Breast Augmentation with Lift in Denver, CO

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What is Breast Augmentation with a Lift?

Women pursuing a breast lift may require a combination procedure of a lift with an augmentation to obtain their goals. At Peak Plastic Surgery Center, Dr. Barker strives to provide each patient pursuing a combination of a breast lift and augmentation with an individualized surgical plan to obtain optimal results. As women age, they may lose fullness in their breasts, while others may begin to notice excess skin on their chest. Some women experience both changes with deflated, sagging breasts. If you would like to increase breast volume while also eliminating excess skin, Dr. Eric Barker can perform a breast augmentation surgery with a lift (mastopexy). This procedure at Peak Plastic Surgery in Denver, CO, starts by removing loose skin from the breasts and then adding silicone or saline implants to achieve your goal size. A breast augmentation with a lift improves several concerns, such as shape, size, and position to create perkier, more youthful-looking breasts. Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Barker to discuss your specific needs and goals, so He can help you determine if a combination breast surgery with both augmentation and a lift best fits your needs.

What can you expect during your Consultation?

A combination breast lift and augmentation address natural descent of the breast and volume loss, while also obtaining an overall increase in breast size. Each patient will meet with Dr. Barker to discuss a variety of surgical lift techniques, incision types, and implant options to achieve their desired outcome.

How does a breast augmentation with a lift work?

To bring the breast back into a more youthful appearing location while also improving contour, shape, and increased size. Each patient will have a predetermined surgical and recovery plan to ensure this process is as comfortable as possible. The actual surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can take a few hours to complete. After the surgery, patients will continue to avoid strenuous activity for the first 4 – 6 weeks following surgery. Patients are usually cleared for full activity without restrictions after 2 – 3 months. Swelling is expected during the first 2 – 3 months after surgery and typically resolves by six months.

The exact surgery timeline is as follows:

  • Surgery
  • Day 3 – 5: Discomfort Improving, Able to Return to Work
  • Day 7: First post-operative visit, dressing removal, Weaned off Pain Medications.
  • 2 weeks: Second post-operative visit
  • 3 weeks: Begin scar therapy if indicated.
  • 4 weeks: Third post-operative visit, begin slow increase of physical activity.
  • 6 weeks: Return to normal bra usage.

What can I expect after surgery?

After surgery, an incision will be closed with dissolvable sutures and covered with a small sterile surgical dressing. The dressing will remain in place until the first post-operative visit (within one week of surgery). Typically, patients will feel slight discomfort in their breasts for the first 3 – 5 days following surgery. The discomfort will continue to improve daily, and most patients are able to return to work within 3 to 5 days after surgery. During the operation, Dr. Barker will inject an anesthetic to help control immediate post-operative pain. After the surgery, patients will typically only need over-the-counter medications (acetaminophen and ibuprofen) to assist with pain control. Patients will be allowed to shower within 48 hours after surgery and will be placed in a no-wire surgical bra, which will be recommended for the first six weeks of recovery.

Breast Augmentation With Lift FAQ

How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?
Surgical breast augmentation with a lift will be priced based on multiple factors, like whether you choose implants ( saline or silicone ) or a fat transfer. In addition, the complexity of the lift will help determine your cost. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Barker will create a custom treatment plan and then estimate your costs. Peak Plastic Surgery Center accepts many payment forms, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing.

Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
The benefit of breast surgery that combines augmentation with a lift is that it increases the size of your chest while also correcting sag by eliminating excess skin. The lift portion of your surgery will also raise your natural breast tissue — so your results are perky and firm. This is crucial because augmenting breasts with moderate sagging can cause a less than ideal outcome if a breast lift isn't performed to address the sag. If moderate to severe sagging is present, a lift should be completed, and then implants or a fat transfer can be performed. During your consultation with Dr. Barker, he will listen to your concerns and goals before examining the condition of your breasts. After this, he will be able to give you his suggestion on whether you need implants, a lift, or both.

Which incision is best for my surgery?
Incisions patterns for breast surgery have come a long way in recent years, with new techniques being developed that helps reduce the visibility of scars. The actual incision type that is best for your surgery will depend on the severity of sag and the type of implants being used. To correct severe breast sag, an anchor-shaped incision pattern is usually best. When developing your treatment plan, Dr. Barker will discuss incision patterns and which is best for your needs. No matter what pattern is selected, Dr. Barker makes careful incisions for natural-looking results.

How long will my results last?
If you don't have significant weight fluctuations or become pregnant, your results from a breast augmentation with a lift should last a very long time. Although implants can last for many years, they should be examined every few years to ensure their safety. During surgery, Dr. Barker sets your implants using a technique that minimized future breast sag. This will help your results last for a long time. It is important to understand that while cosmetic breast surgery can offer a great result, the natural aging process will continue. Eventually, you might begin to see loose skin and sagging again, which can be corrected with another procedure.

How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Barker performs surgical augmentation with a lift so that all incisions are thin and small. He does his best to make incisions in areas that are difficult to see, like in the breast folds or along the areola border. If you properly care for them, the scars from your breast augmentation plus lift will, in time, lighten and fade — so they blend with your normal skin. Dr. Barker or a member of his staff will discuss scar care management instructions you should follow after your procedure — so your scars heal flat and smooth.

Lift and Shape

Attain the curves you dream about by combining a breast augmentation and lift at Peak Plastic Surgery. Dr. Barker will help you create a personalized plan for treatment that meets your concerns and wants so you can see beautiful, natural-looking results. By improving the skin, size, shape, and position of your breasts, your combination breast surgery can lead to a more youthful appearance. Call for a consultation with Dr. Barker at our Denver, CO office to learn more about your breast surgery options.

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