Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
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Synergy Plastic Surgery: Mahlon Kerr, MD, FACS

Breast Lift and Augmentation, or Just a Lift?

This is a common question that I often address several times a day during my new patient consultation clinics.

The answer depends on your goals, anatomy, and physical exam.

In general a breast lift will result in a tighter perkier breast.  In many patients this is at the cost of a little breast volume as the breast skin is tightened.  Usually this can mean about a ¼ to ½ cup loss in actual bra volume.  For many women this is fine, for some they will not want to lose any volume and will want to add an implant.

For a woman who wants a breast lift to reposition her breasts and wants to add to her breast volume using a breast implant is a good option.  Breast augmentation with a lift typically adds volume in the upper part of the breast where it is most needed.  Implants can also help shape the breast more than a lift alone.  They are a good choice if you want to maintain or add a little volume to your current breast size.

To determine what option is best for you I would recommend that you come in for a consultation where we can spend time taking about your expectations and then look at your body to design a surgery that will meet your goals.

 

-Mahlon A. Kerr, MD, FACS

Diplomat, American Board of Plastic Surgery

Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

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Austin: (512) 244-1439
Round Rock: (512) 244-1444

Austin Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
11200 Manchaca Road, Suite 201, Building 2
Austin, TX 78748
Phone: (512) 244-1439
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

Round Rock Location: Synergy Plastic Surgery
7700 Cat Hollow Drive #103
Round Rock, TX 78681
Phone: (512) 244-1444
Fax: (512) 244-1445

Monday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Get Directions

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Keep in mind that each patient is unique and your results may vary.

Dr. Mahlon Kerr and Dr. Ross Blagg are highly regarded plastic surgeons who specialize in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery at their offices in Round Rock and Austin, Texas. Dr. Kerr is certified by The American Board of Plastic Surgery. Patients travel from throughout the Southwest to have Dr. Kerr or Dr. Blagg perform breast enhancement surgery such as breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. They also specialize in body contouring procedures, including plastic surgery after weight loss, liposuction, and tummy tucks. In addition, Synergy Med Spa offers a range of nonsurgical cosmetic procedures, including BOTOX® Cosmetic and injectable fillers. Dr. Kerr and Dr. Blagg serve communities surrounding Northern Austin and other cities, including Killeen, Cedar Park, Leander, and Pflugerville.

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