Breast Lift with Implants Procedure Information

Breast Lift with Implants Procedure Information

How is a Breast Lift with Implants performed?

Your breast augmentation and lift procedure is performed in an Accredited Surgery center located here in Louisville. General anesthesia is used for this procedure.  

Breasts sag when the skin gets looser and when the amount of breast tissue decreases. There are two ways to tackle the problem. The problem of loose skin is covered with the breast lift (mastopexy) procedure.

To address the issue of loss of volume or fullness in the breast, a breast augmentation (implant) is often recommended at the same time as the lift. The breast implant fills up the extra skin of the breast. Breast implants manufactured by Allergan Corporation and Mentor Corporation work well to restore the fullness that was in the upper aspect of the breasts.

In some cases with just slight sagging of the breasts, an implant alone without any additional mastopexy (breast lift) may lift the breast. In most cases, the implant is placed beneath the pectoral muscle and the breast lift is then performed. The shape of the breast mound is usually better when both breast augmentation and breast lift are performed together.

The placement of an implant (even a small one) will fill out the top part of the breast and improve the projection.  This additional weight on the chest may accelerate the rate of ongoing breast ptosis if the implant is placed above the muscle. For this reason, the implant is usually placed below the muscle.

Is that too much surgery to do on the breast all at one time?

No. We perform the combination breast lift with breast augmentation on a frequent basis. The down time for a breast lift with implants is no more than if either procedure was performed alone.

We find that when mastopexy (breast lift) and augmentation are done at the same time, less skin has to be removed, therefore resulting in less scarring. Most of our mastopexy-augmentations are done using the crescent or partial circumareolar incision. Only in very droopy breasts do we use the 'lollipop' incision.