Breast Lift (with Implants)
Breast Lift (With Implants)
It is becoming increasingly popular for women to combine Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift procedure.
The surgery will create an elevated, more youthful breast contour. Also, the procedure will create nipple and areolae of the desired size and at the correct height.
Medications are administered for your comfort during the surgical procedure.
Incisions are made in inconspicuous areas to minimize visible scarring.
After the incision is made, a breast implant is inserted into a pocket either:
Under the pectoral muscle (a submuscular placement).
Directly behind the breast tissue, over the pectoral muscle (a submammary/subglandular placement).
Incisions are closed with layered sutures in the breast tissue and with sutures, skin adhesive or surgical tape to close the skin.
During your Breast Lift with Implants recovery, your breasts will be wrapped in gauze dressings and an elastic bandage or support bra will minimize swelling and support the breasts as they heal.
Immediately after surgery, you will be taken into a recovery area for close monitoring. You may be permitted to go home when you are stable for discharge, typically after an hour or so. Before leaving, you will be given specific postoperative instructions for your breast implant recovery and a follow-up appointment with Dr. Luis Suarez.
Because it is possible to bleed into the pockets around the Breast Implants for the first several days, take it easy until you have permission to increase your activity level. Acute pain typically subsides after one to five days, but you may experience soreness and swelling for a few weeks.