There are many reasons why a woman would want to opt for a breast lift with an augmentation. The frustrations that come along with changes as the body shifts naturally from genetics, age, child birth or weight gain/loss can leave a woman feeling insecure about the appearance of her breasts.
Dr. Judge is able to offer an intrinsic understanding of the dissatisfied feelings women face when it comes to their breasts and bodies. As a female plastic surgeon she is able to create a tangible change for patients in a way that is unique to a woman’s perspective. She understands the importance of feeling confident, and works to impart that confidence and feeling of empowerment onto all of her patients. Every patient is different, so why wouldn’t their experience be? Dr. Judge is an expert at listening to what it is you want and turning your point of dissatisfaction into a point of pride.
Breast lift with augmentation is essentially two procedures combined into one. For certain women, a combination of a breast lift and augmentation can help restore size, shape, and position and as a result, restore confidence, too. Prior to the operation you will work with Dr. Judge to determine what type of augmentation is right for you: this includes distinguishing factors such as type of implant (silicone versus saline) and implant size or even fat grafting to the breasts. Incision location will be determined based on the shape and size of breasts. Dr. Judge will work with you to decide on the best course of action for your individual needs. Inserting the implant through an incision near the nipple, the fold beneath the breast, or the armpit are typical options that provide outstanding results for many patients.*
Performed under general anesthesia with a licensed anesthetist overseeing the procedure, this outpatient surgery takes anywhere from two to four hours depending on the degree of reconstruction needed. All of Dr. Judge’s breast lifts are performed at an outpatient surgery center.
A breast lift with augmentation is often times done as part of a Mommy Makeover, and the procedure can be combined with a tummy tuck or liposuction. Dr. Judge will discuss the best way to achieve your desired aesthetic during your consultation.
Expect to feel tired and sore after the procedure. There will be postoperative discomfort, but generally the pain is managed with oral pain killers and subsides within a couple of days.*
Additionally, it will be necessary to wear a specialized soft bra for providing added support for patients recovering from surgery.
Although the patient may go home after the surgery, they will be unable to perform any strenuous activity and it is important to limit movement so that the tissues may heal. It is advised that a capable adult stay with the patient for a 24 hour period following the surgery to monitor recovery.
Most patients are able to return to work within a week.*
*Individual results may vary. Not a guarantee.
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