About Augmentation + Lift
As women age, they may lose fullness in their breasts while others may begin to notice excess breast skin. Some women will have both problems that lead to sagging, deflated breasts. If you would like to increase breast volume while also eliminating loose skin, plastic surgeons Drs. Francisco Canales and Heather Furnas can perform a breast augmentation surgery plus a breast lift (mastopexy). This procedure at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa in Santa Rosa, CA begins by removing loose skin from the breasts and then placing silicone or saline implants to get to your goal size. Breast surgery with a lift and augmentation addresses multiple concerns, such as size, shape, and position to create younger, perkier-looking breasts. Make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas to go over your unique needs and goals so we can help you decide if a breast augmentation with a lift best fits your goals.
"Everyone at PSA is absolutely amazing. The girls and Dr. Canales are just wonderful. I recently took my Mother (Spanish-speaking only) for her consultation. Speaking on my mom's behalf and myself, everyone treated us with the upmost respect and made us feel very comfortable. The front girls were super helpful in providing information to us in both languages. All our major concerns and questions were answered very diligently - lots of care!"- T.C. / Yelp / Sep 06, 2019
"I can’t say enough about Dr. Canales and his fabulous staff! From my consultation visit (with the amazing Keri!) to my post op appointment, I have been blown away by the care I received. They allowed me to feel safe and confident in having surgery. I had complete trust in Dr.Canales and his team. As an RN I’ve met countless surgeons, but Dr. Canales stands out amongst them. He is personable, kind and a master at his craft. My breast augmentation results have far exceeded my expectations. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! You all are amazing!"- H.E. / Google / Aug 31, 2019
"Breast Implant Revision - Staff is extremely knowledgeable. I felt comfortable with the facility & staff. Everything was streamlined due to many years in practice. Everything that I signed was given to me in my own personal booklet, which I was able to reference when needed."- Anonymous / RealPatientRatings / Aug 30, 2019
"I am very pleased with my results! The staff at PSA was friendly, caring, and professional! Dr. Furnas was so nice and took her time with me. She answered all my questions and put my mind at eased. I will definitely be back!"- C.B. / Google / Aug 24, 2019
"The experience was great. The staff are friendly and helpful. The procedure was quick and I had very little pain. I would recommend PSA."- T.C. / Facebook / Aug 23, 2019
There are several reasons why you may be looking into breast surgery combining a 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 aging, significant weight loss, or pregnancy; therefore, you would like to enhance the volume of your breasts — this can all be achieved with an augmentation and lift. We 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.
A combination breast surgery is commonly done at an accredited surgical facility 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. Canales or Dr. Furnas 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 where at that time, you will be able to see your 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 want implants (saline or silicone) or a fat transfer. Also, the complexity of the lift will help determine your cost. In your initial consultation, we will develop a personalized surgical plan and then estimate your costs. Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa takes many payment methods, and we 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 if a breast lift isn't done to address the sag. To address sagging, a breast lift should be completed, and then a fat transfer or implants can be added. In your initial consultation with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas, they will understand your concerns and wants before examining the condition of your chest. Following this, they can offer their 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. Canales or Dr. Furnas will go over incision options and which fits your needs. No matter what pattern is selected, they 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. In the surgery, our plastic surgeons set 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?
Our plastic surgeons perform breast augmentation with a lift so all incisions are thin and small. They do their best to make incisions in areas that are difficult to see, like in 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. We will discuss scar care instructions you need to follow after your procedure so your incisions heal properly.
Get A Lift and New Shape
Attain the curves you dream about by scheduling a surgical breast augmentation with a lift at Plastic Surgery Associates Santa Rosa. Our plastic surgeons will help you create a personalized procedure plan that meets your needs and cosmetic goals so you can see beautiful, natural-looking results. By addressing the size, shape, position, and skin of your breasts, your surgical augmentation and lift can lead to a younger appearance. Make a consultation with Dr. Canales or Dr. Furnas at our Santa Rosa, CA office to find out more information about your options for breast surgery.