Breast Lift with Implants
As we get older, our bodies change. Especially for women who have been pregnant and breastfed, the years and gravity can take a toll on the contour and appearance of your breasts.
For many women experiencing sagginess or loss of elasticity, these changes cause anxiety and lowered self-confidence. Luckily, cosmetic surgery is safer and more advanced than ever and offers women around the globe an easy, assured way to get the breast contour they want.
Dr. Yegiyants is an expert in cosmetic breast restoration and augmentation surgery and is proud to be able to help women boost their self-esteem and get back into the world with breasts they love. One of the best options for women looking to fully personalize their breast make-over and receive a full range of benefits is the breast lift with implants.
In a single procedure, Dr. Yegiyants can increase the overall shape, size, symmetry, nipple, and areola placement, all while counteracting any sagging.
Alone, either of these procedures (breast lifts or augmentation) provide beautiful results in many cases. However, if you are looking to both increase your bust and rejuvenate the perkiness you once had—a combination of the two may be right for you.
If you have any further questions, read below to learn more about the benefits of this unique surgical intervention. To get personalized answers, feel free to call our sunny Santa Barbara, CA, office at 805-682-1731 today.
Combining Your Breast Lift with Augmentation: The Benefits
A breast lift with implants offers patients the ability to improve the appearance of breasts that have become saggy over time while achieving their ideal size and contour.
This procedure is particularly effective for women who have had multiple pregnancies or lost a significant amount of weight.
In a single procedure, Dr. Yegiyants can address a full range of complaints and concerns over your breasts’ appearance.
By combining these two hugely popular procedures, patients often see better results than if they were to receive each treatment separately. A breast lift with implants requires fewer incisions and thus less scarring. Plus, you will only have to deal with one recovery process and less downtime so you can get out there and enjoy your new contour.
The Breast Lift and Augmentation Process
So what are the specifics of breast augmentation and a breast lift? Here we’ll cover the details of both procedures and the incredible results they offer.
Utilizing cutting-edge saline or silicone implants, breast augmentation transforms the breasts by adding volume and defining shape. Each implant is placed through a carefully chosen incision location and positioned over or under the pectoral muscle.
Patients can choose from a wide variety of implant types, shapes, sizes, and projections. We’ll work with you one-on-one to build your dream breast appearance and customize your treatment plan to fit your aesthetic desires and anatomy—all while ensuring soft, beautiful, natural-looking enhancement.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, repositions and reshapes the breasts to address sagging. Depending on your desired outcomes, and your particular case, Dr. Yegiyants has a range of techniques to choose from and address breast changes after aging, pregnancy, and/or weight loss.
During the procedure breast tissues lifted, placed higher on the chest wall, and excess skin is removed. Dr. Yegiyants will also enhance your breast shape to restore a youthful, rounder appearance.
Each breast lift is customized to your needs and goals. Dr. Yegiyants will determine incision placement depending on the extent of sagging.
Breast lifts often leave some scarring on the breast, but our patients generally report that the enhanced shape and ease of concealing scarring compensate and then some. Plus, most fade over time, especially if you treat your scars well and avoid sun exposure.
What is the difference between various breast implant types?
Saline implants are essentially silicone shells filled with saltwater. These are the best choice for patients hoping to reduce the overall appearance of scars, as they only require a very small incision to insert the implant. Once internal, the implant is then filled with saline solution.
One slight drawback is saline implants may not feel as natural. However, if the implant were ever to rupture or leak, saline solution is harmlessly absorbed into the body. You’ll see the tell-tale deflated breast size and know to contact Dr. Yegiyants.
Silicone, however, as the name implies, are filled with silicone gel, which closely resembles the feeling of fat—offering patients more natural-looking and feeling results.
However, the gel-like composition means that silent ruptures are possible and may go unnoticed. It’s important to stay aware of any feelings of discomfort or change in the breasts.
Whichever implant you choose, they are long-lasting and will generally remain in place until they are removed or replaced. Most patients will enjoy their implants for years without any complications.
How do I prepare for a breast lift with implants?
First, you will discuss your goals and expectations with Dr. Yegiyants during a consultation. Together, we will determine what treatment plan fits you best and review your complete medical history and current conditions, as well as provide a physical exam.
We will ensure you understand all the risks and benefits of a breast lift with implants and prepare you for the recovery period.
What happens during the procedure?
During your procedure, Dr. Yegiyants starts with a traditional breast lift. Once a better breast shape is achieved, she adds your breast implants, often using the same incisions created during the breast lift.
After a short stay in recovery, your incisions are closed, and you can return home.
What’s Recovery Like After a Breast Lift with Implants?
One of the significant benefits of combining these procedures is a shorter recovery period. Patients can expect to miss a week of work and will need to limit heavy lifting and exercise for four to six weeks.
Common side effects?
Some common side effects include bruising, swelling, and tenderness.
We’ll ensure you have full recovery instructions to aid successful outcomes and pain medication to ease discomfort.
Can I receive other procedures alongside my breast lift with implants?
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Yegiyants
To determine if a breast lift with implants is right for you, we recommend a consultation to determine if this procedure fits your goals, lifestyle, and budget. At your consultation, Dr. Yegiyants will listen to all of your concerns and aesthetic goals. From there, she will provide her expert opinion and present the options to achieve results safely and efficiently.
Dr. Yegiyants is the only woman plastic surgeon in Santa Barbara, CA. She comes from an artistic background and has extensive knowledge of breast anatomy, offering her patients fantastic aesthetic outcomes in the comfort of our spa-like, newly renovated offices.
If you would like to learn more about this and other procedures or to schedule a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Yegiyants, please contact us here or call us at 8205-682-1731 today.