Getting the breasts you want may not be as simple as adding volume. A breast augmentation alone may not place your breasts where you want them or give them a perky appearance.
Fortunately, you can combine two procedures into one to get the breasts you want. A breast lift and augmentation together can help you get younger-looking, fuller breasts.
What is a Breast Lift?
A breast lift raises your breast tissue and nipple higher to help balance out your frame and proportions. During the procedure, your surgeon removes any excess skin in the breast and lifts and tightens the underlying breast tissue. This procedure can help significantly if your breasts are sagging due to age, weight loss, pregnancy or genetics.
But a breast lift does not change the volume of your breasts. It also doesn’t change the shape or appearance of the top half of your breast. If you want larger or rounder breasts, you’ll need breast augmentation, too.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation adds volume to your breast by adding silicone or saline implants. But it can do more than add volume. It can also change the shape of your breast on both the top and bottom and even bring your breasts closer together for better cleavage.
With breast augmentation, you have many choices about how your breasts look and feel. You can choose round or teardrop-shaped implants. You can choose a more firm silicone or softer saline. You can round out the top of your breast or leave it sloping.
However, breast augmentation can only place volume around the nipple where it is. It cannot move the breast significantly higher. While it may fill out some excess skin, some sagging skin may remain if the implant is not large enough.
Benefits of Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift
When you combine breast augmentation and a breast lift, you have the ultimate control over how your breasts look. You can take advantage of benefits such as:
- Choosing to place your breasts almost anywhere on the chest wall
- Reducing the appearance of excess skin by increasing volume and removing skin
- Reducing risks by having just one surgery instead of two
- Only having one recovery time from one procedure instead of two
- Reduced costs because you only have anesthesia once
If you aren’t sure if you need both a breast lift and a breast augmentation, your plastic surgeon can help you determine what is best for your body and your appearance goals. During your consultation, be clear about how you want your breasts to appear, even bringing examples of photos. The better you are able to communicate your needs, the better your results will be.
At Galardi/Rosenblum Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, we provide personalized breast augmentation and breast lift procedures to help you feel and look your best. We work with you to ensure you have the right procedure for your body and can enjoy your results. Contact us today at (757) 496-5556 for your breast augmentation with breast lift consultation.