Both breast lifts and breast augmentations at our practice are popular procedures on their own. In fact, patients often come to a consultation thinking they need one or the other. However, many women benefit from combining the 2 procedures because together they provide more comprehensive results by adding both lift and volume.
What can a breast augmentation do for you?
Breast augmentation is a versatile procedure that offers benefits beyond just increasing breast size. This popular enhancement can also correct breast asymmetry, restore pre-pregnancy size, and help build confidence.
All women have some degree of asymmetry, but for some women the difference in size is significant. This can make shopping for bras and bathing suits a chore. Additionally, it causes many women to feel embarrassed in tight-fitting clothing.
Even if you are happy with your breasts for the majority of your life, pregnancy has the potential to change that. Mothers often end up with decreased fullness post-pregnancy. A breast augmentation can restore this lost volume using implants.
Lastly, breast augmentation is more than just a body transformation. Getting breast implants is a decision that most of our patients have carefully considered for months or even years before they undergo surgery. For women who have been self-conscious about their bodies since they were young, or for those who have lost volume over time, this transformation is often accompanied by a boost of self-esteem and a reinforced sense of womanhood.
What can a breast lift do for you?
A breast lift can benefit women in a number of ways. Typically, women who undergo lifts have breasts that have been affected by age, weight fluctuations, or pregnancy.
As we get older, our skin loses elasticity. This is caused by the thinning of the epidermis, the surface layer of the skin. As a result, the skin hangs more loosely and is not able to support the breasts as well anymore, causing them to sag. Rapid weight fluctuations and having children can leave you with loose skin as well.
A breast lift alone can correct:
- Sagging breasts
- Enlarged areolas
- Fallen or downturned nipples
- Uneven breast position
What are the benefits of combining the 2 procedures?
A breast augmentation alone cannot improve breast position or sagginess, while a breast lift alone can not increase volume. By combining the two procedures, you can address both issues and achieve more comprehensive improvement.
The combination can also save you money in the long run. For example, when you undergo plastic surgery, the cost breakdown includes the surgeon fee, facility fee, and anesthesia fee. Therefore, when you do the procedures separately, you must pay the facility fee and anesthesia fee two times. On top of that, you will have to endure 2 recovery periods. That means more time off work and less time enjoying your new figure.
Check out our gallery to see real patient before-and-after photos. If you want to discuss your breast enhancement options, request a consultation online or give us a call at (203) 336-9862.