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Charles A. Messa, III, MD, FACS

When to Add a Lift to Your Breast Augmentation Surgery

Posted August 31, 2023 in Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your natural breasts, you may consider a breast augmentation to boost their size and shape. While breast augmentation can provide stunning results, some women benefit from combining this procedure with a breast lift for a full transformation.

before and after breast augmentation and lift

What Is a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Combination?

Breast augmentation adds fullness to the breasts. If you have naturally small breasts or lost volume due to aging, pregnancy, or weight loss, a breast augmentation can make your breasts fuller, rounder, and more shapely.

Your board-certified plastic surgeon can help you select the size and shape you desire and offers many options for implant type, placement, and projection.

That being said, breast augmentation is not designed to address sagging (ptosis) or downturned nipples. If you also suffer from these, breast augmentation alone will not be sufficient. You need to combine your breast augmentation with a breast lift.

What if I Have Sagging Breasts But Don’t Want a Lift?

Several women incorrectly believe that inserting a larger implant will fill out the extra skin and once again lift the breasts. Unfortunately, this theory is too good to be true. Putting in a larger implant will not fix sagging breasts. The way your breasts sit will remain exactly the same after the implant is added — except the sagging may be more pronounced.

When it comes to deflated and sagging breasts, you cannot choose one procedure to solve two problems. While there is no surgical requirement for you to undergo both procedures, you may regret not adding the lift if you really need one.

Who Can Benefit From a Breast Augmentation With Lift?

Any woman experiencing a lack of volume and sagging can benefit from a breast augmentation with a lift (augmentation mastopexy).

Life changes, such as pregnancy and breastfeeding, affect the body and breasts.

Since pregnancy involves rapid fluctuations in breast size and volume, the skin around the breasts stretches. This is impacted further by the sudden loss of breast volume after nursing ends. And when you mix weak skin, stretched tissues, and gravity — the result is not what you want.

What Goes into the Breast Augmentation With Lift Procedure?

To add a breast lift to your breast augmentation, Dr. Messa will employ one of three incision techniques: the anchor, the lollipop, or the periareolar (donut) incision. This will depend on your specific goals and the severity of breast sagging.

Next, Dr. Messa will place your implants into the created breast pocket and reshape the breasts around them, tightening tissue and removing weak and thin skin.He can also reposition the nipple-areolar complex to a more central position on the breast.

The result is elevated, youthful breasts with attractive volume and a pleasing shape.

The Best Way for More Youthful Breasts

Many women find that there is something they don’t like about their breasts as they age and experience size fluctuations. Still, no two women are the same.

Some women with naturally small breasts, good skin elasticity, and healthy lifestyles can benefit from breast enlargement with implants alone. Other women remain pleased — or at least accepting —of their breast volume but wish their sagging would disappear. These women can choose a breast lift without implants.

There is no right way to enhance your breasts, and you do not need to add a second procedure if you don’t want it.

The best thing to do is schedule a consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon to learn more about your options. During this consultation, you will have an opportunity to discuss your concerns, ask questions, “try on” implants, and determine the right surgical plan for you.

Dr. Messa is a double board-certified plastic surgeon who focuses on patient satisfaction, safety, and personalized care. You deserve to love the look of your breasts, and Dr. Messa can help you achieve this.

Interested in Learning More About Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift Surgery in Weston, FL?

Weston Cosmetic Surgery Center combines Dr. Messa’s skill and expertise with a state-of-the-art facility to provide the best care possible.

If you want to learn more about breast augmentation with lift or any breast and body procedure, like breast reduction, breast implant revision, or abdominoplasty, call us today at (954) 659-7760 or complete our online contact form to schedule a consultation.

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