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Breast Augmentation With Lift

Breast Augmentation with Lift in Houston, TX | Livingston Plastic Surgery

Dr. Christopher Livingston M.D., F.A.C.S., P.A. is a breast augmentation specialist, attracting patients from all over the Houston metropolitan area, Pearland, The Woodlands, and Sugar Land.

This cosmetic breast surgery approach combines aspects of breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy) to help women achieve breasts that appear perkier, rounder, fuller, and more youthful. Dr. Livingston often advises women who want breast augmentation to consider including a breast lift to obtain the best possible results.

Regarded as one of the best plastic surgery centers in Texas since 2003, Livingston Plastic Surgery has been a consistent source of innovation, evidence-based surgical procedures, and the standard of care for plastic surgery. If you’re looking to increase breast size, improve contours, and lift the breasts to a more youthful position, breast augmentation and lift surgery with Dr. Livingston can help you enjoy the beautiful aesthetic you’ve always wanted.

To learn more about breast augmentation with lift in Houston or discuss your different options, continue reading or request a consultation today at Livingston Plastic Surgery.

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Referred to by surgeons as mastopexy with augmentation, a breast augmentation with lift shapes and rejuvenates breasts affected by aging, pregnancy, dramatic weight loss, or similar concerns. While breast augmentation adds breast volume, implants alone will not improve sagging tissues or excess skin. Conversely, a breast lift elevates the breasts to achieve a more youthful aesthetic but cannot significantly increase breast volume.

This combined approach enhances the overall shape and size of the breasts while lifting them into a youthful upward curve. Using this technique, Dr. Livingston skillfully removes and tightens excess breast skin and elevates the breasts on the chest wall. Implants are then placed to increase the volume of the breasts. In addition, the nipple-areolar complexes can be resized and repositioned for an optimal outcome.

What are the Benefits of Breast Augmentation with Lift?

When performed by an expert with the considerable knowledge and expertise of Dr. Livingston, the procedure offers numerous benefits, including:

  • An increase in breast size and volume.
  • A rejuvenated breast position on the chest wall.
  • An enhanced overall breast shape and projection.
  • Improved breast symmetry.
  • Firmer, more youthful-looking breasts.
  • An elevated nipple-areolar complex.
  • A reduction in the size of the areola.

Excellent doctor, very professional, extremely knowledgeable. Dr. Livingston and his staff go beyond the call of duty in every aspect of the patient visit. I would highly recommend him!

– CMD (Google Reviews)

Houston Breast Augmentation with Lift Before and After Photo Gallery

You can see some of Dr. Livingston’s patients’ results by visiting his plastic surgery before and after photo gallery. Livingston Plastic Surgery is proud of each patient’s surgical experience and invites you to review their comments across all social medial platforms.

What are My Options for a Breast Augmentation with a Lift?

There are three different ways your board-certified plastic surgeon may perform the lift part of the augmentation:

  • removing tissue around the areola (periareolar lift)
  • around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease (vertical lift)
  • or around the areola, down the breast, and horizontally to the breast crease (anchor lift)

Depending on the patient’s breast size, shape, skin type and condition, and other factors, Dr. Livingston will choose the method best suited to achieve optimal results for each woman. The implants used may be either saline or silicone gel and come in either a round or an anatomical shape. During the consultation process, Dr. Livingston will discuss the merits of each and come to a decision with you about what type of implant best meets your unique set of needs.

Your Consultation with Dr. Livingston

Dr. Livingston and his experienced team understand the importance of a positive plastic surgery experience on a person’s life. By offering a comfortable, thoughtful, non-pressuring environment at Livingston Plastic Surgery, Dr. Livingston provides kind and attentive care customized according to each patient’s needs and desires. Whether you are coming to your first appointment or tenth, you can rest assured knowing you will receive exceptional care. 

What Can I Expect Before, During, and After My Procedure?

While each patient will have a customized procedural plan, each operation generally involves the following steps:


First, you will arrive at the facility, check-in, and then meet with Dr. Livingston. After greeting you, he will assess and mark you while you’re standing to see the lifted position of the nipple on the breast. You will then be anesthetized and taken back to the operating room for surgery.


Dr. Livingston will create an incision around the areola that extends down the front of the breast. He will lift and reshape each breast and then carefully place the implant. If necessary, he will adjust your areolas to the correct position on your breasts. Dr. Livingston will conclude the operation by closing the incisions with stitches or surgical tape.


After awakening from your surgery, you will be able to return home with the help of a trusted friend or family member. Dr. Livingston will likely provide you with a post-surgical garment to wear and give you a comprehensive list of aftercare instructions to follow.

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What Can I Expect After a Breast Augmentation with a Lift?

As with any surgical procedure, you can expect some amount of discomfort while recovering, especially in the first day or two following surgery. Dr. Livingston can prescribe pain medication if necessary. Due to the implants, you will see a noticeable increase in breast size right away.

Patients can go back to work after a few days of recovery, provided Dr. Livingston has removed the dressings; swelling usually subsides in two to four weeks. It may take one to three weeks to see the final shape of the breast because of the normal swelling. After three or four weeks, it is possible to resume exercise. Scars may take up to a year to fade and flatten.


If you would like to discover the many benefits that can be achieved through a breast augmentation with lift, your next step is to schedule a one-on-one consultation with double board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Livingston in Houston, TX by calling 281-501-1812 or contacting us online today. Our team of friendly experts looks forward to partnering with you soon.

Houston Breast Augmentation with a Lift FAQs

Most patients find the benefits of breast augmentation with lift last for several years. The longevity of the results will depend on whether you maintain your weight or plan to have children in the future. Pregnancy or significant weight fluctuations can change the size and shape of the breasts and cause the tissue to sag and stretch. Breast implants typically last ten years or more but will eventually need removal or replacement.

The surgery involved in raising the nipple in a breast lift, can, in a small percentage of cases, affect the ability to breastfeed. Dr. Livingston performs the combined procedure with the utmost care to prevent nerve damage to the areola and to minimize the risk of future breastfeeding problems. Studies have shown that implants do not affect the quality of breast milk. If this is a concern for you, be sure to bring it up in your consultation with Dr. Livingston.

As with all surgical procedures, there will be scarring at the incision site. Dr. Livingston chooses discreet locations for the incisions to conceal any visible scarring. During the first few months after surgery, scars are most visible but will fade to gradually become almost invisible

While this surgery already combines two breast enhancement procedures, you can also add others for more comprehensive rejuvenation. A mommy makeover is a general term for such combinations, including a tummy tuckliposuction, or facelift.

Health insurance companies consider breast augmentation with lift surgery to be an entirely elective procedure. They will not cover the costs of the procedure. However, if you lack the funds to pay in full, we offer great financing options.