The goal of a breast augmentation and breast lift is to improve the shape of the breast by correcting sagging as well as adding fullness to the breast with an implant. Silicone or saline implants can be used to accomplish these goals and this procedure is commonly done as an outpatient.
Breast Augmentation With Lift Reviews
"I cannot express enough how much Dr. Williams has changed my life. I had always struggled with my weight, even as a child. I had recently lost a significant amount of weight but was still not happy with what I was seeing in the mirror. There was a lot of excess skin. I tried exercise, wraps, sculpting, nothing helped. Even though my weight and size reflected a thinner person, I felt horrible. I went for my consult with Dr. Williams and it changed my life forever. I had the tummy tuck and breast lift with augmentation. I can wear a bikini now, and it looks good! I have never been able to say that! I almost cannot believe it is my body when I look in the mirror. I know there are critics of plastic surgery. My experience was AMAZING. Dr. Williams and his staff did an excellent job! I am not sure they realize the impact they had on my life and I cannot thank them enough. Even if your skeptical, call. It could change your life too."- R.C. / Google / May 26, 2018
"Once I met with Dr. Williams there was no question who I would be putting my trust in. - Deciding to have cosmetic surgery and choosing the right doctor for me was a process. I was looking at having a breast lift with augmentation and a tummy tuck. After researching the procedures I wanted to have done, I met with several doctors over the course of a couple of years. I had consultations with three plastic surgeons in Arizona after moving here from New York where I had met with 3 others. I chose the doctors based on their reputations and referrals from friends. Due to my own medical issues and special needs, I wanted to be sure I was making the best decision for my needs. Once I met with Dr. Williams there was no question who I would be putting my trust in. From the moment I entered the office, I was made to feel comfortable. Nicole is warm, friendly and treated me as if I was the only patient, as Iâ??m sure she does with everyone. She answered many of my questions before and after my first consultation promptly and has a lot of patience and compassion. When I initially met with Dr. Williams I immediately felt comfortable. He is very down to earth and took more than ample time to answer the many questions I had for him. He is extremely patient and easy to talk to and never made me feel like I was taking up a lot of his time, which Iâ??m sure I was. I came back for another consultation with my husband and Dr. Williams showed the same bedside manner as I asked most of the same questions and went over every detail again with him. This was a huge part of my decision in choosing Dr. Williams. Knowing that I would be coming to his office for several months, I wanted to be sure whoever I chose was someone I felt comfortable speaking with just as much as his ability as a surgeon. I felt comfortable with Dr. Williams and Nicole from day one and after the procedure. I feel even more confident in my choice to have him as my surgeon. As soon as I was out of surgery, Dr. Williams called my mother 2,500 miles away to assure her I was okay and answered questions she had. He saw me the following morning and went over all the details with me. Nicole was on top of every detail beforehand and even more so after the procedures. Whenever I called or emailed, I was answered immediately regardless of the day or time. For a somewhat high maintenance patient such as myself with a lot of questions and concerns, I could not be happier. Even with all the research I did prior to the surgery, I still expected to be the one person who takes off the bandages and head to the beach. Obviously that is not what happened, but Nicole and Dr. Williams continued to reassure me through the healing process and now three months post-op, the results of my breast lift and tummy tuck are amazing! Dr. Williams achieved the natural look I was hoping to have in my breasts and although my tummy is still healing, I see a huge difference and look forward to the final results. I am so happy I chose Dr. Williams. From start to finish him and Nicole have taken care of everything I needed, including the extra emotional support. I would recommend him highly to anyone looking for a plastic surgeon. Thank you again for everything!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Jan 27, 2016
"Dr. Williams is fantastic. He did a breast lift and augmentation and I couldn't be happier. I was very nervous about the procedure and the second I met him I felt at ease. I have two young kids and was concerned about the recovery but he spent the time to talk about everything with me. His office staff is so supportive and made everything easy. He is amazing and so is his work. You won't find anyone better!"- K.W. / Yelp / Apr 01, 2017
During this procedure Dr. Williams will perform the breast augmentation first to add the desired amount of fullness followed by the lift to remove the excess skin and correct sagging. Prior to surgery, Dr. Williams will spend a significant amount of time with each patient to review options for implant size, final breast shape and the location of the incisions.
Breast Lift IncisionS
Dr. Williams performs 3 different kinds of breast lifts depending on how much sagging needs to be corrected. The incisions can be placed around the natural border of the areola, vertically from the bottom of the areola to the natural breast fold and in the breast fold itself.
To increase breast size or to aid in shaping the sagging breast, implants are used. There are numerous shapes, sizes and textures to consider when choosing the right breast implant. Dr. Williams works with each patient to make sure the proper size and profile of implant is chosen to give each patient a customized result. Further information about this can be found on our breast augmentation procedure page.
What to Expect
Breast augmentation with a lift is an outpatient cosmetic procedure performed under general anesthesia. The recovery for this procedure is similar to one that occurs with an isolated breast lift, except patients tend to have additional swelling and healing time due to the placement of implants. On average, a patient can resume normal daily activities after 2-3 days, but strenuous exercises must still be avoided for roughly 4-6 weeks. Final results will usually appear within 3-6 months when the breasts have settled into their new shape and take on a natural, beautiful appearance.
Breast augmentation combined with a lift can cost between $9,000 to $12,000 depending on the extent of the surgery. Some additional considerations regarding price include the fact that if implants are used, silicone generally costs $1,000 more than saline. In addition, if the procedure is staged into separate surgeries, the cost will be increased due to having to undergo anesthesia twice, in addition to the facility and surgeon.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $8,000 - $11,000
- Recovery Time
- 1 week
- Average Procedure Time
- 3-4 hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 3 months
- Procedure Recovery Location
Implant OR NO IMPLANT
Implants are effective in increasing breast size and helping to achieve a more youthful shape. For patients who have lost skin elasticity, an implant alone may not be able to improve the breast appearance as the weight of the implant may only worsen the sagging. In this case, a lift may be the best step in order to attain a more desirable contour. There are times when a lift can be performed without an implant and augmentation may not even be necessary. Dr. Williams will be able to determine during the consultation if implants are needed or if a lift alone will achieve the desired results.
Dr. Williams will recommend the proper type of lift depending on the amount of sagging that needs to be corrected.
How Long Does it Last?
It is impossible to determine exactly how long the results of a breast augmentation and lift will last. The longevity of the results depends on the patient’s skin elasticity, age, weight, and the natural aging process.