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. Philadelphia 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.
Breast Lift Incision@headingTag>
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.
"Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair - Cherry Hill, NJ - Dr. Sorokin always made himself available to answer any questions I had. His bedside manner was great, and he called me personally when I got home. - - I do not know where to begin.....I originally went for a breast augmentation, and ended up getting a Tummy Tuck because of how completely comfortable I was with Dr. Sorokin. He makes you feel so very important, and in no way does he pressure you or try to convince you one way or the other. His staff also is very friendly and answered all my questions before, during and after no matter how many times I called. I had did my research, and this office felt right for me. The day of my procedure I was nervous because I have a fear of going under but Alisha was very reassuring, she and Nurse Jenn were amazing. Well, I was surprised to have no pain when I woke up, I said to myself he uses the best pain meds, the ride home was pain free so I expected to be doubled over by the next day.....that was not the case. My pain level never went over a 2 and by the third day I was only taking Tylenol. This was MY experience, I know everyone's pain tolerance is different, but the worst thing you can do is watch YouTube testimonials, please don't make that mistake, they have you thinking their dying!!!! I never felt him taking the drain tube out when the time came. If anyone is thinking about having this procedure, this is the ABSOLUTE BEST PLACE to have this done. Dr. Sorokin is AMAZING( he has the softest hands ever) and so is his staff, they make you feel like family. I look FABULOUS and it's only been a couple weeks so I can't wait to see the "final look" I am beyond pleased with this journey, and couldn't ask for a better result, I got my pretty back. Also, he called me personally to check up on me the evening of my procedure, that's a Dr. that cares about his patients!!!!"- P. / RealSelf / Jul 17, 2016
"Was a great experience from beginning to end. Everyone at the office was super nice and warm including the doctor. I would highly recommend to anyone!"- L.V. / Google / Jun 27, 2016
"Dr. Sorokin is the best of the best! From my consultation to my 6 week check up, he was truly amazing each and every visit. Every question I had was answered in the office in great detail. Every silly question I asked via email was answered within 24 hours. Dr. Sorokin and the nursing staff are the best. They are so friendly, honest, and knowledgable. I researched many doctors and I am so happy I chose Dr. Sorokin. I love how I look and feel. I made the right decision- as I said above, they are the best of the best."- L.S. / Google / Jun 07, 2016
"VERY KIND"- Anonymous / UCompareHealthcare / May 17, 2016
"I had been researching breast augmentations in the Philadelphia area for months when I made an appointment with Dr. Sorokin. Him and his staff were incredible and made me feel very comfortable. His staff worked with me as I tried to decide on an implant size, and were very patient with me even when I changed my mind a few times. My surgery was a breeze and I recovered SO quickly. I am so satisfied with Dr. Sorokin and would recommend him to everyone!"- C.M. / Google / May 10, 2016
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.
Augmentation and Lift FAQs@headingTag>
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.
Length of Results?@headingTag>
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.
Visibility of Scars?@headingTag>
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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