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.
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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.
"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
"From the moment I met Dr.Sorakin I knew I wanted him to do my breast augmentation surgery! He is very patient and understanding, answering all questions and concerns. I went to several other doctor consults and was concerned I would never have full "round" breasts, but Dr.Sorakin assured me those results would be possible and I would be in the best care. After surgery I was in very little pain and back to work in 4 days ! I am extremely happy with my results ! They look better than I ever would have imagined! I would definitely recommend Dr.Sorakin!!"- S.B. / Google / Apr 30, 2016
"It has been about four months since I got my BA, and I could not be happier!!! They are absolutely perfect. Dr Sorokin and his team are absolutely amazing. From consultation to my very last post op visit I could not have asked for more out of them. They were precise, and patient with me since I was such a scardy cat! Cannot wait until summer thanks to Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery! :)"- C.D. / Google / Apr 12, 2016
"the best doctor, staff, and experience! Cherry Hill, NJ - I just recently had a breast augmentation with Dr. Sorokin of Delaware Valley Plastic Surgery and this is my first real surgery...Let me say, it was the very best experience from beginning to end and I wouldn't recommend anyone to go to anyone other than Dr. Sorokin. Both him and his staff were lovely, warm, inviting, encouraging and excited for me - which is exactly how one should feel when going in for an elective procedure! There aren't enough positive things to say about his practice! He even called to check on me afterwards, which I appreciated, and is very communicative when needing to ask questions/advice, etc. All his girls there are wonderful and made me feel so at ease before my surgery, and after. I still love my card and cup I received at my follow-up - that personal touch makes a world of difference for me! There isn't anyone else I would go to for any future procedures and I've been recommending him to everyone. #teamsorokin haha!"- M. / RealSelf / Apr 12, 2016
"Dr. Sorokin and his entire staff provided me with excellent medical treatment before, during and after my surgery. I am very pleased with my results and would recommend him to anyone considering having plastic surgery. Dr Sorokin is highly skilled and extremely knowledgeable. His care of his patients makes him unlike any doctor I've ever been to. The entire staff at his practice also needs to be recognized for being so caring and attentive. You won't find a more qualified practice!!!"- T.R. / Google / Apr 04, 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.
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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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