Breast augmentation alone is not always enough when it comes to achieving a rejuvenated and youthful bust line. While some women only want an increase in breast size and don’t need a lift, others will have improved breast shape and definition if a lift is also performed. Whereas a breast augmentation successfully enlarge the size of the breasts and restores lost fullness, a breast lift rebalances the skin of the breast to its volume and centers and resizes the nipple and areola.
Your plastic surgeon will recommend a breast lift if the added breast volume from breast augmentation won’t alone give you the change you’re looking for. Many women are now opting for a combination approach, undergoing both an augmentation as well as a lift. Together, the two procedures can restore your breasts—giving you the full, balanced breast line you so desire.
Age, pregnancy, and extreme weight loss can leave the breasts with an overall loss of definition. As the skin loses elasticity, it can no longer support the breast—often causing breasts to stretch, and sag. Due to this, nipples droop and often point downward rather than straight ahead. A breast lift recanters the nipple and areola, allows for a reduction in the size of the areolar, and removed extra, stretched skin. Especially when combined with breast augmentation, a breast lift can improve the overall balance and appearance of your breasts.
Over time, breasts lose the fullness they once possessed. As women age, breast tissue decreases, leaving the breasts to appear hollow and sometimes even concave. To remedy a flat breast, saline or silicone implants can be placed to add size and increase volume. At Midsota Plastic Surgeons, we help each woman make decisions regarding implant size and fill, and we can discuss implant style as well.
For some women, an augmentation alone won’t achieve the breast changes they’re seeking. Together, a breast lift and breast augmentation can restore balance and proportion to your figure. By both lifting and enlarging, your surgeon is able to give completely refresh the appearance of your breasts.
Carefully taking into consideration your wants, needs, and goals, our team of surgeons may recommend that you use the combination of the two, tailoring your surgical plan to your specific breast make up. Another benefit of the doing the both a lift and augmentation together? Only one operation and one recovery period.
At Midsota Plastic Surgeons, our goal is to achieve yours. We look forward to helping you restore not only your bust line, but also your confidence.