This 31 year-old female presented to Dr. Siamak Agha at Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center in Orange County. The patient was unhappy with her breasts after multiple pregnancies.

Requested Procedures: The patient wished to undergo a breast augmentation and breast lift to restore her breast shape and fullness.  She was a cup size A and wished to be a full C.

On Physical Examination: On examination, the patient was found to have significant breast sagging (grade 3) of both breasts. Also, her right breast was about 30 grams larger than the left.

Surgery: The patient subsequently underwent a breast augmentation and lift.  During the procedure, the patient had 400 cc silicone implants that were placed in a submuscular plane.  She also had a vertical mastopexy (lollipop-type incision) with 30 grams of breast reduction on the right side.  Patient’s surgery was completed in 3 and half hours.

Results: Patient’s post-operative photos were taken 4 months after her breast augmentation and lift procedures.

Who is a good candidate for breast augmentation and lift?

Technically called a mastopexy with augmentation mammoplexy, a breast lift with augmentation is an excellent means of both lifting and adding volume to your breasts. These two procedures can be performed as part of one surgery.

The breast lift, mastopexy, is performed to provide breasts with a more contoured, youthful appearance when breast skin has lost its elasticity. This can be performed alone, without an implant, for women who are happy with the size and volume of their own tissue.

Before After

You may have noticed your breasts sagging due to any of the following causes:

  • Pregnancy
  • Weight changes
  • Breastfeeding
  • Aging
  • Gravity
  • Heredity

For women who are not happy with their natural volume, a breast augmentation may be added to the lift. By adding an implant, fuller volume and size are achieved to round and add symmetry to the breasts. This added volume may be for size you have always wanted but never had. Implants also can be inserted to replace volume lost over time, to pregnancy, as part of weight loss or due to other causes.

A good candidate for breast lift with augmentation must be in good overall health. Breasts must have reached a fully developed stage as part of adult physical maturity. That is, your breasts must be fully developed for your body. It may be that your breasts do not have symmetry or are smaller than you would like, but they have stopped growing.

If you feel your breasts droop or sag and are not as voluminous, shapely, large or full as you would like, you are a good potential candidate for this surgery.

Of course, as with any surgery, it is important that you disclose any type of physical conditions, important medical history or allergies with your board certified plastic surgeon. Just as important is that smokers refrain from all smoking for a period of time before and after the surgery. Smoking can add risk during any surgical procedure and inhibits healing.

To find out if you are a good candidate for breast lift with augmentation, meet with your plastic surgeon, Dr. Siamak Agha at Plastic Surgery Body Contouring Center, for an initial consultation.