Breast Augmentation + Lift in Chicago, IL

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About Augmentation + Lift

As many women age, they may lose fullness in their breasts while others may begin to notice excess breast skin. Some women will have both problems, leading to sagging, deflated breasts. If you would like to increase breast volume while also eliminating loose skin, double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saeed Chowdhry can perform a breast augmentation surgery plus a breast lift (mastopexy). This procedure at SAC Plastic Surgery in Oak Lawn, IL begins by removing loose skin from the breasts and then placing silicone or saline implants to achieve your goal size. Breast surgery with a lift and augmentation addresses multiple concerns, such as shape, size, and position to create younger, perkier-looking breasts. Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Chowdhry to go over your unique concerns and wants so he can help you decide if a breast surgery with a lift and augmentation best fits your goals.

Ideal Candidates

There are several reasons why you may be looking into a breast lift with augmentation. It's an ideal choice if you want to significantly rejuvenate your breasts while improving the firmness of your breast skin. You may have developed breast ptosis (sagging) caused by significant weight loss, aging, or pregnancy; therefore, you would like to enhance the volume of your breasts — this can all be achieved with an augmentation and lift. Dr. Chowdhry will be able to determine if a lift alone will get your desired outcome, or if both a lift and implants are better to attain your goals.

Surgical Technique

SAC Plastic Surgery breast procedure is performed at the hospital as an outpatient procedure where you will be sedated with general anesthesia. In most cases, the lift portion of the surgery is done first. The excess skin is eliminated and the soft tissue is smoothed. Dr. Chowdhry will explain the options available for breast implants before your surgery so your implants will be ready for placement. In certain patients, the nipple-areola complex may be moved to match your new breast shape and size.

What to Expect

The recovery timeframe for an augmentation with a lift will be different for every patient; however, you will probably be well enough to get back to your everyday activities in about seven days. But you should refrain from exercise and strenuous activities for at least 2 – 6 weeks. There will also be mild to moderate inflammation after your surgery that may last for 2 – 3 weeks. Your implants will settle into their final position after several months. At that time, you will be able to see your final results.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?
Your costs for a breast augmentation with a lift will vary depending on multiple factors, like whether you have chosen implants (saline or silicone) or a fat transfer. Also, the complexity of the lift will help determine your cost. During your initial consultation, Dr. Chowdhry will develop a personalized surgical plan and then estimate your costs. SAC Plastic Surgery accepts many payment methods and can help you find low-interest financing.

Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
A good reason to get breast surgery that combines augmentation with a lift is that it increases the size of your chest while also addressing sag by removing loose skin. The breast lift will also adjust your natural breast tissue so the results are perky and firm. This is crucial since augmenting breasts with mild sagging may cause a less than ideal outcome. To address sagging, a breast lift should be completed and then a fat transfer or implants can be added. At your initial consultation with Dr. Chowdhry, he will work to understand your concerns and goals before examining the condition of your chest. Following the examination, he can offer his suggestion on whether you need a lift, implants, or a combination of both.

Which incision is best for my surgery?
Incisions patterns for breast surgery have become more advanced with techniques being developed to help minimize the visibility of scars. The surgical incision that is best for you will be chosen based on the type of implants and severity of breast sag. To correct moderate to severe breast sag, an anchor-shaped incision pattern is most effective. When forming your surgical plan, Dr. Chowdhry will go over incision options and explain which technique best fits your needs. No matter what pattern is selected, Dr. Chowdhry will make incisions carefully for natural-looking results.

How long will my results last?
If you don't have dramatic weight changes or get pregnant, your results from a breast augmentation with a lift should last many years. Although both silicone and saline implants can last for many years, they should be assessed regularly to check their condition. During the surgery, Dr. Chowdhry sets your implants with a technique that reduces breast sagging. This will help your results last for a long time. It's important to know that while cosmetic breast surgery will give beautiful results, the natural aging process still occurs. In time, you might begin to notice sagging and loose skin again, but this can be addressed with another procedure.

How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Chowdhry performs breast augmentation with a lift in such a way that all incisions are thin and small. He does his best to create incisions that are difficult to see, and simple to hide, like the breast folds or on the areola border. If you properly care for them, the scars created by your breast augmentation plus lift will, in time, lighten so they blend more with your normal skin. Dr. Chowdhry or someone on his staff will discuss the wound care instructions you need to follow after your procedure so your incisions heal flat and smooth.

Get A Lift and New Shape

Attain the curves you dream about by scheduling a surgical breast augmentation with a lift at SAC Plastic Surgery. Dr. Chowdhry will help you create a personalized procedure plan that meets your concerns and goals so you can see your best results. By addressing the skin, size, shape, and position of your breasts, your surgical augmentation and lift can lead to a younger appearance. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Chowdhry at our Oak Lawn, IL office to learn more information about your options for breast surgery.

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