Info About the Breast Lift with Augmentation Procedure in New York and Long Island, NY
Sagging breasts, known as breast ptosis, is an increasingly popular concern among women. Pregnancy is a major cause. However, gravity and the loss of firmness are the main causes for the breasts to sag downward. To put it simply, it’s a natural effect of aging.
What is a Breast Lift with Augmentation?
A breast lift with augmentation will address both the fullness and firmness of the breast. This is done by combining a standard breast lift with a breast augmentation, our surgeons can add volume, increase breast size, and improve fullness.
Breast ptosis, or sagging, is unpleasant for many women, but it is very normal. Often, it occurs after pregnancy or later in life as skin naturally loses elasticity and gravity takes over. Fortunately, we can fix both problems at the same time with a mastopexy, or breast lift, with an augmentation.
Breast lifts and augmentations are both popular procedures on their own. However, taken individually, they will not be enough to correct all problems. Breast lift surgery raises and reshapes breasts but cannot make them fuller or larger. On the other hand, an augmentation adds volume but cannot significantly lift the breasts.
Together, they offer both fullness and perkiness, giving a younger and shapelier figure.
What to Expect During the Procedure
The procedure will start with the breast augmentation portion first. Depending on the consultation, our surgeons will use either of two approaches. The inframammary approach makes use of an incision in the fold where the breast meets the chest. The peri-areolar approach uses an incision in the lower semi-circle of the areola.
Our surgeon will then perform the breast lift once they place the implants. Excess skin is then removed and sutures placed into the breast tissue, for extra support.
Recovery from Breast Lift with Augmentation
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 recommend that you sleep on your back to avoid putting pressure on the breasts. You should also avoid any bending or lifting. For most patients, their incision sites will be pink for a good period. However, this will fade during the first year of recovery.
Breast Lift with Augmentation Consultation
Before deciding on this surgical procedure, schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons. During the consultation, you will be able to discuss your issues and concerns, as well as your surgical goals. We will assess your situation and determine the best possible solution that will help you to achieve your goals.
We also discuss the ideal type of implant for your surgery. Further, our surgeon will explain how they will perform the augmentation. Our center uses both silicone implants and saline implants for breast augmentation procedures.
For slimmer women, with little tissue, a gel-filled silicone breast implant 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. Our surgeons insert empty saline implants, allowing them to place them to use a smaller incision. Following insertion, we fill the implants and adjust them as needed.
Who is a Good Candidate for this Procedure?
Breast Lift with Augmentation is a good option for women experiencing sagging breasts caused by:
- Because of Breastfeeding
- Fluctuations in Weight
- Signs of Aging
- The Effects if Gravity
- Heredity Issues
Contact either of our offices to find out more about this procedure or to determine if you are a good candidate. 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.