Breast surgeries have been popular for decades. So popular, in fact, that questions often arise about how one may go with another. Would a patient with drooping breasts achieve their desired outcome with breast augmentation alone? Would they achieve it with a breast lift only? Because breast augmentation is such a common procedure, patients who consult with us about breast lift surgery often assume that they will also need implants. We take a look at this question here.
Does a Breast Lift Include Breast Augmentation?
The answer to this question is that it can. We often say that expectations are everything to the outcome of plastic surgery. This is why it is immensely important that a patient know, very specifically, what they wish to achieve through their breast procedure. If you’re considering a breast lift, observe your breasts for symmetry, volume, and cleavage. If you want to improve any of these three attributes, you may want to explore what a combination breast lift and breast augmentation may provide.
Breast Lift and Breast Size
In some cases, breast lift surgery makes the breasts look up to one cup size smaller. This may be the case because a lift “de-bulks” the breasts of excess skin and reshapes the breast mound to sit higher on the chest wall. While perkier, the breasts that are lifted might look smaller. If you are a patient who wants to retain the sense of volume that you have currently, based on your cup size, you may be interested in combining your lift with augmentation.
Am I a Good Candidate for a Breast Lift?
Breast lift surgery is a beneficial procedure. The best results are achieved with healthy patients who have carefully planned their surgery and are well aware of their desired outcome. They have taken time to choose a plastic surgeon who prepares them for their procedure and an optimal recovery period. Patients must not smoke in the few weeks before surgery, nor during their recovery. Finally, the best breast surgery patients understand what their surgeon can and cannot achieve using the breast lift or combination technique.
Talk with a board-certified plastic surgeon who will equip you with the information you need to set realistic goals for your breast surgery. Contact our St. Peters, MO office here or call 636-535-2933 to schedule a visit with us.