Who is a candidate for a breast lift with breast implants?
- If you have sagging breasts due to past pregnancies, genetics, or aging.
- If the sagging is too great to be treated with an implant alone.
- If your nipple-areolar complexes (the pigmented areas around nipples) are enlarged.
Intended Results from Breast Lift with Breast Implants Surgery
An elevated, more youthful breast contour. Nipple-areolar complexes of the desired size and at the correct height. Larger, fuller breasts.
Dr. Brandow, a certified cosmetic surgeon, will perform the procedure on an outpatient basis under sedation and local or general anesthesia. The design of the incisions can vary but usually include incisions around the nipple areolar complex and in the crease under the breast. The nipple-areolar complex is repositioned higher, the excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped in a pleasing contour and in a more normal position. The insertion of an implant is then performed. You and Dr. Brandow will discuss insertion options before the surgery.
Recuperation and Healing
The patient goes home with only light dressings over the incision lines. At your first post-operative visit the dressings are removed and a sports bra is then placed on as a dressing. The bra is worn as a “dressing” for 2-3 weeks. Sutures are usually completely removed within 2-3 weeks. Initial discomfort is easily controlled with oral medication. Light activities may be started in 7-10 days.
This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.