Breast Lift with Auto Augmentation in Alpharetta, Ga
For Dr. Alderman, nothing is more rewarding than reshaping and lifting the breasts using the patient’s own tissue. A breast lift with auto augmentation is faster than the fat transfer method of breast enhancement. It is the perfect way to achieve an ideal aesthetic with entirely natural materials—your own cells.
For patients considering cosmetic breast surgery and without implants, Dr. Amy Alderman has an alternative. She provides breast lifts with auto augmentation in Alpharetta and the Buckhead area.
Why Dr. Alderman Loves Auto Augmentations and Breast Lifts
Often, women have enough breast volume, but just in the wrong location. Dr. Alderman enjoys explaining to patients how their anatomy will change with the procedure. The breast will be lifted off the abdomen; the breast’s base width will be narrowed, and the nipple will be repositioned so that it is centered on the breast mound. The lower breast tissue below the nipple will be moved behind the breast’s upper border and the nipple to provide more projection.
By repositioning the lower breast tissue to a higher position, the projection will be enhanced, and the chance of relaxation minimized. This method of redistributing existing tissue creates fantastic results without unnecessarily adding volume with an implant. Dr. Alderman can take existing tissue to make it work better for your aesthetic goals. It’s a great way to provide natural, long-lasting breast rejuvenation, making this one of Dr. Alderman’s much-loved treatments for improving patients’ confidence and wellness.
The Benefits of a Breast Lift and Natural Augmentation
Breast lift with auto-augmentation can:
- Lift your breasts to a youthful position
- Improve the shape of your breasts
- Prevent your breasts from becoming smaller during surgery
- Correct drooping nipples
- Increase self-confidence
Dr. Alderman is well known for her breast surgery. She takes great pride in providing her patients the most advanced techniques available that optimize shape while minimizing scars. The breast lift with an auto-augmentation is one of her favorite procedures. It allows her to use her creative skills to shape your breasts without the need for an implant. Patients love knowing that their results are long-lasting without the maintenance issues involved with an implant. She will go over in great detail with you how the breast is reshaped and repositioned to give you a more youthful, natural appearance.
Should You Receive Implants with your Breast Lift Instead?
You are an excellent candidate for this surgery if your breasts have become relaxed and have lost volume. However, you still have enough natural breast tissue for auto-augmentation. If enough volume or tissue is not present, Dr. Alderman can discuss your options during your consultation and examination. Implants are sometimes recommended if there is not sufficient extraneous fat to provide a natural graft.
Dr. Alderman is always happy to discuss treatment methods during in-office visits. If you would like to learn more about the implant alternative to this procedure, please visit our page on implants and lifts or call our office today.
Meet Dr. Alderman
Dr. Amy Alderman is a nationally known, board-certified plastic surgeon located in Buckhead near Atlanta. As a female surgeon and mother of two children, she provides a unique perspective to patient care. Each surgical plan is individually tailored to each patient’s needs and lifestyles and is aimed at enhancing her patient’s natural beauty and restoring confidence. She is known for her personal approach to patient care and has unparalleled commitment to patient safety, which can be attributed to years of education, professional experience and involvement in national patient safety initiatives.Meet Dr. Alderman
What Happens During a Lift and Augmentation?
Breast lift with auto-augmentation is usually performed using general anesthesia, but hospitalization is not required. After the incisions are made, Dr. Alderman removes any excess skin and reshapes the breast using your natural breast tissue. This is highly customized for each patient based on your anatomy and the amount of tissue you have. Dr. Alderman will also relocate the nipples to a higher position to be centralized on the breast mound.
The surgery usually takes two to three hours. Patients can return home with a loved one or family member after their procedure and a short in-office recovery period. Dr. Alderman rarely uses a drain with the procedure, which patients love! This makes a recovery far more comfortable and reduces the number of follow-up visits required for your treatment plan.
Recovering from Breast Lift Surgery and Fat Transfer
You should take it easy for the first few days, but take short walks starting the next day. Most women can return to work within seven to 10 days, as long as their job is not physically strenuous. You should be able to resume exercise in about three weeks.
If you have sagging or deflated breasts but don’t want to get implants with your breast lift, call us today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Alderman. We are happy to help you learn more about our approach to breast lifts and auto augmentation in Atlanta, GA.
Be sure to view our Before and After Photo Gallery of Breast Lift with Auto Augmentation procedures to see real patient results at North Atlanta Plastic Surgery.
Dr. Alderman’s National Efforts on this Topic:
Surgical Editor, Cochrane Breast Cancer Group
American Society of Plastic Surgery Breast Subcommittee
American Society of Plastic Surgery Patient Safety Committee
American Society of Plastic Surgery & Plastic Surgery Education Foundation Breast Surgery Task Force
Vice Chairperson, ASPS Education Aesthetic Council
Augmentation Mastopexy Panel. Challenging Complications in Plastic Surgery Symposium: Successful Management Strategies. Washington, DC, July 2012.
Management of Complications in Augmentation Mastopexy Panel: panel participant. ASPS Management of Complications in Plastic Surgery Symposium. March 28-29, 2014, Chicago, IL
Aesthetic Breast Surgery: Preoperative Analysis and Markings: How I Do It. ASPS Dueling Perspectives in Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Symposium, Washington, DC, June 20-22, 2014.
Alderman, A. Preoperative Evaluation for Aesthetic Breast Surgery. Georgia Society of Plastic Surgeons, Callaway Gardens, GA, Aug 2, 2014.
Strategies for setting appropriate NAC position with cosmetic breast surgery. Atlanta Breast Symposium, Jan 2018.
Alderman, AK. Discussion: A Multi-Institutional Perspective of Complication Rates for Elective Non-Reconstructive Breast Surgery: An Analysis of NSQIP Data from 2006 to 2010, Aesthetic Surgery Journal: 33(3): 387-388, 2013.
Pannucci, C, Alderman, AK. Venous Thromboembolism and the Aesthetic Surgery Patient. Essentials of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery.
Alderman, AK, Kerrigan, CL, Lemaine, V, Pusic, AL, Vidal, DC. Evidence-Based Medicine &Health Services Research in Plastic Surgery. In Plastic Surgery 1st Edition
Alderman, AK, Chung, KC. Outcomes for Surgical Guidance in Plastic Surgery: Measuring Outcomes in Aesthetic Surgery. Clinics in of Plastic Surgery, 2013:297-304.
Alderman, AK, Kerrigan, CL, Lemaine, V, Pusic, AL, Vidal, DC. Evidence-Based Medicine &Health Services Research in Plastic Surgery. In Plastic Surgery 4th Edition
Breast Lift with Auto Augmentation FAQs
You and Dr. Alderman will discuss the cost of your breast lift with auto augmentation during your consultation. These fees will cover the surgeon, anesthesia, and the facility where the procedure is performed.
The cost will be roughly equivalent to that of a more traditional breast lift, ranging from $8,000 to $10,000. *Note that this does not include the anesthesia or facility fee. The average price of breast enhancement surgery in Atlanta is $6,000, which is generally more affordable than the national average.
Since breast auto augmentation is considered elective cosmetic surgery, medical insurance does not cover your expenses. Finance programs may be available, and this should be discussed with Dr. Alderman and her staff.
The risks associated with breast auto augmentation include the following:
- Anesthesia complications
- Temporary numbness of the breast
- Hematoma (pooling of blood under the skin that may create clotting)
- Seroma (collection of fluid under the skin)
- Wound separation, infection, scarring, and asymmetry
- Complications caused by not restricting activities
- General dissatisfaction with the results.
Be sure to discuss the risks with Dr. Alderman during your consultation. Dr. Alderman is a highly trained Atlanta auto augmentation specialist who is well prepared for any complications.
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