About Augmentation + Lift
As women age, they may begin to lose breast volume or notice hanging, excess tissue. In fact, some women may experience both problems, resulting in deflated breasts with a high degree of sag. If you'd like to increase the size of your breasts, as well as eliminate loose skin, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson has a solution: breast augmentation combined with a breast lift. This dual procedure accomplishes two goals at once by excising loose skin and creating a fuller, more youthful appearance. Breast augmentation with a lift can address multiple concerns, such as breast size, position, and shape. If you desire a younger-looking bust, contact San Diego Cosmetic Clinic in San Diego, CA to schedule your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Laverson. During your appointment, you'll be able to discuss your goals and learn about your many options for enhancement.
"Best people, best surgeon! And he’s a REAL, board certified, residency-trained plastic surgeon. Go to someone you can trust, like Dr Laverson! Sensitive to patient needs, kind, extremely knowledgeable & professional who wants the best, most natural results for all his patients."- S.B. / Google / Sep 14, 2019
"I must start by saying that I very rarely write reviews. But I recently recalled my experience with Dr. Laverson, and felt compelled to leave a long-overdue review that he truly earned. My situation was also quite different from most of his typical work, so I hope this also attests to his wide-ranging surgical skill. A couple of years ago I was involved in a bad motorcycle accident and wound up at Palomar Hospital. According to my family, doctors, and nurses, my face was pretty much smashed to bits and looked extremely gruesome. Some parts of my face were even missing. Anyway, Dr. Laverson was the on-call plastic surgeon that night. Once the E.R. doctors had gotten me stable, he had the impossible task of trying to fix my Freddy Krueger face by looking at an old picture of me on my fiance’s cell phone. Or at least it should’ve been impossible based on how bad my condition was...Fast forward a day or two, after my swelling from the surgery had gone down in order to see the results, my family and some coworkers came in to see. NONE of them could tell a difference from before the accident, including the coworkers who hadn’t seen my smashed face. Somehow, some way, Dr. Laverson was able to use plates, grafts, and whatever other tools and tricks in his brilliant surgical mind to make me look IDENTICAL to how I looked before splattering multiple pieces of my face on the side of a road. Shortly after my family, friends, and coworkers visited, Dr. Laverson himself visited as well to observe the post-swelling results, see how I was feeling, and to follow up on all the medical stuff he knew to look out for. He even asked my family and I if there was anything out of place, or changes we’d like to make, since he was happy to do another surgery to get everything exactly right. Because everything was already perfect I didn’t do another surgery, but his offer, his following up with me, and his sincere concern for my well being was absolutely amazing.There is only one last detail I want to mention, but it speaks volumes for Dr. Laverson’s outstanding character and genuine desire to help people feel beautiful and be happy with their looks. Since this was in the emergency room at the hospital, not only was it different than his usual surgeries by its type and difficulty, but the emergency was also paid for by my medical insurance. In the medical profession, this often means a significant pay-cut for the doctor from what they would normally charge. I don’t know if my surgery wound up being one of those times for Dr. Laverson, but I do know that he did a spectacular job given my horrendous condition, all while cancelling his Friday evening plans, and likely earning less than usual as well. I hope this review helps prove to potential customers that Dr. Laverson is a caring and outstandingly skilled surgeon, and to put anyone’s mind at ease that may be nervous or unsure about plastic surgery. And lastly, Dr. Laverson, I want to personally thank you for everything outlined above. I know there is no way I can ever really reciprocate what you did for me, but I hope this review can at least help show people and spread the word that you are an absolutely amazing person and professional."- D.S. / Google / Jun 11, 2019
"Dr. Laverson is incredibly thorough and passionate about his work. He answered all of my questions prior to my breast augmentation and tummy tuck. Following my procedure, Dr. Laverson went above and beyond during my follow up appointment to ensure I get the best results. Office staff is very welcoming, and they even called to check up on me after my procedure. I feel like a new woman, and I’m more confident than I have ever been. I recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone considering having an aesthetic procedure."- J.C. / Google / Mar 17, 2019
"I recently visited Dr Laverson for my Botox injections. His office is absolutely stunning! He was very thorough in explaining his methods and the procedure. We discussed what look I wanted and decided what areas to focus on. He did a perfect job! I definitely “feel beautiful” ! I can’t wait to see future results and try other procedures. Thank you!!"- T.N. / Facebook / Feb 25, 2019
"Dr Laverson is an amazing surgeon. I had such a wonderful experience and I am so grateful I found him. The staff is professional and the customer service is the best EVER. I highly recommend Feel Beautiful to anyone looking for the best plastic surgeon in San Diego and an amazing staff. Thank you guys!"- M.J. / Google / Feb 17, 2019
There are several factors that could lead you to consider breast augmentation combined with a lift. It's a great approach if you desire to fully rejuvenate your breasts and improve the elasticity of your skin. You may be experiencing sagging of the breasts caused by natural aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss, and therefore would like to enhance breast fullness. All of these goals can be achieved with a combination breast augmentation and lift surgery. Dr. Laverson will be able to determine if a lift alone will achieve your desired outcome or if both a lift and implants are needed to attain your goals.
A combination breast surgery is performed at our AAAASF-accredited surgical facility as an outpatient procedure where you will be placed under general anesthesia. For this procedure, the breast lift is usually done first. For your lift, the excess skin is removed and the remaining healthy tissue is smoothed to create a pleasant look. Dr. Laverson will go over your many options for breast implants before your surgery so your inserts will be ready for placement during your operation. In some cases, the nipple and/or areola may be moved to suit your new breast shape and size.
What to Expect
Recovery time for this particular procedure will vary from patient to patient; however, you will probably be able to return to your normal activities in about 1 – 2 weeks. You will need to abstain from exercise and strenuous activities for about 2 – 6 weeks following your surgery. You may experience some inflammation that lasts for several days, but this will fade. Your breasts will settle into their new improved position after about 3 – 6 months, after which you will be able to see your fullest results.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
A breast lift by itself is a wonderful and effective way to address sagging breast tissue. If loose, hanging breast skin and breast fullness are concerns, then you could benefit from this dual procedure. Combined breast augmentation with a lift is designed to excise unwanted breast tissue and add fullness to the breasts with an implant or an autologous fat transfer. Some patients may attend their consultation thinking they only want breast augmentation or lift only to realize that both together could beautifully achieve their desired look.
Which incision is best for my surgery?
Incisions patterns for breast surgery have become more advanced, and new techniques are constantly being developed to help minimize the appearance of scarring. The actual incision type that is best for your surgery will be chosen based on the type of implants and the severity of your breast sag. To correct moderate to severe breast sagging, an anchor-shaped incision pattern is most effective. When creating your surgical plan, Dr. Laverson will explain your incision options and discuss which best fits your needs. Regardless of which pattern is used, Dr. Laverson will make the incisions carefully for natural-looking results.
How long will my results last?
If you don't have massive weight changes or get pregnant, the results yielded from your breast augmentation with a lift should last for a very long time. Although implants can last for years, they should be assessed regularly to ensure their continued safety and function. During surgery, Dr. Laverson sets your implants with a technique that protects your breasts from sagging. This will help with your long-term outcomes. It's important to know that while cosmetic breast surgery will provide a great result, the natural aging process does not stop. You may eventually begin to notice sagging and loose skin once again, but this can be improved with another procedure.
How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Laverson performs breast surgery so that all incisions are as small and thin as possible. He does his best to make incisions in areas that are less visible, like in the breast folds or on the areola border. If you properly care for your incisions post-op, the scars that result from your breast augmentation with a lift will, in time, lighten and fade so they blend more with your normal skin. Dr. Laverson or someone on his staff will go over scar care management instructions you need to follow after your procedure to ensure that your incisions heal well.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 4 hours
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get A Lift and New Shape
Attain the results you want by combining a breast augmentation with a lift at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson will help you create a unique treatment plan that addresses your concerns and goals so you can achieve your ideal results. By addressing the position, size, shape, and skin laxity of your breasts, your augmentation with a lift can produce a younger appearance. Schedule your consultation with Dr. Laverson at our San Diego, CA office to get more information about your countless breast surgery options.