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Do I Need a Breast Lift With My Breast Augmentation?

Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift

July 01, 2024 | 3 minute read

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If you’re planning to get a breast augmentation, it can be exciting to look forward to your voluminous results. However, it’s important to understand that breast augmentation does not lift the breasts, and if you are looking to correct sagging breasts, then you may want to add a breast lift to your procedure. 

Creating Your Ideal Breasts 

Do you have a vision of what your ideal breasts would look like? Women often choose to get breast augmentation because they are unhappy with their current breast volume and want to increase the size of their breasts and enhance their overall appearance. Breast augmentation can add volume to the breasts, correct breast asymmetry, and improve the shape of the breasts. However, many women also want their breasts to be perky and have a youthful appearance. While breast augmentation can enhance the breast’s appearance, it cannot eliminate breast sagging. 

If you want to lift sagging breasts in addition to increasing their size, you may benefit from adding a breast lift to your augmentation. Sagging breasts is a common issue many women deal with, especially after having a baby and breastfeeding. Additionally, sagging breasts may be caused by significant weight loss, genetics, or aging. 

What Does a Breast Lift Do? 

A breast lift elevates the breasts and adjusts the nipple-areola complex to eliminate downward-facing nipples and the appearance of droopy breasts. During breast lift surgery, your surgeon creates incisions around the breasts, allowing them to reposition the underlying breast tissue to the desired shape. Your surgeon can also resize and reposition the nipples and areolas to better suit your new breast shape.  Excess sagging skin will be removed to eliminate the appearance of droopy, deflated breasts. Your surgeon will tighten the remaining breast skin to ensure a lifted position, and then they will close the incisions. 

After breast lift surgery, patients enjoy having elevated, perky breasts with an improved contour and nipple-areola complex placement. 

Adding a Breast Lift to Your Breast Augmentation 

A very common combination procedure, breast augmentation with a lift is a great way to achieve your ideal breasts with only one surgery and, therefore, one recovery period. Combining a breast lift with your breast augmentation gives you the best of both worlds: increased volume and a lifted position. 

Additionally, some women who are planning to get breast augmentation surgery might not be thinking ahead of how larger breasts can often sag more easily. Adding a breast lift to your augmentation, can get you ahead of sagging before it occurs and help you achieve full, firm, lifted breasts. 

How Do I Know If I Need a Breast Lift?  

Choosing if you want to add a breast lift to your augmentation is entirely up to you. If your breasts have a droopy, deflated appearance and downward-facing nipples, you may be a good candidate for adding a breast lift to your augmentation. If you are experiencing sagging breasts and dislike the way they look, then you can ask your surgeon about adding a breast lift during your breast augmentation consultation. 

Schedule Your Breast Lift Consultation in Fall River, MA

A consultation with Dr. Tolomeo can help determine your candidacy for breast augmentation with a lift in Fall River, MA. To schedule your consultation or learn more about this combination of procedures, call Dr. Tolomeo’s office at (516) 350-8168 or fill out our online form today. 

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