Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift

What is Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift?

Breast augmentation with mastopexy (breast lift) is a transformative procedure that combines the enhancement of breast volume with a lift. This comprehensive approach addresses both the size and position of the breasts, offering women the opportunity to achieve a fuller, more youthful bustline. For those who have experienced sagging or loss of volume due to aging, weight changes, or after pregnancy, this procedure offers a rejuvenated appearance.

Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift Real Results

Types of Breast Lift:

A breast lift, is designed to raise and reshape the breasts. Depending on the degree of sagging and the desired outcome, various techniques can be employed:

Crescent Lift:

Ideal for women with minimal sagging, this technique involves a small incision running halfway around the top edge of the areola. It’s the least invasive of all the lift techniques.

Peri-Areolar or "Donut" Lift:

This method involves a circular incision around the areola. It’s suitable for women with mild to moderate breast sagging and can be combined with breast augmentation.

Vertical or "Lollipop" Lift:

Used for moderate sagging, it involves two incisions: one around the edge of the areola and a second running vertically from the bottom of the areola to the inframammary fold, forming a ‘lollipop’ shape.

Inverted T or "Anchor" Lift:

This is the most comprehensive technique, best for significant sagging. Incisions are made around the areola, vertically to the breast crease, and then horizontally along the breast crease.
The choice of Breast Lift technique will be based on the patient’s anatomy, the degree of sagging, and the surgeon’s recommendation to achieve optimal results.

How It’s Done

The procedure begins with the administration of anesthesia for your comfort. Following this, strategic incisions are made—common patterns include around the areola, vertically down to the breast crease, or an inverted T shape. These allow for the placement of the breast implant, which can be positioned between the breast tissue and chest muscle or beneath the chest muscle.

Once the implant is in place, the breast tissue is reshaped, and the nipple and areola are repositioned to create a lifted appearance. Excess skin is trimmed, and the incisions are carefully closed. Post-procedure, you might wear a support bra to aid in the healing of your newly shaped breasts. It’s vital to consult with a plastic surgeon for a personalized understanding of the procedure.

Why Plano Plastic Surgery?

At Plano Plastic Surgery, excellence is our standard. Both Dr. Haidenberg, with his 16 years of experience in cosmetic surgery, and Dr. Yaker, the celebrated force behind Plano Plastic Surgery, have dedicated years to perfecting aesthetic surgeries—from breast augmentations to rhinoplasties and liposuctions. With them, you’re not just opting for transformative results but also genuine care and understanding. Our approach is personal—tailored to every patient’s concerns and desires.

Who is a Good Candidate?

Candidates for breast augmentation with a breast lift are typically women who:

  • Are in good overall health
  • Desire an increase in breast size and upliftment
  • Have experienced sagging or drooping breasts due to age, weight changes, or post-pregnancy
  • Hold realistic expectations about the results

A detailed consultation with one of our surgeons will help determine if this procedure is right for you.

Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift and What to Expect

The recovery phase following a breast augmentation with a breast lift is crucial to achieving the desired surgical outcomes. Here’s a comprehensive overview of what you can anticipate post-procedure:

Immediate Post-Surgery

After the surgery, it's normal for you to feel some drowsiness from the anesthesia. A degree of discomfort, a sensation of tightness, and swelling are common, but these are managed efficiently with medications prescribed by the surgeon.

Support Garments

You will be advised to wear specialized surgical bras or compression garments for a few weeks. These are essential in reducing swelling, providing support to the newly positioned tissues, and ensuring optimal contouring.

Activity Guidelines

Patients are recommended to avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for about 4-6 weeks post-surgery. This is to ensure that the healing process is uninterrupted and that tissues mend appropriately.

Incision Care

Proper care of the surgical site is paramount. Detailed instructions, including how to maintain cleanliness and when to use specific products, will be provided to support the healing process.

Swelling and Bruising

It's standard to experience some swelling and bruising, which should peak within the first week and gradually diminish thereafter. Simple measures like cold compresses and occasional chest elevation might be suggested to manage these symptoms.

Sensation Alterations

Temporary changes in the sensation of the nipple or breast can occur post-surgery. While this is often a transient phenomenon, it may take several weeks to months for regular sensation to return fully.

Regular Check-ins

Periodic follow-up appointments will be scheduled to monitor the healing progress. These sessions are crucial to ensure that everything is on track and to address any concerns or questions.


While any surgical procedure will result in some scarring, with time and proper care, these scars are expected to become less noticeable. Guidance on scar care and management will be provided.

Final Results

While some changes are immediately evident post-surgery, the full and refined results of the procedure become more apparent once all swelling has subsided and the breasts settle into their new position. This may take a few months.

It’s essential for you to recognize that everyone’s recovery journey is unique. Adhering to the surgeon’s instructions and staying in touch with the medical team ensures a seamless and effective recovery period.