Breast Augmentation with Lift Phoenix

Breast Augmentation with Lift in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale & Gilbert & Surrounding AZ Cities

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Breast augmentation with a lift plastic surgery combines two procedures to achieve an improved breast shape and volume. This procedure is especially great for women who want to reclaim their breast contour after having children. Dr. Jude LaBarbera works to give you those large and perky breasts that you used to have, and in perfect proportion to the rest of your body. This plastic surgery entails the placement of breast implants (the augmentation), and a skin tightening procedure (the lift) to bring your breasts higher up on the chest wall.
Breast augmentation with lift plastic surgery reverses negative effects on the aesthetics of breasts due to aging, pregnancy, and weight loss. In some cases where there’s limited sagging and the patient has a good skin tone, implants alone may suffice. But a lift will be necessary where there’s downward breast sagging as a result of a loss in skin elasticity. Dr. LaBarbera works closely with his patients to choose the right implant size, and create beautiful, shapelier and youthful-looking breasts.


Women who have sagging breasts and a loss of fullness in the top portion of their breasts may be good candidates for this cosmetic procedure. Also, women whose anatomy is consistent with tuberous breast deformity may be ideal candidates for a breast augmentation with lift. Through a breast augmentation with lift plastic surgery, Dr. Jude LaBarbera is able to lift the breast and increase cup size in a single step. Make sure to discuss your concerns, expectations, and any reservations you may have with Dr. LaBarbera.


Dr. LaBarbera can tailor your breast lift with implants procedure to help:

  • Increase the cup size and volume of your breasts
  • Remove excessive skin and tissue to resolve breast sagging
  • Reposition breast and keep them higher on the chest wall
  • Improve the symmetry and overall contouring of the breasts
  • Improve the size and position of your areolas

During and after the augmentation with lift surgery

Breast augmentation with lift is an outpatient procedure that is carried out at Dr. LaBarbera’s Arizona offices. General anesthesia will be used. After surgery, patients are required to limit movements, especially in the chest area – for about 48 hours. Because breast augmentation with lift entails a combination of procedures, there is a longer recovery duration. Most patients are able to recover in 8-10 weeks. However, optimal results will be evident within 6-12 months. This is how long it takes for scars to heal, and implants to settle in their new position. Strictly adhere to the instructions provided by Dr. LaBarbera to make sure that everything goes well for a fast recovery.

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Surgical Technique
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The type of incision made during surgery will be determined by the patient’s level of breast sagging. Dr. Jude LaBarbera will then place the breast implants in the implant pocket, and remove excess tissue to create the ‘lift’. Once this is done, the incisions will be closed with layered stitches, and surgical tape (or skin adhesive) used before dressing the incision sites with bandages. Most breast augmentation with lift procedures are single stage (completed in one surgical session). However, in some instances, it might be necessary to use a staged approach where separate surgeries are involved. Where a larger implant size is selected (more than 280CC), then a staged approach would be safer and more effective. Dr. LaBarbera will answer all your questions about the specifics of the surgery during your in-person consultation.

Planning your Breast Augmentation & Lift in Arizona

Breast augmentation with lift procedures cost is determined by the surgeon’s experience, implants, facility and anesthesia fees. The actual cost will vary from one patient to the other, depending on what’s needed for a successful surgery. The average procedure time is three and a half hours, and patients will need 2-3 weeks for recovery. Dr. LaBarbera works with a team of highly professional and licensed support staff at his breast center in Scottsdale or Gilbert. He helps patients from the cities of Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and the surrounding AZ (Arizona) areas.

Average Cost

Cost varies by surgeon’s experience, implants, facility, and anesthesia fees

Procedure Time
3.5 Hours
Recovery Time
2 – 3 Weeks
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Breast Augmentation with Lift FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Will implant help reduce breast sag?

While implants will help increase breast size, it is the breast ‘lift’ procedure that resolves the sagging. Sagging of breasts is typically caused by loss of skin elasticity – due to factors such as aging, weight loss, or pregnancy. Implants alone won’t correct the breast projection. In fact, they could make it worse. That’s why there’s a need to combine the two procedures (augmentation and lift) so as to get an improved breast volume and a ‘lifted’ position on the chest.

Will I need a secondary surgery?

Breast lifts are common surgical procedures whose results can last for years. However, keep in mind that additional pregnancies or significant gains in weight could compromise the results of your surgery. That’s why Dr. LaBarbera recommends this type of plastic surgery for women who are near their weight goal and do not plan on becoming pregnant in the future. Breast implants used in the augmentation are manufactured to last up to 15 years or longer. He will recommend measures (such as adhering to a healthy lifestyle) to ensure that the results of your surgery are permanent.

Does breast augmentation with lift cause unsightly scars?

Like any other surgical procedure where a skin incision is made, scarring is unavoidable. Dr. LaBarbera makes proper incision choices, and patterns them to meet the patient’s aesthetic goals. Over time and with proper care, scars as a result of plastic surgery will fade away and become barely noticeable. Furthermore, most patients find that their newfound shape and beautiful figure far outweighs the scarring. Dr. LaBarbera and his team will issue comprehensive instructions for taking care of your incision sites so as to minimize scarring.

Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.