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Breast Augmentation and Lift

How long has it been since you stepped out of the shower and saw beautifully contoured, perky breasts in the mirror? Many patients have watched helplessly as their breasts slowly migrate south while losing volume and shape, especially after pregnancy. Age, significant weight fluctuations, and the stresses of child rearing can affect skin laxity and breast structure causing breasts to sag.

Pouring your sagging breasts into a bra every morning and watching as they fall the moment you remove your lingerie every night, or constantly wearing a “push-up bra” is an unsatisfying solution. Unfortunately, no amount of diet or exercise, creams or pills will tone, shape, lift or augment your breasts. Breast Augmentation and Lift surgery (augmentation mastopexy) with Dr. Long may provide the lasting solution you seek.

Breast Augmentation and Lift FAQ:

Is Breast Augmentation and Lift right for me?

Female breasts are a reflection of your nurturing sexuality and femininity. If you feel less feminine because your breasts sag, lack perk, are disproportional to your body, or are depleted after pregnancy then breast enhancement with Breast Augmentation and Lift right with Dr. Long may be the answer for you.

How can Breast Augmentation and Lift right change my appearance?

The appropriate breast size, position and perkiness define your female curves and body shape in relation to your waist and hips. Breast Augmentation and Lift right with Dr. James Long can balance your body for a more pleasing figure. Your confidence in your looks and sex appeal can change the image you present to the world.

Can Breast Augmentation and Lift improve my self-esteem?

Some women spend years feeling inadequate due to the shape, size or appearance of their breasts. Lack of confidence in yourself can have a negative impact on your job, relationship, and even your sexuality. The majority of women who choose a Breast Augmentation and Lift right are very satisfied with the results. After Breast Augmentation and Lift, you may notice less anxiety, depression or shyness with your new figure. Form-fitting clothing, such as swimsuits or garments with plunging necklines, will cast your new curves in a positive light.


How is Breast Augmentation and Lift with Dr. Long performed?


Dr. Long usually performs Breast Augmentation and Lift surgery on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. The design of the incision varies, but typically includes an incision around the nipple-areolar complex and a vertical incision bellow the areola (“lollipop” scar) and in the crease under the breast (“anchor” or “Inverted T” scar).


Dr. Long uses the latest techniques, including saline filled and silicone filled breast implants to augment your breast, as well as vertical and periareolar mastopexy (Breast Lift). The nipple-areolar complex (NAC) is re-positioned, excess skin is removed, and the breast is reshaped to a more pleasing contour. A breast lift involves moving the nipple and breast tissue to a higher level on your chest so that the nipple will lie at the level of the breast fold. The skin below the nipple is then closed and contoured to its new shape. With respect to the breast implant type and size, the decision will be based on your personal goals, the amount of available breast tissue and the degree of breast projection desired.

What to expect during Breast Augmentation and Lift plastic surgery:

The procedure takes 3 to 4 hours to complete. Dr. Long closes the incisions with dissolving stitches and places you in a supportive bra for your comfort during the recovery. Generally, Breast Augmentation and Lift surgery is performed on an outpatient basis. You will need to have a friend or family member drive you to and from the surgery center and assist for you for the first 24-48 hours after surgery.

What to expect Breast Augmentation and Lift plastic surgery:

Patients may have varying degrees of temporary bruising, swelling, and some discomfort. Dr. Long will prescribe medication to help you with soreness after surgery. You will wear a special support bra after surgery. You will be up and moving around on the day of surgery. Depending on your type of employment, you may return to work between 7-14 days after your breast procedure. Stitches will dissolve and do not need to be removed. Swelling in your breasts may take a few weeks to disappear. Dr. Long will closely follow your recovery to ensure you are able to resume normal exercise and activity.

Why go to a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon for Augmentation and Lift?

Practitioners who are not residency trained and Board Certified to perform Breast Augmentation and Lift  have been found to have a higher rate of complications.  One of the most common complaints is minimal improvement, asymmetries, an “operated look”, etc.  Always look for the ASPS logo, The Symbol of Excellence.

To view a 3D animation on Breast Augmentation and Lift please click here.

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