Breast Augmentation with a Lift Surgery – Breast Lift and Implants in Auckland New Zealand by Dr Gittos
Do you want fuller and perkier breasts? You are not alone. Breast lifts with implants or Breast Augmentation with a Lift is a popular choice. Women who want to feel and look younger, but are unhappy with their sagging breasts decide to get a breast lift and augmentation.
Different life events such as weight gain and loss, but also pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on your body, especially at the level of the breasts. If you are looking for a procedure that can enhance the aspect of the breasts and make them fuller and perkier, the breast lift with implants could be just the right choice for you.
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What Is a Breast Lift With Implants?
Breast lift (mastopexy) with implants puts together two surgical procedures into one. A mastopexy is a procedure in which Dr Gittos reshapes and lifts the tissue and skin of the breasts. A breast lift repositions the breast to a more elevate position on the chest wall.
When paired with implants (breast augmentation), the breasts become larger and perkier. Dr Gittos will use a saline or silicone implant to help you get the desired look. When combining breast lift and breast augmentation, patients don’t just get their breasts lifted but bigger breasts as well.
Various options for a breast lift with implants are available. Dr Gittos will suggest the best course of treatment based on your body type, goals, lifestyle, and medical history. These implant options include:
- Cohesive gel silicone implants
- Saline-filled implants
- Shaped Silicone implants
- Round Silicone-filled implants
Quick Procedure Facts – Breast Lift with Implanst
- Surgery duration: 2 to 3 hours
- Anaesthesia: General anaesthesia
- Outpatient/ Inpatient: Inpatient setting, overnight stay
- Recovery: 4 to 6 weeks for a full recovery
Dr Gittos has experience with most implants and now prefers to use Motiva implants.
You can see more ‘real patient’ Breast Implant Augmentation before and after surgery photographs, performed in Accredited Auckland Hospitals by our highly experienced Plastic Surgeon Mark Gittos when you attend the clinic.
How Is a Breast Lift with Implants Performed?
Just as important as the type of implant is the placement of the implants. The implant can be positioned behind the pectoral muscle, or behind the glandular tissue. An in-between position called the dual plane is sometimes preferred.
- Submuscular placement also means a longer healing time and a longer procedure. But, the breasts feel and look more natural. For many women, submuscular placement is a good choice, especially if they don’t have a lot of glandular tissue.
- Subglandular placement is quick to heal and a much faster surgical procedure to perform. Bigger implants can be added, but it depends on the amount of glandular tissue present. The implants can seem more noticeable due to the lack of support.
Patients often receive general anaesthesia. This means they are asleep during the entire procedure and feel no pain. The treatment begins with Dr Gittos making the incisions (surgical cuts) in the breasts. Depending on the shape or condition of the breasts, sometimes extra skin could be removed. And the areola and nipples could be moved.
The surgeon will place the implant of choice through the opening. The size and type of the implant will affect the appearance of the breasts. Including how much discomfort you feel after surgery. Your plastic surgeon can advise you on which implant is best to give you the desired outcome.
Are you a good candidate for a Breast Lift with Implants?
Breast ptosis is a typical occurrence after pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss. It is also a normal consequence of ageing.
Women eager to regain the contour and youthful shape of their breasts decide to go through with breast lift with implants. Breast lift with implants might be a good option for you, if you have:
- Saggy or drooping breasts
- Uneven (asymmetrical) breasts
- Cleavage hanging too low
- Drastic changes in breast shape and size after weight loss or pregnancy
Even if the procedure can work with breasts of any size, the final outcome might not be as long-lasting in individuals with heavier breasts. Experts suggest patients wait until their breasts fully develop. Patients are also advised to finish breastfeeding or wait after childbirth before they undertake the surgery.
The best candidates for breast augmentation and lift are physically healthy women, with realistic expectations. Their breasts have completely developed and have lost their firmness and shape. Women who most often book treatment are those who have a flatter, pendulous, or elongated breast shape. Their nipples fall under the breast crease or are pointing downward, which is why treatment seems like a viable alternative.
Smokers are at risk of experiencing surgery complications. Patients who are serious about having a breast lift with implants are advised to quit before the surgery.
Most women undergoing the procedure are satisfied with their breast lift and augmentation results.
Recovery after Breast Augmentation with a Lift
Just like any other surgical procedure, it is normal to feel a certain level of discomfort while the body recovers. After the surgery is finished, Dr Gittos will apply a dressing to speed up the healing process. This dressing remains on the breasts for the first three weeks post-surgery. Patients put on a surgical garment.
It’s critical to wear the garment for a span of 6 weeks to give the breasts the support they need. Very rarely a drain could be used in every breast to get rid of the excess fluid and blood on the first or second day.
Patients can remove their garments for a short amount of time while they stay at home or shower. They are prescribed adequate medication to curb the post-operative pain. Overall, patients report feeling minor aches after treatment that is relatively easy to manage.
It can take some time for the breasts to completely recover. So, patients can gradually return to their daily activities. Most people can resume their activities 6 weeks after the procedure. But, the recovery process can vary from person to person. Follow all the post-operative instructions to enjoy optimal results.
Potential Risks and Complications of Breast Lift with implants
The breast lift with implants surgery entails risks and complications like any invasive surgery. Every surgery comes with risks. When it comes to a breast lift with implants, they may include:
- Complications from taking anaesthesia
- Asymmetric breasts
- Incision that heals poorly
- Change in breast or nipple sensation
- Restricted blood flow, which can lead to a total or partial loss of areola or nipple
- Fluid build-up
- Blood clots
- Improperly placed implant
- Need for a revision procedure
Breast Lift with Implants Price in NZ – How much does a Breast Lift with Implants Cost?
All Surgery is customised and Dr Gittos will give you a cost for Breast lift with implants surgery depending on the type of procedure you are having, the hospital you attend and the length of your stay.
After your initial consultation, you will be given a detailed quote. This will include your Plastic Surgeon’s fee, Anaesthetist fee, Surgical Assistant fee (if req) and the hospital fees.
We also provide information on a breast lift with implants payment plan plus other different ways to pay for Breast surgery.
How to find the Best Breast Surgeon in New Zealand
For many women in New Zealand, having breast lift with implants surgery is a life-changing experience. There are many qualified plastic surgeons, but it is always best to find one who is experienced in breast procedures. Breast implants come in many different shapes and sizes, and there are various insertion techniques, so find a reputable surgeon who can give good advice on the right implants for you.
Why Choose Dr Mark Gittos – Auckland Plastic Surgeon?
With a wealth of experience and training, Dr Gittos is dedicated to best practice patient care and education, customising Breast Surgery for each and every patient to best meet their needs and desired surgical outcomes.
Dr Gittos has a current FRACS membership and significant breast surgery experience. You should consider these factors when searching for the best Breasts Plastic Surgeon in Auckland. Always look for an experienced surgeon that you feel comfortable with and get a second opinion.
Breast Lift with Implants FAQs
How long do breast lifts last?
- It depends. Some patients have lasting results, while others require minor revisions after years. The average breast lift lifespan is about 10 to 15 years. How long the breast lift results last will vary based on your genetics, overall health, eating habits, and age. Including the surgical procedure that was carried out.
Will a breast lift reduce cup size?
- After a mastopexy (breast lift) women might experience a drop in bra cup size. For example, from having a cup size D, to a C. This is not because of losing volume. Rather, the sagging and excess breast tissue is repositioned and taken out, which naturally decreases the size of the breast.
Can you get a breast augmentation and lift at the same time?
- Breast augmentation and lift can be done in a single procedure. It’s meant to change the shape and size of the breasts so that patients get the desired outcome. But, do have in mind that potential scarring from combining the two treatments can happen. So, it’s crucial to take that into account when making a decision. Combining surgeries, such as implants and breast lift, or implants and breast reduction, can be carried out in either one or two stages. In a 1 stage procedure, they are done in the same procedure. This comes with a single surgery and recovery. It is an affordable option with potential short-term results.
Further Reading and Medical References about Breast Lift with Implants NZ
About Dr Mark Gittos FRACS (Plast) – New Zealand Plastic Surgeon
Practice locations in Herne Bay Auckland, Northland and Bay of Plenty – Kerikeri, Whangarei, New Plymouth & Tauranga
Dr Mark Gittos is a leading Specialist Plastic Surgeon and operates a practice in Herne Bay, Auckland and in the UK. The practice focuses on both surgical and non-surgical procedures, each designed to help restore, improve or change a physical characteristic or problem. The first step in every case is to talk through your personal requirements and explore all the options, before deciding on the most effective solution.
Dr Mark Gittos offers high quality, natural-looking cosmetic surgery results and is highly experienced in Breast, Body and Face Surgery having performed over 4000 Surgeries in the last 26 years. With worldwide expertise Dr Gittos is an expert in breast, face and body surgery for men & women.
Naturally, before any treatment is begun, we will explain clearly the advantages and risk factors; so that you have the information you need to make an informed decision that is best for you. Visit the practice to find out more.
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