Combined Breast Augmentation & Breast Lift
What is Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift Surgery?
Are you a candidate for this surgery?
For some patients, particularly those with minimal breast tissue, your surgeon may recommend doing the procedures separately, with a grace period in between in order to allow the tissue to “settle.” Because of their complexity, combined breast augmentation/lift procedures are associated with a slightly higher rate of corrective surgery than breast augmentation or breast lift alone.
How is a Breast Augmentation With Breast Lift Performed?
Despite the fact that both surgeries may make use of the same types of incisions and are therefore easily integrated, it takes a skilled surgeon to perform this tricky procedure because of the opposing forces at work. While a breast lift is designed to tighten the skin of the breast, the insertion of implants puts pressure on the skin, stretching it out. The breast augmentation is typically performed first, often through a periareolar incision. Then, depending on the extent of work necessary, your surgeon may make one or two more incisions in order to remove excess breast skin, elevate the nipple, and reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin around the nipple).
What to Expect After Surgery
While it is important to maintain realistic expectations, women who undergo a breast augmentation/lift can expect a dramatic change to the look and feel of their breasts, including increased volume, elevated nipples, and a visible “lift.” Many women find that undergoing such procedures helps to improve their confidence and self-image.
At Clinic 360, our number one goal is patient satisfaction, and your surgeon will arrange a number of follow-up visits as necessary in order to ensure a desirable result that meets or exceeds your expectations.