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Breast Lift with Augmentation in NYC

Breast Lift with Augmentation in NYC with Dr. Nina Naidu

The size, shape and position of a woman’s breasts can affect her self-perception, her femininity, and even her sense of physical balance. In particular, breasts which have lost volume and shape can make a woman feel older and less confident. Breast lift with augmentation can improve the physical beauty of the breasts while enhancing self-confidence.

Dr. Nina S. Naidu is a female plastic surgeon in New York City (NYC). She and her staff are dedicated to providing women in NYC with the highest quality of care possible.

Breast Lift with Augmentation Before & After Photos

Breast Lift With Augmentation Before & After Photo - Nina S. Naidu, MD FACS

Breast Lift With Augmentation Before & After Photo – Nina S. Naidu, MD FACS

Why Women Choose Breast Lift with Augmentation Surgery in NYC with Dr. Nina Naidu

Weight loss, childbearing, and aging can affect the size and shape of our breasts. Breast lift and augmentation surgery can restore the shape and size of the breasts. A breast lift is a surgical procedure which creates a more youthful aesthetic by removing stretched skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and moving the areola into a more elevated position. Because a breast lift does not address diminished breast volume, many of Dr. Naidu’s patients also elect to have augmentation to increase the fullness of their breasts. These procedures are performed at the same time through the same incisions. A breast lift with augmentation can create a beautiful, feminine silhouette.

Deciding To Have A Breast Lift With Augmentation

For many of Dr. Naidu’s patients, the decision to have a breast lift with augmentation is as much about their self-confidence as it is about their breasts.  Dr. Naidu’s goal is to help every patient feel her best.

Breast Lift with Augmentation Surgery – Your 1st Consultation with Dr. Naidu in NYC

The first part of the process is a comprehensive consultation in our NYC office. Dr. Naidu will get to know you and your aesthetic goals.

During your consultation, you will need to tell Dr. Naidu about your medical history and your use of medications, nicotine, alcohol or supplements. She will want to know about any prior surgery, including surgeries on your breasts. If you plan to become pregnant or breastfeed in the future, Dr. Naidu will explain the impact that motherhood may have on your breasts in order to allow you to make an informed decision.

Dr. Naidu will conduct a physical examination of your skin and the soft tissue of your breasts. Dr. Naidu will also measure the base width of your breasts, the amount of existing breast tissue, and the degree of breast ptosis. These measurements will be used to plan your surgery.

Pre-operative photographs will be taken at this appointment. These photographs are an important part of your surgical planning and are considered part of your medical record. They will never be shown to other patients without your written permission.

At the end of the consultation, Dr. Naidu will let you know if you are a good candidate for a breast lift with augmentation. She will educate you about how your breast lift with augmentation will be performed so that you can make an informed decision. She will never pressure you to schedule the procedure.

Breast Lift with Augmentation Surgery – Your 2nd Consultation with Dr. Naidu in NYC

If you decide to proceed with breast lift and augmentation surgery, you will have a second consultation with Dr. Naidu in our NYC office. At this visit, you will have the opportunity to ask any additional questions, and your photos will be reviewed. Your surgical plan will be discussed in greater detail.

At this appointment, Dr. Naidu will also help you to choose the best size, shape, and type of implant. Implants can be made of saline or silicone gel. This decision is based on the measurements of your breasts, the amount of existing breast tissue, your aesthetic goals, and your body frame. Dr. Naidu has a large variety of sizers available so that you can see how you will look following surgery. Pre-operative paperwork will also be completed at this visit.

Depending on your medical history, Dr. Naidu may advise you to discontinue certain medications prior to surgery. If you are a smoker, you may not smoke for eight weeks before or after surgery. For your safety, Dr. Naidu may also order additional screening tests (such as a mammogram) or request preoperative clearance from your primary care physician.

Breast Lift with Augmentation Surgery

Your breast lift with augmentation will take approximately 2 hours and is performed in a NYC ambulatory surgery center. Dr. Naidu prefers using general anesthesia so that you will be completely safe and comfortable during the surgery. The evening prior to surgery, you should not eat or drink anything after midnight. This ensures that you have an empty stomach prior to surgery, which is very important for your safety.

You will meet with Dr. Naidu immediately before your breast lift and augmentation. She will make several marks on your breasts for use during surgery, as well as answer any additional questions that you may have.

Dr. Naidu typically uses the vertical, or “lollipop”, incision for breast lift surgery with augmentation. Depending on the amount of excess breast tissue that must be removed, an additional incision may be needed at the base of the breast. This incision provides a very natural and lifted shape to the breast which endures with time. Once the incisions are made, excess skin and tissue are removed in order to raise, lift and firm the breasts. Implants are inserted into a pocket created behind the pectoralis muscle. Incisions are brought together using layers of sutures to support your newly lifted breasts.

Breast Lift with Augmentation Surgery – Recovery

You will wake up following surgery with small dressings on your incisions and a light support bra around your breasts. Your breasts are immediately fuller and higher on your chest.

After being carefully monitored, you will be allowed to go home the same day. You must have someone to accompany you home and stay with you for the first 24 hours. Many of our patients report very little pain, although the experience of pain varies widely. You may also experience bruising, swelling, and tenderness in your breasts which should resolve in several days. Many patients are able to return to work 3-5 days after their surgery.

Dr. Naidu will also give you a prescription for pain management, as well instructions about how to take care of your incisions. Dr. Naidu believes in allowing patients to return to light activity the evening after surgery, although strenuous activity must be limited for two weeks following surgery.

Many of Dr. Naidu’s patients are very independent and are reluctant to ask for help, but some level of post-surgical assistance will be required. We strongly recommend that you create a plan to take care of yourself and your family, so that you can focus on your recovery.

Breast Lift with Augmentation Surgery – Risks

During your consultation, Dr. Naidu will explain the risks of your surgery so that you can make an informed decision. As with other surgeries, the risks of breast augmentation and lift include bleeding, infection, and scarring. Specific risks of breast augmentation include capsular contracture (scar tissue around the implant), rippling of the implants, and implant rupture.

Complications from breast surgery can be reduced by carefully following your pre-operative and post-operative instructions.

Breast Lift with Augmentation Surgery – Cost in NYC

Please call our NYC office at 212-452-1230 and we will be happy to provide information about the cost of a breast lift and augmentation. You will be provided with the exact cost of your procedure following your consultation with Dr. Naidu. Insurance does not cover the cost of a cosmetic breast lift or augmentation.

Choosing Dr. Naidu for Breast Lift with Augmentation Surgery in NYC

Aesthetic surgery of the breast comprises a large part of Dr. Naidu’s NYC surgical practice. Dr. Naidu completed her undergraduate studies at The Johns Hopkins University and obtained her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College. After completing her general surgery and plastic surgery training at New York Presbyterian – Weill Cornell Medical Center, she performed an additional year of fellowship training at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Naidu is Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Schedule a Breast Lift with Augmentation Consultation in NYC

Our office is located at 1021 Park Avenue in NYC. If you’d like to learn more about a breast lift with augmentation – and whether the procedure is right for you – please call our office at 212-452-1230 to schedule an appointment.

FAQ: Breast Lift with Augmentation Surgery

Can I have a breast lift and augmentation at the same time?

Breast lift and augmentation surgery can be performed simultaneously. This is the ideal choice for patients who wish to lift their breasts while adding volume to the upper pole.

How do I know If I need a breast lift when I get my implants?

The need for a breast lift at the same time as augmentation is best determined by your goals and your breast tissue measurements. This decision is a normal part of the consultation process with your surgeon.

If I have a breast lift, will my breasts look smaller?

Most patients notice that their breasts look larger after a breast lift, as the tissue that was drooping is now brought into a higher position and the excess skin is removed.

What should I expect as I recover from a breast lift with an augmentation?

Following breast augmentation and lift surgery, expect to be out of work for 4-5 days. You will be able to perform light activity around the house, but you should not perform any heavy lifting or strenuous physical activity for 2 weeks. Pain is typically mild to moderate, with the most discomfort lasting about 48 hours after surgery.

Will I receive pain medication after my augmentation with a lift?

Most patients need some level of pain medication after breast augmentation and lift surgery. This is usually only needed for 2-3 days, at which time most patients are able to switch to Tylenol.

I am going to have silicone implants placed and a crescent lift; how long does it take for the scars to diminish?

Scarring decreases gradually with time after any surgery, but how much and how soon varies significantly from one patient to the next. In general, it will take a year or longer for scars to diminish after surgery.

How long do I need to wear my surgical bra?

Following breast augmentation-lift surgery, the duration of bra is determined by your surgeon. I generally advise patients to wear a bra or other supportive garment for 3-6 weeks, depending on age and skin quality.

I had a lollipop lift with breast implants three weeks ago and I am still swollen, also my implants are sitting really high; will these symptoms subside?

Swelling after breast augmentation-lift may persist for up to six weeks after surgery. During this time, your implants may sit high on your chest, particularly if you have strong muscles. They will gradually descend with time and may take 6 months to fully settle into position.

I am thinking about having a breast lift with an augmentation; how can I determine the implant size that will be proportionate to my nipple-areolar complexes?

Implant size for any breast augmentation procedure is determined by your skin quality and the measurements of your breast. This is not related to the size of the nipple-areolar complex, as this is frequently reduced during surgery.

I just had an augmentation with a lift and my nipples are itching really bad; is this normal after a procedure such as this?

Following any surgery, you may notice itching at the incision sites. This is a normal reaction during healing and will resolve within several weeks. In some cases, patients have a reaction to adhesive tape, and if so, removal of the tape and use of a steroid cream should relieve the symptoms.


Breast Lift with Augmentation Before & After Photos

Breast Lift With Augmentation Before & After Photo - Nina S. Naidu, MD FACS

Breast Lift With Augmentation Before & After Photo – Nina S. Naidu, MD FACS


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Dr. Nina S. Naidu Reviewed by Nicole Lazar

Amazing person and exceptional doctor is how I would describe Dr. Nina Naidu. From Pre-Op to Post-Op care, Dr. Naidu and her staff made the process easy and comfortable. Dr. Naidu’s demeanor, talent, and work is phenomenal. I have never had surgery before this and thought I would be nervous, but I wasn’t, because of her! She is so knowledgeable and confident that she made me feel at ease. We had discussions on different sizes that I wanted to be reduced to but I trusted her implicitly to make the final decision to get me to a size that was appropriately proportioned for my build. The results were exactly what I wanted! She far exceeded my expectations, they are perfect!