Breast Augmentation surgery with lift is a procedure to address patients who desire both volume and improved position of their breasts. A breast lift, or mastopexy, elevates the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the breast tissue. Patients who request this procedure may have experienced weight loss, or sagging due to age, pregnancy, or breastfeeding. Breast augmentation adds volume to the breasts by placing an implant in the breast pocket. The combined breast augmentation with lift is an excellent option for patients who have noticed changes in their breasts over time and are ready for the next chapter; this procedure can restore the youthful, perky breasts patients seek!
Dr. Andrew Wolin has been practicing plastic and reconstructive surgery in Scottsdale for over 35 years. As the Medical Director of the Wolin Plastic Surgery Center, he helps usher his patients into a new dawn of aesthetic beauty and self-confidence. Dr. Wolin is double board-certified and has the accreditation and skills you want in a surgeon. And, his compassionate approach to patient care will put you at ease.
If you are considering a breast augmentation with lift, contact the Wolin Plastic Surgery Center today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Wolin. Call us today at (480) 945-8440 or fill out our contact form to receive a call from a team member.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 What is a Breast Augmentation with Lift?
- 3 When Would I Need a Breast Augmentation with Lift?
- 4 What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation with Lift?
- 5 Candidates for Breast Augmentation with Lift
- 6 Personal Consultation
- 7 Preparation for Surgery
- 8 What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
- 9 Recovery After Surgery
- 10 Your Lifted Results
- 11 What is the Cost of Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift in Scottsdale, AZ?
- 12 References
Before and After Photos
What is a Breast Augmentation with Lift?
Breast lifts have increased by 70% since 2000  because everyone wants the perky, youthful chest that we may have taken for granted in our earlier in life. Or, perhaps you never had the breasts you always wanted, and now you’ve finally decided to do something about it.
Often, patients with adequate breast tissue will request a breast lift and will not need implants to create the desired volume. But after your breasts have lost volume, a breast lift alone will not produce the best outcome. This is why combining a breast augmentation with a breast lift is the best way to address the common concerns many patients want to correct.
We can perform breast augmentation with lift with either saline or silicone implants.
The saline implants of today are filled with sterile isotonic saline and have a silicone shell. These implants can be adjusted to the volume the patient desires. Patients select these implants because of the decreased risk of complications should the implant rupture. If this happens, the saline is safely absorbed into the body, however, your breast will very quickly lose volume and need attention. 
The FDA has approved saline implants for augmentation in women aged 18 or older.
These implants, which feel more like natural breast tissue because of the silicone gel, are approved by the FDA for augmentation in women aged 22 or older. Silicone implant design has been rigorously improved for increased safety in case of implant rupture.  The gel does not leak as quickly, or at all in the case of rupture. However, these implants do require more frequent visits to Dr. Wolin to ensure that the breasts are healthy and the implant is intact.
When Would I Need a Breast Augmentation with Lift?
You may be considering Breast Augmentation with Lift surgery for many reasons. Some of the most common reasons are:
- Your breasts have lost volume.
- Your breasts are saggy or droopy.
- You want to increase the size of your breasts.
- You want to improve the position of your breasts on your chest.
Sagging, lifeless breasts can affect aspects of your life that you may not realize. Patients are continuously amazed at the difference this surgery makes on their self-confidence and their outlook on life!
What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation with Lift?
Some of the benefits of having a breast augmentation with lift include a more youthful appearance and a perkier breast profile. But beyond the physical reasons, you may want a breast augmentation with lift because of how your current breasts make you feel. For example, maybe you feel self-conscious because you don’t think your breasts are as beautiful as they once were. Or perhaps you want to feel more confident in the outfits you used to love to wear.
Whatever your reasons, Dr. Wolin will work with you to help you achieve your goals so you can look and feel incredible. A breast augmentation with lift can have a profound impact on your appearance and mindset.
Candidates for Breast Augmentation with Lift
We’ve established that the ideal candidate for this procedure has sagging breasts that have lost volume for various reasons. If this describes you, then you should also check the following boxes before being cleared for surgery:
- You are in good general health
- You do not have any active infections
- You do not have any unresolved skin diseases
- You are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- You do not smoke, or you are willing to temporarily quit
If you meet the above criteria, you are likely a good candidate for surgery. So, now that you know you meet our basic guidelines for surgery let’s get you in to meet Dr. Wolin!
The time has come for the first significant step in your journey: the consultation. You will meet with Dr. Wolin to discuss all aspects of your procedure; this includes everything from what you hope to achieve with surgery to what kind of implants you want. You will also have a chance to ask any questions that you may have about the surgery. Things that may help make your consultation productive are writing down questions to ask Dr. Wolin and bringing in visual aids. Save pictures from Instagram or the web of breasts you wish you had.
At the consultation, Dr. Wolin will perform a breast examination. He will assess your skin quality and breast tissue to ensure that you are a good candidate for this surgery. Dr. Wolin will also review the different types of implants available and help you choose the right ones for your body type.
After he has had a chance to examine you, he will sit down with you to discuss your goals for surgery. Be clear about what you want to achieve with your breast augmentation with lift. The best patient outcomes begin with realistic expectations!
Preparation for Surgery
You will receive a checklist during your consultation to help you prepare for your big day. Proper preparation is essential, and can mean the difference between an ideal surgery and one with unnecessary discomfort during recovery. Make sure to follow all the instructions on the list, and if you have any questions, be sure to ask. Preparation for surgery may include:
- Quitting smoking at least six weeks before surgery
- Arranging for time off work – about a week, but possibly more
- Avoiding certain medications and supplements
- Getting a mammogram
- Arranging for someone to drive you home after surgery
- Setting up help at home after surgery
Preparing for surgery may seem like a lot, but trust us, it will be worth it in the end.
What to Expect on the Day of Surgery
The day of your surgery has finally arrived! When you enter our beautiful facility, your nerves may be elevated, especially if this is your first surgery. Our number one goal is to put you at ease. We will check you in quickly and get you changed into a surgical gown. After you are comfortable, we will give you a chance to meet with Dr. Wolin one last time before he begins surgery.
Breast Augmentation with Lift is performed using general anesthesia, and the surgery itself usually takes about two hours. During surgery, Dr. Wolin will first address the breast ptosis using the appropriate incision technique to reposition the breast mound. Many of the most popular lift techniques remove the skin from around the areola either circularly or in a vertical pattern down to the breast’s crease, depending on the desired outcome.  Dr. Wolin will add volume by placing an implant in the breast pocket, and then make the necessary adjustments to the tissue to ensure that your natural breast tissue and the implant are in an ideal position. The incisions will be sutured closed, and the treatment area will be dressed in supportive dressings to protect your results.
When the surgery is done, we will take you to our recovery room, where we will closely monitor you. Our nurses will ensure you are comfortable and stable before you are discharged home. Remember that you cannot drive after surgery, so you should arrange to have a companion drive you home and spend the first night at home with you.
Recovery After Surgery
The recovery period after surgery is different for everyone. Most patients report that they feel much better after a few days. However, taking it easy and not overdoing it during your recovery is essential. We recommend that patients take at least one to two weeks off work and other activities. During your recovery, you should:
- Wear the surgical bra we provide you with
- Sleep on your back; you can use pillows to elevate your torso and relieve swelling
- Take your pain medication as prescribed
- Avoid strenuous activity and lifting
- Keep your incisions clean and dry
You will have regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Wolin after your surgery. During these appointments, he will check your healing process and ensure that you are recovering well.
Your Lifted Results
As you heal, you will be able to appreciate the incredible transformation as your breasts go from deflated and sad to perky and proud.
You will have a whole new wardrobe to look forward to as well when your clothes fit better! No more hiding your breasts in baggy clothes; instead, you will be able to wear all of the beautiful tops and dresses you have been avoiding. As a result, you will feel more confident than ever before, and people will notice the difference.
Breast augmentation with lift is a life-changing surgery, and we are honored to be a part of your journey. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our office. We are here to help you every step of the way!
What is the Cost of Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift in Scottsdale, AZ?
After you have had a chance to ask all of your questions and discuss your goals during your consultation, Dr. Wolin will provide you with a quote for surgery. This quote includes the cost of implants and other associated fees.
Call us today to learn more about Breast Augmentation with Lift and schedule your consultation with Dr. Wolin! Call us today at (480) 945-8440 or fill out our contact form to receive a call from a team member.
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