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Breast Augmentation With Lift

Breast augmentation can make the breasts bigger, but it doesn’t lift them. A breast lift can take care of sagging, but it doesn’t add volume. Combining the two can give you the improvements you want with a single surgery and recovery period. As breast enhancement specialists, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Phuong Pham can give you fuller, shapelier breasts by combining breast lift surgery with implants in Newport Beach and Temecula.

What is a breast augmentation with lift?

Breast augmentation with lift, also called a breast lift with implants, makes the breasts fuller with breast implants and lifts the breasts (and areolas if desired) by removing excess skin and sculpting breast tissue.

What are the benefits of breast augmentation and lift?

Dr. Pham combines breast augmentation and breast lift surgery to provide multiple improvements with a single surgery and recovery period. This procedure can enhance the breasts in a variety of ways, including:

  • Removing skin that has lost elasticity
  • Raising the breasts higher on the chest
  • Restoring or increasing breast volume
  • Improving symmetry between the breasts
  • Reshaping stretched, enlarged areolas

Many women include breast augmentation and lift as part of a mommy makeover along with liposuction and a tummy tuck.

How can I customize my surgery?

Breast augmentation with a lift involves the decisions needed for both a breast lift and a breast augmentation.

  • Incisions: Dr. Pham typically performs this procedure with the lollipop incision (like breast lift surgery); he may use the anchor incision if there is significant sagging.
  • Implant placement: Breast implants can be placed behind the natural breast tissue or under the chest muscle. In most cases, Dr. Pham uses a dual-plane placement for the implants, which is behind the breast tissue and partially under the chest muscle.
  • Breast implant options: With the help of Dr. Pham, you’ll choose a personalized combination of implant size, material (silicone or saline), shape, and profile.

Visit our Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift pages for details about implants and surgical options.

Phuong M. Pham, M.D.


Dr. Pham is an experienced, highly trained board-certified plastic surgeon dedicated to superior patient care and surgical outcomes. He is committed to each patient from the initial consult to surgery to a personal phone call after surgery and beyond.

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How is breast augmentation with lift performed?

Dr. Pham performs breast enhancement surgery as an outpatient procedure using general anesthesia. After making the incisions, he creates a pocket to insert the breast implant. Next, he shapes the breast tissue to ensure the nipple is in the desired position on the breast. Dr. Pham may reduce the size of the areola as well.

Once he has created the desired breast shape, Dr. Pham tightens the skin, removes the excess, and closes the incisions with dissolvable sutures below the skin. In some cases, he uses fat transfer to further enhance the shape of the breast or cleavage area. Once Dr. Pham has completed the procedure, he places protective tape over the incisions and wraps the breasts with a supportive surgical bra.

How long does it take to heal from a breast lift with implants?

Much like breast augmentation, most patients are ready to return to school, work, and nonstrenuous activities about 2 to 4 weeks after breast lift with implant surgery.

Recovery Timeline

Recovery after breast augmentation and lift depends on the specifics of the surgery and the patient. In general, expect the following milestones and timeline:

  • Soreness and bruising fade: 2 to 3 weeks
  • Swelling dissipates: 2 to 8 weeks
  • Return to work and nonstrenuous activities: 2 to 4 weeks
  • Resume strenuous activities: 6 weeks
  • Final results: 6 to 12 weeks

What is my next step?

Request a complimentary consultation using our online form or call to meet with Dr. Phuong Pham.