It is challenging to feel confident in your body if you’re unhappy with your breasts. Many women want more than just larger breasts — they also want to improve the shape and position of their breasts and reduce sagging or drooping. If you wish your breasts were fuller and perkier, then the solution could be a breast lift with implants (also called mastopexy with augmentation). Little Rock Breast Surgeon Dr. Melanie Prince specializes in combining breast augmentation with breast lift surgery with beautiful, natural-looking results.
Why Combine Your Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift Surgery?
Breast shape and size is not static throughout our adult lives like height or eye color. Our breasts can dramatically change as a result of aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight gain, weight loss, and more. Breast augmentation alone is a great option for patients whose natural breasts are smaller than they would like, but are perky with no sagging. Breast lift surgery is a popular choice for women who don’t want to add any volume to their breasts, but do want to eliminate excess skin and restore a youthful appearance. If you feel that your breasts look deflated or flat, then a breast lift with implants can give you a fuller, perkier look.
The truth is that many patients come to our Little Rock office with the idea that they want either a breast augmentation or a breast lift. Once they start talking about their concerns, describing their ideal results, and discussing their options with Dr. Prince, they realize that a breast lift combined with augmentation is the best way to get the proportion and the perkiness that they want.
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Breast Lift With Implants Results and Recovery
After your breast lift and augmentation surgery, you will need to wear a special front-close bra while you heal. While you’ll be able to resume some regular activities within one week, you will be restricted from heavy lifting, exercise, or strenuous activities for four weeks. You may experience bruising, swelling, and some pain during recovery, which can be managed with medication. Dr. Prince will give you specific post-surgical instructions and schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing and your results.
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Why Choose Dr. Melanie Prince for Breast Surgery in Little Rock?
When you are searching for a breast surgeon, it is helpful to understand the difference between plastic surgeons and cosmetic surgeons and the importance of board certification. Patients often don’t realize that any type of physician can perform cosmetic surgery even if they do not have specialized training. If you find that confusing, you’re not alone! One study found that 87% of people surveyed believed that doctors must have special credentials in order to perform cosmetic procedures.1 Even if a doctor says they are board-certified, you should clarify which board they are referring to. Board-Certified Plastic Surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery (ABPS) have at least six years of specialized training in advanced surgical techniques and they have demonstrated a commitment to patient safety.
When it comes to female surgeons in the Little Rock area, Dr. Prince is the only one who holds board certification from ABPS. Breast lift with breast augmentation is a complex procedure and you deserve a surgeon who is skilled in this particular type of treatment. Dr. Prince is highly experienced in performing breast lift surgery with implants. She also takes the time to truly listen to each of her patients to ensure that they feel good about their decision so that they can get the results they want.
- Will my lift and augmentation be performed at the same time or as two separate surgeries?
Whenever possible, Dr. Prince will perform the augmentation and lift together in one procedure. However, some patients benefit from having separate lift and augmentation surgeries. If you opt for very large implants or if you have pre-existing risk factors, then two separate procedures could be better for you. Dr. Prince will discuss your options when you work together to create your personalized treatment plan.
- What kind of scars will I have after breast lift with implants?
Dr. Prince will discuss incision options with you before your surgery. The incisions used will vary depending on what type of breast lift you need. A periareolar incision, which is just around the areola, may be used to correct mild sagging and insert a small implant. If you have significant sagging or choose a larger implant, then Dr. Prince may use an anchor incision, which goes vertically from the nipple to the crease under the breast, and horizontal along the natural crease.
- What are the risks of this procedure?
Any surgical procedure comes with some risk of side effects or complications. Risks of breast augmentation and breast lift procedures include infection, bleeding, changes in sensation, fluid accumulation, poor healing, and general anesthesia risks. Dr. Prince is conservative in her surgical recommendations and she upholds high safety standards in order to help her patients achieve the best outcomes possible.
- Is a breast lift with implants right for me?
Do you want more cleavage and less sagging? If you would like to add fullness and perkiness to your breasts, then a breast lift with implants may be right for you. The best way to learn if you are a candidate for surgery is to schedule a consultation appointment with Dr. Prince at her Little Rock office.
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1 Shah, Ajul M.D et al. Public Perception of Cosmetic Surgeons versus Plastic Surgeons: Increasing Transparency to Educate Patients. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: February 2017 – Volume 139 – Issue 2 – p 544e-557e doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003020
2 American Society of Plastic Surgeons. What are the risks of breast augmentation? Available at: https://www.plasticsurgery.org/cosmetic-procedures/breast-augmentation/safety Accessed November 25, 2019.
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