Breast Augmentation With Lift in Houston, TX
Pregnancy, gravity, and aging are all contributing factors that can cause the breasts to lose volume and firmness. Women affected by these issues often want larger breasts and are concerned about skin laxity and breast drooping.
By combining a breast lift with breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Patronella can enhance and lift your breasts in a single surgery.
How Is Breast Lift With Augmentation Performed?
Dr. Patronella performs this procedure in 2 to 3 hours at his facility in Houston on an outpatient basis.
Anesthesia and Incisions
The procedure begins with the use of general anesthesia.
Because he believes it yields the best results, Dr. Patronella uses the anchor incision for performing a breast lift with implants. This incision runs around the areola, down the lower breast tissue, and along the underside of the breast (the inframammary crease).
Placing the Breast Implants
Dr. Patronella inserts silicone or saline breast implants into breast pockets he forms under the chest muscle (submuscular placement).
He commonly uses silicone implants for combined breast augmentation and lift, but the implant type will ultimately be the decision of the patient. During your consultation, Dr. Patronella will describe the benefits of both and his recommendations to you based upon your unique physique and aesthetic preferences.
Lifting and Reshaping the Breasts
Dr. Patronella adjusts the breast’s shape and raises the breasts into a more youthful position on the chest. The breast tissues are tightened around the implants and then secured in place.
Frequently Asked Questions About Combined Breast Lift and Augmentation
How much does a breast augmentation with lift cost?
The cost of breast augmentation with breast lift may vary depending on the extent of the correction required and specific techniques used. For more information about the price of your breast surgery and what this comprehensive fee includes, visit our plastic surgery pricing list.
What is recovery like after breast augmentation and lift?
Most women can return to work and most of their normal activities within 1 or 2 weeks of their procedure. However, vigorous exercise, heavy lifting, and similar activities should be avoided for several weeks.
When will I see the results of my breast augmentation and lift?
Most patients will see changes to their breast contours immediately after their procedure. However, final results will be revealed as bruising and swelling resolve, the implants settle into place, and the scars mature.
How do I know if I need a breast lift, breast augmentation, or combined procedure?
Read our blog about breast lift vs. breast augmentation if you’re wondering whether you need one procedure or a combination.