Recovery: 1-2 weeks
What is a Breast Augmentation and Lift?
A breast augmentation and lift combines implants with the breast lift procedure to enhance the size, shape, contour, and position of the breasts. If you’re happy with the size of your breasts when they’re lifted in your brassiere, you may be a candidate for a lift alone. However, if you would like them to be larger, an implant is required. An implant adds volume or replaces lost volume. Women often opt for the breast augmentation and lift to restore the breasts after volume loss and sagging due to age or pregnancy and breastfeeding. The procedure can be customized depending on the patient’s unique concerns and goals. This includes choosing the material, shape, and size of the implants.
What can a breast augmentation and lift do for me?
- My breasts have changed from pregnancy and breastfeeding
- I have experienced volume loss with age
Candidates for a Breast Augmentation and Lift
Ideal candidates for the breast augmentation and lift are those who those who want to increase the size as well as re-position their breasts at the same time. Candidates should be in good health and be done breastfeeding and having children. Patients can save time and money by opting to have the two procedures at the same time.
Breast Augmentation and Lift FAQs
What is a mini breast lift?
A mini breast lift refers to a lift that corrects a minimal degree of sagging. The mini breast lift usually involves an incision around the areola and a slight lift of the breast tissue. A full breast lift would be required if there is severe sagging or if the nipple needs to be repositioned. Patients might also choose the mini breast lift as a second procedure after they have begun to develop further sagging with age or pregnancy.
How long does a breast lift last?
A breast lift can give you more youthful-looking breasts for many years. The results of a breast lift are long-lasting; however, your breasts will continue to age along with the rest of your body. You can ensure that your results are long-lasting by avoiding dramatic weight fluctuations and only having your breast lift when you know you are done breastfeeding and having kids.
What can I expect after breast augmentation and lift?
After breast augmentation and lift surgery, you can expect one to two weeks of recovery. This involves resting and recovering at home and following all post-op instructions provided by Dr. Kayastha. Patients should also follow any movement and exercise restrictions carefully to ensure proper healing. During the recovery process, the implants may initially sit higher on the chest, and swelling can obscure final results. It can take several months for swelling to completely diminish and the implants to settle into their final position. After healing is completed, patients can expect fuller, more symmetrical breasts that are lifted to a more youthful position.
Can I swim after breast augmentation and lift?
After your breast augmentation and lift, you will need to keep your incisions clean and dry while they heal. Because of possible irritants in swimming pools and bacteria in lakes, you will want to avoid swimming until your incisions have completely healed and you have been given the okay to exercise.
When can I return to work after breast augmentation and lift?
Patients typically take one to two weeks off work after their breast augmentation and lift procedure. The exact amount of time you need off will depend on how strenuous your job is. An office job that involves sitting for most of the day can be returned to within the first week if you’re feeling well enough. If your job requires more strenuous movement, you may need extra time off.
What bra do I wear after breast augmentation and lift?
After your breast augmentation and lift, you will be given a surgical bra to be worn for several weeks. The surgical bra helps support your implants during the early postoperative healing period. After a week, you can switch to a sports bra. Avoid wearing an underwire bra for at least six weeks after your procedure.
Is a breast lift covered by insurance?
A breast lift is most often considered a cosmetic procedure and is not covered by insurance. However, we encourage each patient to check with their provider prior to their consultation.
Do I need a breast lift or just implants?
If youre looking to add or restore volume to your breasts, implants with a breast lift can be an effective combination. Dr. Kayastha can make the right recommendation based on your goals.
Do you lose sensation with breast lift?
Its possible to lose some sensation in your incision area after breast lift surgery, but this is usually temporary.
Do you still have feeling in your nipples after breast lift?
You may lose some sensation in your nipples after a breast lift if its repositioned during the procedure. However, it usually comes back as you recover.
How do you shower after a breast lift?
While showering, make sure to gently wash your incisions with soap and gently pat them dry afterward. Make sure to reapply dressings according to Dr. Kayasthas instructions.