Breast Augmentation Mastopexy in Dallas, TX

 

Dr. Jennyfer F. Cocco, MD offers Breast Augmentation Mastopexy in Dallas, TX as a solution for those seeking both breast lift and implant placement. The procedure involves removing excess skin from the breasts while also inserting implants to achieve breast fullness and more shapely breasts. Dr. Jennyfer Faridy Cocco, MD is an experienced and board-certified plastic surgeon who specializes in this combined approach to breast enhancement. In this page, we will explore the benefits of Breast Augmentation Mastopexy, its cost in Dallas, TX, the difference between this, and other procedures such as Breast Augmentation or Breast Lift alone, candidate qualifications for the surgery, how to prepare for it, what recovery entails and risks associated.

What is a Breast Augmentation Mastopexy?

A Breast Augmentation Mastopexy is a surgical procedure that combines breast enhancement and lifting techniques. It is designed to address several issues, including sagging breasts and loss of volume due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. During the procedure, Dr. Cocco can use an implant to add volume to the breast tissue while also removing excess skin and tightening the remaining tissue for a lifted appearance. Dr. Cocco offers personalized consultations to assess your specific needs and goals. She will discuss your options with you, including implant size and type, incision location, and other important factors that can impact your results.

 

How is it performed?

The surgery begins with the administration of anesthesia to ensure the patient’s comfort during the procedure. An incision is then made, typically around the areola and vertically downwards towards the breast fold. Through this incision, the underlying breast tissue is reshaped to create a new breast mound. In some cases, excess skin and sagging breast tissue is also removed to achieve the desired shape and firmness.

The nipple is repositioned to a higher position on the newly formed breast mound, enhancing its overall appearance. Depending on the patient’s preferences and goals, breast implants are placed either beneath the chest muscle or on top of it. The incisions are then closed with sutures, and the patient is provided with post-operative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and optimal results.

Overall, breast augmentation mastopexy surgery aims to create natural-looking, fuller, and lifted breasts, restoring self-confidence and satisfaction for the patient.

Breast Augmentation Mastopexy in Dallas, TX - Starting Price

Breast Augmentation Mastopexy in Dallas, TX

Breast Augmentation Mastopexy Benefits

There are several advantages to combining procedures for improving the appearance of the breasts, particularly when addressing both sagging and volume loss. A breast augmentation mastopexy, also known as a breast lift with augmentation, can help reposition and reshape the breasts while adding volume. Here are some benefits of this procedure:

  • Improved symmetry: Breast augmentation mastopexy can help improve symmetry between two uneven breasts.
  • Enhanced breast shape: This procedure reshapes sagging or drooping breasts (ptosis) into a fuller, more youthful and aesthetically pleasing shape.
  • Increased self-confidence: Patients who undergo this procedure often report feeling more confident and comfortable in their own skin.
  • Decreased overall cost: Combining the procedures significantly reduces the total cost as opposed to each procedure being performed at separate times.

Overall, combining a breast lift with augmentation offers numerous benefits to women dealing with concerns about their breasts’ size or shape. The results can be life-changing, providing patients with increased confidence and satisfaction with their appearance.

 

What’s the Cost of the Breast Augmentation Mastopexy in Dallas, TX?

In terms of expenses, the cost of combining breast lift and implant procedures varies depending on individual patient needs. The cost for a Breast Augmentation Mastopexy in Dallas, TX starts at $9,900. This price includes surgeon fees, general anesthesia costs, facility fees, and post-operative visits for one year.

It’s important to note that while cost is certainly a factor in deciding whether or not to undergo plastic surgery procedures such as breast lift with implants, it should not be the only consideration. Patients should always prioritize finding an experienced and Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon such as Dr. Cocco, who can provide high-quality care and achieve their desired results safely. It’s also recommended that patients discuss payment options with their chosen provider to ensure they can comfortably afford the procedure without financial strain.

 

Can it be Covered by Health Insurance?

Unfortunately, health insurance does not cover the cost of a cosmetic breast enhancement procedure. Also, Breast Lift is not treated as medically necessary by insurance companies and it is not covered by them. Therefore, it is unlikely that breast augmentation mastopexy will be covered by insurance unless it is part of a medically necessary procedure, such as breast reconstruction after breast cancer. It is best to consult with your insurance provider and plastic surgeon to determine whether your specific situation meets the criteria for coverage.

 

Payment plans and Financing options

We offer advanced payment plans for this procedure and the terms depend on the overall cost of proposed surgery. All procedures must be fully paid off 10 business days before your scheduled surgery date. While we do not offer in-house financing, we recommend two third-party options for your convenience: Alphaeon and CareCredit. Both have easy-to-follow online applications, which you can access through the links provided below.

Schedule Your Consultation Today!

    Please call our Dallas office at (972) 200-1718 during office hours, or use the form below to contact us. After receiving your email, we will promptly get in touch with you to answer any questions you may have and assist you in scheduling your appointment with Dr. Cocco.

    The information you choose to share with us is always kept confidential. Consultation fee is non-refundable, and is applied towards your procedure. Cancellation fees apply if you fail to attend your appointment or cancel with less than 24 hours notice.

     

    Difference Between Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift

    Understanding the contrast between the procedures of enhancing breast size and lifting sagging breasts can help patients make informed decisions about their desired outcomes. While both breast augmentation and breast lift are aimed at improving the appearance of breasts, they differ in their techniques and goals. Here are some key differences:

     

    • Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves inserting implants to increase the size of the breasts. It is commonly done for women who desire larger, fuller breasts or want to restore lost volume after pregnancy or following weight loss.
    • Breast lift (aka Mastopexy), on the other hand, is a surgical procedure that improves the position of the nipple-areola complex and contour of sagging breasts by removing sagging skin and reshaping existing breast tissue. It does not involve adding volume and sometimes could result in a slight decrease in cup-size. A breast lift is normally performed alone without implants and the goal is to elevate droopy breasts to a more youthful position.
    • Breast augmentation mastopexy combines both procedures into one surgery, allowing women to achieve breast rejuvenation by both increased size and lifted position simultaneously in one operation.

     

    To learn more about breast augmentation, we have a dedicated Breast Augmentation page that covers everything you need to know about breast implants, popular sizes and more! Similarly, if you’re considering a breast lift, we also have a separate Breast Lift page that discusses all aspects of the procedure. Both resources include information about costs, candidacy requirements, possible risks and complications, preparation, post-surgery care, and additional relevant details.

    Scheduling a consultation with Dr. Cocco is highly recommended. She will consider factors such as your body type, skin elasticity, nipple placement, and overall health when recommending which procedure may be best suited for you. Ultimately, choosing between these procedures will depend on your specific aesthetic objectives as well as any functional concerns you may have related to your breasts.

    Breast Augmentation Mastopexy Before and After Photos

    28-year-old mother of 3 children, with BMI of 25, is shown before and 3 years after breast lift and augmentation using silicone implants via an incision under the breast folds. Her goal was a moderate increase in breast size while improving the deflated shape of her breasts after childbearing. This was achieved using smooth round moderate plus profile MemoryGel® 350 cc silicone implants under the muscle. She was very happy with the cosmetic results.

    31 year old patient, is shown before and 1.5 years after her augmentation mastopexy using with 480cc implants.

    Who is a good candidate for Breast Augmentation Mastopexy Surgery?

    A comprehensive evaluation of a patient’s physical and emotional health, including their breast anatomy and desired aesthetic outcome, is essential to determine their suitability for the combined procedure of breast augmentation mastopexy. A good candidate for this procedure is someone who has lost volume or shape in their breasts due to aging, pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight fluctuations. Additionally, candidates should have realistic expectations about the results that can be achieved through surgery.

    During the evaluation process, Dr. Cocco will assess factors such as skin elasticity, nipple position and overall shape of their breasts to determine if a patient would benefit from both procedures. It’s important for patients to disclose any medical conditions or medications they are taking that could affect surgery outcomes. Ultimately, the decision to undergo breast augmentation mastopexy should be made in consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can provide personalized recommendations based on individual needs and goals.

    How to Know if You Need Breast Implants, Breast Lift or Both

    Determining the appropriate cosmetic surgery procedure for enhancing breast appearance requires careful consideration of individual factors such as tissue laxity, nipple position, and desired outcome to achieve a result that is both satisfying and natural-looking. For patients who have lost volume in their breasts due to weight loss or breastfeeding but have good skin elasticity, breast implants alone may be sufficient to achieve the desired result. This procedure involves inserting silicone or saline implants into the breast tissue to increase volume and enhance shape.

    On the other hand, for patients with sagging breasts due to excess skin and poor elasticity, a breast lift (mastopexy) may be necessary. This procedure lifts the breasts by removing excess skin and reshaping the remaining tissue to create a more youthful appearance. In cases where both issues are present – loss of volume and sagging breasts – an augmentation mastopexy may be recommended. This combination procedure involves both lifting the breasts with a mastopexy and increasing volume with breast implants for optimal results.

    Breast Implant Placement

    Different Breast Lift Techniques

    Different techniques are utilized for lifting sagging breasts, each with its own advantages and disadvantages depending on the degree of sagging, nipple and areola position, incision used and amount of excess skin present. Each technique leaves different types of breast lift incisions which turn into permanent scars. One technique is the periareolar lift, which involves making an incision around the edge of the areola to remove excess skin and reposition the nipple slightly higher on the breast. This technique is best suited for patients with mild to moderate sagging who desire a minimal scar. Another technique is the vertical or lollipop lift, which involves making an incision around the edge of the areola and down the bottom of the areola to the crease of the breast. This allows for removal of more excess skin and reshaping of breast tissue for a more lifted appearance.

    Types of Breast Lift Incisions

    Types of Breast Lift Incisions

    A third technique is known as an anchor or inverted-T lift, which combines both vertical and lower horizontal incisions along with one around the edge of the areola. This technique is best suited for patients with significant sagging who require a more extensive lift. Despite variations in incision patterns, scarring from breast lift surgery will be present; however, scars typically fade over time and can be concealed under clothing or swimwear. To learn more about breast lift incisions, please visit our Breast Lift page.

     

    Types of Breast Implants Available

    If you are considering a breast augmentation with lift or mastopexy in Dallas, TX, it is important to understand the different types of breast implants available. Breast implants are placed during breast augmentation surgery to enhance the size and shape of the breasts. There are two main types of breast implants: saline and silicone.

    Saline implants are filled with sterile saltwater solution after they have been placed in the breast pocket. They can be adjusted for size during surgery and may feel firmer than silicone implants. Silicone implants, on the other hand, are pre-filled with a cohesive silicone gel that closely mimics the look and feel of natural breast tissue. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes to fit each patient’s individual needs and goals for their breast lift surgery. You can learn more about breast augmentation and implants on our Breast Augmentation page.

    Breast Augmentation Consultation in Dallas, TX

    What To Expect During Consultation

    During a consultation, patients can expect to have a thorough evaluation of their individual needs and goals for achieving a more youthful and lifted appearance. Patients will initially meet with a medical assistant who will review the paperwork you fill out containing a full medical history. It is important that this information is filled thoroughly because it will be used to determine whether they are a good operative candidate. Next, patients will be able to discuss their observations and goals with Dr. Cocco, and she will discuss the different techniques available for breast lift and augmentation, as well as the risks and benefits associated with each option.

    The consultation will also involve an examination of the patient’s breasts to determine their current shape, size, volume, symmetry, and skin elasticity. This information will help us create a customized treatment plan that addresses the specific concerns and goals of each patient. Overall, patients can expect an empathetic and informative discussion about their options for improving the appearance of their breasts during their consultation with Dr. Cocco.

     

    How To Prepare For A Breast Augmentation Mastopexy in Dallas, TX

    One important aspect of preparing for breast augmentation mastopexy surgery is to carefully follow the pre-operative instructions provided by us. These may include avoiding certain medications or supplements that can increase bleeding risks, stopping smoking, and refraining from drinking alcohol or eating anything after midnight on the day of surgery. Patients should also arrange for someone to drive them home and stay with them for at least 24 hours after their procedure.

    Before undergoing breast augmentation mastopexy surgery, we will perform a thorough evaluation process to determine if they are good candidates for the procedure. During this evaluation, Dr. Cocco will assess their overall health, medical history, and aesthetic goals. She will also discuss any potential risks associated with the surgery and answer any questions that patients may have about the procedure. By preparing appropriately and undergoing a thorough evaluation, patients can ensure a successful outcome from their breast augmentation mastopexy surgery in Dallas, TX.

    What to Expect After Setting a Surgery Date

    Details of the surgical process, such as instructions before and after surgery, informed consent, surgery center requirements and financial obligations will be fully discussed days to weeks before surgery. As a patient, we want you to feel positive about your upcoming surgery, including being comfortable with your surgeon and confident of your decision to move forward.

     

    What To Expect After Surgery

    Everybody heals differently. Rest assured, the aftercare will be personally directed by Dr. Cocco. There will be a series of postoperative appointments scheduled for the following year. Patients who have undergone this surgery can expect to experience some discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the chest area the first few days post-surgery. These symptoms are typically managed with pain medication prescribed by the surgeon. It is important for Dallas patients to follow their Dr. Cocco’s instructions carefully during the aftercare period to ensure optimal healing. Patients should refrain from heavy lifting or strenuous activity for several weeks after surgery and wear a special postoperative compression bra as recommended by their surgeon

    After undergoing a thorough evaluation prior to surgery, patients can expect significant improvement in the appearance of their breasts following breast augmentation mastopexy. However, it may take several months for the final results to be fully evident due to residual swelling and changes in tissue elasticity. In general, most patients are able to return to a desk job within one week of surgery but should avoid any activities that could put strain on the chest area for at least 4–6 weeks after surgery. With proper aftercare and adherence to their surgeon’s instructions, patients can expect excellent outcomes from this combined surgical procedure.

    Breast Augmentation Mastopexy Risks

    Combining multiple plastic surgery procedures can increase the risk of complications. A study by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) reported a 23% complication rate for patients undergoing breast lift and augmentation surgeries together. While most patients undergo the procedure safely, it’s important to be aware of potential risks before making a decision.

    Here are some of the risks associated with breast augmentation mastopexy:

    • Asymmetry: The highest risk known with this combined surgery is asymmetry within the first year.  Even though the breasts always start being asymmetric or uneven, different and/or new degrees of asymmetry are commonly noted by the patient who is now more savvy to their own anatomy. Some of these asymmetries develop within the first few months after surgery and they could end up requiring further interventions depending on the patient’s aesthetic goals. Some interventions are considered minor and can be handled under local anesthesia, while other major adjustments need to be made under general anesthetic, leading to a significant increase in cost.
    • Nipple or Areola Sensitivity: Changes in sensation are common after surgery, but complete loss of feeling is rare. However, there is a small chance that the nipples or areolas may lose sensitivity permanently.
    • Scarring: All surgeries leave scars, and this procedure is no exception. While efforts will be made to minimize scarring as much as possible, it’s important to understand that some degree of scarring is inevitable.
    • Implant-related issues: Implants may bottom out, rupture or leak over time, resulting in discomfort and changes in appearance. It’s important to keep the follow up appointments recommended by your surgeon after surgery to detect any problems early on.
    • Infection: Although maximum precautions are taken to avoid infection, there is always a risk of infection in any surgical procedure. Patients should follow all post-operative instructions carefully to reduce this risk.

    Breast Augmentation Mastopexy Recovery

    Recovery following the combined surgical procedure of breast augmentation and mastopexy involves careful adherence to postoperative instructions to minimize discomfort, swelling, and bruising. The recovery process varies from patient to patient depending on several factors such as individual anatomy, implant size, breast tissue quality, and the extent of breast reduction or lift. Patients may experience some degree of pain or soreness in the breasts for a few days after surgery, which can be managed with prescribed medication. It is important for patients to avoid activities that involve heavy lifting or strenuous exercise until they have been cleared by their surgeon.

    To ensure optimal healing and reduce the risk of complications, patients should also follow the specific wound care instructions provided by Dr. Cocco. These instructions include keeping the incision site dry and clean, wearing compression garments as directed. It is of utmost importance to avoid, avoiding smoking or nicotine products during recovery as this can impair wound healing and increase risks associated with anesthesia lead to necrosis of the nipples. Breast lift with implants typically requires more extensive recovery than either procedure alone due to increased complexity of the surgery and additional incisions needed to accommodate both procedures. Following proper postoperative care guidelines will help patients achieve positive aesthetic outcomes while minimizing risks involved in combined surgeries like this one.

    Breast Augmentation Mastopexy FAQs

    (Frequently Asked Questions)

    What is the difference between breast lift and breast augmentation?

    A breast lift, or mastopexy, involves removing excess skin and reshaping the breast tissue to lift and firm the breasts. On the other hand, breast augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, involves enlarging the breast size by inserting implants. While a breast lift focuses on lifting and reshaping, breast augmentation focuses on increasing size.

    Can I breastfeed after undergoing Breast Augmentation Mastopexy?

    Lactation after breast augmentation mastopexy is possible, but there may be a risk of decreased ability to breastfeed due to disruption of the milk ducts as a consequence of tissue rearrangement during the breast lift. Also there could be changes in nipple sensation that can lead to latching problems. This is why we normally recommend deferring this procedure until after child bearing, if possible. Otherwise, consult with your surgeon and a lactation specialist for individualized advice.

    How long will the results of Breast Augmentation Mastopexy last?

    The results of breast augmentation mastopexy depend on various factors, including the patient’s age, pregnancy status, lifestyle, and genetics. However, with proper care and maintenance, the effects can last for many years to come. 

    How painful is breast lift with implants?

    The pain experienced during a breast lift with implants can vary from person to person. Some individuals may only experience minor discomfort, while others may feel more significant pain during the recovery period. It is important to follow the post-operative care instructions provided by the surgeon to help manage any discomfort and ensure proper healing.

    Will I need to take time off work after the surgery?

    Recovery time after surgery varies depending on the individual’s health and job demands. It is recommended to take at least 1-2 weeks off work, avoiding lifting heavy objects for several weeks. Follow-up appointments with your surgeon are essential for a safe and successful recovery.

    Are there any lifestyle changes or restrictions I need to follow after the surgery?

    After breast augmentation mastopexy surgery, patients should avoid strenuous physical activity for at least four weeks. They should also wear a supportive surgical bra and avoid sleeping on their stomach. Follow-up appointments with the surgeon are important to monitor progress and ensure proper healing.

    Schedule your Breast Augmentation Mastopexy in Dallas, TX Today!

    In conclusion, if you’re looking for fuller and more youthful-looking breasts through a combination of implantation and lifting procedures, then Breast Augmentation Mastopexy might be right for you! We invite you contact us and to schedule a consultation today with Dr. Jennyfer F. Cocco MD in Dallas, TX today. This treatment has been shown to provide excellent results with minimal side effects. So take the plunge! It could be just what you need to feel confident in your own skin once again! As they say – “sometimes you’ve got to spend money to make money“, investing in yourself through cosmetic surgery may very well prove worth it in the end.

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