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BREAST AUGMENTATION:
New low prices!
Saline Breast Implants $ 3465
Silicone Breast Implants $ 4615
(Price includes surgeon’s fee, facility fee, breast implants, surgical bra, anesthesia, initial consultation with Dr. Vinyard, and all follow up visits)

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SURGICAL

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  • Saline Breast Augmentation- $3465
  • Silicone Gel Breast Augmentation- $4615
  • (fee includes: Dr. Vinyard’s professional fee, all pre and post-operative visits, anesthesia fee, facility fee, breast implants, and brassiere)

DESCRIPTION

There are many factors that can alter the appearance of a woman’s breasts such as pregnancy, nursing, weight loss or gain, and aging. A mastopexy is an outpatient surgical procedure that Dr. Vinyard performs to helps raise and re-shape sagging breasts. A mastopexy can give you a more youthful and feminine appearance. The procedure can also be used to correct breast asymmetries. The goal of a Mastopexy is to correct the “ptosis” or drooping of the breast that occurs over time due to gravity, pregnancy, breast feeding, weight loss, and aging of the breast tissues. As the breast shape changes the breasts appear longer, wider, lower and less projecting. A breast lift is designed to re-shape the breast into a more youthful form by creating more breast projection, narrowing of the breast, and elevating the breast on the chest wall. The result is a more youthful appearing breast. Depending on your desires, Dr. Vinyard may suggest using a breast implant in addition to the breast lift to provide greater breast volume and fullness in the upper portions of the breast. This procedure is called a Mastopexy Augmentation. Not everyone who desires this breast appearance is a candidate for the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Vinyard will determine your candidacy for this procedure and will discuss the reasoning in detail. The pattern of the incision is dependent upon which approach that Dr. Vinyard employs based on your breast shape and size. Quite frequently the incision for a breast lift (mastopexy) is made in a lollipop fashion around the nipple with a vertical incisionbelow the nipple. Patients are typically concerned about having scars on their breasts, but once you are able to view “before and after” photos, you will discover that they usually fade to a thin white line that is not noticed unless closely observed and the new improved shape of the breasts become the focus of your attention. Depending on your desires, Dr. Vinyard may suggest using a breast implant in addition to the breast lift to provide greater breast volume and fullness in the upper portions of the breast. This procedure is called a Mastopexy Augmentation. Not everyone who desires this breast appearance is a candidate for the procedure. During your consultation, Dr. Vinyard will determine your candidacy for this procedure and will discuss the reasoning in detail. The pattern of the incision is dependent upon which approach that Dr. Vinyard employs based on your breast shape and size. Quite frequently the incision for a breast lift (mastopexy) is made in a lollipop fashion around the nipple with a vertical incisionbelow the nipple. Patients are typically concerned about having scars on their breasts, but once you are able to view “before and after” photos, you will discover that they usually fade to a thin white line that is not noticed unless closely observed and the new improved shape of the breasts become the focus of your attention.Photo Gallery

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CONSULTATION FAQ

How do I schedule a breast lift consultation with Dr. Vinyard?

Please contact our office at 256-571-VIPS (8477) and any of our team members will be happy to schedule an appointment at a time that is convenient for you.

Is there a breast lift consultation fee?

Yes. There is a $100 consultation fee that is applied toward the total cost of your breast lift (mastopexy).

What can I expect in the breast lift consultation?

Dr. Vinyard values the time spent in consultation with each patient and the communication that occurs during your visit here. You can expect that he will spend quite a bit of time with you himself. Initially, you will be greeted with a smile by our receptionist who will offer you the beverage of your choice and provide you with the necessary paperwork to complete. You can now enter your own demographic information and medical health history at the convenience of your own home through our state-of-the-art SAFE Internet-based Patient Portal on our website.Then, you will be escorted upstairs to our new patient floor and into a consultation room. Once there, you will be oriented about your visit with us and escorted to the professional photography suite. There, you will have 2-D taken for pre-operative planning and for use later on in your before and after photos. Next, our nurse or patient care coordinator will take your detailed health history. Once she has conveyed this information to Dr. Vinyard, he will then begin the breast lift consultation which will consist of an analysis and conversation about your breast size and shape, a physical exam, and commence with a detailed discussion of your options. Lastly, you will meet with the patient care coordinator who will explain your breast lift quote to you. This quote is designed based on the plan that you and Dr. Vinyard have decided upon together.

How long will the breast lift consultation last?

Please allow 1- 1 ½ for your breast lift (mastopexy) consultation with Dr. Vinyard. This is a vital part of your journey and it can be considered as time that you are dedicating to yourself.

PROCEDURE

Where will my breast lift be performed?

Your mastopexy can be performed in our state of the are surgical suite in our Cosmetic Surgery Center in Guntersville, Alabama orat the Marshall Medical Center North hospital near Arab, Alabama or Marshall Medical Center South hospital in Boaz, Alabama depending on your desires.

What type of anesthesia is required for my breast lift?

General anesthesia is usually required for a mastopexy.

How long will my breast lift take?

A mastopexytakes approximately 3-3.5 hours. If a mastopexy augmentation (breast lift with an implant) it will take approximately 3.5-4 hours.

Can my breast lift be combined with other procedures?

Yes. A mastopexy is commonly combined with a breast augmentation in which breast implants are utilized to provide a fuller more rounded appearance to the breast. This may be performed during the same procedure or at separate procedures. In addition, a breast lift (with or without the addition of implants) can be combined with an abdominoplasty or liposuction to complete the "Mommy Makeover".

Is my breast lift an outpatient procedure?

Yes. You will return to the comfort of your own home the night of surgery, unless you combine a breast lift with an abdominoplasty and have a "mommy makeover". In this situation, you will spend the night in a local hotel with our Plastic Surgery Sitter.

RECOVERY

Where will I stay the night of my breast lift?

You will return to the comfort of your own home the night of surgery, unless you combine a breast lift with an abdominoplasty to have a "mommy makeover". In this situation, you will spend the night in a local hotel with our Plastic Surgery Sitter.

How long will it take to recover from my breast lift?

Most patients are ready to return to sedentary work in one week following a mastopexy (breast lift) or mastopexy augmentation (breast lift with breast implants). You will need to continue to avoid repetitive motions and heavy lifting for 3 weeks after surgery as this can cause unwanted complications. You will be able to resume all regular activities in 6 weeks after your procedure.

How long can I expect the bruising last after my breast lift?

Bruising following a mastopexyor mastopexy augmentation should resolve in approximately 2 weeks after surgery.

How long can I expect the swelling to last after my breast lift?

The majority of the swelling following your mastopexy or mastopexy augmentation resolves in 6 weeks after your surgery. We take your first official "after" photos at 3 months post op.

When can I expect to see the final result from my breast lift?

Six weeks following your mastopexy or mastopexy augmentation, you will be very close to your end result. However, the breast will continue to change over the span of 3 months post-operatively in which you will notice that the lower part of the breast softens and rounds to reveal a beautiful, youthful breast. Dr. Vinyard employs the superior pedicle approach to a mastopexy and mastopexy augmentation. This creates more fullness in the upper portion of the breast. Gravity is always present and hard at work to try and return your breasts into the pre-surgical "droopy" position. These unwanted changes can be minimized by continuing to wear a supporting brassiere. Dr. Vinyard's approach to breast lifts takes this into consideration and provides you with a longer lasting lifted appearance to the breast.

When do I follow up with Dr. Vinyard after my breast lift?

Dr. Vinyard likes to keep a close watch on his patients' progress. You will see Dr. Vinyard the next day after mastopexy or mastopexy augmentation in the office, then at 1 week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months and 1 year.

FINANCING

How much will my breast lift cost?

You will be provided with a detailed written quote for your mastopexy or mastopexy augmentation once you have finished your consultation with Dr. Vinyard.

What is included in the cost of my breast lift?

The cost for yourmastopexy or mastopexy augmentation will include Dr. Vinyard's professional fee, facility fee, anesthesia fee, surgical brassiere, initial consultation with Dr. Vinyard, and all pre and post-operative visits.

When do I pay for my breast lift?

Since a mastopexy and mastopexy augmentationare considered cosmetic procedures, all fees are due 2 weeks in advance of your surgery with the first 50% being due 1 month prior to your surgery.

Will my insurance cover my breast lift?

A mastopexyand mastopexy augmentationare considered cosmetic procedures, and therefore not covered by insurance.

Are there financing options available for my breast lift?

Yes. Our practice participates with CareCredit although we do not directly finance any procedures. You may also want to research options through your bank of choice. We also accept all major credit cards including VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express.