Bethesda, Maryland Breast Lift and Augmentation
When a woman gets older, gives birth, or loses a substantial amount of weight, her body can undergo many changes. This is especially true of the breasts, which may droop or sag. This is a natural part of the the aging process and the changes in body contour that people experience. It's another reason why so many people visit plastic surgery centers across the country. By meeting with a cosmetic surgeon, you can achieve a total makeover.
Right now, we'd like to look at a surgery that combines the benefits of two breast enhancement procedures: breast augmentation and lift surgery.
What is combined breast lift and augmentation surgery?
A combined breast augmentation and lift surgery refers to the use of breast implants in combination with with breast lift surgery. By joining the two surgeries, a cosmetic plastic surgeon can increase the size and shape of the breasts while also improving the pertness and perkiness at the same time.
Best Candidates for Combined Breast Lift and Augmentation
The best candidates for combined breast augmentation and lift are women who have breasts that droop or sag and would also like to enhance their size and shape. These patients should be in good overall health and not suffer from any medical conditions that would make surgery of any kind a risky proposition.
How a Traditional Breast Lift is Performed
During a traditional breast lift, incisions are made around the areola and along the underside of the breasts -- one along the lower contour of the breast and one along the crease where the chest and the breast meet. It helps to visualize this combination of incisions as the shape of a ship's anchor. Through these incisions, excess skin and tissue is removed in order to improve breast contour and perkiness.
How Breast Implants Are Used in Combined Surgery
During the combined breast lift and breast augmentation surgery, the implants will be placed through an incision made for the breast lift. The incisions for these surgeries can vary based on the degree of body contouring required and the types of implants that are used.
Generally because the surgery combines both implants with the lift, less tissue will need to be removed in order to achieve a patient's aesthetic goals.
What size of breast implants are right for me?
There is no one-size-fits all approach to breast enhancement surgery, and we often stress that bigger is not necessarily better. For some patients to achieve their aesthetic goals, sometimes they only need implants that provide a subtle increase in size.
During the consultation process, we will consider the beast implant size, shape, and placement that complements your frame. We will make sure that all of your concerns are addressed so that you can make informed decisions about all of your options for cosmetic rejuvenation.
Learn More About Breast Enhancement Surgery
You no doubt have more questions about breast augmentation surgery and breast lift surgery. It's important that you stop by our practice for a consultation to learn about all of your options for aesthetic enhancement. To schedule a consultation, contact our Bethesda, Maryland cosmetic surgery center today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve all of your aesthetic goals.