Many times, more than one surgery is necessary in order to give a woman the look she desires regarding her breasts. Usually, this is the case for many women who not only feel the desire to improve the size of their breasts, but the shape and position as well, especially those who may be worried about a sagging or deflated appearance. After consulting with an experienced board certified plastic surgeon, many women make the decision to incorporate breast implants in addition to getting a breast lift in order to correspond to their ideal goals.
Combined Breast Augmentation and Lift
A combined breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy) often helps many women achieve fuller, perkier, rounder, and more youthful-looking breasts. Surgeons tell women who desire breast enhancement to get a breast lift as well to appropriately relocate their nipples to prevent them from pointing downward. Many surgeons simultaneously perform breast augmentation and breast lift to position the patient’s nipples in a more centralized, youthful location. A breast implant adds significant volume to a woman’s breasts, especially in the upper area, when a lift alone isn’t enough to meet the aesthetic goals she expects.
How Combined Breast Augmentation and Lift is Performed
In order to remove the excess skin, the surgeon makes one incision around the patient’s areola (the dark area that surrounds the nipple) and another vertical incision that runs from the base of the breast to the lower area of the areola. This is sometimes referred to as a lollipop scar. The breast implants are placed inside these incisions are positioned just under the patient’s pectoral chest muscle. In a typical breast augmentation, the implants may consist of saline or silicone.
Benefits of Combining Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift
Breast augmentation and breast lift surgery are two of the most common cosmetic procedures done in the U.S. today. Also, there are some key benefits of combining the two surgeries into one single procedure:
- Eliminates the risk of a double surgery
- Lowers the overall costs
- Prevents the disappointing situation of choosing between two surgeries
Combining two procedures is a safe and excellent, cost-effective alternative as long as the all the proper precautions are put in place prior to getting surgery.
Is a Breast Augmentation and Lift Right for You?
Several women who are done having babies are great candidates for getting a combination breast augmentation and lift due to the way breasts in general often lose their overall shape post-pregnancy.
Women who decide to get the combination procedure want to add volume as well as change the shape and location of their breasts. For several women whose breasts, unfortunately, changed in shape and size, choosing between augmentation and a lift isn’t always satisfying. Major life changes including the natural aging process or pregnancy and nursing can often make the breasts lose volume and sag.
While a lift alone will reshape and elevate the breast, it won’t add any volume. Therefore, women who desire a complete enhancement to the look, shape, and feel of their breasts can combine the two techniques for a more satisfying outcome overall. Contact Athena Plastic Surgery today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Avron Lipschitz.