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  • Breast Lift With Implants

    Do you desire lifted, fuller breasts with improved cleavage?  For many women having attractive breasts is an important part of feeling confident and healthy. When you put your hands above your head, can you see the bottom of your breasts? If you can, you may need an augmentation only. If you cannot, you probably need a lift and implants.

    Breast lift with implants or “Augmentation-Mastopexy” is a powerful procedure because it in one operation it can dramatically change the size, shape and appearance of your breasts.

    Dr. Brown thinks of breast surgery as an investment. He does everything he can to reduce your risk for ever needing revisionary surgery. Thoughtful planning and meticulous execution of the first operation is the best chance for an excellent, long-lasting result.

    Once you’ve decided to pursue a breast lift with implants in the Pensacola area, you want to make sure to find the right plastic surgeon, the right implant, and the right mastopexy (lift) technique to meet your expectations.  Dr. Ben Brown is the only plastic surgeon in the region to train at a 6-year integrated plastic surgery program.  During his 6-years at Georgetown University, Dr. Brown was mentored by world renown plastic surgeons Drs. Scott Spear and Maurice Nahabedian.

    Before your initial consult with Dr. Brown, we recommend you perform virtual implant sizing with our result estimator tool. This will give you some time to look at your breasts with different implants before your consultation. During your consultation, Dr. Brown will perform precise measurements, additional 3D imaging and actual implant sizing in a bra. With all this information YOU and Dr. Brown will choose the best implants for you. After your consultation, you are free to return to our clinic, anytime, free of charge, to try on implants again. We want you to be confident and comfortable with your decision.


    Procedure Before surgery, in the pre-operative holding area, Dr. Brown performs the most important part of the surgery – the pre-op markings.  This typically takes around 10 minutes.  Dr. Brown will use multiple different rulers, levels and makers to plan your operation.  The most precise measurements can be made with you awake and standing up with normal muscle tone and posture.


    A pocket for the breast implant is created above or below the muscle. This pocket is created and accessed through your mastopexy (lift) incisions.  A silicone or saline implant is placed into this pocket


    The tissues are closed with absorbable suture.  The operation usually takes Dr. Brown 2-3 hours depending on the amount of “lift” required.


    No drains.

    Goal To improve breast size and shape.
    Facility Surgery Center or Hospital
    Anesthesia General anesthesia
    Hospital stay Most patients choose to go home after surgery.
    Assistance You will be able to walk around, feed and bathe yourself. Depending on your pain medication requirements, you may not be able to care for others or drive a car.
    Walking You are encouraged to walk around as much as possible to help reduce the risk of DVT and thromboembolism.
    Showering After 48 hours you should remove your bra and take a shower.
    Exercise You should do mild/gentle stretching exercises immediately after surgery to prevent your arm and chest muscles from getting tight. Light exercise is ok 1 week after surgery with your new breasts well supported. No arm exercises (other than stretching) for 3 weeks.
    Sex Wait 1 week because you don’t want to increase your blood pressure during the early healing period. After 1 week, sex is ok ONLY if your partner is able resist touching your new breasts. You are the only person allowed to touch your breasts for the 6 weeks following surgery.
    Work Depending on your type of work you can resume light office work as soon as you feel you are able to do so. Most people take at least a long weekend off of work following a breast lift with implants.
    Swelling Usually peaks around 3 days and gradually goes away.
    Bruising If present, should subside within 1-2 weeks.
    Follow-up Appointments 1-3 days after surgery, 2 weeks, 8 weeks, 6 months, 1 year.
    Performed by: Dr. Ben Brown





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