what is a breast Augmentation + Lift?
As patients start to age, the breasts can decrease in volume or become saggy. If you would like to increase breast volume while also removing excess skin, plastic surgeon Dr. Jerry Chidester, or Dr. Chiddy, can perform a breast augmentation surgery with a lift (mastopexy). This procedure in Draper, UT begins by excising loose skin from the chest and then inserting saline or silicone implants. To create younger, perkier-looking breasts, breast augmentation with a lift improves several issues, including size, shape, and position. We encourage our Greater Salt Lake City community to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiddy to discuss specific concerns and cosmetic goals. Dr. Chiddy can help you determine if breast augmentation with a lift best fits your needs.
Breast Augmentation + Lift Reviews
"Dr. Chidester is the best! I had a breast lift with some reconstruction and implants (Mentor 350cc SRHP). My before and after is unbelievable. My breasts look and feel amazing now thanks to Dr. Chidester. Not only is he a phenomenal surgeon, he was so easy to work with throughout the whole process. He helped me decide what I wanted and talked me through what he would do to get me there. After surgery he was always happy to answer my questions and concerns. His facilities are gorgeous and the staff treated me like family. I had dreamed about getting the work done for so long. I’m so glad I finally did it and that it was such a great experience! Thank you Dr. Chidester!"- N.P. / Google / Jan 30, 2020
"Best Experience - I'm happy with my surgery, in love with my Breast Augmentation. I have always been scared to go through surgery but Dr. Chidester and his team made me feel so comfortable and safe. Best decision I have ever done. Thanks to him and my husband I'm the happiest woman."- V.I. / RealSelf / Aug 27, 2019
"Dr Jerry & his whole staff are amazing - Hi Dr Jerry & his whole staff are amazing. They are warm & welcoming. I had scheduled the mommy makeover My breast’s were just about done when he noticed some discolored skin. Since I had smoked for over 30 years (stopped at that point for 3 months) he closed me up & stopped the procedure to make sure I had sufficient blood flow. I was bummed that the whole procedure could not be done but I was very appreciative that he cared about my health to stop & make sure that I would have the best result. We rescheduled the tummy 6 weeks later & I couldn’t be happier with the result! He is amazing!!"- L. / RealSelf / Jul 25, 2019
"Nothing but positive things to say about Dr. Chidester and his amazing staff! I have never had a doctors office be so accommodating and quick at responding to my needs and questions. Dr. Chidester did everything he could to make sure I ended up getting exactly what I had in mind and I am thrilled with my results!"- M.P. / Google / Nov 06, 2020
"Couldn’t Be Happier - I purposely wore this bra today to my one month appointment. It is the SAME bra that I wore the morning of my surgery. I had huge gaps on the top of the bra but filled in the bottom. It looked like half a coconut. When I talked to Dr. Chidister I stressed that I didn’t want bigger boobs or side boob. I wanted them to be full on top but the same cup size. This is exactly what he did. He is a miracle worker. I could not be happier!"- D. / RealSelf / Sep 17, 2019
What are the benefits of a breast augmentation + lift?
Small or deflated breasts can make you feel self-conscious about your figure. This combination surgery provides the appearance you desire while also providing added support to keep your breasts looking great for years to come. Patients choose to work with Dr. Chiddy for breast augmentation and lift because of the many benefits this procedure provides, including:
- Fuller breasts
- Cleavage enhancement
- Nipple and areola repositioning
- More proportional figure
- Improved breast symmetry
am i a candidate for a Breast Augmentation + Lift?
If you want to fully transform your breasts and improve your skin's elasticity, breast augmentation and a lift may work well for you. Significant weight loss, aging, or pregnancy can decrease the volume of the breasts and cause sagginess. It may also help patients who have large or elongated nipples or areolas that extend downward. With an augmentation and lift, patients can attain fuller-looking, shapelier, and lifted breasts. Based on your goals, Dr. Chiddy will determine if you need just a lift, breast augmentation, or both procedures.
how does a BREAST AUGMENTATION + LIFT work?
Breast augmentation and a lift are commonly performed as an outpatient procedure, and it will include general anesthesia. Typically, Dr. Chiddy completes the breast lift first, then places the implant. During this part, any loose skin is removed and the surrounding tissue is smoothed. Before your surgery, Dr. Chiddy will discuss the options available for breast implants so he can easily place them. For some patients, when an implant is inserted, they may need extra soft tissue support. If needed, Dr. Chiddy can place a GalaFORM 3D internal bra, which provides extra support for the implant. The GalaFORM 3D internal bra is shaped like a hammock and made with dissolvable sutures. When placed inside the surgical pocket with the implant, it can help support the tissue. Over time, it starts to naturally dissolve and can help with collagen production. At your consultation, Dr. Chiddy will also discuss the incision type, and in some cases, patients may need the nipple or areola moved to match their new breast size and shape.
how long is recovery after a BREAST AUGMENTATION + LIFT?
The recovery timeframe for breast augmentation with a lift varies from patient to patient. Generally, it takes about seven days before you can resume your daily activities. When it comes to more strenuous activities, like exercise, you will need to avoid these types of things for 2 – 6 weeks. At first, patients may also experience mild to moderate swelling after their surgery, which can last for about three weeks. Your breasts will begin to settle into their final position in about 3 – 6 months. At that time, you should be able to see your final results.
Breast Augmentation + Lift FAQ
Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
A good reason to get breast surgery that combines augmentation with a lift is that it increases the volume of your chest while also addressing sag by removing loose skin. The lift portion of your surgery will also adjust your natural breast tissue, so the results are perky. This is crucial because augmenting breasts with moderate sagging can cause a less than ideal result if a lift is not done to address the sag. If moderate to severe sagging is present, a lift should be completed first, and then implants or a fat transfer can be done. During your initial consultation with Dr. Chiddy, he will listen to your needs and wants before examining the condition of your chest. After this, he can offer his opinion on whether your goals require a lift, implants, or both.
Which incision is best for my breast augmentation and lift surgery?
Breast surgery incisions have become more advanced, with new techniques being developed that help minimize the appearance of scarring. The actual incision type that is best for your surgery will be chosen based on the severity of sagging and the type of implants being used. To correct severe breast sag, an anchor-shaped incision is most effective. When forming your surgical plan, Dr. Chiddy will explain incision patterns and which fits your needs. No matter what method is selected, he will make incisions carefully for natural-looking results.
How long will my results from a breast augmentation and lift last?
As long as you don't have dramatic weight fluctuations or become pregnant, your results from a breast augmentation with a lift can last a very long time. While both saline and silicone implants can last for many years, they should be assessed regularly to check their condition. In the surgery, Dr. Chiddy sets the implants with a technique that protects your breasts from sagging. This will help your results last for longer. It's important to know that while cosmetic breast surgery will give a great result, the natural aging process still occurs. Eventually, you may start to notice loose skin and sagging again, which can be corrected with another procedure.
How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?
The cost of a breast augmentation with a lift will be determined by multiple factors, like whether your augmentation is performed with implants ( saline or silicone ) or a fat transfer. In addition, the complexity of the lift will help determine your cost. In your initial consultation, Dr. Chiddy will create a custom surgical plan with cost estimates.
How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Chiddy performs breast surgery so all incisions are small and thin. He does his best to place incisions where they are less visible, like in the folds of the breast or on the border of the areola. With proper care, the scars from your breast augmentation plus lift will eventually lighten and fade so they blend more with your natural skin. Our team will discuss scar care tips you need to follow after your surgery so your incisions heal properly.
Renew and enhance your look
Attain the results you desire by undergoing breast augmentation and a lift at our office in Draper, UT. To help you see beautiful results, Dr. Chiddy will develop a custom treatment plan that addresses your concerns and goals. Once Dr. Chiddy has created your detailed treatment plan, his team can help you determine the cost and if any financing is available with Prosper and Mountain America Credit Union. By addressing the skin, size, shape, and position of your breasts, your breast augmentation with lift can lead to a more youthful-looking appearance. Located near Salt Lake City, please call our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiddy and receive additional information about your options for breast surgery.
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