Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift - Should You Combine Them?

Posted September 29, 2023
Can you have a Breast Augmentation & Breast Lift Performed Together

As a person ages, they might want to make alterations in the size or shape of the breasts or lift sagging breasts to give them a younger and more rejuvenated look. These two procedures are known as breast augmentation and a breast lift, and they are normally performed separately by a surgeon. However, there are some patients who make the decision to have breast enhancement surgery that combines the two breast surgeries in order to gain the best results possible from both plastic surgery procedures. Let’s start our examination of having breast augmentation and breast lift surgery at the same time with an overview of combining the procedures from Cosmetic Town TV:

Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift – What is the Difference?

Breast Augmentation and Breast LiftBreast augmentation surgery is a procedure that increases the size of the breasts and also gives an improvement to the shape and contour of the breasts. Breast augmentation can be performed by placing breast implants in the body or by fat transfer to the breasts.

A breast lift is a procedure that lifts breasts that are drooping or saggy, so they gain a lifted and more youthful look and position on the body.

Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift – Benefits of Combining the Procedures

The combination of the two procedures offers multiple benefits to the breasts such as an enhanced look and shape to the breasts and an increase in the volume of the breasts. In addition, the patient will enjoy a greater amount of self-confidence and an improved self-image when it comes to their breasts and their body. Let’s discuss these benefits in more detail below:

  • Patients will enjoy an increased amount of volume to the breast when they have a combination breast augmentation and breast lift. As females continue to age, the breasts can start to lose some of their shape and volume and this loss can be caused by multiple factors such as the aging process, a good amount of weight loss, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Breast augmentation is able to restore and increase lost volume through the placement of the breast implants or the injection of fat from another part of the body. When a breast lift is performed at the same time, the breasts are repositioned on the body, so they gain an improved shape and contour. The combination of the two cosmetic breast surgeries results in breasts that are fuller and younger in appearance while also having a more natural look.

It is also ideal to perform them at the same time as breast augmentation surgery is able to give the breasts an enhanced size, but the procedure is not able to improve issues such as an asymmetrical look to the breasts, sagging or droopy breasts, and a stretched or elongated look to the nipples. A breast lift is able to address these issues with the breasts through the removal of any excess skin as well as tightening the breast tissue while also repositioning both the nipple and the areola.

On the other hand, a breast lift is not able to make a substantial change or alteration to the size of the breasts. A breast lift needs to be combined with breast augmentation to achieve the goal of augmenting the breasts along with obtaining a look to the breasts that is fuller and more youthful in appearance. In addition, patients will not require as much additional volume to be added to the breast implants if they combine the surgery with breast augmentation. The overall look of the breasts will show a general improvement as opposed to the look of the breasts if the patient only has one of the procedures performed since the combination of surgeries both enlarges and lifts the breasts at the same time.

  • Performing the procedures at the same time can give the patient an increased amount of confidence in their appearance since they will be able to eliminate a look that is sagging, small, or asymmetrical to the breasts. Once the breasts gain a look that is more youthful and balanced, the patient will feel more confident in the appearance of their body and also enjoy a healthier self-image.
  • The combination of the surgeries decreases the amount of recovery time needed if the procedures were done on an individual basis. The patient will only need to undergo a single surgery and a single recovery period which decreases the amount of time and money they would spend on multiple surgeries.

It should be noted that patients who already have breast implants in the body might not need a breast lift performed at the same time as the original breast augmentation surgery. They might decide to have a breast lift as they age, and this can be performed as long as the existing breast implants are in good shape. If the breast implants have any issues that might have a negative impact on the breast lift, the patient needs to discuss having breast implant replacement surgery at the same time as the breast lift.

- MA


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