Gravity, combined with pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss, can cause a woman’s formerly full and firm breasts to droop, become deflated, and lose their shape. A breast augmentation and lift can be very effective in raising the breast mound and in restoring the naturally perky appearance of your breasts.
Dr. Andrew Smith combines breast augmentation and lift to help Orange County women have firm, full, more youthful-looking breasts. Through this combination procedure, he can restore your body and self-confidence with a single surgery and recovery period.
If you want to get the best breast augmentation & lift in Irvine, or if you want to learn more about the benefits of having your breasts enhanced with this combined procedure, request a surgical consultation with Dr. Smith. You can contact our offices in Irvine and Corona at (949)-653-7000. If you prefer, you can email us with your questions on breast enhancement procedures such as breast lift, breast reduction, and breast augmentation in Orange County.
There are a number of other considerations that make Dr. Smith the ideal choice for your breast augmentation & lift. Trust in the skills, advice, and recommendations of your surgeon, the level of comfort you feel, and the care and attention you deserve from the moment you sit in for a consultation and right through till you get your desired results are just as important. And because he delivers on these patient expectations, patients not only love Dr. Smith, but they happily recommend him to their family and friends.
Women who are candidates for this surgery typically have breasts that have lost volume, shape, and firmness. As a result of aging, pregnancy, nursing, weight loss, or genetics, their breasts also sag or droop.
By combining breast augmentation with a breast lift, Dr. Smith can provide women with the cosmetic results they want. I wish you could visualize the end result more clearly? Now you can, with VECTRA® 3-D imaging. Dr. Smith uses this computer imaging system to simulate the benefits of a breast lift combined with augmentation, even showing you variations such as different implant sizes. In addition, patients who want larger breasts, but are also concerned about overly large nipple-areolar complexes (pigmented areas around the nipples) can have this area reduced while also having fuller breasts with the combined procedures.
A breast lift with breast augmentation also can provide a solution for patients who want larger, more elevated breasts with smaller areolar areas. Because Dr. Smith typically can perform both procedures in a single surgery session, patients often can save time and money while benefiting from enhancement. Women often already feel pressured for lack of time as they balance their careers with their families. By choosing this combined plastic surgery procedure, Dr. Smith’s patients can enjoy fuller, perkier breasts with a single recovery period.
The procedure is done on an outpatient basis under general anesthesia. Dr. Smith performs most of his surgical procedures at his own OR. The center is a private facility offering a state-of-the-art environment with the highest levels of safety, comfort, and privacy.
This combined procedure takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to perform. The design of the incisions will vary but Dr. Smith makes an effort to minimize post-surgical scarring. During the procedure, excess skin is removed and a pocket is made in each breast where the breast implant is placed.
Generally, breast lift incisions can be used for the insertion of the implants. Most sutures that are used are dissolvable and a dressing will be placed after surgery is completed. Patients may shower a day or 2 following surgery. A majority of Dr. Smith’s patients resume normal daily activities within a week to ten days. However, it is best to avoid physical activities such as lifting or exercising can put pressure on the breast incisions.
“Dr. Smith is a wonderful and caring doctor! I’m very pleased with my results and recommend him to all of my family and friends. I’ve been to several plastic surgeons and he is the most compassionate and caring physician by far. I have recommended him to several happy friends!”
Yes. If your breast augmentation & lift procedure is performed by an expert plastic surgeon, it will not have any impact on your ability to breastfeed.
Patients typically go home with a light dressing to cover the incisions and a postoperative support bra. Any non-dissolvable sutures will be removed in about a week. The initial discomfort is usually easily controlled with oral medication. Light activities may be started in 7 to 10 days and relatively full activity may be resumed about 3 to 4 weeks after surgery.
The most common complications after breast enhancement are cosmetic, including dissatisfaction with size or symmetry. These can best be avoided by good communication before surgery. Other issues such as capsular contracture, bleeding, and infection can occur. These will be discussed during your consultation.
Contact Andrew Smith, MD FACS Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Irvine, Orange County to schedule your consultation.
18 Endeavor Suite 102, Irvine, CA 92618