According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, breast augmentation still reigns as the most common surgical cosmetic procedure in the country. Alone, breast augmentation may not address all the issues you have with the appearance of your breasts.
If you want your breasts to be both larger and higher up on the chest wall, you may want to consider a combination procedure that addresses both issues in the same surgery.
What is a Breast Augmentation?
For most clients, it means getting implants to have fuller, larger breasts.
However, the term is a catch-all in the medical community and may include reductions, swapping out of implants for another pair or even having reconstructive work done.
During a breast augmentation, the surgeon will make incisions and insert implants. This will allow you to enjoy a natural-looking, larger bustline, but you may not be happy with the results if your breasts have sagged from childbirth, breast feeding or aging.
What is a Breast Lift?
During a breast lift, the surgeon will reshape the breast and make it higher on the chest wall. If you’re hoping for a more perky look, a breast lift may be just right for you.
The Benefits of a Combined Procedure
Having both a lift and an augmentation at the same time comes with some distinct advantages.
First, you will only need to recover from surgery once. The recovery process can be a challenge for patients, and no one wants to do it twice if it can be avoided. Second, it’s sometimes difficult for patients to envision the end result after one of two surgeries.
If you have them done at the same time, you will see your final result sooner.
Who Shouldn’t Have These Procedures?
There are some health issues that can make recovery from surgery much more dangerous and difficult than it is for the average person.
For example, well-controlled diabetics, those with a history of cancer and those who use tobacco may have trouble healing or experience complications.
Other conditions, such as blood clotting disorders, advanced lung disease or heart disease could disqualify you entirely. Each case is different. Contact Tarola Plastic Surgery to learn if you’re eligible for the procedure.
Contact Us Today
Having a breast augmentation and a lift done at the same time is a great option for getting the results you want. With only one recovery period, this type of procedure is gaining in popularity.
If you’re interested in a combination procedure, contact us today to set up an appointment to discuss your needs.