Breast Augmentation with Lift

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When the nipple is at the level of the breast fold or below an implant alone will not achieve the optimal breast aesthetic. In this situation a breast lift is needed to tighten the breast skin and place the nipple in a more youthful position. As women age, volume is lost from the breast and the skin does not tighten. This is most obvious above the nipple as you begin to see a gap between the breast and the upper aspect of the bra. The breast tissue that remains below the nipple begins to fall over the fold. These changes are often made worse by fluctuations in weight, childbirth, and breast-feeding.

To counteract these changes, a Breast Augmentation paired with a Breast Lift, can restore a firm and shapely breast. Also known as an Augmentation Mastopexy, the surgical technique is a combination of two procedures. By grouping these two methods, breast volume can be increased, sagging breast tissue eliminated, and the nipple repositioned to a youthful height. Tissue of the breasts will be tightened and upper pole fullness restored.

Why Choose a Breast Augmentation Plus a Lift?

Breast Augmentation and a Breast Lift can be performed independently of each other. Traditionally these operations have been staged, meaning done separately at a 3 month interval. Although there are individuals who will need to be staged, most women can have the combined procedure in one operation.

The Augmentation Mastopexy will have dramatic benefits. Improving breast contour and recreating your youthful appearance. Clothes will fit better. Most importantly, an Augmentation Mastopexy will improve body image, providing women with an added sense of self-confidence.

The Ideal Candidate

Any woman experiencing a change in the volume, shape, or laxity of her breast tissue may benefit from an Augmentation Mastopexy. The ideal patient is someone in overall good health, close to their ideal body weight and with reasonable surgical expectations. Prior to scheduling an Augmentation Mastopexy, a consultation appointment will be set up with Dr. Kessler to determine if the procedure is right for you.

The Procedure

A Breast Augmentation plus Breast Lift will take between three and five hours to complete. The outpatient procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Long acting local anesthetic blocks are used during the procedure to help speed your recovery.

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Your Breast Augmentation with Lift will be performed in Dr. Robert Kessler's surgery center located in Corona Del Mar.


The Recovery

You should expect a week of recovery time. Initially, patients may experience a feeling of pressure in the chest, mild swelling, and bruising. This will resolve over the first week after surgery. Mild discomfort may be experienced. Dr. Kessler will prescribe appropriate pain medications for you.

Patients are normally feeling well enough to return to work in a week. Strenuous activity, exercise, and lifting should be put on hold for four to six weeks. Both the Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift procedures are considered extremely safe. Complications are a rare occurrence, but as with any surgical procedure, the risk is present.

The problems associated with a Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift may include bleeding, unexpected scarring, infection, loss of nipple sensation, asymmetry, and delayed wound healing. A patient’s best defense against any complications is to use a reputable, experienced plastic surgeon for their procedure.

Kessler Plastic Surgery has been providing Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift procedures for two decades. Board Certified in both plastic and general surgery, Dr. Kessler is considered one of the top plastic surgeons in southern California.

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  • 01 Who is a good candidate for a breast augmentation with a lift?

    Any woman experiencing sagging breasts with diminishing volume may make an excellent candidate for a Breast Augmentation and Lift.

  • 02 How long will the breast augmentation with a lift take to perform?

    Dr. Kessler’s Breast Augmentation procedure, combined with a Breast Lift, will take from three to five hours to complete.

  • 03 When can i return to work after a breast augmentation and lift?

    On average, patients undergoing a Breast Augmentation and Lift at Kessler Plastic Surgery will be feeling well enough to return to work or school in three to four days.

  • 04 Can I choose to have only a breast lift (without implants), or a breast augmentation (without a lit)?

    Yes, patients have the option of choosing either procedure separately. However, raising the breasts to a higher position will not replace lost volume; adding just an implant will not correct lax tissue, therefore the new, heavier tissue will only make the breasts look farther low on the chest.

Patient Testimonial

Dr. Kessler is an absolutely incredible plastic surgeon. I decided to have a breast augmentation and went to multiple consultations around Orange County, but felt Dr. Kessler was the only one that truly listened to what I wanted and told me if it was possible to receive the results I wanted – he didn’t just tell me what I wanted to hear but was patient, kind, and honest and answered all of my questions and concerns. His staff is also fantastic and have been amazing throughout my recovery process. I am SO thankful I found Dr. Kessler and will never go to another plastic surgeon. I would highly recommend him to anyone!

By (Self-verified patient of Dr. Robert W Kessler)

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Alex D. San Antonio,TX
Dr. Kessler is not only one of the most caring and compassionate people I have ever met, he is also one of the finest highly skilled physicians around. He truly does care about every patient’s goals and will do whatever he can to help achieve those goals. I had a face/neck lift and...
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Debbie S., Cenby, OR, USA
As both a patient and a professional, Dr. Kessler is the best surgeon I have ever had the pleasure of being treated by, he has amazing surgical skill, takes all the time in the world with you during your care and has the highest standard for his work I have seen for many years. I have...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
I am so happy. I am so glad I came to Newport Beach in search of Dr Kessler. You have all made me feel just so ‘relaxed & confident’ in all aspects of this ‘thing’. Dr Kessler is a wonderful person, who is ethical, informative, sincere and a surgical ‘artist’. As I...
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Alejandra B., Mission Viejo, CA,, USA
It has been 6 months since the date of my surgery and I couldn’t be more pleased with the results. As you may recall, my previous breast implants became encapsulated resulting in hard, tender and poorly shaped breasts. I was ashamed of how they looked. When my husband and I met with...
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Markee F., Irvine, Ca,USA
Dr. Kessler is definitely a “Best in Class” surgeon. His enthusiasm and love for what he does is evident the first time you meet him. The compassion and care that he gives his patients is beyond measure.He took the time to not only explain the surgery procedure and potential problems...
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Lee W., Aliso Viejo, CA, USA
Dr. Kessler is the most caring doctor I have ever met. The minute he walked into the examination room for my initial consult I liked him and it continues EVERY time I see him. I had a lower body lift and my arms done. I am so happy with his work. He is a perfectionist and it shows....
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Glory E., Dayton, OH, USA
My experience with Dr Rob Kessler was extremely pleasant and has changed my life in the most positive ways. He has performed numeous surgeries on me after I had lost weight with having a gastric stomach bypass. He has perfomed the following surgeries on me: A breast lift, lower body...
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Stephen P., Beverly Hills, CA, USA
Incredible results. Surgical center was great–lots of special care, made you feel very special, spent the night with one to one nursing care with an ICU nurse. Nurse anesthetist was great. VERY postive experience.
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