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Breast Lift & Augmentation Procedure

Breast Lift & Augmentation Consultation

Every surgery at the Plastic Surgery Center for Williams begins with a consultation with one of our specialized surgeons.

For patients interested in a breast augmentation and lift, a consultation is a time for patients to learn whether they are a candidate for these procedures.

All details of having cosmetic breast surgery are explained, and patients can ask any questions they have about the procedure, its results, risks, cost, and more.

Dr. Polynice will perform a breast examination during the consultation to make sure no swelling, bulging, or skin malformations exist.

He will also be evaluating any bra shoulder strap grooving, current nipple sensitivity and position, and the distance between different parts of your breast.

Breast size, breast symmetry, chest wall size, shape, height, and weight will be considered to make appropriate recommendations for surgical options.

Breast Lift & Augmentation Procedure

A sculpted augmented lift may be performed in a surgeon’s office-based facility or an outpatient surgery center.

Dr. Polynice, a board-certified plastic surgeon, performs this cosmetic procedure as outpatient surgery at the Plastic Surgery Center at Williams.

This cosmetic procedure can be done under either local anesthesia and sedation or with general anesthesia.

The procedure itself typically takes about two hours to perform, along with an additional two hours spent in recovery.

The breast implant may be placed either underneath the breast tissue itself or underneath the pectoral muscle. The implants are then centered beneath the nipples and the incisions are sutured closed.

If necessary, the size of the areola may need to be reduced and there is a short T shaped scar referred to as the “Lollipop Scar”.

To learn more about breast plastic surgery, read A Complete Guide to Breast Reduction & Breast Lifts by Dr. Alain Polynice.

Breast Lift & Augmentation Recovery

Surgery patients can expect to experience some discomfort. It’s generally recommended that patients take prescription pain medication to help control this discomfort.

The breasts will be bandaged for the first two or three days, after which a support bra or sports bra should be worn for about four weeks. Patients should avoid wearing push-up or underwire bras during this time.

Daily breast massage is recommended during recovery.

Though the breasts will appear unusually high in the first few weeks after surgery they will eventually settle into place once the swelling has resolved.

Bruising and swelling can occur and will usually resolve within two to three weeks.

All of Dr. Polynice’s sutures are internal and dissolve on their own. There are never any sutures to remove, which makes for a nicer scar.

Most patients can return to work and other normal activities within a few days, though strenuous physical activity and exercise should be avoided for four weeks.

Schedule Your Consultation

Call us today at (518) 786-7000

To set up a consultation for breast lift and augmentation, contact the Plastic Surgery Center at Williams by calling (518) 786-7000 or completing the contact form today.

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