Breast Lift with ImplantsPerformed by Dr. Wooten of Beleza Plastic Surgery
For women who are seeking to add volume to their breasts and raise their nipples to a more youthful position, a breast lift with implants may be the way to go. A breast lift with implants increases overall breast size using silicone or saline implants and Dr. Anna Wooten raises the position of the breasts and nipples using her signature “lollipop” technique. The result? A fuller, perkier look that women love.
Dr. Wooten has helped women from Pittsburgh to Cranberry Township and beyond look and feel their best with cosmetic surgery. Contact us online today or call 724-759-7777 to schedule your breast lift with implants consultation.
This patient, a 40 year old woman, initially came to Dr. Wooten seeking a breast augmentation. During her consultation, however, they decided that, in order to achieve her desired results, a bilateral breast lift with a bilateral breast augmentation with 304 cc silicone implants would be the best procedure. Her procedure went smoothly, and she is now very happy with her new look.
After breast-feeding her children, this thirty-something woman missed the volume that she had lost in her breasts. After her consultation, she and Dr. Wooten decided that a breast lift combined with breast implants would yield her best results. During surgery, Dr. Wooten placed Mentor MemoryGel round silicone implants – 325 ccs in her right breast, and 300 ccs in the left to correct her existing asymmetry. On the right, her outcome is shown one year after her lift surgery with Dr. Wooten.
This patient was in her early thirties when she came to Dr. Wooten wanting to reshape her breasts as a part of her “Mommy Makeover.” She and Dr. Wooten discussed her options, and they concluded that the best procedure for her desired results would be a bilateral breast lift and augmentation with 350 cc Mentor MemoryGel silicone implants. The day of surgery was uneventful, and the patient is very pleased with her fuller and pert look.
This patient was done several years ago. After being referred to Beleza by another doctor, she had a consultation with Dr. Wooten regarding breast augmentation.
The patient discussed her options with Dr. Wooten, and together they decided that a bilateral lift along with 304 cc silicone Natrelle implants would be her best route to a fuller and younger look. On the right, she is pictured just over a year after her procedure.
This patient was a very fit and active woman in her forties, who wanted to enhance her breasts. Along with her lift, Dr. Wooten inserted 340 cc silicone high profile breast implants. Her result, pictured right, shows her one year after her procedure.
Surgery Options and Considerations
Am I a Candidate for this Procedure?
If you are dissatisfied with your breasts, you may be considering surgery. A breast lift is the obvious solution for flat or sagging breasts caused by pregnancy, weight loss, nursing or natural aging. Sometimes these factors can also leave breasts “deflated,” as women’s breast tissue ages. To increase breast volume, breast implants are incorporated into the lift procedure.
Dr. Wooten’s Method
Dr. Wooten’s preferred incision for breast lifts is the lollipop incision. This type of lift is so named because of the surgical scar produced. The incision goes around the areola with a vertical scar extending down to the crease of the breast – the shape of a lollipop. This is the most common type of incision because it produces the least amount of scarring. Using this incision, Dr. Wooten is able to remove excess skin and breast tissue.
For breast lifts with implants, Dr. Wooten places the implant beneath the pectoral muscle. This decreases the risk of implant migration in the future, allows for a more natural appearing breast and results in greater patient satisfaction.
Immediate recovery takes 2-3 days; during this time you will be off of work. You’ll likely experience swelling and soreness lasting four to six weeks after surgery, during which time strenuous exercise will be prohibited. Full recovery will take weeks, even months. During this time, numbness will recede, and you will be prohibited from heavy lifting. This is important to keep in mind if you have small children that you often pick up.
Breast Lift with Implants FAQs
Is that too much surgery to do on the breast all at once?
How much does a breast lift with implants cost?
Surgical costs vary from patient to patient depending on multiple factors, such as what type of breast implant you choose, how much surgery will be required for your optimal result, and which surgical center you choose.
How visible will my scarring be?
The response varies from patient to patient. If you have a history of keloid scarring, or tend to heal with scars that are very dark, be mindful that this tendency could carry over to your post-operative healing. If you scar relatively well, with scars that lay flat and match your skin tone, this tendency could also carry over to your post-operative healing process.
The scar from your incisions will fade over time. Our nurse will instruct you on proper incision care and we will advise you on the best products to treat your healing scars. It is important to remember, however, that the incision lines will be permanently visible. Fortunately, Dr. Wooten does her best to place the incisions for breast lifts in non visible places.
How does Dr. Wooten reposition the nipple during a breast lift procedure?
Sometimes, a patient may think that Dr. Wooten surgically removes the nipples and reattaches it. She makes sure to explain that the nipple is never detached from the body, it is repositioned higher on the breast for a more youthful appearance.