Breast augmentation with lift is a transformative procedure that combines the benefits of breast augmentation and breast lift techniques. This comprehensive approach not only enhances the size and volume of the breasts but also lifts and reshapes them, resulting in a more youthful and proportionate appearance. Dr. Zannis is one of the few surgeons to have perfected the combined approach, allowing you to undergo just one surgery instead of two.
At Zannis Plastic Surgery, we understand that each patient has unique goals and desires when it comes to their breasts. Our goal is to create natural-looking results that enhance your femininity and boost your self-confidence. Whether you are looking to restore lost volume after pregnancy and breastfeeding or simply want to enhance the size and shape of your breasts, board-certified Dr. Zannis has the expertise and experience to deliver exceptional outcomes.
If you are considering a breast augmentation with lift, contact Zannis Plastic Surgery today at (252) 633-1197 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Zannis. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. Together, we can help you achieve the beautiful and balanced breasts you’ve always desired.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Combination Procedure
- 3 Choosing Your Implants
- 4 What is Breast Ptosis?
- 5 Breast Lift Techniques
- 6 Benefits of Breast Augmentation with Lift
- 7 Who is a Good Candidate?
- 8 Personal Consultation
- 9 Breast Augmentation with Lift Procedure
- 10 How Much is a Breast Augmentation with Lift in New Bern?
- 11 FAQ
- 12 References
Before and After Photos
The breasts are an integral part of a woman’s femininity and self-confidence. However, factors such as pregnancy, weight loss, aging, and genetics can cause the breasts to lose their shape, volume, and firmness over time. If you’re dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts and desire both augmentation and lift, you may be a candidate for this procedure.
Breast augmentation with a lift is a comprehensive cosmetic procedure that combines the benefits of breast implants with the reshaping and lifting effects of a breast lift, or mastopexy. For many women, simultaneous augmentation and mastopexy is an effective option for many women, with reports of high patient satisfaction. (1) This procedure not only enhances the size and fullness of the breasts but also addresses sagging and drooping, resulting in a more youthful and proportionate silhouette.
Choosing Your Implants
The choice of implant type, size, and shape will be customized to your desired outcome and natural body proportions.
Understanding the different types of implants available is crucial. Silicone and saline implants are the two primary options, each offering unique benefits and considerations. Silicone implants provide a more natural look and feel, while saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater solution and may require smaller incisions for placement.
Determining the appropriate size of the implant is crucial for achieving the desired outcome. Dr. Zannis will take into account your existing breast tissue, body proportions, and personal preferences to recommend a size that enhances your natural beauty and achieves the desired level of volume and projection.
In addition to the type and size of the implant, we also consider the shape. Round implants provide fullness and symmetry, while teardrop-shaped implants mimic the natural slope of the breast. The choice between these two shapes depends on your desired outcome and individual anatomy.
Implants can be placed either above or below the chest muscle, depending on your individual needs and preferences.
What is Breast Ptosis?
Breast sagging, also known as ptosis, can have a detrimental effect on a woman’s body confidence. It can occur because of: (2)
- Weight Loss
- Normal Aging
In addition to breast augmentation, a breast lift will be performed to address sagging and correct the position of the nipple and areola. This involves removing excess skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and elevating the nipple to a more youthful position. The result is a firmer and perkier breast silhouette, restoring a more youthful appearance to your breasts.
Breast Lift Techniques
- Periareolar Incision – The periareolar incision involves making an incision around the edge of the areola. This technique is suitable for patients with minimal sagging and allows for subtle reshaping and lifting of the breasts.
- Lollipop Incision – For patients with moderate to severe sagging, the lollipop incision may be recommended. This involves making an incision around the edge of the areola and vertically down to the breast crease. This technique provides more extensive lifting and reshaping of the breasts.
- Anchor Incision – In cases of significant breast ptosis, the anchor incision technique may be necessary. This technique involves making an incision around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, and horizontally along the breast crease. The anchor-shaped incision allows for maximum lift and reshaping of the breasts. This is rarely needed or used by Dr. Zannis.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation with Lift
- Improved Breast Shape and Symmetry
- Enhanced Self-Confidence and Body Image
- Restored Breast Volume after Pregnancy or Weight Loss
- Lifted and Firmer Breasts
- More Youthful Appearance
- Combination Two-in-one Procedure
Who is a Good Candidate?
Candidates for breast augmentation with a lift are women who desire to enhance the shape and size of their breasts while also addressing issues such as sagging or drooping. This procedure is suitable for individuals who are bothered by:
- Loss of Breast Volume
- Breast Asymmetry
- Ptosis (Sagging)
- Nipple Position and Projection
- Lack of Upper Pole Fullness
The ideal candidate for breast augmentation with a lift is in good overall health, has realistic expectations, and is a non-smoker. Although age is not a limiting factor for this procedure, the individual must be healthy enough to undergo surgery. A consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Zannis can help determine if breast augmentation with a lift is the right choice for you.
When considering breast augmentation with a lift, a personal consultation with Dr. Zannis at our state-of-the-art facility in New Bern is the first step towards achieving your desired results. During this comprehensive consultation, Dr. Zannis will take the time to understand your unique goals and concerns, as well as assess your medical history to ensure that you are a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Dr. Zannis will carefully evaluate your current breast size, shape, and symmetry, taking into account factors such as nipple position and skin elasticity. This thorough assessment allows him to tailor a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs and provides you with the most natural-looking and proportionate results possible.
In some cases, breast augmentation alone may be sufficient to achieve your desired outcome, enhancing the size and fullness of your breasts. However, if you also have concerns about sagging or drooping breasts, a breast lift may be recommended in conjunction with the augmentation.
During your consultation, Dr. Zannis will guide you through the entire surgical process, explaining the various options available to you, including implant type, incision techniques, and placement options. He will also provide detailed information on the risks, benefits, and expected recovery period associated with the procedure.
Breast Augmentation with Lift Procedure
Before the procedure begins, we will administer anesthesia for your comfort. During the surgery, Dr. Zannis will carefully create incisions strategically placed to minimize scarring. The breast implants will be inserted either through the inframammary fold, around the areola, or in the armpit, depending on your preferences and individual anatomy. He will meticulously determine the position of the implants to achieve the desired fullness and projection.
To address sagging and improve breast shape, Dr. Zannis will then perform the breast lift portion. This involves removing excess skin, reshaping the underlying breast tissue, and repositioning the nipple and areola to a higher, more youthful position. By tightening and lifting the breast tissues, he will create a firmer and more aesthetically pleasing breast contour.
How Much is a Breast Augmentation with Lift in New Bern?
The cost of a breast augmentation with lift procedure at Zannis Plastic Surgery will vary depending on several factors specific to each patient. Following your consultation, our knowledgeable staff will provide you with a comprehensive and accurate estimate for the cost of your breast augmentation with lift procedure.
To schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Zannis at our New Bern location, please call (252) 633-1197. Alternatively, you can fill out our simple form to start the process. Take the first step towards enhancing your natural beauty and achieving the aesthetic results you desire.
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Can breast augmentation with lift correct breast asymmetry?
Yes, breast augmentation with lift can correct breast asymmetry. Many women experience uneven breasts, where one breast is larger or sits lower than the other. During the surgery, the surgeon can adjust the size, shape, and position of each breast to achieve a more balanced and symmetrical result. This personalized approach ensures that both breasts are aesthetically pleasing and proportionate to the patient’s body.
What factors should I consider when choosing breast implants?
There are several factors to consider when choosing breast implants for augmentation with lift. These include the desired breast size and shape, the patient’s body type and proportions, the quality and durability of the implants, and any specific preferences or concerns the patient may have.
How long is the recovery time after breast augmentation with lift?
The recovery time after breast augmentation with lift varies by individual, but most patients can expect to take at least one to two weeks off from work and their regular activities. It is important to follow post-operative instructions provided by the surgeon, such as wearing a supportive bra, avoiding strenuous activities, and attending follow-up appointments. While initial swelling and discomfort are common, these symptoms gradually subside over time, and most patients can resume their normal daily routines within a few weeks.
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- Ramanadham SR, Rose Johnson A. Breast Lift with and without Implant: A Synopsis and Primer for the Plastic Surgeon. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery Global Open. 2020;8(10):e3057. doi:https://doi.org/10.1097/GOX.0000000000003057