Is the Combination of a Breast Lift With Breast Augmentation Safe?

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If you have one or more of the following issues:

  • Your breasts have sagged, lost shape and volume 
  • The shape of your breasts has become flatter, elongated, or pendulous
  • Your nipples fall below the crease of your breasts and they point downward
  • The skin of your breasts has stretched and your areolas have become enlarged
  • One of your breasts is lower than the other

A breast lift combined with a breast augmentation procedure may be able to resolve several of your concerns. 

A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, raises and firms your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the tissue that surrounds your breasts so that it is reshaped and supports your new breasts contour. Your nipples can be raised up during the procedure from a downward direction to pointing straight forward into a younger-looking position. While the procedure reshapes and elevates your breasts, it won’t add any volume to them.

A breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is the placement of breast implants so that your breasts are fuller and more symmetrical. It can restore volume to your breasts from either pregnancy or weight loss and boost your self-esteem. 

According to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons®, the advantages of combining the two procedures can be as safe as a single-procedure surgery and includes avoiding the risks of undergoing two separate surgeries. You are also able to avoid the scarring that you have from a breast lift. The risk of combining the two procedures is no higher than performing them separately. 

Who are Good Candidates for a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Procedure?

After a complete exam and a consultation with Dr. Glasberg, women who choose to combine their breast lift with a breast augmentation typically have a good outcome if they meet the following conditions:

  • You are physically healthy
  • You have maintained a stable weight
  • Your expectations of the procedure are realistic
  • You do not smoke

The combined approach can address issues women have with their breasts, from those caused by disease, sagging due to age or childbirth, weight gain or loss and other issues. The procedure lowers the overall cost of the procedure when you combine them into one procedure, you have less scarring and removal of skin, and your recuperation time is the same as it would be if you had just one procedure.  

The Importance of Choosing a Skilled, Experienced Surgeon

While a combined lift and augmentation surgery has many benefits for the patient, it requires a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon. The first step in deciding to undergo a cosmetic surgery procedure includes making sure that your surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Glasberg and his team are committed to providing you with the best possible results and look forward to scheduling your consultation and answering any questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call us at (212) 717-8550.

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