Breast Augmentation and Lift
Augmentation mastopexy is the combination of a breast augmentation (breast implants) and a mastopexy (breast lift) at the same time. It serves to both increase the volume and fullness of a patients’ breasts, as well as lift the breasts to give an improved contour and increase perkiness of the breasts.
This procedure usually takes 2-3.5 hours to perform depending on the complexity. The more asymmetric you are to start with, the more work Dr. Lee needs to perform and this can lengthen the operation.
Augmentation mastopexy starts by placing breast implants under the breast. Then, the mastopexy (breast lift) is performed to center the breast tissue over the breast implant. This gives a much more natural appearance and restores the youthful look of someone’s breasts.
Good candidates for augmentation mastopexy are patients who desire a larger, fuller breasts in the setting of breast sagging, otherwise known as breast ptosis. If you are not a good candidate for this combined procedure, Dr. Lee may recommend achieving the same look by undergoing breast augmentation and mastopexy (breast lift) separately.
Patients should expect fuller and more youthful appearing breasts, but as with all breast surgery, perfect symmetry between two breasts is never possible. Patients should expect small differences between breasts after surgery just as there are always small differences between breasts before surgery.
Common situations for augmentation mastopexy include:
- Breast changes after pregnancy
- Breast changes after weight loss
- Being one of the unlucky ones who developed breast sagging and asymmetry early life
Recovery after augmentation mastopexy usually involves 5-7 days of prescription pain medication. Patients are typically back to work or school within one week. Dr. Lee will ask you to wear the surgical bra given to you or a non-underwired, non-padded sports bra of your choice for a month. You may go bra shopping and wear any kind of bra after one month.
Cost of Procedure
Breast Augmentation and Lift prices in Boston are estimates only. Dr. Lee will determine the price during your consultation and will be affected by the recommended surgical technique, patient anatomy, time, and implant type (If applicable). Click here for our pricing guide and additional information.