Houston & Pearland, TX

Breast Augmentation + Lift

Introduction to Breast Augmentation + Lift

Breast augmentation and breast lift are combined procedures that address not just breast size but also the overall sagginess of the chest area, which occurs with age, weight changes, and the complex impacts of pregnancy and breastfeeding. Cosmetic plastic surgeon Christopher Hankins, MD, provides this combined procedure as well as other natural-looking breast enhancement procedures, including enlargement, reduction, breast lift or breast lift with enlargement as well as correction of enlarged male breasts (known as Gynecomastia) at his founded Premier Plastic Surgery. This practice is located near Houston and serves residents in Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding neighborhoods of South Houston.

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What is a Breast Augmentation + Breast Lift?

Breast augmentation and breast lift, medically known as mammoplasty and mastopexy, respectively, are FDA-approved surgical procedures that address women’s challenges with the size, shape, or asymmetry of their breasts. Augmentation is usually done with implants, either artificial silicone or saline implants, or naturally via liposuction and fat transfer from another area of the body.

The combined procedure will be an implant and then a lift to increase the breast size and raise the final resting place of the breast on the chest. This will be completed with a final nipple placement to define the overall contour. Look at the individual pages for Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift to learn more about each procedure.

What are the Benefits of a Breast Augmentation + Breast Lift?

Our patients who have received the combined procedure of a breast Augmentation  and breast lift in Houston have enjoyed some of the following benefits:

  • Augmented breasts
  • Better clothing fit
  • Better mobility for a more active lifestyle
  • Boost in self-esteem
  • Immediate and long-lasting results
  • Improved breast symmetry
  • Natural nipple projection
  • Quick recovery
  • Reduced discomfort
  • Reduced irritation under the breasts
  • Removal of breast sagginess
  • Restores breasts after a mastectomy

Who are the Best Candidates for the Breast Augmentation + Breast Lift Procedure?

If you are wondering if you are a good candidate for breast augmentation and breast lift in Houston at Premier Plastic Surgery, you should have at least some of these characteristics:

  • Dissatisfied with breast size
  • Done with pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Have asymmetrical breasts
  • Have fully developed breasts
  • Have good skin quality and are at a stable weight
  • Have lost volume and shape in their breasts due to aging, weight loss, pregnancy, or weight changes
  • Have nipples that are pointing downwards
  • Have realistic expectations
  • Have sagging skin around the breasts
  • No underlying medical conditions
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Breast Augmentation + Lift First Step

What’s the
first step?

Suppose you’re interested in getting a breast augmentation and breast lift combined surgery in the Houston area. In that case, the first step is to schedule an initial consultation with cosmetic surgeon Dr. Christopher Hankins. He will discuss your medical history, goals, and desires, as well as any concerns you might have. This will include a discussion of the size and type of implants and the various techniques with their associated benefits and risks.

Dr. Hankins can show you “before-and-after” photos of past patients and even offer you implant sizers, which will allow you to see what you would like with a larger implant size. He will also discuss various breast lift incisions to see which one you would like to choose given the combined procedure and to minimize trauma. 

Once you agree on the details, Dr. Hankins will design your surgical plan. Our Patient Coordinator will help you with pricing options, surgery scheduling, and pre-operative instructions.

What to Expect on the Day of Breast Augmentation + Breast Lift Surgery

When you arrive on the day of surgery, Dr. Hankins and his staff will receive you and get you settled in the procedure room. They will go over your surgery plan once more to make sure everyone agrees, and then an anesthetist will administer general anesthesia so you are comfortable during your procedure.

The time it takes for the procedure varies depending on which technique is being used for each procedure. For instance, the fat transfer method for augmentation will require more operative time depending on the extent of liposuctioned areas and your desired breast size.

After you are sedated, Dr. Hankins will make incisions hidden in your natural creases and folds to minimize visible scarring. After he is finished with the implant or fat graft, he will start working on the breast lift, manipulating the nipple and areola to improve the contour while also considering the shape and firmness of the underlying tissue in the breast. 

He will finally close any incisions and place drains if needed. In addition, he will put on a compression garment to keep the new breasts in place and to minimize swelling. 

We recommend you read more about the individual procedures on the Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift pages. [LINKS]

Breast Augmentation + Breast Lift Recovery

After the procedure, Dr. Hankins’ staff will monitor you in the recovery room to make sure the sedation has entirely worn off. Please arrange for a friend or family member to drive you home for your safety. Before you are discharged, you will be given prescription pain medications and a post-operation recovery plan, which you are highly encouraged to follow.

We recommend you take a week off from work and exercise. After the first week, you can resume light exercise except for chest muscle exercises, which can usually be resumed around four to six weeks.

We encourage patients to be gentle with their recovery because premature use of the pectoralis muscle can lead to potential complications such as displacement of the implant to the sides, fluid collection, or an increased risk of capsular contracture.

Dr. Hankins will see you regularly to check on your healing progress and show you various ways to massage your breasts so that your implants settle appropriately and give you the natural results you desire.

Breast Augmentation + Lift Cost

How much does Breast Augmentation cost in Houston, TX?

The cost of a breast augmentation and breast lift in Pearland and Houston can vary depending on several factors, including the type of implants chosen, the incision and implant techniques used, the complexity of the procedures, and the surgeon’s fees. It is best to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hankins to discuss your specific goals and receive personalized quotes from our Patient Coordinator for the procedure.

Why Choose Dr. Hankins?

Dr. Christopher Hankins should be your choice for breast augmentation and breast lift in Pearland and the surrounding Houston area. He believes in offering patients only treatments that are in their best interests. His commitment to his patients is to always carefully evaluate the patient, not just the plastic or aesthetic surgery issue under consideration. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Christopher Hankins specializes in face, breast, and body aesthetic surgery. He also has advanced training in hand surgery, breast reconstruction after cancer, and other reconstructive surgical procedures. Dr. Hankins completed five plastic surgery fellowships with highly distinguished physician mentors in the United States and the United Kingdom, including a Plastic and Microsurgery fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine and a Hand Surgery fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Hankins earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He completed his General Surgery training prerequisite for Plastic Surgery as established by the Residency Review Committee in Plastic Surgery and Anatomic and Clinical Pathology. 

In addition to his practice in plastic and aesthetic surgery, Dr. Hankins is actively involved in the study and clinical application of anti-aging medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine and a member of the American Board of Pathology (ABP), American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), American Association of Anti-Aging Medicine (AAAAM), and the Texas Medical Association (TMA).

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Breast Augmentation + Lift FAQ’S

Schedule a Consultation

If you are looking at rejuvenating your bosom, consider the combined surgery that not only increases breast volume but lifts sagging breasts to look perky and young. There’s one way to find out – contact Premier Plastic Surgery today and set up a free consultation! We’re happy to discuss all your options so you can make a well-informed decision. Contact the office or come by in person today. Our offices proudly serve residents in Houston, Pearland, Lake Jackson, and the surrounding areas of South Houston.

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