Especially as patients age, it can be common to notice a “deflated” look in the breasts. This is often the result of changes in the breast tissue and overall appearance after pregnancy and breastfeeding, but can also occur due to weight fluctuation or simply the natural aging process. Many women initially schedule consultations for either a breast augmentation or breast lift, only to learn that a combination of these techniques is actually best to achieve the results they want. In metro Detroit, Dr. Rouchdi Rifai offers quality breast lifts with augmentation procedures that allow women to enjoy renewed confidence in their appearances.
A breast lift with augmentation is a combination of the two surgical procedures. In this surgery, the natural tissues of the breasts are repositioned for a more youthful contour, and volume is added through the use of breast implants. These implants may be either saline or silicone and are available in a range of shapes and sizes to meet various goal results ranging from subtle and natural-looking to more glamorous in appearance. The result of a breast lift with implants should be a more youthful, symmetrical, and proportionate look.
A breast lift with implants is a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis. Incision patterns vary for each patient. Generally, they follow the three common patterns for a breast lift, which include:
- Periareolar (around the areola)
- Around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease (“lollipop lift”)
- Around the areola, vertically to the breast crease, and horizontally across the breast crease (“anchor lift”)
Through these incisions, excess tissue and skin can be removed as needed and the natural tissues are repositioned for a more youthful contour. In addition to repositioning the tissues, a pocket for the implant is created either behind the breast tissue or below the chest muscle, and a saline or silicone breast implant is placed. When all procedure steps are complete, incisions are closed using sutures.
A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.Meet Dr. Rifai
Most patients who are generally healthy overall and interested in both adding volume to the breasts and creating a more lifted position are good candidates for a breast lift with augmentation. During a consultation, Dr. Rifai will discuss and carefully consider your goal results to determine whether this is your best option. In some cases, he may recommend that you choose only a breast augmentation or lift rather than a combination procedure. Breast lifts with augmentation are commonly recommended for patients who notice a “deflated” appearance in the breasts due to:
- Weight fluctuation
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Immediately after your breast lift with augmentation, you will have bandages and a supportive surgical bra in place to encourage proper healing and limit swelling. Some redness, soreness, bruising, and swelling are all normal side effects as you heal. Dr. Rifai will give you specific instructions for managing discomfort, including the medications you should take. Most breast lift with augmentation patients require about a week of downtime before returning to non-strenuous work or other routines. Final results begin to be noticeable about three to six weeks after the procedure as swelling gradually dissipates and the breast implants “settle.” Dr. Rifai will monitor your healing progress through postoperative appointments.
To learn whether a breast lift with augmentation is your best option to achieve the results you are looking for, schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Rouchdi Rifai at Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery. Call (248) 723-9370 or contact us online.