For women who have lost breast size or now have some droopiness following childbearing or weight loss, a breast lift with implants might just be the answer you seek!
A combination breast lift and breast augmentation is usually the most effective method for breast enhancement. Though in some cases of minor breast ptosis, (droopy breasts) an implant can many times inflate and lift the breast adequately. However, the vast majority of women with significant ptosis and insufficient breast size require a combined breast lift and augmentation to achieve desired results. A breast implant is used to increase the volume, the proportion, and upper breast fullness. The breast lift is used to reshape the breast, elevate the areolas and to remove extra skin.
Breast Augmentation / Breast Lift Combination Surgery
It is important to note that mastopexy (aka breast lift) and breast augmentation can be approached in a more “staged” fashion. In this approach, one procedure is performed alone, and the results are assessed by the patient to see their level of satisfaction. If the other procedure is then desired, it is performed 3-6 months later. This approach is helpful for women with minor breast droopiness or mild breast asymmetry. In such cases, a breast augmentation is accomplished first, and the breast lift is performed later, only if desired by the patient and the surgeon feels this is in your best interest. Most of the time, the procedures are combined as it’s a speedier recovery.
Whether you are considering a breast augmentation alone or with a breast lift, the decision is ultimately up to you, with direction and input from your surgeon.
Contact Dr. Keith Neaman, Salem Plastic Surgeon
Dr. Keith Neaman is a board certified plastic surgeon who is dedicated to achieving the results his patients are dreaming of. Serving Salem, Corvallis, and surrounding communities, Dr. Neaman will work with you to determine the best surgical plan for you to take. To set up a private consultation with Dr. Neaman, please call (844) 338-5445 today.