Over time, such factors as pregnancy, breastfeeding, changes in weight, and the natural process of aging can result in some degree of breast drooping and/or volume loss for many women. Fortunately, individuals desiring to address these physical changes and enhance the overall appearance of their breasts have several cosmetic options available, including breast lift surgery, breast augmentation, or a combined breast augmentation and lift at my Roanoke, VA, plastic surgery practice.
In this blog post, I’ll discuss why a combined approach often provides the most transformative results.
Where Do Breast Augmentations and Lifts Fall Short?
Although breast lift surgery—also known as mastopexy—can raise the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall, the procedure by itself will not add notable volume for a fuller appearance and has a difficult time maintaining the breast volume higher on the chest.
In a similar manner, a breast augmentation can enlarge the overall size of the breasts, but implants on their own cannot correct breast sagging caused by loose, excess skin. As a result, many individuals hoping to improve the volume and elevation of the breasts all at once can often greatly benefit from breast augmentation with a lift.
What Does a Breast Augmentation With a Lift Do?
Also called an augmentation-mastopexy or a breast lift with implants, the breast augmentation with a lift procedure can be custom-tailored to help:
- Increase breast volume and cup size
- Remove excess skin to correct breast sagging
- Reposition and keep the breasts higher on the chest wall
- Enhance the symmetry and overall contour of the breasts
- Improve the size and/or position of the areolas
Learn more about the procedure and its associated recovery process in my previous blog post.
Is a Combined Breast Augmentation and Lift Right for Me?
If you are contemplating breast enhancement surgery, I recommend consulting with a board-certified plastic surgeon who has considerable experience and proven results in all cosmetic breast techniques. After a comprehensive assessment of your specific needs and aesthetic concerns, he or she should be able to identify—and eventually perform—the most appropriate procedure for you.
To see examples of the result you can expect from the procedure, please visit our before-and-after photo gallery.
To learn more or to schedule your own breast lift with implants consultation here in Roanoke, please contact us online or call (540) 776-1600.