Breast lift procedures are rapidly becoming a popular procedure for women who are suffering from sagging breasts, also known as breast ptosis. Usually occurring following pregnancy and certainly later in life as woman age, the breasts begin to sag. This is due to the loss of elasticity in the skin and the weight of the breasts begin to pull downward causing them to sag. This is also the time that woman begin to reflect on how their breasts use to look and they begin to consider how they can restore their breasts to be fuller and firmer.
The good news for women that are dealing with this issue is that a breast lift with augmentation can address both the fullness and firmness of breasts. This procedure combines a standard breast lift which raises and lifts the breasts, with a breast augmentation which adds volume to increase the size and fullness.
Breast ptosis, or sagging, is unpleasant for many women but very normal. Often it occurs after pregnancy or later in life as skin naturally loses elasticity and gravity takes over. At this time, many women also realize that they've always wanted larger, fuller breasts. Fortunately, we can fix both problems at same time with a mastopexy, or breast lift, with an augmentation.
Breast lifts and augmentations are both popular procedures on their own, but taken individually they will not be enough to correct all problems. A breast lift raises and reshapes breasts but cannot make them fuller or larger, while an augmentation adds volume but cannot significantly lift the breasts. Together, they offer both fullness and perkiness, giving a younger and shapelier figure.
Breast Lift with Augmentation Consultation
Before you decide to have a breast lift with augmentation surgical procedure, the first step in the process is a consultation with one of Dr. Jacono's board certified plastic surgery associates. During the consultation, you will get an opportunity to discuss the issues you are having and what goals for the procedure you would like to achieve.
We will assess your situation and determine the best possible solution that will help you to achieve your goals.
We will also discuss what type of implant will be used for your surgery and how the augmentation will be performed as well as what breast size you are looking to gain. Our center uses both silicone implants and saline implants for breast augmentation procedures. For slimmer women with little breast tissue a silicone implant, which is filled with gel, is typically the best option. They do require a slightly larger incision but have a more natural feel to them. For women with more breast tissue, a saline implant may be a good option. Because they are inserted empty, a smaller incision will be used during placement. After they are put in, they are then filled to and adjusted as needed.
The Breast Lift with Augmentation Procedure
The procedure will start with the breast augmentation portion first. Ether the inframammary approach (an incision in the fold where the breast meets the chest) or the periareolar approach (an incision in the lower semi-circle of the areola) will be used depending upon what was decided during your consultation.
Once the implants have been placed, our surgeon will then perform the breast lift. During the breast lift, excess skin will be removed and sutures will be placed into the breast tissue for added support.
Breast Lift with Augmentation Recovery
Patients should expect bruising and a good deal of swelling following the surgery. Within a week or so, the bruising will begin to fade. The swelling on the other hand, may take up to a month to go down. During the first week of recovery your breasts will be sore. We encourage patients to move around during this time to keep up blood flow. We also recommend that you sleep on your back so that no pressure is put on the breasts. You should also avoid any bending or lifting. For most patients, their incision sites will be pink for a good period of time, however, they will fade significantly during the first year of recovery.
Breast Lift with Augmentation Candidates
Breast Lift with Augmentation is a good option for women who wish to increase their breast size and have sagging breasts caused by:
- Because of Breastfeeding
- Fluctuations in Weight
- Signs of Aging
- The Effects if Gravity
- Heredity Issues
To find out more about this procedure or to determine if you are a good breast lift with augmentation candidate, contact either of our offices today to schedule your consultation with our surgical center. For our Long Island office call 516-773-4646 or for our New York City office call 212-570-2500. For your convenience, an online consultation form is also available.