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.
"From the very beginning I knew I found a great Dr. But it didn't stop with him his staff is amazing!!!!!! I'm 15 days out of a Tummy Tuck I couldn't have been in better hands. Dr. Sorokin provided me with a hand crafted pre and post operation book. It was amazing I was totally prepared for recovery. This was the best $8700.00 I have even spent. I plan on returning for life to take advantage of there spa services. I have a eyebrow tint and shaping appointment coming up can't wait!!! "- M.C. / Google / Dec 30, 2015
"Dr. Sorokin and his entire staff are not only professional but warm and friendly. I felt so comfortable asking Dr. Sorokin any questions I had about my breast augmentation which was done on November 13th 2015. The care he took with me along with his knowledge just makes him and his staff utterly unbeatable. I can't say it enough that he changed my life for the better. I feel great, I'm healing wonderfully I was back to work 6 days later. This is all because of the steps that Dr. Sorokin takes to ensure that your body is prepared for the coming surgery. I read in one review that Dr. Sorokin was compared to an artist, and he truly is. I would and will HIGHLY recommend you who are reading this review or anyone of my own family/friends considering any type of augmentation, service or procedure to go to Dr. Sorokin. Thank you again Doctor and thank you to your entire staff. "- S. / Google / Dec 29, 2015
"A Plastic Surgery Jewel in CherryHill - Dr. Sorokin was A+ his bedside manner was refreshing. His personality was warm and he was honest about all of my options and what would work best. His staff was awesome from the initial phone call to the moment I signed the check I had not one regret! - - From the first phone call I felt very comfortable with this office!! The voice on the other end was so friendly and had no problem answering a few questions. Once I arrived the office was everything I hoped for so clean and I was welcomed by a very professional staff. Once I made it into a exam room I was sold this office is prefect. My appointment went like clockwork. I met with the Doctor he gave me the best options explained why they would be the best chooses. He was warm well informed professional I could go on and on. I booked had my procedure has it done on the 11th Friday. It went great he even called to check on me at home over the weekend. I have my second follow up tomorrow hope to get my drain removed. I am 100% sure I made the right decision and will be back for a breast lift. This office is not just about the Doc his supporting staff is also A+ a plastic surgery jewel in CherryHill."- M. / RealSelf / Dec 17, 2015
"I had an excellent experience with Dr. Sorokin and his staff and would recommend him to everyone. Dr. Sorokin is very nice and professional and my results are exactly what I had wanted. His staff are extremely friendly and helpful, all very beautiful girls. Appointments were easily booked around my schedule and I was always seen in a timely manner, never sat around and waited. His office is very neat and my overall experience was wonderful. Thank you so much Dr. Sorokin and staff!"- M.C. / Google / Dec 15, 2015
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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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