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Two Breast Benefits In One Combined Procedure!

Your Path to a More Youthful, Beautiful Bustline

P erhaps you would like to enlarge your breasts while also lifting and reshaping them. A breast lift with implants can address those wishes and concerns in one combined surgical procedure. At Richland MD, we strive to deliver the best breast lift with implants Newport Beach has to offer.

Natural Internal Bra

The Natural Internal Bra™ technique was devolped by Dr. Richland. This cutting edge technique gives you the benefits of the traditional internal bra without the risks and concerns associated with having a mesh placed in your breasts. This technique safely uses your own body's natural tissue to create support for your breast tissue and/or implant which gives you longer-lasting aesthetic results.

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What is Breast Lift With Implants?


Breast lift with implants (also called a mastopexy augmentation) combines two breast surgeries into one, with the goal of enlarging, lifting, repositioning, and shaping your breasts. This combination breast procedure can help reverse loss of volume and drooping of breast tissue that can occur with pregnancy or with age.

How does a Breast Lift With Implants Work?

The breast lift portion raises your breasts and better shapes them, producing a perkier and more youthful look while reducing sagginess or droopiness (ptosis). The procedure also raises the nipples and areolae, lifts supporting breast tissue, and removes excess skin.

The breast implant component surgically places saline or silicone implants behind your breasts, creating additional breast size and volume. The implants are inserted either behind your chest muscles or breast tissue. Implants alone will not usually lift sagging breasts, but combining implants with a breast lift can provide you with the best, most attractive, and complementary results of both procedures.

What are the benefits of combining breast lift with implant augmentation?

  • Convenience
  • Safety in avoiding multiple surgical sessions
  • Less total downtime
  • Increased self-confidence
  • Fuller, perkier, more youthful-looking breasts

An additional advantage of combining these procedures is that you typically don’t need to add as much implant volume when you also have a breast lift.

What specific concerns can be addressed through breast lift with implants?

You may benefit from this combined procedure if:

  • Your breasts have lost volume, shape, or firmness as a result of pregnancy, weight loss or the effects of gravity
  • Your breasts are asymmetrical in size or shape
  • Your breasts appear deflated
  • Your nipples or areolae point downward or are positioned below the breast crease

Breast Augmentation Q&A

Are you a candidate for breast lift with implants?

You are a good candidate for a breast lift using implants if you are in good general health, a non smoker and maintain a consistent body weight. It’s also important to have realistic goals and expectations.

Huntington Beach breast lift with implants model

Choosing the Right Surgeon

for Your Breast Lift With Implants

Breast lift with implant surgery requires top-level surgical skill, training, and experience, with an eye for aesthetic beauty. Insist on a board-certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Brandon Richland.

Selecting the Right Implants for Your Breast Augmentation

This combined breast augmentation mastopexy procedure comes with choices, particularly when selecting types, shapes, and sizes of implants. Saline implants are inserted unfilled, then once properly positioned, filled to the appropriate size with saline. However, some women report that saline implants do not feel like natural breast tissue.

Silicone gel implants are more natural in appearance and feel and tend to hold their shape better than saline. Sometimes silicone gel implants are referred to as “gummy bear” implants, as the implant material will stay in place even if the implant shell is breached.

Decisions, decisions...

Remember that achieving body symmetry and overall balance should be the determining factor in selecting the size of your implants.

Also, consider the breast shape you want, whether you desire a full look, or more of a natural appearance and contour.

Finally, you and your doctor will decide whether your implants should be placed underneath or over your chest muscles.

Preparing for Your Breast Lift With Implants


Your doctor may order some presurgical lab tests, including a baseline mammogram. If you smoke, you will be directed to stop for a period before and after your surgery. You will also need to discuss the use of medications such as aspirin or blood thinners among others.

Your Procedure

The surgery can usually be performed at a fully accredited outpatient surgery center and our Newport Beach breast lift with implants patients can go home the day of surgery. If this procedure is combined with additional procedures, or a tummy tuck (called a “mommy makeover”), you may wish to stay the night in an aftercare facility for comfort and additional monitoring.

You will be given general anesthesia, and your surgical team will meticulously monitor your condition throughout your procedure.

Typically, your surgeon will make incisions around your areolae that extend down the front of your breasts. Then, after your breasts have been lifted and reshaped, your implants will be inserted.


You will likely be groggy and tired as your body clears your anesthesia and will need to wear an breast wrap or special support bra to promote healing.

You can expect to return to work approximately one to two weeks following the procedure and should avoid vigorous workouts or activities for at least three weeks. Any bruising should fade within the first couple of weeks, while it may take up to three weeks for all swelling to subside.

Breast Lift with Implants Aftercare and Maintenance

Generally drains are not required for this procedure. You will also receive detailed instructions about postsurgical medications, care of incision sites,
and when you can resume showering.

Avoid strenuous exercise until your surgeon gives you the “green light.”

Breast Lift with Implants Results

Lift, Shape and Enlarge in One Procedure!

As your postsurgical swelling subsides, you will see the desired difference in breast size, shape, firmness, and perkiness achieved through a breast lift with implants.

Newport Beach breast lift with implants model

Schedule a Consultation for a Breast Lift With Implants in Newport Beach at Richland, MD

At Richland MD, we take a modern and detail-driven surgical approach, combined with stringently conscientious patient care. Dr. Brandon Richland has earned his reputation as one of the country’s premier cosmetic plastic surgeons.

Dr. Richland brings dedication, exacting standards, and a meticulous eye to each patient he has the privilege to serve. He invites you to schedule a consultation to see if a breast lift with implants is right for you. Please contact us at 714-844-5305 to schedule your consultation today.

During your consultation, have an open and candid conversation with your surgeon about your goals and reasons for seeking a breast lift with implants. Learn as much as possible about recovery procedures and timetables for returning to normal activities.

Your doctor will review your complete medical history and should be not only willing but eager to show you “before and after” pictures of previous patients.

Breast Lift with ImplantsFAQs

Because this surgery is performed using general anesthesia, you will be asleep during the procedure. While postsurgical discomfort can sometimes be managed with over-the-counter drugs, your doctor can prescribe stronger pain-management medication as appropriate.

All invasive surgeries have risks such as infection, bleeding, excessive scarring, adverse reaction to anesthesia, and allergic reaction to medications and materials.

Risks specific to breast lift with implants include:

  • Implant leakage or rupture
  • Mis-positioning of implants
  • Breast asymmetry
  • Changes in nipple or breast sensation

The risks of a combined procedure can be higher than performing a single procedure.

If your weight remains steady, the results of your breast lift should be very durable and last years. However some patients may require or wish to have additional surgery sooner. Implants typically last around ten years, but may last shorter or longer as well.

Yes, but the scars will fade over time. Plus, elite surgeons like Dr. Richland are experts at placing scars in natural folds when possible, making them virtually unnoticeable.

Since this is a cosmetic procedure, your insurance will not cover the costs.

Discover the difference Dr. Richland’s expertise can make in your life.

The journey to your ideal look and life should be one of excitement and assuredness. With Dr. Brandon Richland, you can expect nothing short of excellence from your initial consultation to the moment you realize your final results. Take the first step to realizing your aesthetic goals by scheduling a consultation in Newport Beach, Fountain Valley or Huntington Beach. Please complete this form to request an in-person consultation or click here for a Virtual Consultation.

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