Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift

Breast Augmentation with Lift (Augmentation Mastopexy)

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Women who desire both lifting of sagging breasts and more breast fullness particularly at the top of the breasts, may be most interested in a breast augmentation with a breast lift at the same time, also known as an augmentation mastopexy. The goals of this cosmetic surgery are to balance removal of too much stretched and damaged saggy skin with filling up the remaining skin with volume from an implant.  This will produce a more aesthetically pleasing, and youthful breast contour, especially out-of-clothing.  

When performed well, the results can be incredible. However, with so many variables involved, it is critical to design an individualized surgical plan that matches your specific goals with your specific body.  One of the best plastic surgeons in San Antonio TX, Dr. Albright will discuss the pros and cons of different techniques so that you can make the best decision for your body.‍

What is the cost for breast augmentation with breast lift in San Antonio?

Cost may vary by patients. Please call today for your complimentary estimate.

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Breast augmentation with breast Lift FAQ’s

What scars are required for a breast augmentation with breast lift (augmentation mastopexy)?

Typically seen as the main drawback to performing breast lift surgery, placing incisions, and the resulting scars, on the breast itself are a necessary part of achieving a better more youthful breast shape.  Getting the best breast shape particularly out-of-clothes will usually outweigh the downsides of visible scars on the breast.  Most commonly the scars will fade to a less noticeable whitish color, even if they widened slightly as they matured.  

The placement of the scars will be determined by how much excess skin is on the breast (the skin envelope) and how much volume is desired with the implant.  Dr. Albright, one of the best breast augmentation surgeons in San Antonio, TX, will offer his insight to help you choose the best options available to you and your type of breast. For women who only need a short nipple lift, a periareolar mastopexy may be adequate and has the fewest visible breast scars. This limits the scars to just around the areola (pigmented skin around the nipple), with or without an incision at the breast crease. For maximum excess skin removal and nipple lifting, a full Wise pattern or anchor scar may be used. This will leave a scar around the areola and a short vertical scar that connects the areola to a side-to-side scar located along the lower breast fold.

What about nipple sensation after breast augmentation with breast lift (augmentation mastopexy)?

Another deterrent for women seeking to reclaim their more youthful breasts is the possibility of compromising sensation to the nipples.  For women whose nipple sensation is an integral part of their erogenous experience, breast lift surgery with incisions placed around the areola (darker skin around the nipple) may not be worth the risk of decreased sensation.  However, the risk of losing sensation in BOTH nipples is extremely low.  Furthermore, in Dr Albright’s experience (one of the best surgeons in Texas for breast augmentation) most women are willing to trade a small risk of decreased sensation in one nipple for much more attractive breast shape when naked.

Are there any specific risks to breast augmentation with a breast lift (augmentation mastopexy)?

The short answer is yes.  An augmentation mastopexy combines two very different breast surgeries into one combined procedure which increases the complexity and thus the risk for complications.  General anesthesia is usually required for this aesthetic plastic surgery procedure. In addition to the individual risks involved with a breast augmentation and a breast lift surgery, augmentation mastopexy has a higher revision rate.  This means that there is a greater chance you may need or want a second “touch-up” surgery to improve the result.  Although only a minority of women will undergo a second revision surgery, if you were to instead separate the surgeries (for example, perform a breast lift, wait 4-6 months, and then perform a breast augmentation) you would have a 100% chance of needing two surgeries.  Also, when separating, or staging, the two procedures, 100% of patients will incur greater overall financial cost, and will have to undergo two postoperative recovery periods with activity restrictions.  As a top rated breast implant specialist in San Antonio, Dr. Albright may still recommend separating the procedures for you, if your risk of having a bad result is too high. Still not sure?  Come in today to get your questions answered and feel confident with your breast rejuvenation plan.

What is the right size breast implant for my body with a breast augmentation with breast lift?

A great question, as this will also help determine what skin excision pattern (scar pattern) is needed. The issues with implants are inherently similar to those of breast augmentation alone (please see the breast augmentation surgery tab above for more information on implants). Whereas with augmentation alone, augmentation mastopexy more commonly places the implant completely under the pectoralis muscle when possible, as the implant will be better supported by the muscle itself instead of the skin. Dr. Albright will have a more specific plan after a detailed breast exam and discussion of your surgical goals. This is the reason why he owns the best plastic surgery center in San Antonio. Please see below for a short 3 minute video on how to size breast implants:

Do I need a breast augmentation with or without a breast lift?

This is the first question to answer when considering a breast augmentation with or without a breast lift.  Dr. Albright will assess your breast tissue, the skin of the breast and the position of the nipple to help you decide between these procedures.  The ideal breast augmentation candidate is a patient that desires more breast volume and does not have much breast sagging.  If you desire to wear a larger cup size, then more volume will be needed.  If you are happy with the volume of breast tissue in a bra, but not with the droopiness of the breast out of clothing, then a breast lift is best.  Do you want more volume and need to fix a little breast droop?  Typically, if the nipple position is below the fold of the breast while standing in front of a mirror and you want larger breasts, a lift with an implant (augmentation mastopexy) procedure will likely be needed.  Never fear, Dr. Albright is an expert in all of these procedures and he is considered one of the best breast augmentation plastic surgeons in San Antonio, TX.

Breast implants with breast lift after bariatric surgery or massive weight loss...  What's right for me?

Congratulations on your weight loss! It is a difficult thing to achieve and you should be proud! Now that you have achieved a stable weight near your ideal or goal weight, it may be time to rejuvenate your breasts. For many women in this situation, it is easy to become disheartened. They say "I always had big breasts, but, now after weight loss, I have deflated breasts that do not match my figure." Well these patients may be ideal candidates for an augmentation mastopexy. Typically to remove excess skin, an anchor type scar is needed. An implant will then provide the missing volume.

Differences to consider for the massive weight loss patient are considering staging the procedure; doing a lift first then recovering from surgery and allowing the breast to settle before performing a breast augmentation later. Additionally, excess skin and residual fullness may exist around the sides of the breast toward the back (bra line). This may require additional surgery including excision (leaving a scar) and/or liposuction. Although this does increase the surgery time, complication risk, and overall cost, it may be necessary to give you the results you are looking for. Finally and perhaps most critically, where will breast rejuvenation fit in with your other cosmetic surgery goals (belly, arms, thighs, face, etc)? This requires a thorough assessment and discussion of your goals to fully answer. During your consultation for breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Albright will help you come up with a plan that works for you, your goals and your budget.

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Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift

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Breast size, shape and proportion play a unique role in every woman’s self-perception, sense of physical balance, femininity, and confidence. The art of Breast Augmentation in Texas is so much more than simply “enlarging” the breasts — it is realized through the profound consideration of each individual’s desires, inherent anatomical forms, and meticulous attention to the techniques and safety of their union.

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San Antonio BREAST AUGMENTATION with Breast Lift

No two breast augmentations are the same; each is as diverse as a woman's unique goals and physique, and as different as the surgeon who performs them.

As a leading board certified plastic surgeon in central Texas, Dr. Albright consistently delivers life-changing surgical results and an exceptional plastic surgery experience for his patients. After training with plastic surgeons from around the world, Dr. Albright wanted to bring his expertise back to his hometown of San Antonio.

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Women seek breast enhancement (augmentation mammoplasty) for a variety of reasons. For many women, it is not just to increase the size of their breasts, but may be to feel more comfortable in a swimsuit or confident out of clothes.  It may be to return to their pre-pregnancy shape and volume. Some aim to correct an asymmetry or abnormal breast development that has plagued them since adolescence. Whether a woman wants people to know they’ve had a “boob job” or prefers a more reserved look, Dr. Albright will assist you in achieving your specific goals with breast augmentation in San Antonio TX.

Given the variety of goals and body shapes, breast augmentation may seem a bit overwhelming.

Relax! Dr. Albright, one of the best breast augmentation surgeons in San Antonio, TX, has the skills and experience to walk you through the options that are best for you.  He will explain breast implants and augmentation techniques in a way that makes sense. Breast lift, Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift, or Breast Fat Graft might be another option for you. Dr. Albright takes the time to explain the relative risks and benefits of different breast augmentation techniques so you can make the best decision for you.

Check out Dr. Albright's YouTube video for a brief introduction to Breast Augmentation:

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When planning your breast augmentation,
there are four primary components that are essential to consider:

The two primary breast implant options available for cosmetic breast augmentation are silicone implants and saline implants. Both breast implants are safe, FDA approved devices that are excellent choices for breast enlargement. The current generation of silicone breast implant is pre-filled with a cohesive silicone gel, and saline implants are filled with salt water solution at the time of surgery. Each has a similar silicone elastomer outer shell. At comparable volumes, the look of each implant is virtually identical. To the touch, the silicone gel implants have a more natural, breast-like feel.

Breast augmentation can be performed using incisions in the lower crease beneath the breast (inframammary crease incision), along the lowest border of the pigmented areola (periareolar incision), or within the underarm (transaxillary incision). In consideration of a variety of factors including areolar size, breast shape, breast glandular density, inframammary fold definition, size goals, implant selection, and personal preferences, Dr. Kolker will advise you on the best breast augmentation incision options.

To minimize incision length and to gently introduce silicone gel implants with a minimal or “no-touch” technique, a Keller Funnel is uniformly used. The Keller Funnel is an implant insertion device with a slick, low-friction surface that enables the placement of silicone breast implants through smaller incisions. Using these devices since 2010, Dr. Kolker uses the Keller Funnel for every breast augmentation.

Breast implants can be placed below the muscle (submuscular augmentation), or above the muscle (subglandular augmentation). Submuscular augmentation confers the following benefits:Provides increased coverage of the breast implantsSoftens the upper pole of the breast leading to a more seamless, natural transition from collar bone to nippleMaintains long term stability of the breast pocketMarkedly decreases rates of capsular contractureLessens influence on mammographyDr. Kolker uniformly utilizes a submuscular pocket plane. “Dual plane” augmentation is a form of submuscular augmentation that allows for maximal coverage of the upper pole of the implant by muscle, and direct effacement of the lower breast gland; this maneuver is employed when there is minor lower pole soft tissue excess or mild droop (ptosis) of the breast.

Breast implants are available in a wide array of shapes, profiles, and sizes. Round implants or anatomical implants can be used. Both implants assume a tear-drop shape when upright. Implant profile refers to the projection of an implant for a given base dimension. Choices are made from among three profiles, corresponding to low or moderate projection (less volume and anterior convexity), midrange or moderate plus projection (intermediate volume and convexity), and high profile (maximum volume and convexity). Considering the nuances of your anatomy and the subtleties of your specific desires, Dr. Kolker will advise you on the best breast implant style, profile, and projection options to achieve your goals.

Choosing the correct breast implant size is a process that begins with your initial consultation. Dr. Kolker is fastidious about getting to know the nuances of every individual’s wishes and goals. These desires are married with the careful anatomical measurements and tissue assessment to establish an initial size “range”. At a preoperative visit approximately two weeks before surgery, the goal is further confirmed with a series of neoprene bead-filled sacs used as “sizers” that are placed into a special brassiere; you will try a range of sizes to get a better sense of dimension and proportion. Finally, Dr. Kolker uses silicone gel or saline implant sizers during surgery to confirm the size selection. As a rule in realizing the most beautiful endpoint, Dr. Kolker strives to achieve natural and proportional size and shape, directed by your thoroughly considered desires and goals. With his years of experience and attention to detail, Dr. Kolker has earned a reputation amongst his patients for providing high quality breast implants and cosmetic surgery.


Frequently asked questions about breast augmentation

What is the recovery time and activity restrictions after breast implants?

Dr. Albright wants all of his patients to get the best result possible.  What we do after breast augmentation surgery is just as important as the surgery itself.  Although there are slight variations in breast augmentation techniques, patients will have 2 weeks with minimal reaching/pulling with the arms, and less than 20 pounds lifting of weight.  This is followed by 2 more weeks of less than 45 pounds lifting, but during this time you may reach and pull with the arms.  In total, there will be 4 weeks of no intense exercise and you will be in a bra 24/7 except for showering.  After these 4 weeks, most patients may begin regular exercise as tolerated. See below for quick 4 minute video from Dr. Albright on recovery:

What type of breast implant is the best choice, silicone or saline?

During your consultation, Dr. Albright, one of the best breast implant surgeons in Texas, he will discuss the differences between salt-water (saline) filled versus silicone gel filled breast implants. For most patients the choice will boil down to the overall comfort level with risks/benefits of the implant fill material.  Here is a brief comparison of saline versus silicone breast implants. For further information check out our blog article on the different types of implants.

1. Breast Implants and Rupture
For saline implants, if the implant were to rupture, your body would slowly absorb the salt-water and you would notice a “deflation” or loss of volume in the affected breast. Conversely, with newer cohesive silicone implants, implant ruptures are often “silent”, meaning you may not be able to see or feel a difference in the implant after a rupture.  The FDA recommends scheduled MRI surveillance of silicone implants to help detect these silent ruptures.  If your silicone implant ruptures, the FDA recommends having it removed with or without replacement.  The recommended MRI’s are not covered by insurance and will have to be paid out of pocket.

2. Breast Implant Cost
Saline implants are typically less expensive to purchase than silicone implants (typically several hundred dollars) but may have less extensive warranty coverage.  An exception to the cheaper initial cost for saline-filled implants is the new “Ideal Implant”, which is a “structured”saline-filled implant that is purported to feel more like a silicone implant and has a similar overall cost to silicone implants.

3. Breast Implant Feel
Silicone implants, including gummy bear breast implants, are widely accepted as feeling more “natural” or“breast-like” particularly when squeezed or prodded. However, this is likely an over simplification. The overall implant feel is also affected by implant pocket selection, implant fill characteristics (over-filled vs under-filled saline and more or less cohesive silicone gel), and overall soft tissue coverage.  Dr. Albright typically reserves saline-filled implant use to below the muscle (total submuscular) to minimize any unnatural feel.  Furthermore, he discourages using saline implants in a dual-plane pocket as these implants may migrate more quickly due to a water hammer effect from the saline fluid on the surrounding soft tissue.

4. Breast Implant Weight
The implant fill density (typically grams per cc of volume) is very similar between 0.9% Normal Saline, and cohesive silicone gel.  Both approximate 1g per cc.  Since saline implants come deflated and are filled with salt water during the procedure, they have a range of fill volumes that can be placed and are more adjustable, whereas silicone implants come pre filled and have a fixed volume. But even with these variables, differences between implant weight (at least within the range of most implant sizes) are negligible.

5. Implant Rippling
Alamo Plastic Surgery is the one of the best places to get breast implants in Texas. Every breast implant has the risk for rippling/scalloping/waviness/folding in its shell.  This is why ensuring adequate soft tissue coverage to “hide” the implant is so important. There are certainly differences in overall risk of seeing or feeling these ripples or folds. Underfilled-saline implants are at greater risk than over-filled saline implants.  Less cohesive silicone gel filled implants are at greater risk than more cohesive silicone gel implants.

Should my breast implants be placed over or under the muscle?

Implant pocket is the most important determinant of outcome and is described by the relationship of the implant to the pectoralis muscle on the chest.  The “pec” muscle is a flat fan-shaped chest muscle connected to the front of the chest on three sides (collar bone, outside border of the breast bone, and along the ribs near the lower part of the breast).  The muscle is not connected to the chest wall on the side toward your armpit (you can pinch the muscle between your fingers on the side) as it spans over the armpit to connect the chest to your upper arm.  Placing the implant above this muscle is called subglandular or prepectoral.

Placing the implant below the muscle is called submuscular or subpectoral, and can be further differentiated by being completely under the muscle (total submuscular), or partly under the muscle (dual-plane). When an implant is placed below the muscle, the procedure is more painful and you may need more pain medication. However, for most women, the pain is temporary and there is no difference in pain long term. By changing the pocket, you can change the overall breast look as well as the relative short and long term risks and benefits of the procedure.

During your consultation from the breast implant specialist, Dr. Albright will help you decide which implant pocket is best for you.

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What is the right size breast implant for my body?

Although most women worry about specific implant volume, implant pocket and implant dimensions are more important considerations - especially if you have a particular “look” you are trying to achieve.  To this end, a simple exercise for patients considering breast augmentation is to begin collecting photos of models you like, in clothes/swimsuits/underwear/naked. You can also view Dr Albright’s B&A gallery online or in the office to get additional examples. Together you and Dr. Albright, who owns Alamo Plastic Surgery (one of the best places to get breast augmentation) will figure out how to achieve your best look.

Please see 3 minute video below from Dr. Albright on sizing implants:

Do I need a breast lift with my breast augmentation procedure?

This is the first question to answer when considering a breast augmentation. Dr. Albright will assess your breast tissue, the skin of the breast and the position of the nipple to help you decide which of breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast lift with breast augmentation would be best.

The ideal breast augmentation candidate is a patient that desires more breast volume. If you desire to wear a larger cup size, then more volume will be needed. If you are happy with the volume of breast tissue in a bra, but not with the droopiness of the breast out of clothing, then a breast lift is best. Do you want more volume and need to fix a little breast droop? Typically, if the nipple position is below the fold of the breast while standing in front of a mirror and you want larger breasts, a lift with an implant (augmentation mastopexy) procedure will likely be needed.

Visit Alamo Plastic Surgery for an affordable breast augmentation quote with financing starting at $257/month. For a full explanation visit Dr. Albright's YouTube explanation on breast implants with lift versus breast augmentation.

Please see short 4 minute video below on how to tell if you need a lift with breast augmentation:

Why do breast implants move/displace over time?

Gravity, muscle contraction, and soft tissue resistance to these forces.

All implants will have a natural tendency to displace over time due to gravity.  Implants are weights.  In fact, implants are typically more dense (weigh more given same volume) than breast tissue!  Implant pocket will affect the degree of implant displacement due to gravity.  When the implant is placed completely underneath the pectoralis muscle (the lower part of the muscle is still connected to the ribs near the bottom fold of the breast), the implant will be supported by these muscle fiber attachments and resist downward movement of the implant due to gravity.  Subglandular and Dual Plane Submuscular pockets do not have this lower muscle support and therefore will be more likely to allow implants to move down the chest. Get your breast implantation surgery from the one of the top rated breast implant surgeons in Texas - Dr. Albright.

Muscle Contraction
When an implant is placed underneath the pectoralis muscle and the muscle contracts, the muscle fibers will shorten and create a pressure on the implant.  The implant will want to go where there is less pressure, and this is typically where there is no muscle coverage.  Imagine squeezing a balloon in your fist, the balloon will be pushed out through the open side of your fist.  Both total submuscular implants and partial submuscular (dual plane) implants are subjected to this force from contracting muscle.  These two implant pockets will tend to push the implants toward the armpits over time.  Additionally, for dual plane implants, where there is no longer muscle support from the bottom side of the breast, and therefore, the implant can also be pushed out from under the breast toward the belly.  This creates a “double-bubble” deformity.  When an implant is placed above the muscle, it is not squeezed by the muscle and actively displaced by muscle contraction. Dr. Albright has great skills and expertise in breast implantation and he is considered as one of the best breast implant surgeons in Texas.

Soft Tissue Resistance
The only thing resisting gravity and muscle contraction is soft tissue (skin, fascia and scar tissue). The skin and fascia of the breast are designed to stretch to allow for possible milk production, and are therefore not ideal counter-forces. Women with damaged skin and stretch marks on the breasts are particularly at risk. The only remaining soft tissue support is the scar tissue that forms around the implant. When an implant is placed in your body, your body will start to wall it off with scar tissue. This scar tissue is called the implant capsule.  Patients differ in how robust this scar tissue layer is.
Plastic surgeons’ do not have a way to predict how thick or robust this scar tissue will be for patients.  If you happen to produce a thin/flimsy capsule, your implant will be more likely to migrate out of position. Plastic surgeons’ have tried to create a thicker capsules by using textured surfaces to the implants, and a variety of meshes to reinforce the capsule. Textured surfaces on the implant allow a more intimate connection between the scar tissue and the implant thereby resisting movement of the implant. However, these textured surfaces have been implicated in a very rare type of cancer. The lone remaining viable option is  to use a mesh to support the implant and resist displacement due to muscle contraction.  Meshes are either biologic or synthetic and all have unique benefits and drawbacks.

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Please see video below from Dr. William Albright on breast implant migration factors:

Which breast augmentation incision is best for me?

Dr Albright recommends placing the breast augmentation incision along the lower breast fold (inframammary fold). This affords the best control of implant pocket dissection, a critical step during breast augmentation. Additionally this incision is associated with the lowest risk of developing capsular contracture, which is a progressive pathologic thickening of the scar tissue around the implant (the capsule).

The most widely accepted cause of capsular contracture is chronic inflammation in the scar tissue around the implant due to bacteria colonizing the surface of the implant. The bacteria may be encountered during implant placement either through milk ducts around the areola or in hair bearing pores / sweat glands in the armpit (axilla). Accessing the breast pocket through the belly button (umbilicus) or TUBA (transumbilical breast augmentation), has been criticized for difficulty with pocket development, and limits implant selection to saline implants.

How can I maintain my results from breast augmentation?

Understanding that the biology of aging can’t be reversed with a scalpel, there are some common sense precautions you can take to prolong the longevity of your result.  Breast tissue and breast implants have weight.  In fact, breast implants are typically heavier than native breast tissue for the same volume.

Fat transfer breast augmentation has gravity and activities will move this weight over time, and eventually overpower the soft tissue support creating droopiness and a poorly positioned implant. For this reason, Dr. Albright recommends wearing breast support as much as possible, including at night, for life. Related to this concept of soft tissue strain, one should avoid significant weight fluctuations either up or down.

Finally, we can avoid unnecessary damage to the soft tissue by limiting nicotine exposure and tanning.

When will I see results from my Breast Augmentation?

For most patients there will be initial swelling from breast augmentation surgery followed by gradual resolution of the swelling with a resulting loss of volume. Around 2 months, most of the swelling has resolved and you will be at your approximate breast size. At this point you can go out and purchase your new wardrobe (bras, bikinis, etc)!

However, even at this point, you may not have your final breast SHAPE out-of-clothes (how the breast will look when standing naked).  This is because the overlying soft tissues are still adjusting to the implant which takes about 2-3 months for above-the-muscle implants to about 4-6 months for below-the-muscle implants.

Depending on your goals, this may help you figure out when to schedule your breast augmentation surgery Stone Oak, TX.


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