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Breast Lift with Implants

The appearance of the breasts can change over time due to a variety of factors, including pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, and the natural aging process. Due to a loss of breast tissue and/or inelastic supporting skin, the breasts may sag, droop, change position, or diminish in volume. Breast augmentation is designed to improve and enhance the volume and shape of the breasts, while a breast lift is designed to elevate the position of the breasts and eliminate any excess skin. However, when combined, a breast lift with implants (also known as breast augmentation mastopexy, or BAM) can offer women a more comprehensive rejuvenation with beautiful results. Each BAM procedure can be custom-tailored to meet your individual needs.

What Can a Breast Lift with Implants Accomplish?

If you wish to increase the volume of your breasts while simultaneously repositioning their placement on the chest wall, a breast lift with implants may be right for you. During the consultation process, plastic surgeon Jon Paul Trevisani, MD will perform a physical examination, carefully review your medical history, discuss your expectations, and help determine if this comprehensive procedure can meet your needs. For ideal candidates, breast augmentation mastopexy can:

  • Increase volume
  • Improve overall shape
  • Elevate breast position
  • Reposition the nipples
  • Reduce the size of the areolas
  • Improve firmness
  • Restore youthful appearance
  • Boost confidence

Simply put, a breast lift with implants can typically yield the benefits of both procedures with one combination treatment plan. Potential results of the BAM procedure can be viewed in Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani’s before-and-after photos, which showcase the outcomes previously achieved with a breast augmentation mastopexy.

Who is a Candidate For a Breast Lift with Implants?

A breast lift with implants is best-suited for individuals who want to enhance their breast volume, but who also show signs of breast ptosis. As a condition that often develops naturally, breast “ptosis” is observed when the breast tissue and/or areolas droop at or below the breast crease. There are different grades of ptosis based on the severity of breast droop, and Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can give you a better understanding of whether you could benefit from a breast lift in addition to implant placement.

Patients interested in a breast lift with implants should also be in good enough health to undergo the healing process, and experience no uncontrolled medical conditions. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will speak with you about your goals and expectations for the outcome so he can develop a treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. A desire to address breast sagging and lost breast volume is essential to satisfaction after breast augmentation mastopexy.

WHAT ARE MY BREAST IMPLANT OPTIONS?

There is an array of implant types, shapes, and sizes to choose from for your breast augmentation mastopexy. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani offers patients the choice of either saline-filled, silicone-filled, or cohesive gel implants, with each option capable of yielding exceptionally natural-looking results.

Saline implants have been in use for many decades and are considered a safe and effective solution to add volume to the breasts. Because they can be filled to the desired size after implantation, saline implants often have the benefit of requiring a shorter incision scar when compared to other approaches. Silicone implants are also very popular among patients for their ability to resemble the look and feel of a natural breast. Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani employs the Keller Funnel™ technique during silicone implant placement to minimize the size of the required incision. A relatively newer option, anatomically shaped cohesive gel implants are composed of a form-stable gel encased in a silicone shell. These implants typically come in a teardrop shape for an aesthetic that can appear more natural when compared to other prostheses. Cohesive gel implants are also known for maintaining their form in the rare event of implant rupture.

Ultimately, each breast implant type can offer different benefits depending on your hopes for the surgical outcome. After listening to your cosmetic goals, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani will work with you to determine the best implants to attain your desired look.

HOW IS THE BREAST AUGMENTATION MASTOPEXY (BAM) PROCEDURE PERFORMED?

Depending upon the techniques used for your procedure, breast augmentation mastopexy is usually completed within one to three hours. To obtain the best quality of results, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani generally prefers to perform the breast lift portion of the enhancement first, after which he places breast implants after a six-month period between both procedures. From his extensive experience in aesthetic surgery, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani finds that a two-stage approach often produces better long-term results when compared to performing both surgeries in one operation. All BAM surgeries are performed using general anesthesia. In most cases, the same incision used for the breast lift can also be used to place the implant. Potential incision techniques utilized to reshape your breasts and insert your implants include:

  • Crescent (Half-Moon): Made on the lower border of the areola
  • Periareolar: Encircles the areola
  • Lollipop: Placed in a “keyhole” shape around the areola and down towards the breast crease
  • Anchor-Shaped: Mirrors an inverted “T” over the areola and along the natural contour of the breast fold

The breast lift portion of surgery is usually performed before implant placement. Using his experience and the latest surgical techniques, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani can help minimize any potential scarring and expedite your recovery.

WHAT IS RECOVERY FROM A BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH LIFT LIKE?

Most of our patients are able to return home on the same day as their breast lift with implants procedure. After BAM surgery, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani recommends resting for approximately two weeks before returning to work or your normal routine. Some patients may feel well enough to resume daily activities earlier, depending upon their comfort level. For two weeks following your procedure, a compression garment can be worn to aid in the recovery process. Patients typically experience some swelling and bruising after breast surgery, though oral medication can easily manage any discomfort.

How Long Does a Breast Lift with Implants Last?

While the procedure cannot stop the aging process, results from a breast lift with implants should last for decades. That said, avoiding the factors that have been known to restretch the skin and breast tissue, such as pregnancy and weight fluctuation, can further preserve the outcome. Many patients are able to enjoy their breast implants for a lifetime, but a breast revision procedure can also be pursued in the future if desired to upgrade to a different size, shape, or type of implant. Breast revision can also help resolve complications like implant rippling, capsular contracture, and implant rupture should they arise.

WHAT WILL MY SCARS FROM A BREAST LIFT WITH IMPLANTS LOOK LIKE?

Your post-surgical scars will likely mirror the shape and size of the incisions placed during surgery. Fortunately, in most cases, the same incision made for the breast lift component of the procedure can be reused to place your implants. While the nature of your incision will depend on the extent of surgical work required to achieve your ideal aesthetic, the three most common techniques to perform a breast lift with implants include either a circular incision around the areola; a key-shaped incision along the borders of the areola and extending vertically towards the breast crease; or an anchor-shaped incision that resembles the key-shaped technique with an additional horizontal mark along the inframammary fold.

Upon a consultation, you will learn which technique is the most ideal approach for your surgery. In any case, Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani takes great care to make incisions discreet whenever possible to decrease the amount of visible post-surgical scarring. Most patients find that their scars fade to some degree after the healing process is complete. Following Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani’s instructions on proper wound care following surgery can often help to accelerate and optimize the healing of your incisions.

HOW MUCH DOES A BREAST LIFT WITH IMPLANTS COST?

A comprehensive breast augmentation mastopexy is typically a more economical procedure than the combined cost of both treatments performed as separate surgeries. Your exact cost estimate will be determined by a number of factors unique to your personalized treatment plan, but patient reviews from Realself.com approximate the average price of a breast lift with implants in Orlando at roughly $8,575.

With that said, your personalized quote will ultimately be determined by the complexity of your procedure as well as the type of implants utilized during surgery, among other considerations. After your consultation with Dr. Jon Paul Trevisani, our office will be able to provide you with a complete price breakdown of your estimated expenses. Our accepted modes of payment include plastic surgery financing through CareCredit®, which can be an excellent option for qualified applicants who wish to pay for their breast augmentation mastopexy over a period of time. This popular healthcare lending company offers a range of short- and long-term payment plans with low monthly installments to suit your budgetary concerns. For more information about financing your treatment, or to speak to a member of our team, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our practice.

If you would like to learn more about the breast augmentation with lift procedure, or to schedule a consultation, please contact The Aesthetic Surgery Centre today.