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Breast Augmentation and Lift in Birmingham

Fuller breasts can be achieved through breast augmentation surgery. However, depending on the size of your breasts and the degree of sagging, a breast lift may be necessary to help you achieve your ideal look and restore a youthful contour.

Breast augmentation and breast lift are often performed simultaneously to help the breasts look firm and perky. If you are looking to achieve perky, youthful-looking breasts through surgery, a combination breast enhancement procedure may be right for you.


What Can Breast Augmentation and Lift Do?

Achieve Large, Full Breasts

Many women wish for large, full breasts that give off a feminine appearance. However, some women have naturally small breasts that require surgery to make them larger. Breast augmentation surgery uses saline or silicone breast implants to provide you with the fuller breasts you have always wanted.

Restore Perky Breasts

Weight fluctuations and natural aging can cause your breasts to sag. Additionally, depending on how small your breasts are, large implants may also cause sagging. A breast lift performed in combination with an augmentation helps create youthful, perky breasts you can feel good about.

Address Changes After Pregnancy

Pregnancy can cause the breasts to sag and deflate. This collection of changes requires both breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. Many women choose this combination procedure to address pregnancy and breastfeeding-related changes and restore their confidence and femininity.

What Does Breast Augmentation and Lift Involve?


Your breast augmentation with lift will be performed using general anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Breast augmentation with lift is an outpatient procedure, and you can return home to recover shortly after your surgery.


Breast augmentation with lift surgery often uses the typical breast lift incision placements to perform the surgery. Your incision options include:

Periareolar incision: Incisions are placed around the areolas. This placement is beneficial for women who experience very minimal breast sagging.

Anchor incision: Incisions are made around the areolas, down the vertical pole of the breast, and along the breast crease (inframammary fold). This is the most common incision placement for breast augmentation with lift and is beneficial for women with more severe sagging.

Incision placement will be determined by your surgeon at your initial consultation.

Inserting the Implants and Lifting

After the incisions are made, Dr. Grotting or Dr. Cohn will insert the implants and tighten the tissue and skin around them. Depending on your degree of sagging, your areolas may need to be repositioned to a more natural, youthful height.

Closing the Incision

Once the implants are inserted, and the breasts are lifted, Dr. Grotting or Dr. Cohn will close your incisions with dissolvable sutures.

What Are Your Concerns?


What Is the Recovery Time for a Breast Lift and Augmentation?

After your breast augmentation with lift, you will need to spend a significant amount of time resting. Most women can return to work within one to two weeks after their surgery. Strenuous activity—including heavy lifting—should be avoided for at least six weeks.


Will I Have Scars After Breast Augmentation and Lift?

Since incisions are made during your breast augmentation with lift surgery, scarring is inevitable. However, scars will likely fade over time and can be easily concealed.


How Much Does Breast Augmentation With Lift Cost in Birmingham?

Breast augmentation with lift cost varies between patients depending on their specific needs and goals for the procedure. A consultation with Dr. Cohn or Dr. Grotting can help you determine a more specific financial estimate.


Is Breast Augmentation With Lift Painful?

You may experience pain, bruising, or swelling after your procedure. This is normal and should subside within a few weeks. Over-the-counter or prescription medication can be taken as needed.

Contact your surgeon right away if you experience severe pain that does not subside. This may be a sign of a more significant complication.


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“The entire team was fabulous and Dr Grotting is the best! I am extremely satisfied with the results. Additionally, the office staff treats you like family.”

Birmingham Breast Augmentation Patient

Frequently Asked Questions

Candidates for breast augmentation surgery with lift are unhappy with their breasts and wish for a fuller, more perky appearance. Breast augmentation with lift patients are in generally good health, do not smoke or are willing to quit, and have realistic expectations of their results.

To prepare for your breast augmentation with lift, you should plan to take adequate time off work and other responsibilities. If you smoke, you will need to quit at least four to six weeks before surgery to lower your risk of complications.

Since your procedure will be performed using general anesthesia, you will not be able to drive yourself home after. Please plan to bring a responsible adult to your appointment to drive you home.

After your breast augmentation with lift surgery, you should attain full, perky breasts you can feel confident with. Your results should be visible immediately after surgery. However, you will need to wait until all swelling and bruising subside before experiencing full results.

Your results from your breast augmentation with lift surgery are intended to be long lasting. However, natural aging, weight gain, pregnancy, and other factors can negatively affect your results.

Insurance companies typically do not cover cosmetic procedures. However, please contact your insurance company for more information on your policy.

When performed by a board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Grotting or Dr. Cohn, breast augmentation with lift is a generally safe procedure. However, with any plastic surgery, risks are present. The possible risks include: 

  • Bleeding 
  • Infection 
  • Loss of nipple sensation 
  • Implant leakage or rupture 
  • Unfavorable scarring 
  • Breast pain
  • Loss of ability to breastfeed

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