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In 2018, breast augmentations are still among the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Over a quarter million breast augmentation surgeries were performed last year, according to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Many women are choosing to receive breast implants at the same time as a breast lift to further enhance the size and appearance of their breasts.
Commonly known as a breast lift, Mastopexy surgery raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour. A breast lift is a great choice for women who desire to elevate the droopy (ptotic) breast and can rejuvenate your figure with a more youthful shape.
However, a breast lift alone may not give you the look you ultimately desire. Breast augmentation – or enhancement – is a surgical procedure to enlarge and enhance the size and shape of the breast with the use of implants. Options include the use of silicone, saline or cohesive gel implants. Along with a breast lift, your ideal body contour can often be achieved by combining the two procedures. Your surgeon will help you determine which options are best for you, your goals and your body type.
A complete exam and consultation with a skilled surgeon is crucial. Some factors to consider and further discuss with your doctor, include:
There are many reasons, both cosmetic and reconstructive, to combine these breast surgeries:
While combined lift and augmentation surgery has many benefits for the patient, it requires a skilled cosmetic surgeon. Lift and augmentation surgery requires extensive knowledge to complete correctly; otherwise, complications may arise during healing.
It is important to have a detailed discussion concerning incisions during your consultation in order to ensure the best outcome. Understanding the relationship between the skin, the breast glands, the muscles, implants and chest wall is critical.
While any surgical procedure involves some risk, breast augmentation and lift is generally considered safe. Breast augmentation has been around for many decades and there have been numerous studies done documenting the safety of this procedure. All of the implants used at Village Pointe Aesthetic Surgery have been approved by the FDA and are considered safe.
“The procedures are very safe when performed by a trained and board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon,” says Perry Johnson, MD, chief of plastic and reconstructive surgery at Nebraska Medicine.
Watch these videos to learn how surgeons typically perform a breast lift with implants, to learn more about how augmentation procedures work, see what’s involved in surgery prep and more.
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