Lift + Augmentation

Pregnancy, weight loss, and hereditary factors can result in droopy, asymmetrical, or deflated looking breasts. In many cases, breast augmentation or breast lift surgery performed on its own will not sufficiently restore the breasts to the plump, lifted, firmer and more youthful appearance that a patient desires. Because breast lift surgery performed alone can often result in a reduction of the patient’s overall cup size, the procedure is often combined with breast implants (bilateral breast augmentation) to achieve the most aesthetically pleasing and natural- looking result.

What it Is

Breast augmentation using silicone or saline filled implants can help patients achieve a fuller cup size, firmer and more symmetrical breasts, and better positioning for a more youthful and aesthetically pleasing breast contour. When this procedure is combined with a mastopexy (breast lift), droopy breasts that have been stretched as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss or aging can be restored to a higher, more lifted position with a firmer look and feel. While there are many techniques for performing BBA with mastopexy, the technique utilized by Dr. Born is determined by several factors including the patient’s breast size and shape, skin quality, amount of loose or excess skin as well as the position and size of the nipples and areolas.

Is it For Me?

Candidates for BBA with mastopexy range in age from 18-70 years of age and are in good health and fit for surgery under general anesthetic. Women who have sagging or low-hanging breasts; breast asymmetry; tubular or misshapen breasts; flat or “deflated” looking breasts; nipples that point downward and/or stretched, enlarged areolas; or anyone who wishes to enhance a smaller cup size, are generally good candidates for BBA with mastopexy. If you are planning to have children it is advisable to postpone mastopexy surgery as pregnancy and breast feeding can result in stretching of the skin and breast tissues. Dr. Born has performed thousands of BBA with mastopexy surgeries throughout his medical career and is regarded as one the most accomplished cosmetic plastic surgeons in the industry. His knowledge and expertise is matched by a personal interest in the goals, concerns and comfort of all patients under his care. Moving forward with any surgery is a monumental decision for a woman, and knowing that your surgeon is experienced, prepared and on the same page as you is crucial. Dr. Born understands the nuances of this surgery and his advanced technique will ensure a beautiful, more youthful look and feel to your breasts that suits your body frame and your modern lifestyle.

What to Expect

The procedure is performed under general anesthesia and takes somewhere between 2 to 3 hours to complete depending on the complexity of the case. It is important to remember that this surgery is not for everyone. Side effects can include swelling, bruising, numbness, inflammation or infection around the incision, post-operative bleeding and capsular contraction (hardening of the breast tissue). Dr. Born will discuss all of the potential risks associated with breast augmentation in detail during your private consultation. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of the doctor, both before and after your surgery. Our pre-operative screening process is designed to determine if patients are indeed ideal candidates for surgery. To view a complete list of complications associated with surgery performed under a general aesthetic, click here.