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Breast Aug with Lift

Breast Augmentation With Lift – Morristown, NJ*

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Overview

Breast augmentation can be performed in conjunction with a breast lift to create larger and firmer breasts. This procedure lifts and tightens a sagging breast, and then adds volume with the help of a breast implant. At The Peer Group for Plastic Surgery in Florham Park, NJ, our plastic surgeons can simulate the post-surgical results of their patients with Vectra 3D Imaging. With this advanced technology, patients can visualize how a breast lift and implant can work together to produce the best result. Our surgeons can quickly and easily use the Vectra system during the initial consultation to help develop the perfect treatment plan and cosmetic approach for each patient.

*For our patients that are concerned about the recent FDA update regarding breast implants and anaplastic large cell lymphoma, this link can provide you with up to date information compiled by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. click here. The Doctors at The Peer Group remain committed to providing our patients with the most current, accurate information possible. In addition to the provided link, we are always available to meet with you to discuss any concerns that you may have.

Surgical Technique

During this procedure, the lift will occur first. This begins with the surgeon removing excess skin residing on and around the breast in order to reshape it. The underlying breast tissue will be pulled tight and lifted so that the breast sits in the proper position. In addition, the nipple is usually repositioned. For excessively large breasts, the colored part around the nipple (known as the areola) will need to be surgically reduced.

Breast Lift Incision

Breast lifts are performed with varying incision patterns. Some common incision patterns include:

  • All the way around the areola
  • Circumareolar (around the areola) with an additional vertical incision (a vertical line that will travel down the breast to the natural fold below the breast)
  • Full circumareolar, vertical, and horizontal incision (referred to as an anchor or inverted "T")

Breast Lift Incision

Breast lifts are performed with varying incision patterns. Some common incision patterns include:

  • All the way around the areola
  • Circumareolar (around the areola) with an additional vertical incision (a vertical line that will travel down the breast to the natural fold below the breast)
  • Full circumareolar, vertical, and horizontal incision (referred to as an anchor or inverted "T")

During/After Surgery

Breast augmentation with a lift is performed under general anesthesia in the Peer Group’s AAAASF accredited surgical facility. Because this is a combination surgery, the recovery time can last a bit longer than a lift or augmentation alone. Most patients are able to return to work within a few short days, but exercise and aerobic activities should be avoided for at least 2-4 weeks. It will take a few months for the breasts to settle fully into their new position and assume a soft, natural look. Women who have lived with sagging, deflated breasts are thrilled with their new breast appearance.

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Breast Aug With Lift FAQs

Will Implants Help Sagging?

Breast augmentation surgery will help with size, but will not lift a sagging breast. If there is moderate to severe sagging, women should be leery of any surgeon who recommends implants alone. Patients who are happy with the size of their breasts, but want to correct the sagging, will usually benefit with a breast lift procedure (without the placement of implants).

Which Incision is Best?

During your consultation, the incision placement will be discussed after your breasts have been thoroughly assessed. Women with smaller breasts will usually benefit from an incision that circles the areola only. Larger breasts, or those that have severe sagging, may need the anchor-shaped incision in order to achieve the best results.

Long-Lasting Results?

Breast lifts are designed to last a very long time. As long as you do not experience a huge weight gain or become pregnant, the results can last for years. The implants are surgically placed in a way that protects the breasts from sagging.  Age and gravity are unavoidable elements that will create some natural sagging throughout the years.

What About Scarring?

Unlike breast augmentation alone where the incisions can be carefully hidden, it is hard to conceal the incisions that are made during the lift procedure. The number of scars and their location will depend on the surgeon’s incision strategy.  Every effort is made during surgery to minimize scarring. With proper scar care and an avoidance of sun exposure, the scars will fade and become thinner over time. Most women feel that the physical results following this surgery far outweigh the scarring left behind.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.

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