WHAT it is:

An Auto-Augmentation Breast Lift, unlike a traditional Breast Lift, is a surgical procedure that uses the excess tissue, that is typically tossed out, and repurposes it to reshape, volumize and retain the patient’s current breast size. This procedure has a more subtle result that is perfect for a breast augmentation without implants.

HOW it’s done:

An Auto-Augmentation Brest Lift is a procedure done in the OR under general anesthesia. Dr. Politis starts out by making a T or anchor-shaped incision on the lower part of the breast. After the epidermis is removed and the tissue is adjusted, the excess breast skin and tissue (that is normally discarded from the breast during a traditional breast lift) is carefully tucked back into the breast. From there the tissue is rearranged and sutured in place to produce a more youthful-looking shape and appearance in the breasts.

WHAT to expect:

You may experience temporary pain, soreness, and numbness of breast skin and/or incision discomfort.

Maximum discomfort will occur the first few days.

You will have bruising and swelling of the breasts. The majority of bruising and swelling will subside in 6-8 weeks.

You will leave the operation with an ACE bandage or bra around your chest.
You may not have sensation in the nipples. This may be permanent but usually returns to normal in 6-9 months.

Your first menstruation following surgery may cause breast swelling and pain.

You may feel tired for several weeks or months.


Take a nap with general anesthesia


It takes 3 weeks to recover from an Auto-Augmentation Breast Lift.
You can expect results to last 10-15 years.
You are welcome to come back during or after that time to receive another lift.

PRE-OP instructions:

Have all prescriptions filled prior to your surgery. Do not take any Aspirin, Plavix, Ibuprofen, Vitamin E, Fish Oil, Coenzyme Q10 or medications containing these compounds for 14 days before your procedure.

Begin your stool softener on the day prior to surgery to avoid constipation.

If you have implants: You will need to shower twice daily using antibacterial soap for the three days leading up to your procedure and the morning of your surgery for a total of 6 showers.

If you do not have implants: Wash with Hibiclens or antibacterial soap the night before surgery, as directed. Cleanse your belly button area with a Qtip and the antibacterial soap while showering.

Do not shave the surgical site within 2 days of surgery. This includes under arms for breast procedures and the pubic area for abdominal procedures. Hair may be trimmed with an electric clipper.

Avoid using body lotions, deodorants or perfumes on the day of surgery.

Do not wear any jewelry, piercings or contact lenses.

Refrain from vigorous exercise on the day before your surgery.

Have a regular meal on the evening before surgery, and drink plenty of water. Avoid alcoholic beverages on the evening before surgery. Do no eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery.

POST-OP instructions:

You may shower 24-48 hours after your operation, but no soaking in a bathtub. Lukewarm water.

Do not remove steri-strips. They may come off naturally at 2 weeks. When they start to peel off, they are easier to remove in the shower.

Keep incisions clean and inspect daily for signs of infection.

May pad incision with dressings/gauze for comfort.

Avoid exposing scars to sun for at least 12 months.

Always use a strong sunblock, if sun exposure is unavoidable (SPF 30 or greater).

Begin scar therapy approximately 2 weeks after your operation

Start walking as soon as possible, as this helps to reduce swelling and lowers the chance of blood clots.

Do not drive until you are no longer taking any pain medications (narcotics).

No lifting greater than 8 lbs. for 4-6 weeks.

Sleep in a recliner or with multiple pillows

Avoid strenuous exercise and activities for approximately 6 weeks.

Return to work in 1-2 weeks.

THE RESULTS are real

Breast Augmentation with Lift

40 years old, 5’3″, 147lbs

Breast Augmentation and Circumferential Body Lift

57 years old

Breast Implant Exchange and Mastopexy

33 years old, 5’3″, 150lbs


Breast Augmentation

5’6″, 111lbs

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