Breast Augmentation and Mastopexy (Breast Implant with a Lift) – North Houston and The Woodlands, TX*

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About Augmentation + Lift

The revitalization provided by a breast lift by our double board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Paul S. Gill, is matched by its ability to augment the size of the breasts. Also known as an augmentation mastopexy, this procedure can give you better breast lift and size than just one or the other enhancement. Augmentation mastopexy is an excellent method of addressing new or old sagging skin, plus, change the size of your breasts for the better. Breasts are an essential part of a woman’s body and her feminine identity. Many women are unhappy with their small breast size regardless of genetics or age. To solve this problem, Dr. Gill offers a lasting and effective solution in the form of breast implants with a lift to give your breasts more volume and projection.

This procedure at The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology in The Woodlands, TX begins by removing loose skin from your breasts and then placing silicone or saline implants to get to your intended size. Breast surgery with a lift and augmentation addresses multiple concerns, such as position, size, and shape to create younger, perkier-looking breasts. Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Gill to go over your unique concerns and goals so he can help you decide if a combination of breast surgery with both augmentation and a lift best fits your goals.

Ideal Candidates

There are several reasons why you may be looking into breast surgery combining a lift with augmentation. It's an ideal choice if you want to significantly rejuvenate your breasts while improving the firmness of your breast skin. You may have developed breast ptosis (sagging) caused by pregnancy, aging, or significant weight loss; therefore, you would like to enhance the volume of your breasts — this can all be achieved with an augmentation and lift. Dr. Gill will be able to determine if a lift alone will get your desired outcome, or if both a lift and implants are better to obtain your goals.

At your breast augmentation with lift consultation, you will have the opportunity to discuss your ideal breasts and learn more about how they can be obtained with Dr. Gill. Elements of breast enhancement plus lift surgery to be discussed during your breast augmentation consultation can include breast implant size, implant placement in relation to the muscle tissue, implant type, implant texture, and implant shape. The location and pattern of your breast augmentation incisions will also be something to discuss with Dr. Gill. These options will all have a bearing on your results.

Surgical Technique

A combination breast surgery is commonly done at an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure under a general anesthesia. In most cases, the lift portion of the surgery is performed first by Dr. Gill. The excess skin is eliminated and the soft tissue is smoothed and tightened. Dr. Gill will explain the options available for breast implants before your surgery so your implants will be ready for placement. Once the implants are placed, the incisions will be closed with sutures. In certain patients, the nipple-areola complex may be moved to match your new breast shape and size.

What to Expect

The recovery time frame for an augmentation with a lift will be different for every patient; however, you will probably be well enough to get back to your everyday activities in about seven days. But you should refrain from exercise and strenuous activities for at least 2 – 6 weeks. There will also be mild to moderate inflammation after your surgery that may last for 2 – 3 weeks. Your implants will settle into their final position after several months where at that time you will be able to see your results.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
A good reason to get breast surgery that combines augmentation with a lift is that it increases the size of your chest while also addressing sag by removing loose skin. The breast lift will also adjust your natural breast tissue so the results are perky and firm. This is crucial since augmenting breasts with mild sagging may cause a less than ideal outcome if a breast lift isn't done to address the sag. To address sagging, a breast lift should be completed and then a fat transfer or implants can be added. In your initial consultation with Dr. Gill, he will understand your concerns and wants before examining the condition of your chest. Following this, he can offer his suggestion on whether you need a lift, implants, or a combination of both.

Dr. Gill may recommend a combination of procedure techniques that will support your breast in a new position on the chest wall if you have thin skin. It is still possible to have a breast augmentation with a lift.

Which incision is best for my surgery?
Incisions patterns for breast surgery have become more advanced with techniques being developed to help minimize the visibility of scars. The surgical incision that is best for you will be chosen based on the type of implants and severity of breast sag. To correct moderate to severe breast sag, an anchor-shaped incision pattern is most effective. When forming your surgical plan, Dr. Gill will go over incision options and which fits your needs. No matter what pattern is selected, Dr. Gill will make incisions carefully for natural-looking results.

How long will my results last?
If you don't have dramatic weight changes or get pregnant, your results from a breast augmentation with a lift should last many years. Although both silicone and saline implants can last for many years, they should be assessed regularly to check their condition. In the surgery, Dr. Gill sets your implants with a technique that reduces breast sagging. This will help your results last for a long time. It's important to know that while cosmetic breast surgery will give beautiful results, the natural aging process still occurs. In time, you might begin to notice sagging and loose skin again, but this can be addressed with another procedure.

How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Gill performs breast augmentation with a lift so that all incisions are thin and small. He does his best to make incisions in areas that are difficult to see, like in the breast folds or on the areola border. If you properly care for them, the scars created by your breast augmentation plus lift will, in time, lighten so they blend more with your normal skin. Dr. Gill or someone on his staff will discuss scar care instructions you need to follow after your procedure so your incisions heal smooth and flat.

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Average Cost  
$7,500 - $8,500
Recovery Time  
4 - 7 Days
Average Procedure Time  
2 Hours
Procedure Recovery Location  
Outpatient
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Obtain the curves you dream about by scheduling a surgical breast augmentation with a lift at The Gill Center for Plastic Surgery and Dermatology. Dr. Gill will help you create a personalized procedure plan that meets your needs and wants so you can see beautiful results. By addressing the shape, size, skin, and position of your breasts, your surgical augmentation and lift can lead to a younger appearance. Make a consultation with Dr. Gill at our The Woodlands, TX office to find out more information about your options for breast surgery.

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