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Breast Lift With Implants - Albany NY

If you are looking to enhance your breasts, consider the cutting-edge tack-first breast augmentation technique for a breast lift with implants offered by Dr. DeLuca and Dr. Tauber. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, performing a mastoplexy and enlargement together is just as safe as performing the two procedures separately

Designed to save time and improve accuracy, this technique is truly tailored to achieving the look and feel you desire. With more than 300,000 women getting breast surgery each year, it’s important to be informed of the various techniques to decide which is right for you.

What is the “Tack-First” Technique?

The tack-first technique is akin to any artist drawing a light guideline before he or she starts to paint. This guideline gives Dr. DeLuca and Dr. Tauber a spatial reference point to step back and examine his work before ever picking up a scalpel.

By tailor-tacking where incisions need to be made, Dr. DeLuca and Dr. Tauber have reference points to deliver the best outcome possible. The tacks pull in or tighten the skin and tissue around the implant. The patient will be placed in the upright position, so the breasts hang naturally. Dr. DeLuca and Dr. Tauber can then examine asymmetries and adjust the tacking, which mark out the exact areas needed for the incision..

Benefits of the Tack-First Technique

Because the tacking allows your breast to settle and fall the way they naturally would, this breast lift with implants procedure indicates where and how to make incisions to achieve a natural-looking augmentation. Thus, the extent of the needed excision is obvious.

Guesswork is also eliminated with a tack-first breast augmentation because the tacking can show how the skin will drape around the breast after the procedure is completed. It also makes clear how much breast tissue should be removed to lift the breasts into their desired positions.

Perhaps, however, the greatest benefit from this technique is the fact that it allows Dr. DeLuca and Dr. Tauber to see and shape what each breast will look like after being lifted and augmented, before making a single excision.

Additional benefits of the tack-first breast lift and augmentation technique include:

  • It greatly reduces the possibility of removing too much or too little skin during the trimming process
  • It saves time in the operating room
  • It produces a strong lower pole (along the vertical incisions of each breast) and thus, a long-lasting result

After nursing three children and changes in body weight, I was left with very small, saggy breasts. I felt now was the time to enhance my breasts (which I have wanted to do for 22 years as I have always been on the small side). The question was which surgeon.

After several consultations with different surgeons, I felt Dr. DeLuca was the best surgeon for me. Not only did he take the time to explain everything, but I never felt rushed. Once I had decided this was the right decision for me he was able to schedule my procedure quickly. His staff is remarkable. Very kind, non judgmental, and efficient.

After the surgery (which had a surprisingly quick and easy healing time) Dr. DeLuca was always available for any questions/concerns. I actually came in before my next scheduled appointment because of a concern. Not only did he address my concern, but he didn’t make me feel silly for my questions. I now fill out my bathing suits and other clothes nicely. I would highly recommend Dr. DeLuca and his staff. In fact, I travelled 60 miles each way to take advantage of his great skill and service.*

– via
Breast Lift with Implants – North Adams, MA

Differences Between the Tack-First Technique and Traditional Augmentation Mastopexy Methods

When mastopexies first emerged as a procedure, doctors used the Wise Pattern, a very formulaic procedure that allowed little flexibility or surgeon’s expertise to tweak and improve. The entire process was about reduction and doctors measured everything very precisely. They would take measurements of the desired breast size, incision points, and more. But then implants were being added to breast lifts and the entire formula crumbled. It was nearly impossible to perform an adequate job using the Wise Pattern technique.

When the implants are inserted first, the Wise Pattern can’t be used for measurement. Using this method and inserting the implant first can result in a situation where the desired size does not match what the breast cavity will allow. Sometimes, too much skin is trimmed away during the initial mastopexy procedure, leaving breasts that are too tight or too loose to accommodate the implant size needed to achieve your ultimate goal.

This is why tailor-tacking first is so ideal – it allows Dr. DeLuca and Dr. Tauber to modify their incision plan before making a single incision. If the breast looks too tight, you simply take a tack out, loosen up the skin then re-apply the  tack.

Before And After Breast Lift Augmentation Photos

In addition to the before & after breast lift with implant photos that have been uploaded to the website, Dr. DeLuca also has several large binders worth of recent cases that you will be able to look through and discuss during your consultation.

Check out Dr. DeLuca’s Before and After Photos

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After considering breast augmentation pretty much my whole life, I finally decided to make an appointment for a consultation. I did a Google search and found several local surgeons. I looked at what seemed like a million before and after photos, and noticed a huge difference in Dr. DeLuca’s breast augmentation photos compared to the others and knew I had to make an appointment with him.

From the first phone call, I knew I was making the right choice. Dr. DeLuca and his staff are extremely professional and make you feel very comfortable. I was nervous about my implants being too big, as I have a small frame and really just wanted a natural look – and Dr. DeLuca assured me they would fit my body type just fine. The whole process from consultation to surgery and recovery went by so quick and very smoothly.

I am ecstatic with how my implants look, I could not have asked for a better size, shape, and overall look. I have never felt so confident and I would do it again in a heartbeat, thanks to Dr. DeLuca!*

– KRene (via
Breast Lift + Implants – Latham, NY

Importance of Finding the Right Plastic Surgeon

Any breast lift with implants procedure requires complex medical expertise, so it’s important to have a surgeon you can trust. Major changes to your body require major confidence in your doctor. You need someone with experience and medical training that has helped countless others.

The surgeons at DeLuca Plastic Surgery has been in practice for decades, performed more than 2,000 breast surgeries, and spent over 15 years performing the tack-first breast lift and augmentation technique. Dr. DeLuca and Dr. Tauber have the experience, skill, and know-how to make your aesthetic goals a reality.

Tack-First Breast Lift Augmentation Cost

Because the tack-first procedure is performed in a single surgery, the cost is significantly less than the traditional, two-surgery approach to simultaneous augmentation mastopexy surgery. For most patients, the price of a breast lift with implant ranges between $8,000-$9,500 and includes all fees (surgeons, surgery center, anesthesiologist, implant, etc.). For those interested, DeLuca Plastic Surgery offers several financing and payment options.

The Importance of 24/7 Postoperative Care

Postoperative care is one of the most important steps to recover from any breast lift with implants procedure. While the staple-first breast augmentation technique doesn’t require more recovery time than other procedures, it’s important to get the proper care and follow up needed for a successful operation. Quality attention following surgery can result in faster, more successful healing, which decreases the required downtime. A good doctor will work with you from initial consultation to postoperative care. At DeLuca Plastic Surgery, we are with you every step of the way.

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My sister and I both had breast lifts and implants done by Dr. DeLuca and are extremely satisfied with our results. The Dr. was very informative before and after the procedure, answered any questions or concerns we had in great detail, and the end result was amazing. We are so glad we chose him. He was easy to talk to, made us feel very comfortable and confident being under his care. Anyone contemplating using another plastic surgeon should look no further. Trust us, you will be as happy with your results as we are!*

– Mrs. O ( / Breast Lift Augmentation
Albany, NY

*Disclaimer: The individuals featured in the above testimonials are all actual patients of DeLuca Plastic Surgery. Please note that outcomes from plastic surgery procedures may vary and the experiences shared in the testimonials are specific to that particular patient and may not be representative of the experience of others.

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