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Indianapolis Breast Lift FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Absolutely. Depending on absence of significant medical problems, breast augmentation surgery is frequently combined with tummy tuck surgery or a breast lift surgery for a “mommy makeover”. A breast lift and implants can be combined for a procedure called a breast augmentation with lift. This results in greater size and reduced sag. In cases where additional volume is not desired, a breast lift without implants is the most ideal choice.
Failure rate over time is about the same.
It is very unlikely to permanently lose sensation. It is common to have temporary increased or decreased sensation.
This varies from woman to woman. Some have significant change in breast size with weight fluctuations while others have very little change.
Shortly after surgery, the implants tend to “ride high” due to spasm of the muscle. Over the weeks following surgery, the muscle and breast tissue relax allowing the implant to descend into a more natural position. This process is called “settling”.
Actually we frequently have patients come see us from our sister states of Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky and Michigan as well as states that are further away.
A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon has completed 6-7 or more years of surgical training after medical school. This is one of the longest and most rigorous training programs of any medical or surgical specialty. Board Certification ensures patients that the training is of the highest quality.
The price of breast augmentation varies based on the specifics of the procedure. When determining total cost, we factor in the cost of breast implants, the specific techniques utilized, the total time required to complete the procedure, and many other aspects of the surgery.
For less physical job requirements, 3-5 days, and for more physical job requirements, 5-7 days.
It has never been shown that having implants delays the diagnosis of breast cancer. However, a mammographer can lose the ability to see a small amount of breast tissue more often when the implant is on top of the muscle. It may require additional views to be taken.
If the endoscopic technique is used, there will be no scar on the breast at all. Over time, the armpit scar fades and is typically not very noticeable. With standard breast augmentation, there would be scars visible on the breast but these would fade over time.
Yes, it is safe to breast feed. Having surgery does not prevent or reduce the ability to breast feed. However, if you’ve never nursed before surgery, we are unable to know if you are biologically endowed to breast feed.
It is common to feel a slight “crinkly” sensation along the breast fold where the implant comes closest to the surface. In very slender women there may be visible wrinkling on the skin surface, more commonly observed with saline than with gel implants, and variable in location.

Limited breast sagging is frequently corrected by breast augmentation. A breast lift may be required for greater degrees of sagging.

Common short term problems include temporary changes in nipple sensation. A very temporary tight sensation in the armpit sometimes occurs when the endoscopic technique is performed. The most common long-term problem is failure, or rupture, of the implant with an average device lifespan ranging from 10-15 years. This occurrence is not in any way painful or harmful to a woman´s health.
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