Combined Breast Augmentation and Lift
Women looking to address breast descent and flattening while also increasing size and fullness may be looking for a combination breast augmentation and lift. This procedure is excellent when women are looking to bring a more youthful appearance to their breasts.
- Personal Consultation
- Combination breast augmentation and lift addresses a variety of concerns women may have with their breasts ranging from descent and flattening of the breast to size and shape. Patients will meet with Dr. Barker to discuss the variety of implant and placement options and lift techniques in order to achieve their desired outcome.
Combination Breast Augmentation and lift Overview and Expectations
- Goals of surgery
- Improving contour, position and size of the breast according to the patient’s individual needs. Each patient will have a predetermined surgical and recovery plan, to ensure this process is as comfortable as possible.
- Anesthesia: General Anesthesia by a highly trained anesthesia provider
- Length: Typically around 2 hours
- Post Operative Care
- Incision will be closed with dissolvable sutures, and covered with sterile surgical dressings. The dressing will remain in place until the first post-operative visit.
- Patients will be placed in a no-wire surgical bra, which will be recommended for the first 6 weeks of recovery.
- Patients will be allowed to shower the day after surgery.
- During the operation, Dr. Barker will inject an anesthetic to help control immediate post-operative pain. After the surgery, typically patients will only need over the counter medications (Acetaminophen and Ibuprofen) to assist with pain control.
- Typically patients will feel slight discomfort in their breasts for the first 3 to 5 days following surgery. The discomfort will continue to improve daily and most patients are able to return to work within 3 to 5 days after surgery.
- Patients will continue to avoid strenuous activity for the first 4-6 weeks following surgery. Patients are usually cleared for full activity without restrictions after 2 to 3 months.
- Swelling is expected during the first 2 to 3 months after surgery, and typically resolves by 6 months
- Day 3 to 5: Discomfort Improving, Able to Return to Work
- Day 7: First post operative visit, Dressing removal, Wean off Pain Medications
- 3 weeks: Second post operative visit, begin scar therapy if indicated
- 6 weeks: Third post operative visit, begin increasing physical activity
- 6 months: Follow Up
- 1 year: Follow Up