Plastic surgeon, Dr. Michael Decherd, has changed the size, shape and look of the breasts for countless San Antonio area women who desire both a “perkier” and fuller look. This can be achieved by combining a breast lift with breast augmentation using implants. This surgery not only removes excess skin to correct breast sagging and drooping, but it brings the breast to a more elevated position on the chest wall, and then increases the size with either a silicone or saline implant.
Breast Augmentation With Lift Reviews
"I found Dr. Matthew Isakson from another IG Mom I follow. After having 4 kiddos, my breasts were completely mauled. I came for a consult and immediately decided I was in good hands and was confident Dr. Isakson could fix it all. I am happy to report that I have never been more confident and after a lift and augmentation, they are better looking than they were in my early 20s before babies. Pre-Op, Surgery Day, and Post-Op were seamless and he and the entire staff are all so friendly and super professional. Recovery was great and it all was worth every penny! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!"- E.Z. / Google / Nov 06, 2023
"Dr. Isakson has changed my life completely for the better. I have gone up and down in weight by more than 50 lbs, two babies, 1 c-section and numerous prior abdominal surgeries. To say my stomach had seen better days is an understatement. For only being 30, I was ashamed of my body. I underwent an extended tummy tuck, muscle repair, Lipo to the flanks, mons and submental area. At 6 weeks out, I have no pain anymore, back to normal anct and am healing nicely. My scar is already fading and I can’t wait to see how it progresses. Dr. Isakson is blunt but honest and is truly an artist with body sculpting. The amount of compliments I have already received is insane and I expect to look even better as the swelling subsides."- Anonymous / Healthgrades / Nov 16, 2023
"Dr Isakson is fantastic! He has the kindest bedside manners and he is so patient, making sure to explain everything and answer all my questions. I felt extremely comfortable with him the entire time. My priority is to keep things natural and Dr Isakson was on the same page. He has incredible skill. I could not be happier with my result! I highly recommend you have a consultation with Dr. Isakson. His whole office is amazing!"- N.B. / Google / Nov 07, 2022
"After 2 Pregnancies with C Sections, breastfeeding, numerous laparoscopic surgeries leaving scars around my stomach, and lastly significant weight loss I went with Dr. Decherd for a Tummy Tuck and Breast lift with implants. I am so happy with my results from my Mommy Makeover and it has given me so much confidence and comfort in and out of clothes!"- H.P. / Facebook / Nov 15, 2023
"After 2 Pregnancies with C Sections, breastfeeding, numerous laparoscopic surgeries leaving scars around my stomach, and lastly significant weight loss I went with Dr. Decherd for a Tummy Tuck and Breast lift with implants. I am so happy with my results from my Mommy Makeover and it has given me so much confidence and comfort in and out of clothes!"- H.P. / Google / Nov 16, 2023
During this procedure, Dr. Decherd performs the lift first by trimming away excess skin and tightening the underlying tissue and muscle. To achieve a proportionate look, the areola will sometimes be decreased and the nipple repositioned. Regarding breast fullness, Dr. Decherd and the patient will have multiple discussions regarding size. If there is native breast tissue that exists, this will have to be accounted for when determining breast implant size prior to surgery. Some patients are not quite sure how they will feel about breast augmentation after the lift, so in some instances, this may be a staged surgery. Regarding the incision, the most common pattern includes an incision that is made all the way around the areola, with an additional vertical incision that extends down to the natural fold.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 4-6 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 2-4 Hours
- Post-op Follow-up
- 2 Weeks
- Procedure Recovery Location
Breast Aug With Lift FAQs
What Can I Expect?
This surgery is performed under general anesthesia in an accredited surgical facility. After surgery, patients will need to rest and take it easy for a few days. Any activities that cause impact (lifting, exercise, etc.) should be avoided until Dr. Decherd has performed his post-operative evaluation. Most women are able to get back into their normal routines within 4-6 weeks. It will take a few months for the breasts to settle into their new position and assume a soft, natural look.
Will Implants Help Sagging?
Women who are pleased with the size and fullness of their breasts, but want to correct the sagging, will usually benefit with a breast lift procedure (without the placement of implants). It is important to understand that not all breasts require a lift and not all breasts need implants. Dr. Decherd will perform an assessment and recommend the best treatment plan. Breast augmentation will help with size, but will not lift a sagging breast. If there is moderate to severe sagging, women should be leery of any surgeon who recommends implants alone.
What About The Incision?
A breast lift does require an incision that typical runs from the nipple down. There are various incision patterns that can be considered depending on the size of the breasts, severity of the sagging, and overall complexity of the surgical case. Breasts with severe sagging may need the anchor-shaped incision in order to garner the best results (one that goes around the areola, vertically down to the crease and along the fold).