Combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation is an increasingly popular option for many women. Not only does it mean having to recover just once, it also means getting the results and look you want sooner. Although it may seem good from all angles, it’s extremely important to get the right surgeon with the right experience to combine the two procedures.
Breast lifts are performed on women who are experiencing sagging in their breasts due to aging, pregnancy, and breastfeeding, or on women who have lost a significant amount of weight and need to firm up the area. The procedure is performed by a surgeon making incisions, then pulling the skin of the breasts up to give them a tight, lifted look. The nipple is replaced and the surgeon will ensure there is a natural-looking contour to the breast.
The only downside that most women find coming out of breast lifts is that they usually go down a cup size or more, depending on the extent of the surgery. Having firm, pert cleavage can be great, but if there is little volume it can leave you feeling disappointed with the results.
Adding a breast augmentation to the lift can add the desired volume, curves, and lift, all in one procedure. A breast augmentation involves the surgeon putting saline or silicone implants into the breast. The size of the implant is up to you, whether you choose to stay with your current size or to increase.
An added bonus of having both procedures done at once is that there is scarring from only one procedure instead of two. And you’ll only have to recover from surgery once. Recovery takes about six to eight weeks.
There are certainly benefits to combining both surgeries — just be sure to find a plastic surgeon that is registered in Massachusetts with the Board of Plastic Surgeons. Combining the two surgeries takes a certain level of expertise, and you want to be sure to get the best results possible.