Many women experience unwanted changes to the appearance of their breast as they age. Pregnancy, major weight loss, and natural aging can transform a perky, shapely bust until it’s almost unrecognizable for some women. One of the best ways patients can restore their breast to a more full, youthful appearance is with a breast augmentation, performed in addition to a breast lift, also known as a mastopexy.
Patients who receive breast implants with a lift will find that the procedure not only improves the appearance of their breasts, but it also gives them a more attractive, balanced figure overall. While this procedure is highly customizable to meet the goals of each individual patient, there is one common outcome from each procedure: patients leave Dr. Quinn’s office with greater confidence in their appearance.
Women who are looking to renew the appearance of their breasts can schedule a consultation with Dr. John Michael Quinn.
Give us a call at (913) 492-3443 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Quinn at our office in Overland Park.
About Breast Lift with Implants
A breast lift with implants is a combination procedure that provides lift and volume to counter breast ptosis, or the drooping or sagging of the breast. The surgical procedure will return patient’s breasts to a more lifted, youthful position, as well as achieve a fuller, more balanced appearance of the bust. A breast lift with implants is one of today’s most popular cosmetic procedures and has an impeccable safety record when performed by a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Quinn has helped countless patients regain confidence in their body by giving them beautiful, natural-looking lifted and augmented breasts with a mastopexy and artfully-placed implants.
Women who receive a breast augmentation with a lift are frequently amazed by how much more confident and attractive they feel after their procedure. A breast lift by Dr. Quinn will endow you with a perkier, shapelier bust, while the implants will add volume and symmetry. Most patients find that they love their new figure. Their clothes suddenly fit better and their silhouette is more eye-catching.
Cosmetic surgery isn’t an option that should be considered lightly. However, once a woman knows what she wants, a mastopexy with implants is a fantastic way to contour your figure and improve the way you feel about yourself.
Degrees of Ptosis
Level 1 (Mild Sagging)
The areolas are completely level with the patient’s breast fold. Breast tissue is still visible below the areolas.
Level 2 (Moderate sagging)
The areolas are sagging below the woman’s breast fold. However, a slight amount of breast tissue is still visible below the areolas.
Level 3 (Significant sagging)
This is used to describe areolas that hang below the woman’s breast fold. These patients have no noticeable breast tissue below their areolas.
This refers to cases where the patient’s areolas remain well above her breast crease, but most of her breast tissue has fallen below the fold.
Breast Lift Technique
While Dr. Quinn has performed mastopexy using a variety of techniques, he has found that the anchor technique is the most effective method of achieving ideal results for patients. When you decide to have a breast lift with implants surgery, Dr. Quinn will first consult with you to discuss this technique and the attractive, elevated results it can achieve.
The end result is a lifted, visually-pleasing pair of breasts.
Whether a patient wants to reduce breast tissue and lift the breast, or simply lift and reshape the breast tissue, this technique gives Dr. Quinn ideal access and ability to achieve a patient’s desired outcomes. He will first make a vertical and a circumferential areola incision. He’ll then make a third incision along the bottom of the breasts, creating an anchor shape. Kansas women who are experiencing severe sagging in their breasts can benefit greatly from this breast lift method, but it is also a good option for minor lifts as well. Incision scars will heal with proper care and be easily concealed.
Types of Implants
These are cohesive-gel breast implants filled with silicone gel, which feels most similar to natural breast tissue. Silicone implants are pre-filled with their gel material. This implant will give a more natural look and feel.
These implants are slightly different than the silicone implant. Instead of being pre-filled, the shell is first inserted into the body empty. Then Dr. Quinn pumps the shell full of a saline solution. Saline solutions are comprised of sterile saltwater. This implant is firmer to the touch and results in a more augmented type of look.
If you’re considering altering the size and shape of your breasts, visit our gorgeous Overland Park office for a free consultation. You can have a proportionate, lifted breast. Dr. Quinn is happy to answer any and all questions that you may have about the breast lift with breast augmentation.
Your appointment will begin with a thorough physical examination. The best surgical plan for your body will depend on your medical history and your current state of health. Dr. Quinn needs to examine you before he can know what surgical strategy will best achieve your goals.
Dr. Quinn will work with you to determine which breast implant placement will both deliver your desired outcomes and be best for your body. Patients will have two options: subglandular and submuscular. While Dr. Quinn typically recommends a submuscular placement, he will discuss the pros and cons of each option so that you are informed and feel comfortable with your decision.
You’ll be able to view before and after pictures so you can get a general idea of the type of results that are possible. However, every patient is unique. This is why it is important that you let Dr. Quinn know your goals for your appearance, so that he can tailor your mastopexy and augmentation results to both compliment your natural appearance and achieve your desired aesthetic outcome.
The first step in your surgery will be to mark the spots on your skin where the surgeon plans to make an incision. These will be a guide for Dr. Quinn, and will reaffirm the desired results of the procedure with you. Once everything is ready, you’ll be placed under anesthesia.
Dr. Quinn will make an anchor incision in the breast, which will allow him to address breast sagging from the underside of the breast. Once excess tissue and skin are removed as necessary, the skin will be tightened to position the breasts in their ideal lifted shape, and the implant will be carefully placed within the breast.
A breast lift with implants is an outpatient procedure. You will be monitored after your surgery by our trained medical staff to make sure you are recovering well from the anesthesia before you will be permitted to return home to begin you recovery. You will need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home after your procedure, as you will have limited arm mobility for 24 to 48 hours after your procedure and will still be feeling minor effects of the anesthesia.
Every patient will receive detailed instructions for their recovery from their breast lift or mastopexy with implants procedure. Your breasts will be wrapped after your procedure. Patients are also invited to call Dr. Quinn’s office with any questions they may have.
Patients may experience bruising and swelling after their procedure, but these conditions will subside within 7-10 days and be alleviated completed within a month.
Avoid sleeping on your stomach, as well as lying flat on your back during this period. A reclined, angled sleeping position is recommended. This is the best way to reduce swelling.
Dr. Quinn will discuss approved pain relief medications with you. Most patients find they only need this medication for 48 hours before they can turn to other methods of relieving their discomfort, but this will depend on the patient.
You will receive instructions regarding special exercises that you should do to restore your comfortable mobility. Patients in general can return to work within one week of their breast lift with augmentation procedure. After two weeks, patients will be able to resume low impact exercises. More active exercises like running and heavy lifting can be resumed after six weeks or as instructed.
Final results will become apparent after six to twelve weeks. Your breast will sit in a more youthful, elevated position and look fuller, more symmetrical, and attractively shaped.
The total cost of a breast lift (aka mastopexy) with implants will depend on the length and details of your procedure. Variables liked the type of implant chosen will be reflected in the price of your individually-tailored procedure. After you complete your consultation, you will receive a breakdown of your anticipated treatment plan, will include a detailed cost estimate.
We are more than happy to discuss payment plans with you. Give us a call at (913) 492-3443 to get started. We’ll gladly answer any questions that you may have about what a breast lift with augmentation can do for your figure and overall confidence!