About Augmentation + Lift
As many women age, they may lose fullness in their breasts while others may begin to notice excess breast skin. Some women will have both problems that lead to sagging, deflated breasts. If you would like to increase breast volume while also eliminating loose skin, plastic surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe can perform a breast augmentation surgery plus a breast lift (mastopexy). This procedure at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery in Dallas, TX begins by removing loose skin from the breasts and then placing silicone or saline implants to achieve your goal size. Breast surgery with a lift and augmentation addresses multiple concerns such as position, shape, and size to create younger, perkier-looking breasts. Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Dauwe to go over your unique goals and needs so he can help you decide if a combination breast augmentation and lift is right for you.
"Dr. Dauwe and his staff are like a dream team! I legit leave wanting to be friends with his staff they are all so adorable. Seriously though, any type of surgery is so scary and they make the experience so comfortable. I felt like he listened to what I wanted and was honest with what was going to be realistic with my body type. I was referred by Dr.Dauwe by a few of my clients and am so thankful I chose him to do my procedure. If you’re in the Dallas area I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Truly grateful to have had such an amazing experience! Thank you Dr. Dauwe for everything!"- T.C. / Google / Apr 30, 2019
"Really good doctor and staff. Before and after my surgery everyone really made me feel very comfortable. I LOVE my results, doctor Dauwe really made me a whole new person and now I feel confident about myself. Love you doctor Dauwe and staff."- C.V. / Google / Aug 13, 2019
"There are not enough words to describe how amazing my experience was and still is. From the moment I made the phone call to the nurses Sara is the best. Everyone has been so kind and so aware of my feelings and most helpful. I am a wild ride let me tell you. Dr. Dauwe is so professional yet makes me you special and very comfortable during a time when you feel very vulnerable. I just went through a horrible divorce and they have felt like family. They are stuck with me. I can’t get enough. The work is beyond my expections the results are truly fabulous."- N.J. / Google / Aug 08, 2019
"Dr. Dauwe and his crew are amazing, highly recommended!"- I.P. / Google / Aug 08, 2019
"Just had my 6 week post op with Dr. Dauwe yesterday and I cannot stress enough how happy I am with my results from my breast reduction surgery. All the scarring is healthy and I healed really quickly. I went back to work the next week (I have an office job) and was able to do my normal routine. Dr. Dauwe and his team (Julie and Sara) have been so gracious with me and my concerns. They have been very helpful when I have questions. Julie and Sara are the kindest people ever and I love seeing their faces every time I come in. Seriously love this team and I am so happy with my results."- J.S. / Google / Jul 19, 2019
There are several reasons why you may be looking into breast augmentation surgery with a lift. It's an ideal choice if you want to significantly rejuvenate your breasts, especially if you have developed breast ptosis (sagging) caused by aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss. It can also enhance the volume of your bust for a more natural appearance. Dr. Dauwe will be able to determine if a lift alone will get your desired outcome, or if both a lift and implants are better to attain your goals.
A combination breast surgery is commonly done at an accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure where you will be sedated with general anesthesia. In most cases the breast implant is placed first, then the nipple is repositioned, and the excess skin is removed. Dr. Dauwe will explain the options available for breast implants before your surgery, so you will get a good idea of your postoperative result. In some patients, this operation can correct asymmetries in the breast or nipple areola complex.
What to Expect
The recovery timeframe for an augmentation with a lift will be different for every patient; however, you should be able to get back to light activities in about seven days. You will need to refrain from exercise and strenuous activities for at least 3 – 6 weeks. There will also be mild to moderate swelling after your surgery that may last for 2 – 3 weeks. Your implants will settle into their final position after several months where at that time, you will be able to see your permanent results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?
Your costs for a breast augmentation with a lift will vary depending on multiple factors, like whether you want implants (saline or silicone) or a fat transfer. Also, the complexity of the lift will help determine your costs. In your initial consultation, Dr. Dauwe will develop a personalized surgical plan and then estimate your costs. Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery takes many payment methods and we can help you find low-interest financing.
Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
A good reason to get breast surgery that combines augmentation with a lift is that it increases the size of your chest while also addressing sag by removing loose skin. The breast lift will also adjust your natural breast tissue so the results are perky and firm. This is crucial since augmenting breasts with mild sagging may cause a less than ideal outcome if a breast lift isn't done to address the loose skin. To address sagging, a breast lift should be completed and then a fat transfer or implants can be added. In your initial consultation with Dr. Dauwe, he will take his time to understand your goals before examining the condition of your chest. Following this, he can offer his suggestion on whether you need a lift, implants, or a combination of both.
Which incision is best for my surgery?
Incisions patterns for breast surgery have become more advanced with techniques being developed to help minimize the visibility of scars. The surgical incision that is best for you will be chosen based on the type of implants and severity of breast sag. To correct moderate to severe breast sag, an anchor-shaped incision pattern is most effective. When forming your surgical plan, Dr. Dauwe will go over incision options that fit your needs. No matter what pattern is selected, Dr. Dauwe will make incisions carefully to minimize the appearance of scars.
How long will my results last?
If you don't have dramatic weight changes or get pregnant, your results from a breast augmentation with a lift should last many years. Although both silicone and saline implants are long-lasting, they should be assessed regularly to check their condition. In the surgery, Dr. Dauwe sets your implants with a technique that reduces breast sagging. This will help your results last for a long time. It's important to know that while cosmetic breast surgery provides beautiful outcomes, it does not stop the natural aging process. In time, you might begin to notice sagging and loose skin again, but this can be addressed with another procedure.
How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Dauwe will do his best to make incisions in areas that are difficult to see like in the breast folds or on the areola border. With proper care, in time, the incisions will fade and blend in more with your normal skin. Dr. Dauwe will enroll you in the laser scar management protocol to blend your scars. Additionally, Dr. Dauwe or someone on his staff will discuss scar care instructions you need to follow after your procedure.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 3 – 6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- Week 2 & 6, Month 3, 6, & 12
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get A Lift and New Shape
Attain the curves you dream about by scheduling a surgical breast augmentation with a lift at Phillip Dauwe, M.D. Plastic Surgery. Dr. Dauwe will help you create a personalized procedure plan that meets your needs and goals so you can see natural-looking results. By addressing the size, shape, skin, and position of your breasts, your surgical augmentation and lift can lead to a younger appearance. Make a consultation at our Dallas, TX office to find out more information about your options for breast surgery.