Enrique Silberblatt, MD discusses how the combination of mastopexy and implants can greatly benefit certain individuals interested in breast enhancement.
Roanoke, VA — According to Dr. Enrique Silberblatt, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Roanoke, some of the most common aesthetic issues pertaining to the breasts include volume loss, tissue sagging, and skin laxity. For women seeking to restore lost volume and/or increase breast fullness, a breast augmentation with implants is often an ideal cosmetic solution, he says. For those who wish to eliminate excess skin and correct drooping in the breasts, he continues, a mastopexy (breast lift) is generally an excellent surgical technique. When all of these concerns are present, however, Dr. Silberblatt notes that a combination of breast augmentation and mastopexy can usually be the best approach.
Commonly referred to as breast augmentation with a lift or a breast lift with implants, the augmentation-mastopexy procedure is designed to elevate sagging breasts while simultaneously enhancing both volume and overall shape/symmetry. Candidates for breast augmentation with a lift typically include patients who:
- Have breast drooping and volume loss as a result of weight fluctuation, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and/or other circumstances
- Desire to both lift and augment their breasts
- Are interested in breast lift surgery but want more volume than can be achieved with mastopexy on its own
- Are interested in implants but have a moderate to substantial amount of breast sagging present
In addition to relating to one or more of the criteria above, Dr. Silberblatt explains that ideal candidates for augmentation-mastopexy should have enough time available for recovery following the procedure, as resuming a regular and/or strenuous daily routine too quickly can lead to healing complications and unsatisfactory results. Fortunately, the necessary recovery period in not usually extended simply because two treatments are being performed at once. “In fact,” he writes in a recent blog post on his website, “the majority of patients have a similar—if not the same—recovery experience as those who exclusively underwent breast augmentation or breast lift surgery.”
Ultimately, breast augmentation with a lift may not be right for every individual seeking to address multiple aesthetic breast issues, which is why Dr. Silberblatt strongly encourages anyone interested in cosmetic breast surgery to seek an experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon. By doing so, he says patients can help to ensure they receive the safest, most beneficial advice and care for their unique needs and goals.
About Enrique A. Silberblatt, MD, FACS
Dr. Silberblatt is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is a Fellow of the esteemed American College of Surgeons. After earning his medical degree from New York Medical College, he underwent an Internship in General Surgery at the University of Miami, a Residency in General Surgery at the University of Massachusetts, and a Residency in Plastic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Silberblatt is experienced in all forms of cosmetic breast surgery, and he holds patient care and safety in the highest regard to help make each individual is fully satisfied with their final outcome.
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