lift is a body contouring treatment where lax, sagging skin is removed, and tissue is shifted. This results in a firmer, tighter breast contour. A breast augmentation adds volume through the use of either saline or silicone implants. This results in larger breasts.
Typically, a mommy makeover involves two or more body-contouring procedures focusing on the breasts and abdomen. Most patients have multiple treatments that may include a tummy tuck, liposuction, and breast lift or augmentation. The results of a mommy makeover are an improved overall appearance. The breast lift with augmentation treatment only focuses only on enhancing the breasts.
For most patients, the recovery time from breast lift and augmentation surgery is six to eight weeks. Before you come in for your surgery, prepare a comfortable space in your home where you can rest and recover in a relaxed environment. For the first few weeks, you will need support with day-to-day tasks from a loved one or care provider. Bruising, swelling, and discomfort are normal and will start to decline after a few days. Do not shower in the first two days after your breast surgery, and wear a soft, comfortable bra 24 hours a day for the first six weeks.
Patients typically return to light activity about 10–14 days after surgery. Strenuous activities, lifting, and working out should be avoided until at least weeks four to six, or when you get the “green light” from Dr. DeLozier at your follow-up appointment. After about three to four months your new breasts will have settled, with little to no swelling remaining. This is when you may return to all normal activities.
Yes. Each and every procedure you desire will be discussed in your initial consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. DeLozier. He will work with you to craft the perfect surgical plan to get you the body and aesthetics you desire in the safest and more effective way. Contact our Nashville cosmetic surgery center to get started.