About Augmentation + Lift
As women age, they may lose fullness in their breasts while others may develop loose breast skin. Some women will have both problems with deflated breasts that sag. If you would like to increase breast volume while also eliminating loose skin, plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef can perform a breast augmentation with a breast lift (mastopexy). This combination of breast surgeries at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA begins by adding saline or silicone implants to achieve your goal size then removing loose skin from the breast and tightening the skin envelope. Breast surgery with a lift and augmentation improves multiple issues, including:
- Breast position
- Breast shape
- Breast size
Altogether, a breast augmentation with a lift can help to create more youthful-looking, perky breasts. Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Motakef to discuss your unique concerns and goals to help determine if a breast surgery with a lift and augmentation best fits your goals.
Breast Augmentation + Lift Reviews
"My journey with plastic surgery started in 2019 I wanted a tummy tuck Dr.Motakef did an amazing job changed my like 👍 had no complications at all than in 2020 went somewhere else for a inner thigh lift and was not satisfied with them at all instead of going back I came to see Dr.Motakef in April 2021 explained to him I was not happy with my thighs so he suggested for me to get inner thigh Lipo and I wanted a breast lift with implants but he suggested to just get I’mplants so we went with that he did such an amazing job again to wear I didn’t need a lift im so satisfied with my body after losing 150lbs my body was a hot mess Thanks To Dr.Motakef I look and feel amazing Thank You once again you have made me feel 💯% Confident about myself and my body"- M.S. / Google / Jun 09, 2021
"One of a kind I fully recommend Dr. Motakef - I fully recommend Dr. Motakef. I had a particularly difficult case with constricted breasts requiring a lift along with my augmentation which is unusual as I am in my 20s. Dr. Motakef was the only doctor who thought about my life quality as free surgery and minimizing visible scars. He was the ideal combination of professional and caring and remained calm in all circumstances (something you want in a surgeon). He openly told me about the research he had been doing and told me my various options allowing me the perfect mix of autonomy and guidance.I highly recommend Dr. Motakef for his skill, his kindness, and because he is one of the few doctors who maintain humility in his practice and think first of the patient and their quality of life."- M.H. / RealSelf / Mar 02, 2019
"Dr. Motakef not only did an amazing job with the outcome of my procedure but he was also great with communication regarding any concerns or questions I had. He made what would be an awkward situation for me very comfortable and handled it in a professional manner. As mentioned, the surgical site looks great, and I couldn't be more happier with the results. I have already recommended him to family and friends!"- A.Z. / Google / Aug 03, 2020
Ideal Candidates for Augmentation + Lift
There are many reasons why you may be looking into breast surgery combining augmentation and a lift. It is an ideal approach for women who want to fully rejuvenate their breasts while improving skin elasticity. Often the main concern is sagging (ptosis) caused by:
- Significant weight loss or weight gain
- Hormonal changes
- Lack of proper support (supportive bra)
If you feel your breasts are sagging, have lost volume, and lack elasticity, you might want a procedure to lift and enhance the fullness of your breasts. This can be achieved with a combination breast surgery. Dr. Motakef will be able to assess if a breast lift by itself can get your desired outcome or if both a lift and implants are needed to reach the overall look you want.
Breast Augmentation with Lift: Our Surgical Technique
Breast augmentation with a lift is generally performed as an outpatient procedure where you will be placed under general anesthesia. For this procedure, the breast augmentation is usually the first to be performed. Dr. Motakef will go over the options available for breast implants before your surgery to help you select the right implant for you. After the implant is placed, the nipple and areola are lifted to fit your new breast shape and size, excess skin is cut away, and the tissue beneath is tightened.
After Breast Enhancement Surgery
The recovery time for breast surgery will vary for every patient, but you will probably be well enough to return to your everyday activities in about a week. You do need to refrain from any exercise and strenuous activities for 2 – 6 weeks. There will also be mild to moderate swelling following the surgery that may last for a few weeks. Your breasts will begin to settle into their new transformed position in about 4-6 weeks. Final results will be seen at 3 – 6 months.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?
The cost of a breast augmentation with a lift will be determined by multiple factors, including whether you want implants (saline or silicone) or a fat transfer. Also, the complexity of the lift will help determine your cost. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Motakef will create a personalized treatment plan with cost estimates. Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery takes several payment forms, including low-interest financing.
Will a breast augmentation alone correct sagging or do I need a lift?
A good reason to get a breast augmentation with a lift is that it improves the size of your chest while also addressing sag by eliminating loose skin. A breast lift will also adjust your natural breast tissue so your breasts are lifted and perky. In very mild cases of sagging, a breast augmentation alone can help fill out a loose skin envelope and lift the breast tissue to a small degree. However, in most cases a breast lift is also required. This is crucial since adding volume to breasts with mild or moderate sagging may create a less than ideal result if a breast lift is not done to address the sag. If severe sagging is present, a lift should be performed and then implants or a fat transfer can be done at a second stage, to minimize your risk of complications. During your initial consultation with Dr. Motakef, he will perform a physical exam of your chest. Following this, he can determine whether your unique goals require implants, a lift, or both.
Which incision is best for my surgery?
Incision patterns for breast surgery have come a long way in recent years with techniques being performed that help minimize the visibility of scars. The actual incision type that is best for your surgery will be chosen based on the type of implants and severity of breast sag. If you have moderate to severe sag, an anchor-shaped incision is most effective. When forming your surgical plan, Dr. Motakef will discuss incision patterns and what is best for your needs. Regardless of the method used, Dr. Motakef plans incisions carefully for natural-looking results.
How long will my results last?
If you do not have massive weight fluctuations or become pregnant, your breast augmentation with a lift should last many years. Although implants can last for years, they do need to be assessed every few years to check their condition. During surgery, Dr. Motakef sets the implants using a method that protects your breasts from sagging. This helps your results last for a long time. It is important to understand that while cosmetic breast surgery can give amazing results, natural aging will continue. Eventually, you might begin to develop sagging and loose skin again, but this can be addressed with a second procedure.
How bad is the scarring?
In order to lift the breast, breast lift procedures add more scars to the breast than breast augmentation alone. While scars will never disappear, in most cases, incisions on the breast form thin scars that lighten and fade over time with proper care. Dr. Motakef and his team will discuss optimal scar management to help your incisions heal smoothly.
Plan Your Procedure
Get A Lift and New Shape
Attain the results you want by combining breast surgery with an augmentation and lift at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Motakef will help you create a personalized treatment plan that fits your goals and vision so you can see your best results. By improving the shape, size, skin, and position of your breasts, your breast augmentation with lift can give you a younger-looking appearance. Make a consultation with Dr. Motakef at our Anaheim Hills, CA office to learn more information about your options.
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