What Is Breast Augmentation with Lift
Ptosis is the medical term used to describe breasts that have lost tissue elasticity, and are sagging substantially enough to render the nipple and areola out of alignment with the breast crease. Ptosis can be caused by a number of factors, including: the natural aging process, fluctuations in weight, breast feeding, pregnancy, gravity, genetics, and gravity. For individuals who would like to correct the problematic symptoms of ptosis, as well as the problems of stretched skin, large areolas, downward pointing nipples, and asymmetrical breasts, breast lift surgery (mastopexy) is an excellent option. However, it is important to remember that if you are seeking not only to correct the problem of sagging breasts, but also to increase the overall size or shape of your breasts (or to fill out the center or the upper concavity of your breasts), you will need to undergo a breast augmentation procedure in conjunction with your breast lift surgery. A breast lift alone will not increase the overall size or fullness of your breasts, but when performed with a breast lift, can lift and enlarge your breasts simultaneously.
The natural aging process can bring about unwanted changes to a woman’s breasts. These changes may lead to ptosis, the medical term describing breasts that have sagged far enough that the nipple and areola are out of alignment with respect to the breast crease. Aside from the aging process, factors such as breast feeding, pregnancy, fluctuations in weight, genetics, and gravity can also decrease breast tissue elasticity. Breast lift surgery can benefit individuals who would like to correct the problematic symptoms of ptosis, as well as the problems of stretched skin, large areolas, downward pointing nipples, and asymmetrical breasts. However, it is important to remember that a breast lift procedure cannot increase the overall size or shape of the breasts, nor can it fill out the center or the upper concavity of a breast.
These results can only be achieved with a breast augmentation surgery, which, when performed in conjunction with a breast lift, will lift and enlarge the breasts at the same time.
You can feel confident knowing that Dr. Richards and Dr. Jabs place your health and safety as their number one priority, and will take every possible measure to ensure that your procedure is successful, and that you achieve your ideal results.
Combining a breast augmentation surgery with a breast lift offers several advantages, and, according to a recent study in the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), “Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation with implants can safely be performed in a single procedure.” The benefits of combining the two procedures include a lower risk of surgical complications, the convenience of a single experience under anesthesia, and having to undergo only one recovery period after your operation. Additionally, having the procedures performed together can be more cost-effective, and will enable you to achieve optimal results after one operation, rather than sequential procedures.
Making the decision about whether to combine your breast augmentation surgery with a breast lift procedure may seem overwhelming; however, Dr. Franklin Richards, M.D., and Dr. Dean Jabs, M.D. of Cosmetic Surgery Associates, will conduct a thorough consultation and evaluation of your anatomy, medical history, and surgical goals, in order to expertly guide you and advise you throughout your decision-making process.
Some patients may be concerned about the safety of combining a breast augmentation and a breast lift in the same surgery. However, according to a recent publication in the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), “Breast lift surgery and breast augmentation with implants can safely be performed in a single procedure.” Not only is it a safe option, there are many advantages to performing the two procedures in conjunction with one another, including: the convenience and safety of a single dose of anesthesia, a lower risk of surgical complications, and having to undergo only one post-operative recovery period.
Performing your breast augmentation and breast lift together can be more cost-effective, and will enable you to see your final results after only one procedure, as opposed to sequential operations.
Determining whether or not to combine your breast augmentation with a breast lift procedure may seem like a daunting task; however, you can rest easy knowing that you are in the extremely skilled and capable hands of two highly experienced plastic surgeons. Dr. Franklin Richards, M.D., Dr. Dean Jabs, M.D., and Dr. Keshav Magge, M.D. of Cosmetic Surgery Associates, make your health and safety their primary concern, and will take great care to ensure that your procedure is successful, and that you achieve your optimal results.
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There are several types of breast lift operations that can be performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation. After analyzing the degree of your ptosis, Dr. Jabs and Dr. Richards will select the appropriate procedure to best meet your needs and surgical goals.
Types Of Breast Lift
- Crescent lift (“nipple lift”): a simple breast lift to correct cases of mild ptosis
- Benelli Breast Lift (“donut mastopexy”): a minimally invasive breast lift performed to correct mild to moderate ptosis
- Vertical Mastopexy Breast Lift(“lollipop breast lift”): provides more lift than the Benelli procedure but less than the full mastopexy, and is most appropriate for patients with moderate ptosis.
- Full Mastopexy Breast Lift (“anchor lift” or “inverted-T lift”): results in the most substantial lift, and is performed to correct cases of severe ptosis
If you are considering a breast augmentation with your breast lift, and would like additional information about the procedural details of breast augmentation surgery (ie. implant options, types of incisions), please see (include link to Breast Augmentation document).
Immediately following your breast augmentation with a breast lift surgery, the majority of your results will be visible. These results will continue to improve over the course of the next few weeks, as swelling and bruising subside. Any residual incision scarring will progressively fade from red to an inconspicuous white line. You may gradually return to all of your daily activities, but should forgo heavy lifting or vigorous exercise the first few months after your procedure.
The visible results of your breast augmentation with a breast lift will be apparent immediately following your operation, and will continue to improve as swelling and bruising subside over the following weeks. Any scarring from incisions will gradually fade from red to a barely noticeable fine white line. You may slowly resume all of your daily activities, but should refrain from attempting vigorous exercise or heavy lifting the first few months after your surgery.