Breast Lift with Implants San Francisco
MEET DR. DAVID SIEBER
After completing a five-year residency in general surgery at Loyola University Medical Center, Dr. Sieber, a double board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, went on to complete an additional three-year residency in plastic and reconstructive surgery at the University of Minnesota and a one-year aesthetic surgery fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern program in Dallas.
Dr. Sieber went on to become certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and has done thousands of Cosmetic and Reconstructive surgeries over the last 6 years of practice.
What is breast lift with implants?
A plastic surgery procedure known as mastopexy with breast augmentation, or more commonly called a breast lift with implants, aims to lift and reshape drooping breasts, increase their fullness, reposition nipples that have sagged downward, and enhance breast symmetry.
Breast Lift with Implants Technique
Dr. Sieber will see you in the preoperative area and will mark your breasts for the lift as well as for the pocket into which the breast implant will be placed. Once you are asleep, Dr. Sieber will begin the surgery by placing the breast implants into a precise pocket beneath the chest muscles. Next, excess skin will be removed and the breast tissue will be closed around the breast implant.
Breast Lift with Implants Before and After
These Mastopexy Augmentation before and after pictures represent actual patients from Dr. Sieber. They will help to assist you in understanding your various options and enable you to set realistic goals for your own surgical outcome.
Preparing for Mastopexy Augmentation
As with any major surgery, all medications and supplements which cause an increased risk of bleeding should be stopped 2 weeks prior to surgery. Please see our list of medications and supplements to avoid. As always, make sure to check with your doctor before stopping any medications.
Recovery from Breast Lift with Implants
Swelling is very common after surgery and will slowly resolve over the first 2-3 weeks. Initially after surgery, your breast implants may seem high on your chest wall. As the muscle relaxes and the swelling goes down, the implants will drop into a more natural position. This process may take 1-3 months.
You will experience some discomfort after the surgery which is typically well controlled with the prescribed medications. Most patients take 3 to 5 days off from work to recover after surgery.
You will be in a surgical bra immediately after surgery. Most patients wear this for comfort. A soft sports bra may be worn instead.
After surgery, you will need to refrain from any rigorous activity for the first 2 weeks, and avoid lifting anything heavier than 10 lbs. At 4 weeks you may begin weight lifting, but should refrain from any chest exercised for 6 weeks after surgery.
Recovery from a mastopexy/augmentation is longer than for a breast augmentation. Because of the additional incisions there will be more scarring. It will take 12 months for your scars to totally heal. Dr. Sieber will have you on a scar therapy program during this healing.
Breast Lift with Implants Cost in San Francisco
Price depends on the specifics of your surgery and a few other key factors.
The combination of mastopexy with augmentation (as plastic surgeons call it) restores volume, balance, and youthfulness by:
- lifting sagging breast tissue
- repositioning the nipples and areolas
- enhancing breast size and shape with saline or silicone gel implants
As with other types of cosmetic surgery, a breast lift and augmentation costs aren’t covered by insurance.
San Francisco Mastopexy Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions
View our before-and-after photo galleries to see the results our mastopexy/augmentation patients have achieved.
How do I know if I need a mastopexy or a mastopexy/augmentation?
Dr. Sieber will be able to help you come to this conclusion based on your pre-existing anatomy as well as your goals for surgery. Through the use of 3D imaging, you will also be able to see the differences in your own body of the two procedures.
How do I know what size implant is best for me?
Dr. Sieber will take very detailed measurements of your breasts during the consultation. Using these measurements as well as the 3D imaging in the office, Dr. Sieber will work with you to find an implant that not only fits your anatomy, but one that is also size you’re happy with.
I’m scared of the scars I see on some women who have breast lifts. Are all of those necessary?
When it comes to breast lift surgery, there is a trade off between scars and breast shape. The additional short scars allow Dr. Sieber to sculpt your tissue into a much better breast shape. Using his advanced training, Dr. Sieber will leave you with the finest scars possible.
How much is breast lift with implants in CA?
Is a Mastopexy a part of a Mommy Makeover
A mommy makeover may comprise of one or multiple procedures, which may consist of abdominoplasty (commonly known as a “tummy tuck”), breast augmentation, as well as breast lift or mastopexy.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary from person to person. Editorial content, before and after images, and patient testimonials do not constitute a guarantee of specific results.