Breast Lift with Implants | Dallas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Dauwe
Women often present to our practice with interest in a breast lift or a breast augmentation and learn that a combination of these procedures is the best way to achieve their goals. Dr. Dauwe listens to his patients’ goals and designs the operation that will provide them with excellent long-lasting results.
A breast lift restores the breast shape and position of the breast on the chest, and breast augmentation increases the breast size and creates fullness in the upper portion of the breasts. Each of these operations can deliver excellent results when performed in the right patients, however often times, these operations must be combined to achieve the desired results.
Breast lift with implants can also correct asymmetries in breast shape, breast size, or even areola size. In order to achieve your goals and provide lasting results, this operation must be planned with great attention to detail. Dr. Dauwe is fellowship trained in aesthetic breast surgery and has an extensive background in modern techniques. He has helped women from Dallas and throughout Texas look and feel their best.
To take the first step in enhancing your breasts, please contact us online or call 214-821-6580 to schedule your breast lift consultation at our Dallas plastic surgery practice. We have patients travel to us from all over Texas, including Abilene, Waco, Irving, Frisco, Arlington, and Fort Worth.
About Breast Lift with Implants Surgery
Am I a candidate for Breast Lift with Implants?
The most common patients Dr. Dauwe sees in his Dallas plastic surgery practice are women who have had children. The volume loss and skin stretch associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding results in a deflated droopy breast. With a combination of breast lift and augmentation with silicone or saline implants, Dr. Dauwe can restore your breast to the shape and size you had before pregnancy. This is commonly performed as part of a mommy makeover.
Another great scenario to combine breast augmentation and lift is in patients who have lost a significant amount of weight. Massive weight loss has a similar effect on the breast as the volume changes associated with pregnancy. Sometimes the loose skin is too significant to combine breast lift with implants, so the surgeries are planned in two stages. Dr. Dauwe will evaluate you and design the operation with your best interests in mind.
Dr. Dauwe considers the following tissue characteristics when designing your breast surgery.
1. The quality and thickness of your skin
2. The position of your nipples on your breast
3. The shape and ‘perkiness’ of your breast
4. The volume of your breast tissue
5. Amount of cleavage and fullness in the upper portion of your breast
Breast Lift with Implants Recovery & Results
Dr. Dauwe’s patients go home the same day after a breast augmentation with lift and no drains are used. You are encouraged to stay mobile after surgery and can shower after 24 hours. Typically, most women can return to work by approximately 1 week after surgery.*
Results after your breast augmentation with lift should be assessed after all the swelling resolves. You can look forward to a youthful and full breast shape that is repositioned higher on your chest, and your nipple will be located in a more aesthetically pleasing position on your breast.*
Breast Lift with Implants Surgery at a Glance
The incisions for breast lift with implants are the same as breast lift alone. The addition of implants does not change your scars.
Breast lift with implants surgery takes about 2 hours.
• Discomfort for 2 to 3 days
• Change in nipple sensation
• Change in ability to breastfeed (rare)
Exercise and Activity*
• Return to mild exercise is encouraged at 3 weeks, and more vigorous exercise is encouraged at 6 weeks
*This information is for education only and is not meant as a guarantee of results. Your results may vary.