What is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) & Augmentation?
Many women come in to see Dr. Breister Ghosh with concerns about their breasts unsure whether they should get a breast lift or breast augmentation. In this situation, Dr. Breister Ghosh may suggest combining the two procedures together. The ideal candidate for a mastopexy & augmentation is a patient who has breast ptosis (droop) and requires increased volume as well. The breast tissue is lifted, the nipple raised and a breast implant is placed. A breast lift and augmentation allow our patients to get both the benefits of larger, fuller breasts and a lifted, more youthful-looking chest all in one procedure. Not only does combining a breast lift and augmentation help our patients reduce their recovery time by half, but it also allows our patients to save a little money. If you believe you are a good candidate for a breast lift and augmentation, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with Dr. Breister Ghosh. She'll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve your ultimate aesthetic goals.
What are the Benefits of a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) & Augmentation?
There are many benefits of receiving a breast lift and augmentation with Dr. Breister Ghosh and her medical team, including:
- Removes excess skin from around the breasts
- Repositions the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest
- Addresses downward-pointing nipples
- Adds volume and fullness to the breasts
- Can be performed with saline or silicone breast implants
- Improves the comfort and fit of bras
- Boosts overall confidence
How is a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) & Augmentation Performed?
Your breast lift will be performed by Dr. Breister Ghosh in an accredited outpatient surgical center. The technique and incision pattern used during a breast lift depends on a variety of factors such as the size and shape of your breasts, the position of your areola, your degree of sagging, and your natural skin elasticity. Dr. Bresiter Ghosh will discuss which technique will deliver your desired results during your private consultation. During your procedure, the breast tissue will be lifted and reshaped to restore a natural firmness and improve your breasts' contour. Your nipples will also be lifted to a natural, more youthful position. Enlarged areolas may be reduced at this time if a patient desires this. Finally, any excess skin will be removed from around the breast. After the breasts are lifted, your choice of breast implants will be placed either above or below the pectoral muscles. Dr. Bresiter Ghosh will also discuss the placement of your breast implants during your private consultation. The entirety of your breast lift and augmentation may take up to 3 hours to complete.
What Can I Expect After My Breast Lift (Mastopexy) & Augmentation?
Following your breast lift and augmentation, Dr. Breister Ghosh will fit you with a surgical bra that will help reduce swelling and promote proper healing. This surgical bra will be soft and supportive and is typically required to be worn for about 4 weeks following surgery. A bandeau may also place over the breasts to encourage the implants to settle. Dr. Breister Ghosh will likely suggest you refrain from vigorous physical activity throughout your recovery process. Patients should talk with Dr. Breister Ghosh about the physical demands of their job, but should usually plan for about 1 to 2 weeks off work. Dr. Breister Ghosh will follow up with you for at least 4 months following breast augmentation surgery to ensure you are healing well and that there are no complications with your breast implants.
How Much Will My Breast Lift (Mastopexy) & Augmentation Cost?
The cost of your breast lift and augmentation will likely vary depending on the extent of treatment needed to help you achieve your desired results. To get a more accurate estimate of the cost of your breast lift and augmentation, we encourage you to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Breister Ghosh. For your convenience, we are happy to offer flexible financing options that allow you to pay for your procedure at your own pace.
Dr. Diana Briester Ghosh is proud to offer high-quality plastic, cosmetic, and reconstructive surgical procedures that provide natural-looking results to residents of La Jolla, Kearny Mesa, Pacific Beach, and the neighboring communities of San Diego County, California. Contact us to schedule your private consultation with Dr. Breister Ghosh today.