Breast Augmentation with Lift Houston
Some patients have lost volume to the breasts and have sagging or excessive skin. In patients with sagging (ptotic) breasts, taking away the skin and putting the nipple back to its proper position may not be enough. Doing only a lift will cause the breast to look smaller because it is no longer as long. An implant with a lift may be the solution.
Another common problem is lack of upper breast fullness—even with a lift. All of the breast volume is in the lower breast and the upper part of the chest is flat. In this case, a Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift may be the best option to achieve the beautiful long lasting results that you desire. We have extensive experience performing a Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift and have perfected the technique, which allows us to safely and efficiently perform these procedures with the goal of achieving the perfect breast.
In a comfortable, low stress environment, you will have an examination by Dr. Layton. This will help you and him decide on the best and most appropriate implant (including the type and size of implant) to achieve the look you desire. You will be given the opportunity to try on breast implants and thus be confident and comfortable with the breast implant you have chosen before surgery. You and Dr. Layton will also discuss the number and length of incisions necessary for the Breast Lift, which is determined by how much excess skin is present. Measurements will be taken and illustrations done in an attempt to most accurately simulate the expected results. You will also be able to review photos of other patients that have had a Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift by Dr. Layton.
THE PROCEDURE – Breast Augmentation with Lift Houston
A Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift is performed in an accredited surgery center under general anesthesia. You will be marked before surgery and given a chance to ask any questions. The procedure takes approximately two hours to perform and you can usually go home that day. After the surgery you will awaken and recover in the recovery room for about an hour. You will have bandages over the incisions but usually no wrap or binding. Drains are not usually used. Once fully recovered, you will be released from the surgery center. Most patients complain of very little pain.
As with Breast Augmentation surgery, there is typically no bruising and minimal swelling. As opposed to a sharp or aching pain, most patients only experience a tightness or pressure feeling on their chest. Some describe it similar to lactating breasts. It is normal for the implants to be higher on the chest wall after surgery. Do not be concerned as the implants will fall as the tissue relaxes and stretches to accommodate the implants. We do not use a wrap or a brazier after surgery so that gravity will allow the implants to settle in the appropriate position. The patient is asked to return to the office in two weeks following surgery for a post-operative exam and to have the sutures removed. You will be given an appointment to return to the office six to eight weeks following surgery to check your progress. At this time, you are usually permitted to start wearing a brazier. It is recommended that you have yearly exams following a Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift to the integrity of the implant and ensure no concerns exist.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS – Breast Augmentation with Lift Houston
Please refer to Frequently Asked Questions under Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift as this is a combination of both procedures.