A breast augmentation is often done as a combination procedure with a breast lift if the patient wants to change both the size and shape of the breasts, as well as lift them to correct drooping. The breast lift portion of the surgery occurs first, then the augmentation, which will increase the size with wither silicone or saline implants. Together, these procedures create a youthful tautness and an overall improved appearance of the breasts. Cherry Hill plastic surgeon, Dr. Evan Sorokin, performs this combination cosmetic breast procedure with dramatic and satisfying results.
First, Dr. Sorokin will perform the breast lift by removing the sagging skin and excess tissue and then pulling the remaining tissue and skin tight. Before the incision is closed, the breast implants will be inserted according to the patient’s implant choices. In cases of severe sagging, the nipple and areola may need to be repositioned to a higher location for a more natural look. This combination procedure involves incisions, which does result in some scarring, but Dr. Sorokin has extensive experience that allows him to make minimal incisions that will fade dramatically if post-operative scar care instructions are followed by the patient.
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The incision used during the breast lift portion of surgery will depend on the severity of the sagging. The most commonly used incision pattern is the anchor technique, which starts with an incision around the natural line of the areola. Then, an additional incision is made that extends down the breast and along the natural crease under the breast.
In the initial consultation, Dr. Sorokin will explain all of the options available for breast augmentation and help the patient choose the correct size and type of implant to meet the patient’s goals. Further information about breast augmentation options can be found on our breast augmentation procedure page.
Breast Augmentation with Lift Reviews
"Dr Sorokin and his staff are friendly, helpful and professional. I would recommend this physician to perform your mastopexy and implant revision. He does a good job but is not a perfectionist. My breasts are slightly different sizes and my bottom incisions with my lift are very jagged. I think he could have done a better job on both these things. His office staff go above and beyond to meet your expectations. I have never been treated so well at any doctors office. They make you feel special and pleasing you is their number one goal."- J. / / Jan 17, 2015
A breast augmentation and lift is performed as an outpatient cosmetic procedure under general anesthesia in our accredited surgical suite. The recovery for this procedure is similar to the recovery after a breast lift, however patients tend to have additional discomfort and need more healing time from the added augmentation. Most patients can resume light activities 7 days after the procedure. However, strenuous exercises must be avoided for 4-6 weeks so the patient experiences the best healing and avoids internal bleeding. Optimal results will usually appear around 3-6 months after the procedure when the breasts have settled into their final position.
A breast augmentation and lift will vary in cost based on the extent of the procedure and the choice of implant, but this combination procedure usually costs between $9,000 and $12,000. Combining both procedures into one surgery will mean that certain fees, such as the surgeon’s fee and the facility fee, will only need to be paid once and will end up being a better price than if the procedures are done separately.
Implants are effective in increasing breast size. For patients without low skin elasticity, an implant will not improve the position and shape of the breasts. Plus, the weight of the implant will increase sagging. This is why a breast lift is often performed with a breast augmentation. Dr. Sorokin helps each patient chose the correct breast procedure or procedures to meet their goals.
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A breast lift will restore the youthful position of the breasts, but over time, aging and gravity will again start to decrease skin elasticity and increase sagging. Implants typically last 10 - 15 years with proper care.
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Scars are an unavoidable part of any surgery. Dr. Sorokin takes extra care when making incisions and while suturing (closing) the incision to minimize scars. Patients will be given post-operative scar care instructions to help the incisions heal effectively.
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- Average Cost
- $9,000 - $12,000
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
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