Breast Augmentation & Lift Patient

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Breast Augmentation & Lift - Quick Facts

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Breast augmentation-lifts are performed to increase the size and enhance the shape of the breasts.

The length of a breast augmentation-lift procedure varies, but generally takes from 2-4 hours.

Local anesthesia with sedation or general anesthesia are typically utilized.

Outpatient in our fully-certified, private in-office surgical suite.

Usually about one week.

Breast Augmentation & Lift

As you embark on your journey to improve the appearance of your breasts through breast augmentation, the question arises — “Do I also need a breast lift?” Dr. Marcus’s philosophy is that “less surgery is better.” He will recommend a breast lift, which adds a few extra scars, only when absolutely necessary to reach your goals.

In Dr. Marcus’s experience, breast lift scars are usually excellent, and in the end, the shape and size of your breasts are what is most important.

Although the final decision about whether or not a lift is also needed requires a consultation with Dr. Marcus, here are some guidelines that may help you evaluate your situation.

  • If you want larger breasts, implants are needed (breast augmentation).
  • If you like your size, but the breasts seem saggy, then a breast lift can return your breasts to a more youthful position.
  • If you are looking to be larger, even by a bit, but your breasts seem to be low or sagging, then an augmentation with simultaneous lift may be the procedure for you.

Here is another test you can do. Place a ruler or pencil under the fold of your breast and see if the nipples are above or below this line. If the nipples are below your fold, then a lift is usually required. Otherwise, the nipples will always appear low. An oversized implant will not solve this alone. Dr. Marcus has done many revisions on patients from other Plastic Surgeons who have tried this. A complimentary consultation with Dr. Marcus will help you understand these issues and help you to decide what is the best option for your situation. Again, this is why a consultation is needed to evaluate your particular situation.


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