Age, dramatic fluctuations in weight and the changes inherent in pregnancy can all contribute to the shifting shape of a woman’s breasts. Over time, tissue and ligaments loosen and breasts can start to sag or lose their original contour. Many women turn to breast augmentation or breast lift to restore a desirable shape to their chest. In this blog post, Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Donald Hause discusses why some women choose to combine the two procedures.
What Does Breast Augmentation Accomplish?
Breast augmentation alters the natural size and shape of the breast. Many women choose this surgery because they are unhappy with the appearance of small or asymmetrical breasts. There is no way to increase breast volume through diet and exercise, but through the use of saline or silicone implants, women can enjoy a fuller, more attractive profile and feel more confident about the shape of their breasts. Depending on the type of incision used, breast augmentation can now be done with minimal visible scarring.
How a Breast Lift Can Help
Breast lift addresses sagging breast tissue, also known as breast ptosis. Weight fluctuations, pregnancies and age all contribute to ptosis, but can be resolved by undergoing a breast lift. If your breasts have become elongated, hang lower on your chest or have simply lost their general perkiness, a lift can help you regain your youthful contour. Lifts are typically done with general anesthesia, and the initial recovery period is one to two weeks.
Why Combine Breast Augmentation With Breast Lift?
If you desire fuller and perkier breasts, combining an augmentation with a lift might be the best option for you. While breast augmentation improves the fullness of the breast, it cannot address sagging tissue. While a breast lift fixes ptosis, it does not increase the size of your breasts. Undergoing both surgeries together is an excellent way to address both cosmetic issues while minimizing your downtime. By merging the two procedures, you also cut down on surgical costs and only need to go through a single round of anesthesia.
Because everyone’s body is one of a kind, surgical decisions can only be made on a case-by-case basis, after consulting with your doctor. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Donald Hause, call Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery at (916) 646-6869.