Integrated Aesthetics

Breast Augmentation with Lift

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your breasts, you can schedule a consultation with Dr. Cho of Integrated Aesthetics to discuss your options. If you would like to enlarge your breasts or correct sagging breasts, breast augmentation can help. Adding a breast lift to your breast augmentation procedure can return your breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall.

Avg Cost: $7000+
Avg Recovery: 4 - 6 Weeks
Discomfort Level:
Anesthesia: Local, General or IV Sedation

Breast augmentation with a breast lift is a customized surgery that can enlarge small breasts and return your breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall. The procedure can improve the proportions of asymmetrical breasts and correct some breast deformities, such as misshapen or tuberous breasts. The procedure is typically performed while patients are under general or sedation anesthesia, and the surgery takes about 1-3 hours.
 
Dr. Cho will help you make decisions about breast augmentation and breast lift options based on your cosmetic goals, your personal preferences and your unique anatomy in advance of the surgery. When the day of your procedure arrives, you will feel comfortable and have realistic expectations of the outcome you can expect from your breast implants and newly positioned breasts.

All breast augmentation patients are required to refrain from using tobacco products, consuming alcohol and taking supplements and medications that can thin the blood in the weeks leading up to surgery. In addition to the size and type of implant you choose (saline, silicone or cohesive gel), a variety of other options exist to customize your breast augmentation and results, including:
  • Breast implant shape (round or anatomical)
  • Implant projection (low, moderate, moderate plus, high or extra high profile)
  • Implant placement (over, under or partially under the chest muscles)
  • Incision location:  Around the areola, lollipop incisions (around the areola and vertically down the breast) or anchor incision (around the areola, vertically down the breast and along the breast fold.
Dr. Cho will return your breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall, and he will reposition the nipples so that they are proportionate to your breast dimensions. You will receive general or sedation anesthesia, and the entire breast augmentation with a breast lift procedure should take 1-3 hours.

Women may want additional breast contouring with fat grafting to enhance cleavage or smooth the transition from the chest to the breast. Liposuction along the sides of the breasts or the pesky fullness that straddles the upper outer breasts and armpit can further shape the breasts.  Some women may have a lot of stretch marks on the breasts which may affect the longevity of the results as this compromised tissue is more prone to stretch again. Adding BodyTite to the breast tissue may help to strengthen to quality of the tissue and help prolong your results. Lastly, the use of an internal bra can help to support the implant from below and hence decreasing the effects of gravity on the breasts.

Breast augmentation surgery uses saline, silicone or cohesive gel breast implants. Augmentation can also be performed by breast fat transfer via liposuction. This may be an option for women with a more modest goal of increasing the size of the breasts. If the degree of breast lifting is minimal, then consider BodyTite to the breasts as this will give a modest lift by using radiofrequency energy to tighten the breast tissue. Dr. Cho will meet with you to discuss the best option for you.

PROS

CONS

  • You will have larger, fuller and higher breasts for a youthful look.
  • You can customize your result.
  • The results of your breast augmentation and breast lift should last over 10 years.
  • Breast lift surgery is a good option for women whose breast skin has stretched due to pregnancy, weight loss or breastfeeding.
  • A breast augmentation and lift can make asymmetrical breasts appear similar.
  • After 10 years you may need an implant replacement.
  • Conditions like pregnancy, weight loss and menopause after your surgery may affect the results of breast augmentation.
  • You will have scars from the incisions, which will fade over the next year or two.
  • You will have to maintain your weight to keep the same results over time.

For those who choose to have a silicone implant for breast augmentation, the US FDA advises biannual MRI’s to look for possible “silent ruptures” that don’t cause symptoms. There are other risks as well, including fluid buildup, painful scar tissue around the implant and skin wrinkling over the implant.

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