Breast Lift with Implants

Why more Las Vegas women are choosing to include a breast lift with their breast augmentation

In our practice, more popular than the breast lift alone is the breast augmentation-breast lift combination surgery. More women are choosing this procedure because it is so customizable and results in a dramatic enhancement in their appearance and comfort. With this option, you get the best of both procedures: fuller and perkier breasts, greater cleavage, and nipples in a more ideal position.

What is a breast lift with implants?

A breast lift with implants, often referred to as augmentation mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgical procedure designed to enhance the shape, size, and firmness of your breasts. It combines breast lift surgery with a breast augmentation. It’s an ideal solution for women looking to address sagging or drooping breasts, or simply achieve fuller volume, more balanced proportions. Trusting the right surgeon is crucial, and we understand the importance of your decision. If you have any questions about a breast lift with implants, don’t hesitate to give us a call at (702) 363-0240. Our team is committed to providing you with the utmost care, expertise, and a warm, supportive environment throughout your breast enhancement journey.

Breast augmentation with lift by Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Samir Pancholi

Ideal Candidates: How to tell if you need a lift?

Ideal candidates for this surgery may be looking to regain youthful breast contours after pregnancy and breastfeeding, restore volume and shape following significant weight loss, and enhance your overall confidence through improved breast appearance.

While the only reliable way to determine if a breast lift is necessary is to consult with an experienced cosmetic surgeon, there are some general characteristics that can indicate a breast lift for you.

First, stand in front of the mirror. Are your nipples facing forward, or do they tend downward? Are they positioned above, at, or below the crease under your breasts? Typically, if your nipples are drooping below the breast crease (surgeons call this the “inframammary fold”), you will need a breast lift in addition to implants to achieve an aesthetically pleasing breast position.

Do I need a breast lift?

Should I get saline or silicone for a breast lift with implants?

Your implants can be either saline or silicone. The primary difference between saline and silicone breast implants lies in the filler material, with saline breast implants containing sterile saltwater and silicone implants filled with silicone gel, resulting in distinct texture and feel variations. Both have achieved beautiful results for our patients; what matters most is choosing the implant type that will allow for the feel that you want to achieve and that will work best with your body and lifestyle. Dr. Pancholi will go over all your options at your consultation and answer any questions you have so you can make the best choice.

Silicone implants vs saline implants guide

“I’m walking on cloud nine! My scarring is so light, and I can’t believe my breasts look so perky. It’s really miraculous!”
—Laurie C., Actual Patient of Dr. Pancholi
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Video: Breast Implants or Breast Lift – Which is right for me?
Video transcript

“So when it comes time to pick, should I get breast implants, should I get breast implants and a lift, or should I just get a lift? The biggest part of this is realizing they’re doing two different things.

Breast implants give us volume. So if you want more upper fullness in your breast, then you need an implant. You need something to push that area out.

If, on the other hand, your breasts are lower, we need to do a breast lift or a mastopexy. What that does is it actually goes and raises the breast tissue up and puts it higher. If you add an implant to that, it becomes higher, and now you’ve got fullness up there as well. So one is repositioning higher, and the other is giving fullness to the breast.”–Dr. Samir Pancholi

Video: Saline vs. Silicone Implants – Which is better for me?
Video transcript

“So, a lot of people get confused as far as whether to get saline or silicone, and the big reason is there’s a lot of marketing, mostly to silicone implants. It’s thought to be a premium product, and I don’t necessarily believe that it is. This is why when we talk about breast implants, there are three main things that you want to look at.

One is look. Can you look at someone and know whether they have saline, silicone, or anything else filling up their implants? The answer to that is no, you can’t.

Can you feel the difference between saline and silicone? So that’s a second thing, feel, and that depends on how much breast tissue they have. If they have very little natural breast tissue, you’re going to be able to feel everything, and if they have a lot of breast tissue, you’re probably not going to be able to feel much of anything inside. Either way.

The third is what’s maintenance like after you get the implant. So did you just buy something that’s requiring you to do a lot, or do you have to do nothing at all? This is where saline really shines. It shines because you don’t have to do anything. If you get saline implants, you just keep going until one day they break, because all implants break.

If you get silicone implants, this is where you have to go get MRIs every 5 years to monitor whether they’re broken or not. So when you’re really looking at whether you should get saline or silicone implants, part of it is saying, “Do you want to do the maintenance?” The other is really taking a hard look at yourself and figuring out, do you have enough breast tissue to hide your implant? If you do, it probably doesn’t matter. And if you have very little breast tissue, you’re probably going to figure out what’s underneath, and you may want to slant towards silicone implants.”–Dr. Samir Pancholi

Video: Determining the Best Breast Implant Size for Your Body
Video transcript

“Whenever you’re trying on implants, what should you really be looking for to see if this quote fits you or not? The main things that we like to look at are your shoulders. If you feel that you have broad shoulders, you may want to go with implants that are a little bit wider. When they go a little bit wider, they will bring your shoulders in, make your waist small, and make the rest of you just line up and match.

When you look from the side, you want to figure out how you want to look compared to your backside. If you find that you have a small backside, you probably don’t want to go with a very large implant that projects because that’s going to make your butt look even smaller.

On the other hand, the biggest thing is to figure out what proportion you want to have. As you go through the different implant sizes, there’s no need to tell me. The need is for you to look in the mirror and see, does this match up with what you want? And that’s really how you’re figuring it out.”–Dr. Samir Pancholi

What happens during breast lift with augmentation surgery?

Breast lift with augmentation is an outpatient procedure performed using general anesthesia. It takes about 2 hours. During surgery, using careful incisions, excess skin is removed, the nipple and areola are raised and reduced (if desired), and your chosen breast implants are positioned to achieve a larger, lifted and natural-looking breast contour. Dr. Pancholi operates exclusively in an accredited hospital or outpatient surgery center operating rooms and uses the services of fully qualified anesthesiologists so he can focus fully on your surgery.

Will implants go over or under the muscle for a breast lift with augmentation?

Dr. Pancholi will almost always choose to place implants under the muscle for breast lifts with implants. This gives the implant greater support, minimizing sagging from becoming an issue yet again. Submuscular placement also provides greater tissue coverage, so you are less likely to see implant edges or feel the implant under your skin. There is also a lower risk for capsular contracture.

“Dr. Pancholi is a very talented and educated surgeon. I have recommended him to several friends and co-workers who were also very pleased with the services provided. He took the time to notice that I had kyphoscoliosis and after the procedure I look and feel absolutely amazing…My body now looks perfect, and you would never know that my breasts were enhanced—what more could you ask for?”
—C.J., Actual Patient of Dr. Pancholi
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Why can’t I just get breast implants to fill out the extra skin?

In theory, it seems as though simply placing the breast implant underneath sagging tissue should “inflate” them to assume a more youthful position. While implants alone can work to restore some lost volume, they likely will not look the way you want because the excess, loose skin is still there and the nipple will be in too low a position. It needs a lift. 

A small number of women are able to adequately address minimal sagging with implants alone. If Dr. Pancholi feels like this is a good option for you, he will let you know.

Breast lift with implants by Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Samir Pancholi

What is recovery like after a breast lift with implants?

Dr. Pancholi and his staff are committed to your well-being and care. He personally schedules follow-up appointments at various intervals after surgery to address any concerns and answer questions. You’re encouraged to reach out to Dr. Pancholi directly at any time during your recovery. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Recovery after a breast lift with implants is a gradual process, but most can expect to return to work after 10 days. Initially, you may experience some swelling, bruising, and mild discomfort, but these effects are temporary and can be managed with prescribed pain medications. It’s essential to follow our post-operative instructions carefully, including wearing a supportive bra and avoiding strenuous activities for a few weeks. Most patients can return to light daily routines within a week, but more vigorous exercise should be postponed for several weeks. Over time, as swelling subsides and incisions heal, you’ll gradually enjoy the full benefits of your enhanced breast shape.

Will I be able to breastfeed after a breast lift with implants?

Many women can successfully breastfeed after a breast lift or after getting breast implants. However, it’s probably best to wait until you are finished having children and breastfeeding before choosing this procedure. This is not because of the possible interference with breastfeeding, but because changes in your breasts during pregnancy may cause the skin to stretch out again, diminishing the results of surgery.

Learn more about pregnancy, breastfeeding, and breast implants

How much does a breast lift with implants cost in Las Vegas? 

The cost of a breast lift with implants can vary widely depending on factors such as the surgeon’s expertise, implant type (silicone or saline), the extent of the procedure, and whether it’s done in combination with additional surgeries. Every patient should consult with a qualified cosmetic surgeon in a personalized consultation to get an accurate cost estimate based on your unique needs and goals. 

  • Improved Breast Contours: Excess breast skin is eliminated, effectively addressing drooping and sagging for a more youthful appearance.
  • Implant Efficiency: Including implants may require less extensive lifting, achieving a desired breast shape and fullness more efficiently.
  • Nipple Enhancement: Nipples and areolas can be resized, reshaped, or repositioned to enhance overall breast aesthetics.
  • Recovery Time: Pairing the procedures necessitates only one recovery process.
  • Areola Reduction: A procedure to reduce the size of the areola, often performed in conjunction with a breast lift with implants.
  • Breast Asymmetry: A condition where one breast differs in size, shape, or position compared to the other.
  • Breast Implants: Artificial devices inserted behind the breast tissue or chest muscle to increase breast size. Common types include saline and silicone implants.
  • Capsular Contracture: A complication where scar tissue forms around the implant, causing firmness or misshaping of the breast.
  • Dual Plane Technique: A surgical approach where the implant is placed partially under the pectoral muscle and partially under the breast tissue, often used in breast lifts with implants.
  • General Anesthesia: Medication used to induce unconsciousness during surgery.
  • Inframammary Fold Incision: An incision made in the natural crease under the breast, commonly used for inserting implants during a breast lift.
  • Mastopexy Augmentation: Medical term for a combined breast lift and augmentation procedure.
  • Nipple-Areolar Complex: The area including the nipple and the surrounding areola.
  • Ptosis: Medical term for the sagging or drooping of the breast.
  • Recovery Period: The time required for healing and recovery after the surgery.
  • Subglandular Placement: Placement of breast implants above the chest muscle but beneath the breast tissue.
  • Submuscular Placement: Placement of breast implants beneath the chest muscle.
  • Symmastia: A rare complication where implants are placed too close together, creating the appearance of a single large breast.
  • Tuberous Breast Deformity: A congenital abnormality where breasts are irregularly shaped and may require correction during a breast lift with implants.

Why Choose Dr. Pancholi and Cosmetic Surgery of Las Vegas

Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Samir Pancholi
Las Vegas cosmetic surgeon Dr. Samir Pancholi

Dr. Pancholi, a breast specialist and diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, is renowned for performing hundreds of breast augmentations in Las Vegas annually, utilizing both silicone and saline implants. As a diplomate of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery, he has achieved the highest level of training available in Cosmetic Surgery, underlining his commitment to artistry and surgical excellence.His exceptional attention to detail consistently delivers superb, natural-looking results that exceed patient expectations, earning him a reputation as one of Las Vegas’ premier breast surgeons. Patients from across the country trust Dr. Pancholi and have traveled to him for his expertise, making him a top choice for those seeking compassionate care and outstanding surgical excellence in their cosmetic surgery journey.

Video transcript

“One of the things that really sets us apart from other practices is the amount of breast surgery that we do, and really, the complexity of it. When we look at fixing breast augmentations, breast lifts, reductions, and everything else, it’s about having the ability and the tools to do it. But the bigger part is, do you have someone with the aesthetic eye to put things back together? And that would be another reason that you want to come here. We’re doing this all with an artistic approach. We’re looking at your body, your frame, and what truly fits you. Our recommendations will hopefully help you get the figure that you want and the confidence that you want back in yourself.”—Dr. Samir Pancholi

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