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
"The best surgeon in San Antonio! Wish I could give him and his staff 10 stars! After losing 100lbs I was in need of a breast lift and augmentation. He did amazing work! Literal art! I have no complaints from the first time I stepped into his office the entire front staff and Dr. Decherd were nothing but nice and helpful, they answered every single question and concern I had! Even the anesthesiologist he works with is amazing! He made sure I was okay and calm before surgery and after surgery! Will recommend his office to every person who will listen to me! Run to his office! So happy with my results he listened to what my expectations were and he exceeded them!"- A.E. / Google / Apr 25, 2019
"The best surgeon in San Antonio! Wish I could give him and his staff 10 stars! After losing 100lbs I was in need of a breast lift and augmentation. He did amazing work! Literal art! I have no complaints from the first time I stepped into his office the entire front staff and Dr. Decherd were nothing but nice and helpful, they answered every single question and concern I had! Even the anesthesiologist he works with is amazing! He made sure I was okay and calm before surgery and after surgery! Will recommend his office to every person who will listen to me! Run to his office! So happy with my results he listened to what my expectations were and he exceeded them!"- A.E. / Google / Mar 19, 2020
"Got the mommy makeover done on 2/28/19. Wasn’t sure what to expect. Seems like I was in and out, and results so far look awesome. Hardly any pain, just soreness. The incisions look perfect. So happy I chose Dr. Decherd...I’m an engineer and once he said he had an engineering degree I knew he could work perfection! His staff are all very nice and beautiful women. Very kind and caring and crack jokes to help you relax. Dr. Kirby the anesthesiologist was also very kind and caring. They got you in did their job and got you on your way! Would highly recommend! This was a few hours after surgery after getting home...walked around just fine. One year update-still amazing results. Anyone, especially doctors, who have seen my incisions are impressed. Healed up great, zero complications. Dr. Decherd is the best!"- J.U. / Google / Nov 20, 2020
"I couldn't be happier. This is my 3 month post op before and after. Mommy make over with a full tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift and augmentation."- J.D. / Google / Jan 24, 2022
"From the first consult Dr. Decherd and his staff gave me the assurance that I was in the right place and answered every question I could think of before and after my surgery. I had a tummy tuck which included muscle repair as well as some lipo to the flanks. My scar is super low, barely noticeable, and my belly button looks like I was born with it! My breast lift with implants look amazing and feel like my own. I couldn’t be more satisfied with my results! I would definitely return in the future should I like more work done.Overall, this was the bast experience and I am extremely happy with my new body! I only regret not doing it sooner! "- L. / Healthgrades / Apr 20, 2022
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).