Breast Augmentation with Lift in Jacksonville, FL

Natural changes to the body such as weight loss, pregnancy, and aging can change the shape and size of the breasts. The surgeons at Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery offer breast augmentation with lift to help give the best cosmetic results possible.

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How is Breast Augmentation with Lift Done?

The breast augmentation with lift procedure uses silicone or saline implants to augment the size and shape of the breast to the desired look. The breasts are also elevated to a higher position for a more youthful appearance. Breast augmentation with a lift can usually be performed as a single surgery; however, some patients will choose to have this broken into two separate procedures. Some women are unsure of how large they want to go or how they will feel about the appearance of their breasts after the lift has been accomplished. 

Breast Augmentation with Lift at PVPS

We are more than plastic surgery — we’re a lifestyle. And we’re more than just Ponte Vedra; we’re all of Northeast Florida. With 18 providers, we have the ideal physician for every patient, and we are excited to offer our experience, skill, and techniques to achieve the aesthetic outcome you want.

Since 1993, Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery has been serving the Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach, and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL area, and since then we have progressed and evolved into a staple of the community.

With multiple locations and both surgical and non-surgical procedures, you will find convenience and satisfaction when you choose to work with us. To learn more, contact us to book your consultation. 

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“I evaluated other surgeons in the Jacksonville area, including Mayo, before deciding on Dr. Hickman. Overall, I felt much more comfortable with a female surgeon. She is empathetic, listens carefully, takes the time to understand your expectations as a woman, and most importantly does beautiful, clean, precise, and careful work. I am only on week three of healing, but the results are already amazing. And the PVPS care team is super efficient with excellent communication, service, and responsiveness. Overall, would highly recommend.”

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Breast Lift Incision Types

Breast lifts are performed with varying incision patterns. Some common incision patterns include:

  • Circumareolar: All the way around the areola
  • Lollipop/Vertical: Circumareolar (around the areola) with an additional vertical incision (a vertical line that will travel down the breast to the natural fold below the breast)
  • Anchor/Wise Pattern: Full circumareolar, vertical incision, and horizontal incision (in the natural fold of the breast)

During your consultation, the incision placement will be discussed after your breasts have been thoroughly assessed. Women with smaller breasts will usually benefit from an incision that circles the areola only. Larger breasts, or those that have severe sagging, may need the anchor-shaped incision in order to achieve the best results.  

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Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics

Ponte Vedra Plastic Surgery offers Crisalix Virtual Aesthetics, allowing patients to “try on” their new breasts before the procedure. Your body will be scanned into the software, where you can then choose between various sizes and even the different types of breast implants. By wearing the virtual reality headset, you will even be able to see what you would look like from your own point of view (looking down at your body).

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Procedure Details for Breast Augmentation with Lift

Breast augmentation with a lift is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. 

During this procedure, the lift will occur first. This begins with the surgeon removing excess skin residing on and around the breast to re-shape it. The underlying muscle and tissue will be pulled tight and lifted so that the breast sits in a higher position. In addition, the nipple is usually re-positioned. For excessively large breasts, the colored part around the nipple (known as the areola) will need to be surgically reduced.  The surgeon will remove the outer circle and reposition the skin.

If it has been decided ahead of time that an implant will be placed during the lift procedure, it is usually positioned below the pectoralis muscle.  This adds additional support to the breast and acts as an internal bra, which results in a longer-lasting outcome.  

Unlike breast augmentation alone where the incisions can be carefully hidden, it’s hard to conceal the incisions that are made during the lift procedure. The number of scars and their location will depend on the surgeon’s incision strategy.  Every effort is made during surgery to minimize scarring.

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Will Implants Alone Help Sagging?

Breast augmentation surgery will help with size, but will not lift a sagging breast. If there is moderate to severe sagging, women should be leery of any surgeon who recommends implants alone. Women who are happy with the size of their breasts but want to correct the sagging will usually benefit with a breast lift procedure.

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Recovery and Results

Because breast augmentation with a lift is a combination surgery, the recovery time can last a bit longer than a lift or augmentation alone. Most patients are able to return to work within a few short days, but exercise and aerobic activities should be eliminated for at least 2-4 weeks.

It will take a few months for the breasts to settle fully into their new position and assume a soft, natural look. Women who have lived with sagging, deflated breasts are thrilled with their new breast appearance.

Breast lifts are designed to last a very long time. As long as you do not experience a huge weight gain or become pregnant, the results can last for years. The implants are surgically placed in a way that protects the breasts from sagging.  Age and gravity are unavoidable elements that will create some natural sagging throughout the years. 

With proper scar care and an avoidance of sun exposure, the scars will fade and become thinner over time. Most women feel that the physical results following this surgery far outweigh the scarring left behind.

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