WHAT CAN A BREAST LIFT AND BREAST IMPLANT COMBINATION SURGERY ACHIEVE?
Over a woman’s lifetime, the breasts undergo significant changes, especially after pregnancy and nursing. Aging and massive weight loss can also affect the shape and size of the breasts. Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to increase the cup size, providing a rounder, fuller bust that is youthful and feminine. But while breast augmentation with implants can combat volume loss, it cannot address breast ptosis, or sagging.
That is where a breast lift (mastopexy) steps in. By combining breast augmentation with a breast lift, the patient can experience a complete transformation in terms of their upper body. The end result is perky, shapely breasts that are proportionate to your figure and reflect your unique aesthetic tastes.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is performed to correct the deflation that happens in the breasts with aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss. Breast implants come in many different shapes, sizes, and textures, and each patient will have to decide on her own the best options for her figure. Breast implants come in saline, silicone, and Gummy Bear, and there are advantages and disadvantages to each type that your surgeon will explain in depth during your consultation.
The patient will also need to choose where their incisions should be located, and whether the implants should be placed below or above the pec muscles. Breast augmentation has a high rate of client satisfaction, as it can not only improve your wardrobe choices and enhance your physique, but it can also boost your self-confidence and self-image.
What is a breast lift?
One of the side effects of pregnancy and nursing is that the breasts begin to droop and sag, and the nipples turn downwards. Mastopexy, or breast lift, is a surgery to correct breast ptosis, elevating the breasts and the nipples to a more youthful, attractive position. During the procedure, excess skin is removed, and the breast contours are tightened, revitalizing the breast mounds. The nipple-areola complex is raised so that the chest appears perkier and more appealing.
What are the benefits of combining breast augmentation with mastopexy?
By combining both breast surgeries, the surgeon can correct the appearance of the breasts comprehensively, combating volume loss while simultaneously correcting the elevation and projection of the bust. A breast lift can create the perfect scaffolding to receive the breast implants so that your final result looks natural and aesthetically pleasing.
By performing the procedures in tandem, the client saves both money and time. Only one recovery period is required instead of two. If the patient wishes, breast augmentation and mastopexy can be part of a mommy makeover, which can also include liposuction, tummy tuck, labiaplasty, facial rejuvenation, and other procedures targeted to rejuvenate the body after motherhood.
What is the takeaway?
While you may have initially thought you had to choose between breast augmentation and a breast lift, the truth is that undergoing both procedures simultaneously is the best way to address age-related changes without extra downtime.