Breast Lift with Augmentation
As we age, the skin on the breasts loses some of its elasticity. This makes the breasts appear flatter. Plus the ligaments that hold the breast to the pectoral muscle beneath become stretched and weaker.
A breast lift with Dr. Aydin can be the answer to breasts that have sagged, flattened, and simply aged. But, while a breast lift will bring the breasts up to a higher location on the chest, a breast lift can’t return projection or fullness to the breasts, especially the upper portion. To illustrate this point, many women say they liked their breasts better during pregnancy than post-pregnancy. A lift alone can’t deliver that fullness.
In these cases, a breast lift with augmentation is the answer.
Is a breast lift with augmentation right for me?
The goal of a breast lift (see the full description on the Breast Lift section of this site) is to bring the breasts back up to a higher. This can create a younger profile. By trimming excess skin and repositioning tissue, Dr. Aydin can achieve that higher profile. But the procedure doesn’t address volume, and some people feel that a breast lift without augmentation can leave the breasts looking somewhat smaller, perkier but smaller.
If you have any or all of these following concerns, then a lift with augmentation could be a great procedure:
- Your breasts seem to lack fullness, particularly the top portion.
- Your breasts are sagging or hanging.
- Your breasts lack shape.
- Your breasts lack volume.
- You have stretch marks on your breasts.
- Your breasts are no longer symmetrical.
In this case, you don’t simply need to bring the breasts back up, you seek to return the volume and roundness of younger days or even add volume that was never there. Basically, the problem of loose skin is being covered with the breast lift, while the problem of lost volume or fullness is being covered with the augmentation.
In a breast lift with augmentation, Dr. Aydin first places the implant, usually beneath the pectoral muscle. Then he performs the breast lift. By combining the procedures into one, the feeling is that the shape of the breast mound has a better end result when the lift is done after the implant is placed. Also, when the procedures are combined, it often leads to less skin needing to be removed, which reduces scarring.
Of course, just as in a breast augmentation, you’ll have a number of decisions to make: implant type, incision location, implant size, and profile. You’ll work through these with Dr. Aydin during your consultations.
Your recovery will be along the lines of a breast lift, due the increased incisions made when compared to a straight augmentation procedure. You will progress from bandages to a surgical support bra, and then on to a softer support bra that will be worn 24 hours-a-day for one month from your surgery. You can likely return to work one week after surgery, but you’ll need to avoid any heavy lifting or strenuous exercise for six weeks, due to the incisions made for your lift.
Before and After Breast lift and Augmentation
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