Breast Lift With Implants
A breast lift combined with augmentation can help women achieve 2 complementary goals: restoring uplifted, youthful breast position while increasing volume and fullness. For his patients from Frisco and Plano, Texas, Dr. Geo Tabbal often does both the lift and the augmentation in a single surgery.
The conversation about your breast enhancement begins when you request a consultationrequest a consultation with Dr. Geo Tabbal to discuss your options. You may also call the practice at (214) 618-3006 to schedule an appointment.
Combining a Breast Lift With Implants
Performed independently, a breast lift (also called mastopexy) restores sagging or droopy breast tissue while correcting the position of the areola and nipple; a breast augmentation adds volume through the insertion of implants. For women looking to correct the deflation and descent brought on by gravity, childbirth, breastfeeding and other factors of normal life, a combined augmentation mastopexy is the best approach.
During your consultation, Dr. Tabbal will perform a thorough examination, confirming your eligibility for a combined procedure, and explain what’s possible. Together, you and he will then develop a surgical plan, taking time to consider all of your breast implant options and the best way to place your implant. Dr. Tabbal will also explain the technique he will use to achieve the lift, including the incision used, which depends on the degree of sagging or drooping in your breast tissue.
During your consultation, Dr. Tabbal will perform a thorough examination, confirming your eligibility for a combined procedure, and explain what’s possible.
Dr. Tabbal’s Take: Single Surgery Vs. “Staging” Procedures
As you research different surgeons and their approaches to combining these 2 procedures, you will likely see a difference of opinion emerge. Some surgeons prefer to “stage” your surgery in 2 procedures to minimize risk; others prefer to perform both in a single surgery.
Dr. Tabbal’s preference is for the latter (i.e., augmentation and mastopexy in one surgery). In his view, it’s best to accomplish everything at once whenever possible, adding a second procedure as a follow-up only when necessary — rather than immediately consigning every patient to 2 surgeries and 2 recovery periods.
For the majority of patients, combining everything can work well. In some cases, though, Dr. Tabbal may examine you and determine that a staged procedure is the best option for the results you want.
After surgery, it’s wise to schedule at least 1 week off of work. You will leave in the care of your designated family or friends, and you will spend the first few days resting.
Dr. Tabbal will give you a schedule for follow-up visits before you leave. Those visits are the time for Dr. Tabbal to check on your progress; however, frequent communication between you and Dr. Tabbal will allow him to answer any questions that may arise.
Especially with a combined procedure, it’s important to remember that your breast tissue will have some swelling. Your breasts and underlying implants may appear a touch higher than expected; this is to be expected, however. Your implants will gradually settle as your tissues relax and adapt to the increased volume and your “new” breast shape.