Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift

Aging affects all parts of the body but among the places where the signs are most visible are the breasts. Sagging, loss of firmness and folds of extra skin are normal over time. Other reasons for these changes are:

  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Sudden or excessive weight loss
  • Disease
  • Hereditary factors

Besides these issues, increase in the size of the areola and nipples pointing down often occur. While breast lifts can alleviate some of these problems, they cannot help in tackling the loss of fullness and the scooped out appearance of the breasts. Breast augmentation with breast lift offers a complete solution to all these problems. Breast augmentation involves the use of implants to add volume to the breasts and improve the shape.

Coastal Plastic Surgery in Vancouver is a multispecialty plastic surgery clinic where breast lift, breast augmentation and combined breast augmentation with breast lift surgery are among its specialties. The procedure for breast lift depends on individual factors and personal preferences about the amount of lift desired. The most common way is to use 3 incisions to remove the excess skin. The first is made around the areolas, the second is made from the areola to the crease under the breast and the third along the natural curve of the breast crease. Once excess skin is removed the nipple and areola are moved higher.

There are 2 types of implants that can be used if breast augmentation is also to be done:

  • Saline implants
  • Silicone implants

Both have their own advantages and the doctors at Coastal Plastic Surgery in Vancouver will discuss the options with the patient before a decision is made. While the implants may be inserted using the same incisions made for the breast lift, other incisions may be required depending on the size, shape and exact location of the implants. The surgeons at Coastal Plastic Surgery ensure that scarring is kept to a minimum.

Depending on the type and number of incisions made and your overall health, you may be able to return home on the same day as the surgery or you may be required to stay in the hospital overnight. Post breast augmentation with breast lift surgery recovery is a straightforward procedure.

  • Any pain or discomfort that may be present for the first few days is controlled by medication.
  • The drainage tubes inserted at the time of the surgery are removed.
  • Rest is required for a few days – this will vary from person to person and Coastal Plastic Surgery will tell you how long you can expect to have to stay at home.
  • Once the initial rest period is over normal office work can be resumed, but excessive physical activity or strain will need to be avoided for 6 to 8 weeks.

The exact nature of the breast augmentation with breast lift surgery, the results to be expected and the recovery period will vary from person to person. The doctors at Vancouver’s Coastal Plastic Surgery will cover all these issues during the consultation process.