Breast Augmentation Without a Lift, with Good Results? - Sacramento, CA

I've always had very nice breasts. After having...

I've always had very nice breasts. After having three children and nursing they have become very "deflated". I am really unhappy with the way they look. I recently went in for a consult and was told I needed a lift as well as implants. Could I get an implant and still achieve a large natural breast??

Scheduled surgery!!

I'm having a lollipop lift and 550cc silicone HP gel implants put in!! I hope this next week flies by! I'll post pictures!

Almost forgot!

I went to see another doctor (actually found him on here) and he recommend the lift as well. He said basically the same thing as the first doctor. So lift and implant it is!

I have boobies!!!

So far everything has gone really well. Dr. Hughes did a great job. I am now 1 week post op. He had to redo my left side after I was all done. So total surgery time was 5 hours! Way too long for boobs but if that means a great outcome I'm all for it!! I was really sore the first 4 days. I've kept up on my pain meds and antibiotics. Sleeping in a recliner is so much better being propped up in bed. My husband took the week off which was really helpful. I couldn't have done it all without him. My best advice is to take is easy and do nothing. Enjoy just relaxing and not trying to be superwoman. And stay up on your meds!

After having three children and breast feeding all...

After having three children and breast feeding all three I was left with almost no bread tissue and a very saggy breast. I found Dr. Hughes on this website after researching and asking questions. It was a very quick process which was great for me because I am a very impatient person and once I've made up my mind I don't like to wait! My consult was smooth and quick and I scheduled my surgery 3

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

I had a great experience with him. The one thing that stands out about Dr. Hughes is he will email you back no matter the day or time almost immediately! And since I don't live close to his office I really appreciate that about him. I am 1 week post op and so far things are going great and I like the way they look. I found Dr. Hughes on this website.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
3 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
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Did u see any drs in sac?
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No, but I'd search this site. There are some great doctors on here.
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So in us you can't get silicon till 21 that's strange 18 in oz whatever you want. I had mine done in Thailand by an American practise dr he's was amazing
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Okay so i was first gonna ask if you got the procedure here in SAC but after reading, you got it in LA? But you live in sacramento? Soo how did the consulation work out?
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I drove down for the consult. And then 3 weeks later drove down for the surgery stayed the night and saw him the next day. I go back this Friday for a 3 week post op. it's been hard having him so far away but he answers emails immediately so that has helped a lot.
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But at least he is within traveling distance. Im thinking of going to the Dominican Republic but Im wondering about the pre-op/post-op appts.
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I'm assuming you would have your pre-op the day before or the day of and then just have to stay there a week or so after. And hope for no complications. Why Dominican Republic? I do wish Dr. Hughes was closer, it's driving distance but still really far.
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The biggest reason is because I am only 20, I want Silicone, but i cant get silicone in the US until im 22. but i want breast before i turn 21. i do not want to pay for saline now, only to remove them in a few years just to replace them with silicone.
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Two surgeries not heard of that either
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In Australia breast aug with a lift is about $18,000 I saw yours was about 11 can't even get just boobs for that
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Holy cow!!! $18k? That is insane! I got mine a little cheaper because I went to a doctor that did it all in one surgery. The doctor that quoted me almost $12k was going to do it in two seperate surgeries.
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Yeah cool I don't know how to do that :)
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Whats your email straight to you are u in Australia
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No, I am in the US. Do you want me to private message it to you?
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Glad everything went well I'm now 10 weeks and happy to say they still look good :) they look like they would be sore? My op was 3 and 1/2 hours with implants only so 5 hours seems good for what you had done I was told if I had a full lift it would be 9 hrs
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Yeah I was pretty sore. I'm just now getting back to normal. I'm hoping just a few more days and I'll feel much better! He had originally told me the surgery could take up to 3 hours so I thought 5 was a long time!! I can't believe they told you 9! Yikes!! You need to post some pictures! I've always wondered what they would look like without the lift.
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So at the stage I'm stoked I went with implant only. Very little scaring with great... ( hope stay this way) boobs
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So I'm now 7.5 weeks post op and would have to say they looking better than say 4 weeks ago everyone I've show they say there amazing and look so good and I'd have to agree :)
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This is a tough decision. Glad to see you're getting some feedback from the community. If you're still not feeling confident with a final decision, you may want to take the time to get a second or third consult. Keep us posted on your research progress!

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I was told I would need a lift but didn't want the scars the much much longer surgery. so I went with the implant only and i would have to say at this stage, 3 weeks post op im happy I could have achieved higher nipples and more youthful looking breast but this would mean I would have lots of scaring and also the cost was almost double.my breasts looked much worse than yours from what I can see in your photo. I also have in mind that if after time I can have a lift later but I have given implant only a go and will see how it goes
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Thanks Gotmyboobs back. I appreciate your comment. I agree with you and the negatives that come with a lift. My doctor told me I could do a lift down the road but I would have to do new implants too. So I would be paying for them twice. Which from a few other people's comments its sounding like that's not the case. How many cc's did you go? I'd love to hear your opinion in a few months about your breast. Thanks again!
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I left it to the dr And he went with 400cc.after my op he said i wasn't as bad as he thought and hopefully if I looked after them they will be good I was a 12d before kids and went to a dd/e breasts feeding then went down to an 10A/B before I had breast done I'm currently a 10DD so hopefully they stay around that size and don't change too much if stay the way they are now I will be stoked
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Thanks Jojo- I posted a Q&A and a picture and so far the two that have responded recommended the implant first and if I need a lift doing that a later time. Which is good to hear. I've been looking at A LOT of boobies lately! It can be frustrating just because we are all just a little different so our outcomes could look way different. I appreciate your review and pictures. Some days I think just do the lift and implants and then I Change my mind the next. I wish it was more black and white. Are you happy with yours now?
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Hi Momma! I was in the same situation as you & went ahead with the BA without the lift. I went to several consults & each PS had a slightly different plan for me. I also posted my question on here for the docs & that was VERY helpful. You might want to do that. If you do ask a question for the docs add pics to get better advice...do front, side, & 3/4 side. Check out my review also for what a BA without a lift looks like. I have to be honest, I've questioned whether I made the right decision since my surgery but am still hopeful. The other thing to do is to get several consults & look at lots & lots of pics of the work done by the doc. Also, ask about the dual plane approach. Good luch sweetie!
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