About Augmentation + Lift
When women get older, they can lose breast volume while others may develop loose, excess skin on their chest. Some women experience both changes with deflated breasts that sag. If you want to increase the size of your breasts while also removing excess skin, plastic surgeon Dr. Daniel Del Vecchio suggests a breast augmentation with a lift (mastopexy). This combination of breast surgeries at Back Bay Plastic Surgery in Boston, MA starts by removing excess tissue from the chest and then adds saline or silicone implants to reach your desired breast size. A breast augmentation with a lift improves several issues, including size, position, and shape to give you more youthful, perky breasts. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio to discuss your specific needs and wants so he can help you determine if a breast surgery with implants and a lift is best for you.
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn't decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Yelp / Oct 09, 2019
"Let me start off by saying that I never post reviews but this Doctor definitely deserves it. I had liposuction done by him and he exceeded my expectations. So much so that I have referred many of my clients to him. My body has made a complete transformation. Dr. Del Vecchio is very honest and to the point. I first had a consultation in 2018 but didn’t decide to get the procedure until this year. My only regret is not doing it sooner. His new staff is very attentive and helpful. They went out of their way to help me through the entire process from beginning to end."- A.B. / Google / Oct 09, 2019
"I had a bbl procedure with Dr. D in 2017 and I have to say that I absolutely love my results! He really outdid himself and I could not be happier with my results. In addition to giving me outstanding results, Dr. D gave me back my confidence back. I am able wear sexy and complimentary clothes and I feel great. I love his work so much that I will be going back for a second round! Hands down one of the best in the business!!!"- S.F. / Google / Oct 04, 2019
"Dr. Daniel A. Delvecchio is the best of the best. I have had many many cosmetic surgeries with many many surgeons all around the world and so I have the experience to say he is the best. I have been to 2 of his offices, the one in NYC & Boston. They’re gorgeous & clean. To have a great doctor he must not only be experienced but intelligent & confident. Dr. D is so confident in his work & I love that. There is nothing more reassuring than knowing when you wake up you’re going to get the results you want. I read somewhere that he humiliates women? His entire office staff is women. I personally have sent SIX of my own friends and family to him as well & they have ALL been elated with their results. Anyone who speaks negatively on his name or practice is not only ignorant but they’re giving inaccurate information. If they don’t have good results it’s how their own personal body is reacting and not how his technique. I know for a fact that Dr. D travels all around the world to learn new things & is beyond informed with the latest & greatest techniques. When I did my surgery with him, he gave me his cell # & was available to me 24/7 with anything I needed. Other doctors I’ve used have passed me onto their assistants but he helped me himself. I can only speak for myself but the other 6 people that I have sent to him have their own judge of character and opinions-they have been nothing less than thrilled. You also don’t get an office on Newbury St. in Boston Mass if you are not top notch."- M.C. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
"I was browsing forever for a good BBL surgeon, I decided to go with DelVecchio and I would choose him over and over again. He is very straightforward and will not give you false expectations. I love that he works with most body shapes. I have had successfully multiple rounds with him with no problems. Any concerns I had he was quick to answer via email or text and follow up appointments. You won’t regret his work. I get compliments EVERYDAY AND I LOVE IT!"- M.M. / Google / Sep 22, 2019
There are many factors that may have you considering breast augmentation combined with a lift. It is a great approach if you desire to fully transform your breasts and improve the elasticity of your skin. You may be experiencing sagging of the breasts due to natural aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss, thus, you want to increase breast fullness — this is all addressed with a combination breast surgery. Dr. Del Vecchio can usually assess whether a breast lift by itself can achieve your best results, or if both procedures are needed to reach your overall desired look.
Breast augmentation with a lift is usually performed as an outpatient procedure where you will be placed under general anesthesia. For this procedure, the breast lift is usually the first to be performed. Any loose skin is removed and the tissue beneath is tightened. Dr. Del Vecchio will go over breast implant options with you before the surgery so the selected implant can be easily placed. In some instances, the nipple and/or areola will need to be repositioned to fit your new breast size and shape.
What to Expect
Recovery time for this particular procedure will vary from patient to patient, but you should be able to return to your normal activities within about a week. However, you will need to abstain from any exercise or strenuous activity for 2 – 6 weeks. There may also be some swelling following the procedure that can last for a few weeks. Breasts will begin to settle into their new transformed position in about 3 – 6 months where then you should be able to enjoy your beautiful results.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does breast augmentation with a lift cost?
The cost of a breast augmentation with a lift will be determined by many factors, particularly whether your augmentation is performed with implants (silicone or saline) or a fat transfer. In addition, some lift procedures are more complex, depending on the surgical case. During a thorough consultation, Dr. Del Vecchio will create a unique treatment plan with cost estimates. Back Bay Plastic Surgery accepts a number of payment forms, including low-interest medical financing.
Will a breast augmentation with a lift correct sagging?
The benefit of a breast augmentation with a lift is that it improves the volume of your breasts while also corrects sag by eliminating excess skin. The lift portion of your surgery will also raise the position of your native breast tissue so your results are firm and perky. This is important because adding volume to breasts with even moderate sagging can create a negative result if a lift is not performed to correct the sag. If moderate to severe sagging is present, a lift should be performed first and then implants or a fat transfer can be done. During your consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio, he will listen to your concerns and goals before performing a physical exam of your breasts. After this, he will be able to give you his recommendation on whether you should get implants, a lift, or both.
Which incision is best for my surgery?
Breast surgery incisions have come a long way in recent years with new techniques being performed that helps reduce the appearance of scarring. The actual incision type that is best for your surgery will depend on the severity of sag and the type of implants being used. If you have severe sag, an anchor-shaped incision is usually best. When creating your treatment plan, Dr. Del Vecchio will explain incision patterns and which is best for your needs. Regardless of the method used, Dr. Del Vecchio makes careful incisions so your results look natural.
How long will my results last?
As long as you do not have massive weight fluctuations or become pregnant, a breast augmentation with a lift can last a very long time. While implants are made today to last for years, they do need to be examined every few years to ensure their safety. During surgery, Dr. Del Vecchio places the implants using a method that protects your breasts from sagging. This helps with the long-term outcome. It is important to understand that while a breast lift with augmentation can offer a great result, natural aging will continue. Eventually, you may start to see loose skin and sagging again, which can be improved with a second surgery.
How bad is the scarring?
Dr. Del Vecchio performs breast surgery so that all incisions are as small and thin as possible. He does his best to place incisions where they are less visible, such as under the folds of the breast or along the border of the areola. With proper care, the scars from your breast augmentation with a lift will eventually lighten and fade so they blend with your natural skin. Dr. Del Vecchio or a member of his team will talk to you about scar care management tips you should follow after your surgery to help your scars heal smoothly.
Get A Lift and New Shape
Get the results you want by combining a breast augmentation and lift at Back Bay Plastic Surgery. Dr. Del Vecchio can help you develop a unique treatment plan that addresses your concerns and wants so you can have your ideal results. By improving the position, size, shape, and skin of your breasts, your breast augmentation with lift can give you a more youthful appearance. Call for your consultation with Dr. Del Vecchio at our Boston, MA office to learn more about your breast surgery options.