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Breast Augmentation With Lift

in Boston, MA

Elevate Your Confidence With A Breast Augmentation With Lift

Attractive, pretty breasts all have a youthful and lifted shape, while the size of a breast considered attractive is more varied and based on personal preference and the patient’s figure and body build. Some patients who seek to have their breasts lifted also wish to have their bust size enhanced. Lifting and augmenting the breasts can transform a patient’s figure and boost her confidence.

Augmentation Mastopexy At Clareo Plastic Surgery

At Clareo Plastic Surgery, the skilled board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Tantillo and Dr. Chris Lee, and their exceptional team are dedicated to providing you with the most advanced Chicago breast augmentation with lift procedures, ensuring you receive the highest standard of care.

What is a Breast Lift?

Breast lift, or mastopexy, elevates the nipple position on the chest, repositions the breast tissue higher on the chest, tightens the skin around the breast tissue, and generally reduces the size of the areola. All of this will give the breasts a more youthful shape.

What Is Breast Augmentation With Lift?

While some patients have breast ptosis, or breast droop, at a young age, many times ptosis occurs after pregnancy or weight loss. Patients with breast ptosis, whose breasts are naturally smaller than they would like, or have lost volume after pregnancy or weight loss, can choose to augment the breast size with implants or fat transfer.
Most often, the procedures can be performed at the same time. However, there are times, generally when patients want a relatively large breast implant, that we will recommend the operation be staged – or done in two operations. We will recommend this when we are concerned that a single operation will compromise the blood supply to the nipple or the tension of the wound closure will likely cause unfavorable scarring.
Dr. Tantillo’s message to patients considering Augmentation Mastopexy: Augmentation mastopexy is a terrific operation for the suitable patient because the breasts are prettier and youthful and the figure is balanced as the patient wishes. Patients love this operation. Fat transfer augmentation opens up new possibilities for an even more comprehensive breast and body rejuvenation. There certainly are times that I recommend we do the lift and augmentation separately for both safety and aesthetic reasons.
Dr. Lee’s message to patients considering Augmentation Mastopexy: Breasts often need more than just more volume, and we would be doing our patients a disservice by only offering augmentation for breasts that hang too low. Many times the breast tissue and nipple must be repositioned into a higher, more youthful position in order to establish an aesthetic result. The only augmentation that may sometimes avoid a lift in sagging breasts is fat transfer which can distribute volume more evenly throughout the breast tissue. While it may not fix the hanging, it can augment the breasts with a natural appearance and some degree of lift without having breast tissue hang off of a breast implant.

What Are The Benefits Of A Breast Augmentation With Lift?

Augmentation Mastopexy:

Am I A Candidate For Breast Augmentation With Lift?

As with all cosmetic surgery, patients must be in good health and at low risk for surgery with general anesthesia. Patients must discontinue nicotine for thirty days before and thirty days after the procedure. Nicotine constricts blood flow and can lead to the nipple and areola not living. Patients over the age of forty years should have had a mammogram within one year of surgery. If you’d like to find out if you’d make a good candidate for a breast augmentation with lift Boston breast surgeons at Clareo Plastic Surgery can address that and answer any questions you may have about the procedure during a consultation. Call us today!

Consultation And Preparation

During your consultation, your surgeon will assess your overall health, discuss your goals, and help you determine the best treatment plan. They may also recommend a mammogram prior to the procedure. To prepare for the treatment, you’ll receive detailed pre-operative instructions, which may include stopping certain medications or avoiding smoking.

Choosing an Augmentation Size

Your surgeon will help you determine the appropriate breast implant size based on your aesthetic preferences, your body proportions, and existing breast tissue. You can then discuss the pros and cons of implant versus fat augmentation. Your surgeon may recommend that your augmentation mastopexy be staged, or performed as two procedures.


The procedure is a day surgical procedure, you go home about an hour after the procedure, and typically takes between two to four hours, depending on the complexity of the case. Patients are given general anesthesia and monitored during the entire operation. The degree of breast ptosis and type of mastopexy will dictate the incisions used. The implants are placed using the mastopexy incisions.

Breast Ptosis Classification

Breast ptosis (or sagging) is classified, or graded, based on the location of the nipple, nipple relationship to the inframammary fold (IMF, bottom of the breast), and nipple relationship to the breast itself.

Grade 1 Ptosis: The nipple is at the level of the IMF and above the lower pole of the breast.

Grade 2 Ptosis: The nipple is below the level of the IMF and above the lower pole of the breast

Grade 3 Ptosis: The nipple is below the IMF and at the bottom of the breast (the nipple is the lowest part of the breast).

Pseudoptosis: The nipple is above the IMF, but a disproportionate amount of the breast is below the nipple and below the IMF.

Types Of Mastopexy

Crescent: A crescent of skin above the areola is removed. It moves the nipple minimally and is rarely used.

Donut: Incision all around the areola to reduce the size of the areola and remove skin circumferentially around the areola. Useful in cases of large areola and mild or no ptosis

Lollipop: The incision is all around the areola and then a straight line from the bottom of the areola toward the IMF. It reduces the size of the areola and is used in patients with mild or moderate ptosis.

Anchor: The lollipop all the way to the IMF plus a horizontal incision within the IMF. They are used in moderate and severe ptosis.

Results, Recovery, And Aftercare

After the procedure, you’ll need to wear a surgical bra or compression garment to support your breasts and minimize swelling. Expect some downtime and restrictions on activities for a few weeks, and follow your surgeon’s guidelines for incision care and post-operative appointments. If you have chosen fat transfer augmentation, you will also follow the post-operative liposuction protocol, which includes a compression garment for a month and lymphatic massages for a month.

Why Clareo Plastic Surgery?

Clareo Plastic Surgery sets itself apart with its commitment to patient satisfaction, exceptional surgical skills, and state-of-the-art facilities. Dr. Tantillo and Dr. Chris Lee have been recognized with numerous awards and accolades and are frequently featured in the media for their expertise in the field of plastic surgery.

Schedule Your Breast Augmentation with Lift Consultation at Clareo Plastic Surgery Today

Don’t wait to take the first step toward your desired look – contact Clareo Plastic Surgery at (617) 505-6818 to schedule your consultation.

Breast Augmentation With Lift FAQs

While some discomfort is expected after surgery, pain can be managed with prescribed medications and proper aftercare.
Breast augmentation with lift is quite safe, but like any surgery, there are potential risks such as infection and bleeding; however, these are quite rare. Your surgeon will discuss the risks of the procedure in your consultation.

Breast implants and lifts are long-lasting but not permanent. Implants may need to be replaced or adjusted in the future.

Most breast augmentation with lift procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and you’ll need someone to drive you home after surgery.

Breastfeeding may still be possible after surgery, but it depends on the specific surgical technique used. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon.

The cost of breast augmentation with lift varies depending on your goals and treatment plan.

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At Clareo Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic specialists are ready to help you achieve your goals with the most advanced treatments the cosmetic industry has to offer. Contact us today to take your first step toward a more beautiful you.

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