While breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery in the United States, it may not be enough by itself for you to achieve the appearance you desire. Many women choose to have breast augmentation and mastopexy, or a breast lift. Breast lifts get rid of saggy skin and droopy tissue, helping support your natural breast tissue or a breast implant.
This combined procedure can have great results and benefits, including:
A More Youthful Figure
When you were in your 20s, your breasts likely sat high on your chest and felt firm to the touch. However, pregnancy and aging can cause breasts to sag or hang loosely due to excess skin. Even though they may be loose, you may also have lost volume in your breast compared to when you were younger.
A breast augmentation can correct volume, but it cannot correct sagging in the breast. That’s when you’ll need a breast lift to return your breast to where they used to sit on your chest. The combined procedure is typically most beneficial for women who have:
- Reached age 40
- Had multiple pregnancies
- Lost significant amounts of weight after obesity
- Poor breast skin quality due to stretch marks or sagging
- Lower placed nipples
These women will see a huge change to their contours with a breast lift. Many women will feel that their bodies appear more balanced as well as more youthful.
Fewer Costs and Risks
Combined breast augmentation and breast lift are just as safe as having the two procedures separately but it is far more convenient for you. You won’t need anesthesia twice, and will only experience one recovery time instead of two.
It is also less expensive to have the procedures at the same time than separately. It saves your surgeon and their staff time, resulting in cost savings for you. You’ll also miss less work to have the procedure and recover. You’ll need fewer appointments and only need to experience the discomfort of recovery one time while getting the results you want.
A breast augmentation and a breast lift work together to give you better results. If you have an implant going in, for instance, you won’t need as much extra skin removed during the breast lift portion of the procedure. With your natural breast volume lifted, you could possibly choose a smaller implant.
The combined procedure also allows you to achieve more customizable results. You can choose where your implants should be placed, how large they should be and what shape the implants should be. Your plastic surgeon will work with you to determine your appearance goals and make a plan for achieving them.
At Galardi/Rosenblum Plastic Surgery in Virginia Beach, we provide outstanding results with a combined breast augmentation and breast lift. We can help women of all ages achieve the appearance they desire with safe and effective surgeries. Contact us today at (757) 496-5556 for your breast augmentation with lift consultation.