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Breast augmentation combined with a lift (mastopexy) is a procedure to reshape the breasts while combating sagging skin. The surgery can comprehensively sculpt and redefine the upper body, enhancing the patient’s confidence and allowing them to enjoy a wider range of clothing options, from tops and dresses to swimwear and lingerie. 

Why Choose Peak Plastic Surgery?

Fellowship-trained Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons Dr. Eric Barker and Dr. Garrett Locketz provide concierge care in a world-class practice setting that sets the bar for aesthetic excellence in the Denver, CO area and beyond. They are passionate about curating individualized treatment plans that resolve the most frustrating cosmetic issues and restore peace of mind.

Peak Plastic Surgery Center houses among the newest, most advanced technology on the market in order to expedite recovery times and increase comfort. Patients enjoy our luxury reception area, spacious treatment suites, and rewarding amenities. Every detail at Peak Plastic Surgery Center is designed with the patient’s ultimate well-being and success in mind.

What Is A Breast Augmentation With A Lift?

Many Denver women experience a desire for more rounded, feminine breasts and seek out breast augmentation with implants. If the breast skin has lost elasticity and has descended on the patient’s chest, a breast lift may be required in addition to implants in order to ensure a balanced, aesthetically appealing final result. If you would like to increase breast volume while also eliminating excess skin, Dr. Barker can perform a breast augmentation surgery with a lift (mastopexy).

This procedure at Peak Plastic Surgery in Denver, CO, starts by removing loose skin from the breasts and then adding implants to achieve your ideal cup size. A breast augmentation with a lift improves several concerns, such as the breast shape, size, and position to create a perkier, more youthful-looking upper body appearance. In addition, the procedure will address low-hanging nipples or enlarged areolas.

What Can You Expect During Your Consultation?

A combination breast lift and augmentation address the natural descent of the breasts on the chest wall while also achieving an overall increase in breast size. Each patient will meet with Dr. Barker to discuss a variety of surgical lift techniques, incision types, and implant options to achieve their desired outcome. Dr. Barker will perform a physical evaluation and a thorough review of the patient’s medical history to ensure the safety and viability of his approach. Patients typically leave their consultations feeling confident and empowered, with a detailed understanding of what to expect before, during, and after their procedure.

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FAQ

How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?

Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?

Which incision is best for my surgery?

How long will my results last?

How bad is the scarring?

How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?

Costs for a breast augmentation with a lift will be based on multiple factors, including the type of implants used, the surgical techniques chosen, and the overall complexity of the surgery. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Barker will create a customized treatment plan and then estimate pricing. Peak Plastic Surgery Center accepts many payment forms, and we can help you find low-interest medical financing if needed.

Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?

The benefit of breast surgery that combines augmentation with a lift is that it increases the size of your chest while also correcting drooping skin. The lift portion of your surgery will elevate your natural breast tissue so your results are perky and firm. This is crucial because augmenting breasts with moderate sagging can cause a less-than-ideal outcome unless a breast lift is also performed.

Which incision is best for my surgery?

Incision patterns for breast surgery have come a long way in recent years, with new techniques being developed that help reduce the visibility of scars. The incision type that is best for your surgery will depend on the severity of breast ptosis (sagging) and the type of implants being used. To correct severe breast sagging, an anchor-shaped incision pattern is usually best. For more mild breast ptosis, a lollipop or periareolar incision can be utilized. No matter what pattern is selected, Dr. Barker makes careful incisions for natural-looking results.

How long will my results last?

Provided that you do not experience weight fluctuations or become pregnant again, your results from a breast augmentation with lift should last a very long time. Although implants can last for many years, they should be examined every few years to ensure their safety. During surgery, Dr. Barker sets your implants using a technique that minimizes future breast sagging. This will help extend the longevity of your outcome. It is important to understand that while cosmetic breast surgery can offer stunning improvements, the natural aging process will continue. Eventually, you might begin to see loose skin and sagging again, which can be corrected with a revision procedure down the line.

How bad is the scarring?

Dr. Barker performs breast augmentation with a lift so that all incisions are thin and small. He does his best to create incisions in areas where they will be inconspicuous, such as in the breast folds or along the areola border. If you properly care for them, the scars from your breast augmentation with lift will lighten and fade over time, blending in with your normal skin. Dr. Barker will discuss scar care management with you as part of your detailed aftercare plan.

How Does A Breast Augmentation With A Lift Work?

To restore the breasts to a more youthful location on the chest wall while also improving contour, shape, and size, each patient will receive a predetermined surgical and recovery plan to ensure the process is as comfortable as possible. The actual surgery is performed under general anesthesia and can take a few hours to complete. 

After the surgery, patients should continue to avoid strenuous activity for the first 4-6 weeks. They are usually cleared for full activity without restrictions after 2-3 months. Swelling is expected during the first few months after surgery and typically resolves by six months post-op.

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Procedure Timeline

  • Surgery
  • Day 3-5 post-op: Discomfort is fading. Patients can return to work.
  • Day 7 post-op: First postoperative visit with dressing removal. Patients are weaned off pain medications.
  • 2 weeks post-op: Second postoperative visit.
  • 3 weeks post-op: Patients can begin scar therapy if indicated.
  • 4 weeks post-op: Third postoperative visit. Patients can slowly increase physical activity.
  • 6 weeks post-op: Patients can resume normal bra usage and full physical activity.

What Can I Expect After Surgery?

After surgery, incisions will be closed with dissolvable sutures and covered with small sterile dressings. The dressings will remain in place until the first postoperative visit (within one week of surgery). Typically, patients will feel slight discomfort in their breasts for the first 3-5 days following surgery. The discomfort will continue to improve daily, and most patients are able to return to work within the first week after surgery.

During the operation, Dr. Barker will inject an anesthetic to block the nerves in the breasts. This lasts for up to 3 days to help control immediate post-operative pain. After the surgery, patients will typically only need over-the-counter medications (acetaminophen and ibuprofen) to assist with pain control. Patients will be allowed to shower 48 hours after surgery and will be fitted with a no-wire surgical bra, which is recommended for the first six weeks of recovery.

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