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Breast Lift and Implants: Is This Two-Part Procedure for Me?

Submitted by Dr. Fasching on Thu 01/26/2017 - 18:03

Full, perky breasts are the measures of youth. They are indicative of women in their prime years of fertility. In contrast, sagging breasts, or those with large areolas or drooping nipples are often associated with age. Many people even consider them as cues that the woman has already given birth or are well past their childbearing years.

Based on that, it’s no wonder breast enhancement surgeries, like breast augmentation procedures and breast lifts, remain to be the most popular type of cosmetic procedures in the country.

Why women get breast implants or breast lifts?

One of the common reasons women get these surgeries is deflated breasts. When a woman becomes pregnant and starts nursing, her breasts increase in size. This stretches the skin in order to accommodate increasing breast tissue. Post-breastfeeding, however, the breasts deflate into its original size. However, due to the stretching of the skin and loss of volume, the breasts start to sag, and the nipples and areolas droop lower. This results in dull-looking breasts.

Lose the Sag, Add the Fullness

Breast augmentation and breast lift will correct these issues permanently. Undoubtedly, you’re probably now wondering if you make a good candidate for these surgeries. Some women may need both surgeries, while others don’t. It really depends on the kind of results you want to achieve.

How will you know if a combined breast implant and breast lift surgery is right for you? A one-on-one consultation with Dr. Fasching will determine if you make a good candidate. Additionally, it helps to look into both procedures separately to understand what each surgery can accomplish.

  • Breast Lift

This procedure will correct sagging breasts, enlarged areolas, and drooping nipples due to multiple pregnancies, age, breastfeeding, weight loss and many others. It lifts the breasts, and aligns the nipples and areolas, so they look normal. It doesn’t increase your breast size, but it does improve their shape.

  • Breast Augmentation

This is for restoring volume in the breasts as well as increasing their size using implants. It doesn’t do anything else, so after surgery, your breasts will still look the same, only fuller.

Now that you have an idea of what each surgery does, you can decide for yourself if this two-part procedure is for you. If you want to increase breast volume as well as lift them to a more youthful appearance, you definitely make a good candidate for a combined breast lift and breast augmentation surgery.

For more information about this combined procedure, schedule a private consultation with Dr. Fasching today.