Breast Implants with Lift

Combining breast implant surgery with a breast lift can achieve comprehensive improvements to breast size and shape. Dr. Brandow can address sagging and enhance breast contours in one procedure using breast implants with a breast lift.

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.


Procedure Description

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.


Insurance Guidelines

This procedure is considered cosmetic and therefore is not covered by insurance. The patient is responsible for payment.


Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (ALCL):

Women with saline and silicone gel breast implants may have a very small and possibly increased risk of developing anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) in the scar capsule adjacent to the implant.  ALCL is an extremely rare cancer of the immune system which can occur anywhere in the body. The National Cancer Institute estimated 1 in 500,000 women per year in the U.S. are diagnosed with ALCL. ALCL in the breast is even rarer with approximately 3 in 100 million women in U.S diagnosed per year.