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BlogWhen To Combine Breast Augmentation With A Breast Lift

Breast augmentation is an extraordinarily popular procedure with a high rate of patient satisfaction. It’s what most women think of when they consider cosmetic breast enhancement surgery. Hundreds of thousands of women undergo breast augmentation each year, but it is not the right choice for every patient. Breast implants are intended to increase breast size and projection, and create a more symmetrical, proportionate breast profile. Breast augmentation does not elevate sagging breasts or reposition drooping nipples.

Breast lift surgery restores a perkier, firmer and more aesthetically pleasing shape to breasts with significant sagging (or “ptosis”). During the procedure, a plastic surgeon removes excess skin, reshapes the breast tissue and raises the areola and nipple into a more youthful position. A breast lift does not significantly change the size of the breasts. If your breasts are naturally small or have developed a “deflated” look over the years, a breast lift will not be able to address these concerns.

By combining breast lift and breast augmentation, New Jersey plastic surgeon Dr. Vasisht can improve the size, shape, position and projection of the breasts in a single procedure. This is an ideal option for women who want to dramatically transform their breasts while minimizing costs and downtime. If you’re not sure which breast enhancement procedure will achieve your aesthetic goals, the team at South Shore Plastic Surgery is here to help. The guide below will help you consider your options before you visit us for your complimentary consultation with Dr. V.

If you are happy with the position of your breasts, but not the size…

The desire to have fuller, rounder or more symmetrical breasts is shared by many women. If your breasts are perky but your cup size is smaller than you would like, breast augmentation is a great way to add volume. Common goals of breast augmentation include:

  • Increasing breast volume
  • Creating more balanced body proportions
  • Improving upper pole fullness to enhance cleavage
  • Creating rounder, more shapely breasts
  • Correcting noticeable size asymmetry or tuberous breasts
  • Feeling more confident in lingerie and swimsuits

Women who choose this option typically have good natural projection and lift, and a nipple-areola complex that sits above the inframammary fold. Their main cosmetic concern is the size of their breasts. Dr. V customizes each breast augmentation procedure to the patient’s preferences. You will have a number of different options to choose from, including the shape, texture and material of your breast implants.

If you are happy with the size of your breasts, but they are sagging…

Some of our New Jersey patients are satisfied with their natural breast volume, but don’t like the changes they’ve noticed in their breasts over the years. If stretched skin and sagging are your primary concerns, you may only need a breast lift to restore the youthful silhouette you once enjoyed. Common goals of breast lift surgery include:

  • Returning the breasts to a more youthful, elevated position
  • Removing excess skin
  • Raising the nipple and areola above the inframammary fold
  • Reduce the size of enlarged, stretched areolae
  • Correcting noticeable asymmetry in the position of the breasts

Women who opt to have a breast lift without augmentation typically do not want larger breasts or do not want to have breast implants. They are happy with the amount of cleavage they have when wearing a bra, the shape of their breasts and their overall body proportions. Like breast augmentation, breast lift surgery is tailored to the patient’s anatomy and goals.

If you are not happy with the size, shape and elevation of your breasts…

Ptosis and loss of breast volume frequently occur together. When a woman wants to correct sagging as well as increase the fullness of her breasts, then she may be an excellent candidate for a combined breast augmentation and breast lift. Common goals of this procedure include:

  • Addressing significant loss of fullness in the upper region of the breasts
  • Corrected an “empty” or “deflated” look
  • Elevating downturned nipples
  • Improving projection and perkiness
  • Enhancing shape and symmetry

Combining these two procedures can help you get the most out of your breast enhancement. Because there is only one surgery, you will only need to go under anesthesia once and only need to commit to one recovery period. This is financially advantageous as well as more convenient. Combining breast lift and breast augmentation also allows Dr. V to thoroughly personalize every aspect of your procedure to create the most precise, beautiful and natural-looking result.

If you have given birth or lost a significant amount of weight…

Women who have gone through pregnancy, breastfeeding or massive weight loss often experience significant changes in their breasts that encompass many of the above concerns. These patients can also be good candidates for a combined procedure. For women who want to reverse the adverse effects of childbearing, breast augmentation and breast lift surgery are frequently included as part of a mommy makeover, a customized combination of procedures designed to rejuvenate a woman’s post-pregnancy body. Breast augmentation and breast lift also pair well body lift procedures that remove excess fat and skin from areas of the body that are most affected by major weight loss. A post-bariatric lift may involve a lower body lift, an upper body lift or both depending on the patient’s needs.

Schedule Your Breast Surgery Consultation

Many women find themselves wishing they had a larger bust or a more attractive breast shape. Whether your breasts never developed as much as you hoped they would or you’ve lost breast volume due to pregnancy, weight loss or aging, breast augmentation can give you the curves you’re currently missing. However, if you’re also struggling with significant breast sagging, breast implants alone may not be enough to give you a beautiful and youthful bustline. A combined breast augmentation and breast lift surgery offers the best of both worlds.

For patients in the South New Jersey and Philadelphia areas, Dr. Vasisht and the team at South Shore Plastic Surgery offer a range of cosmetic procedures to enhance your bust and give your confidence a boost. Call us at 856-784-2639 to schedule your consultation and find out which breast procedure will give you the gorgeous, natural results you’ve been dreaming of.