When it comes to cosmetic breast surgery, a creative, artistic approach often works best. Every woman’s goals are unique, and while some approaches are straightforward, a combination of procedures is sometimes needed.
Sagging breasts are common after childbirth, breastfeeding, weight loss, and aging. At Pope Plastic Surgery, Dr. George Pope routinely performs augmentation mastopexy–also known as a “breast augmentation with a lift.” When an Orlando patient wants larger breasts but also needs to lift sagging tissue, an augmentation mastopexy procedure can make breasts bigger, perkier, and more youthful, all with a single surgery.
How Does Augmentation Mastopexy Work?
During augmentation mastopexy, Dr. Pope removes excess skin by making an incision around the areola and another from the base of the areola to the bottom of the breast. He places the implants through these incisions, setting them beneath the pectoral muscle of the chest.
A breast lift can also make both breasts the same size. Your areola and nipple will be lifted, giving them a more youthful appearance.
Breast Implant Options
When a breast lift is done with implants, saline or silicone implants can be used to add more volume. Many patients choose the popular Allergan Natrelle 410 breast implants, for reasons such as:
- They mirror the natural curve of a woman’s breast more so than a round implant
- The teardrop shape creates a gentle, gradually tapered slope
- The cohesive gel inside help keeps fullness on top
Dr. Pope is currently a clinical investigator for the 410 implants and enrolls patients in the study. Ask him about your implant options to see if this choice is right for you.
If you’re confused about whether a traditional breast lift, breast augmentation, or augmentation mastopexy is best for you, you should consult Dr. Pope and allow him to assess your specific case. He will ask you about your personal goals and recommend the best approach.
Your Recovery Process
Augmentation mastopexy generally takes anywhere between 2 and 4 hours, and most patients go home the same day. You will need someone to safely drive you home from the surgical center. Dr. Pope will give you post-operative instructions and may also prescribe pain-relief medication to alleviate discomfort. Relax after surgery and give yourself time to heal.
- Exercise: Most patients are able to begin light exercise 2 weeks after the surgery. Regular exercise can usually begin after 6 weeks and may change depending on your doctor’s instructions.
- Work: You can return to work 1 week after your surgery. If your job requires heavy lifting or significant upper body movement, you will need to wait for at least 4 weeks.
Contact Our Office
To learn more about the procedure and the benefits it can provide, please browse our before-and-after gallery and contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Pope is a board certified plastic surgeon with more than 25 years experience. He is consistently voted the best plastic surgeon by Orlando magazine readers, and he is the surgeon often chosen by other doctors for themselves and their family members.