Sagging of the breast occurs naturally as the skin loses its elasticity, and can be accelerated by pregnancy and breast feeding. Sagging of the breast is known as ptosis and is graded on the position of the nipple relative to the lower breast crease (inframmary crease). Depending on the severity of breast ptosis, the incision required to lift the breast will vary. If only a few centimeters are needed, the incision can be confined to the areola (periaeolar) or around the areola with a vertical extension (vertical mastopexy).

If a more significant lift is needed, a “keyhole” incision with a vertical and horizontal extension is necessary. A breast lift may be combined with breast augmentation to restore both size and shape. A well-done breast lift will restore the nipple to its natural position, remove excess skin to shape the breast, and minimize scarring as much as possible.

Dr. Burns is one of the nation's leading breast augmentation surgeons.  Dr. Burns practices a Rapid Recovery Breast Augmentation Protocol designed to limit recovery time and optimize the result.  Most patients can return to work in a few days and resume light exercise in a week.

For most cases, Dr. Burns recommends Natrelle Breast Implants from Allergan.  Dr. Burns participates in the Allergan Brillian Distinctions Program where you will receive discounts on all Allergan products such as Botox, Juvederm, Voluma, Vollure, Vobella, Kybella, Botox, Natrelle Breast Implants, Latisse, and Skin Medica skin care products.  With your Allergan implant purchase you and a friend will receive a complementary Botox treatment through the Brilliant Distinctions program.



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Patient Focus 1

Procedures: Breast Augmentation with Internal Breast Lift

*All patient are unique and results my vary


Patient Focus 2

Procedures: Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift/Mastopexy

*All patient are unique and results my vary

Patient Focus 3

Procedures: Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift/Mastopexy

*All patient are unique and results my vary




Length: 1 - 3 hours

Anesthesia: General or local conscious sedation

In/Outpatient: Outpatient

Side Effects: Temporary swelling, mild bruising and some pain

Risks: Pain, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, implant failure, scarring around the implant (capsular contracture), wound healing problems

Recovery: Back to work:  2 days to 1 week.  More strenuous activity:  1 - 3 weeks

Final Appearance: 4 - 6 weeks for implants to completely descend into the final position

Duration of Results: The average lifespan of a breast implant is 10 years and implants may need to be replaced in a relatively minor proceure

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View Your Results In 3D Before Your Procedure


3D Photographic Simulations by Crisalix

Dr. Burns uses Crisalix 3D photographic imaging to simulate your breast augmentation result before your procedure so you can be sure you are choosing the perfect size.  Complementary 3D imaging is included with your complementary consultation.  The technology allows you to control for implant size (volume), implant shape (round or anatomic), and profile (implant projection).  The results can be sent to your email after the consultation to help you choose the perfect implant before the procedure.

Online Consultation with 3D Simulation by Crisalix

Alternatively, Dr. Burns can do the 3D photographic simulations via an online consultation.  This simple consultation can be done by submitting basic information and 3 photographs via our HIPPA compliant online consultation form.  

Dr. Burns will generate 3D images and answer any questions about the procedure that you have.  This option is ideal for patients who are out of town or prefer the privacy on an online consultation. 

Online Consultation Template for 3D Simulations

Left Side View

Include shoulders to waist

Front  View

Include shoulders to waist

Arms slightly out

Right Side View

Include shoulers to waist


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