Breast Lift With Implants

Aging, weight fluctuations, pregnancy, and breastfeeding can all change the appearance of your breasts. When we experience changes in breast tissue, as well as a loss of elasticity in the breast skin, the result is often sagging, drooping, or deflated breasts. Houston board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Berry Fairchild has an intimate understanding of these changes and she is dedicated to helping women regain their confidence and feel great in their bodies. Breast lift surgery with breast implants can increase breast volume and improve the overall shape of your breasts for a more youthful look. Dr. Fairchild specializes in custom-tailored treatment plans to meet each patient’s individual needs and goals.

What is a Breast Lift With Implants?

A breast lift with implants, also called breast augmentation-mastopexy (BAM), is a cosmetic surgery that involves the placement of breast implants and the removal of excess skin to reshape and lift sagging breasts. This highly customizable procedure is designed to enhance the size and shape of the breasts, while also providing a more youthful and natural appearance.

Benefits of Combining Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Surgery

For patients who are good candidates for this procedure, the potential benefits of combining a breast lift procedure with breast augmentation include:

  • Enhanced Breast Size and Shape: Breast augmentation increases the breast size, while breast lift surgery can reshape and lift sagging breasts—combining them results in fuller, more youthful-looking breasts.
  • Improved Symmetry: Breast lift and breast augmentation surgery can help to improve breast symmetry, which can enhance the overall appearance of the breasts.
  • Long-Lasting Results: The combined procedure can provide long-lasting results, as a lift can help to prevent the breasts from sagging again after augmentation.
  • Improved Self-Confidence: The comprehensive breast rejuvenation that a lift with augmentation delivers can boost self-confidence and self-esteem.
  • Single Recovery Time: Combining the two procedures allows for a single recovery period, rather than having to undergo separate recoveries for each procedure.

What to Expect From a Breast Lift With Implants

Preparing for Your Breast Enhancement Procedure

The first step is a consultation appointment with Dr. Fairchild to determine if this procedure is right for you. Once Dr. Fairchild has listened to your concerns and examined you, she will explain your options. If you decide that a breast lift with implants is right for you, Dr. Fairchild will work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your needs.

Prior to your breast lift with implants, Dr. Fairchild will provide you with detailed preoperative instructions that will usually include quitting smoking about 6 weeks before your surgery, as well as a list of supplements and medications you should avoid prior to surgery. You will need to arrange for someone to accompany you to your procedure and help care for you during your first few days of recovery.

How Does Breast Lift and Augmentation Surgery Work?

The procedure is typically performed under general anesthesia and can take several hours. During the surgery, incisions are made in the breast area, and excess skin and tissue are removed. The implants are then inserted and positioned to achieve the desired size and shape. See our breast list page to learn more about the different surgical techniques that may be used during your procedure.

Recovery After Breast Lift With Implants

Dr. Fairchild will give you detailed postoperative instructions; it is important to follow these for a safe recovery and the best aesthetic results. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions during your recovery. In general, you can expect some swelling and discomfort in the days after your procedure. Dr. Fairchild will advise you on pain medication as well as support garments to reduce swelling. Patients typically plan for at least one week off of work and several weeks away from strenuous activities.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Breast Lift With Implants

Am I a good candidate for a breast lift with implants?

A good candidate for this procedure is someone who desires to increase the size of their breasts, but also has sagging or drooping breasts due to factors such as aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. Candidates should also be in good overall health and have realistic expectations for the results.

What are the risks of a breast lift with implants?

Any surgical procedure comes with some risk of complications or side effects. Dr. Fairchild always prioritizes patient safety and most common side effects, such as pain and swelling, are temporary. Rare but serious complications include infection, bleeding and anesthesia Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source Breast Lift (Mastopexy) Cleveland Clinic Go to Source risks.

How do I choose a breast implant size and type?

Dr. Fairchild will spend time with you to ensure that she understands your cosmetic goals as well as your lifestyle. You can also “try on” different sized implants in her office. As an experienced plastic surgeon, Dr. Fairchild will use her expertise as well as your input to recommend the right implant type and size for you.

Will I be able to breastfeed after a breast lift with implants?

Breast implants do not typically interfere with the ability to Trusetd Source Checkbox Trusted Source The impact of cosmetic breast implants on breastfeeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis Schiff, M, et al Go to Source breastfeed . But if you are concerned about breastfeeding after breast surgery, please discuss your individual treatment plan with Dr. Fairchild. She can review all potential risks with you.

Can I combine other cosmetic procedures with a breast lift with implants?

Yes, Dr. Fairchild is passionate about getting patients the results they want and she specializes in custom-tailored treatment plans, such as a mommy makeover with tummy tuck, that allow patients to address multiple concerns.

Contact Dr. Fairchild

Dr. Fairchild has helped many patients in the Houston area and she would love to help you look and feel your best. Contact us with any questions or to schedule your consultation appointment today.

1 Cleveland Clinic. Breast Lift (Mastopexy). Available: Accessed March 7, 2023.
2 Schiff, M, et al. The impact of cosmetic breast implants on breastfeeding: a systematic review and meta-analysis. International Breastfeeding Journal 2014; 9: 17.10.1186/1746-4358-9-17.