Over time, a woman’s breasts often lose their youthful shape and firmness along with skin elasticity. These changes can result from: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding, Weight fluctuations, Aging, and Genetics. Some times women will decide against breast augmentation because of their lack of interest in breast implants. What many women don't know is that breast augmentation can include using one's own tissue to boost volume while lifting breast tissue. The specific procedure that does just that is called an auto-augmentation breast lift surgery.
Breast Lift with Autoaugmentation surgery involves removing excess skin and tightening and reshaping and repositioning the surrounding tissue to reshape, raise, and firm the breast to provide more upper pole fullness without the use of implants.
What breast lifts alone don’t do…
Mastopexy surgery will not significantly change the size of your breasts or round out the upper part of your breast. If you want fuller breasts, consider mastopexy combined with autoaugmentation surgery. If you want smaller breasts, consider combining breast lift and breast reduction surgery.
Is Mastopexy with autoaugmentation right for me?
Breast lift with autoaugmentation surgery is a highly individualized procedure and is a personal decision.
A breast lift with autoaugmentation may be right for you if:
Your Breast Lift with Autoaugmentation Consultation
During your consultation in our Lake Mary office, Dr. Shoukas will discuss your goals and expectations along with likely outcomes and any potential risks or complications. The success and safety of your breast lift with autoaugmentation depends very much on your being completely honest during your consultation. Any problems, concerns or questions you may have can be addressed by Dr. Shoukas at this time. During your consultation, you should be prepared to discuss: Your desired outcome, Medical conditions and previous surgeries, Drug allergies, Use of medications, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drugs, Family history of breast cancer and Results of any mammograms or previous biopsies.
Dr. Shoukas will examine and take detailed measurements of your breasts and may also take photographs for your medical record.
Breast Lift with Autoaugmentation surgery is performed in the operating room under general anesthesia. This procedure is not preformed in our Lake Mary Plastic Surgery office.
Recovery from Breast Lift with Autoaugmentation
Dr. Shoukas will recommend rest for the first few days following surgery. You may feel sore and tired during this time. Most discomfort associated with breast surgery can be treated with oral pain medication. Dr. Shoukas may also prescribe an antibiotic. You may experience mild swelling, tenderness, and bruising that should subside after a short time. Depending on occupation, most patients may resume work within the first week. Regular physical activity may be resumed after six weeks.
Schedule your consultation with our office. Or call our Lake Mary Plastic Surgery team today 407-333-2518.