A woman’s breasts can change quite drastically as she gets older. For many, this means both a loss in breast volume and some level of sagging or drooping. Our team of board-certified plastic surgeons can help to restore a naturally youthful appearance of the breasts by performing a combination of a breast lift (mastopexy) with breast implants.

Who Should Consider a Breast Lift with Augmentation?

This combination breast enhancement procedure is an effective solution for women who are unhappy with the physical changes to their breasts with age, as well as mothers whose breasts have been affected by pregnancy and childbirth. Many mothers will have both a breast lift and breast augmentation performed as part of a mommy makeover.

Combining breast lift surgery with the use of implants allows our surgeons to address two common issues:

  • A loss of breast volume
  • Drooping or sagging of the breasts

When a woman is experiencing both issues, treating just one may result in an unnatural outcome. For example, if the breasts are lifted, but volume isn’t restored, they may appear flat despite being at a more youthful position. Or, if breast implants are inserted but nothing is done to correct sagging, the breasts will likely appear too low or unnatural. Performing both breast enhancement surgeries together allows us to achieve the most natural results for our patients.

Expectations for Your Breast Lift with Augmentation

This combination of breast procedure is traditionally performed as a single surgery, allowing us to cut down on overall surgery and recovery time. The breasts can be lifted and augmented through the same incision to minimize any post-surgical scars.

Prior to your surgery, you will have a private consultation with one of our board-certified surgeons to discuss expectations for your procedure. Together, you will create a personalized treatment plan designed to achieve your specific goals. Each woman’s breast enhancement surgery will vary in terms of her breast implants and incision location.

Dr. Carlino is a rarity. It is not often you find top skill, experience, and an amazing bedside manner. He has an unprecedented patient-centric approach. He is highly skilled and very honest. The time and patience he gives to his patients in order to set realistic goals and outcomes is a true gift. No matter if you have a minor cosmetic desire or a reconstructive need due to a health condition - he would 100% be my choice again.

After Your Breast Lift with Augmentation

After your surgery is complete, there will typically be a recovery period of about a week depending on your specific case. There will be some bruising and swelling, but the general effect of your procedure will be immediately noticeable.

Once fully healed, your breasts will be lifted at a more youthful position. They will also have a naturally fuller shape and contour to them. Women who undergo this procedure often experience a boost in self-confidence and are more comfortable with the look of their bodies.

Schedule Your Plastic Surgery Consultation in Raleigh

Our plastic surgeons have over 75 years of combined experience in cosmetic plastic surgery. If you’re ready to learn more about Breast Lift with Augmentation, please contact our office in Raleigh to schedule a consultation.


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