It’s no secret that most women experience breast sagging and loss of volume as they get older. Loss of collagen production and gravity can take a significant toll on your breasts, beginning as early as your mid-20s. One of the most popular procedures to combat sagging is a breast lift, which can reshape and reposition the breasts to create a more youthful look. But if you’re considering a breast lift, you may want to also consider adding other procedures to enhance your results.
Combining procedures can be helpful because it allows you to significantly decrease your downtime. Spacing out your procedures can leave you with months of recovery time, but combining them into one procedure will allow you to recover from them at the same time. Three of the most effective breast lift combination procedures include:
Breast Lift with Implants
Breast lifts on their own do not add volume to the breasts. If you want to lift while adding volume at the same time, a breast lift with implants is a great choice. Breast implants are typically made from either silicone or saline, and come in a variety of shapes and sizes. Your surgeon will help you decide which type and size are best for you.
The procedure itself is relatively straightforward. Generally, an incision is made either in the crease beneath the breast, or around the areola. The implant is then inserted into a pocket created either beneath the breast tissue or beneath the chest muscle. The incision is then closed with sutures. Your surgeon will then perform the breast lift, placing them higher on the chest for a fuller and more volumized look.
Another great breast lift combination procedure is a breast lift with liposuction. A breast lift on its own cannot remove any excess fat in the surrounding areas, such as the back, armpit, bra line or stomach. Liposuction can help you accentuate your more youthful and attractive bust line by tackling those areas of stubborn fat.
The procedure begins with your surgeon making an incision in the skin around the breasts to perform the breast lift. Other smaller incisions are placed so that the liposuction device can be inserted in the torso area for fat removal.
A breast lift with a tummy tuck is a popular combination procedure that can help women achieve a more proportionate body shape. This is ideal for women who have experienced significant weight loss, pregnancy, or aging and want to improve their figure.
A tummy tuck can help to remove excess skin and fat from the abdomen area while tightening the abdominal muscles and creating a more toned and sculpted look. When combined with a breast lift, it can create a more balanced and proportionate appearance.
A breast lift can create a more youthful and attractive look, but it can be further enhanced with other breast lift combination procedures. Liposuction, breast lift with implants, and a tummy tuck are three procedures that pair perfectly with a breast lift. Together, these procedures can help to restore a more youthful and attractive appearance. For more information, it’s best to consult with a board-certified cosmetic surgeon. Your surgeon will be able to provide you with more information about each treatment and create a personalized plan that will fit your needs and desires.
Dr. Joseph J. Castellano is a native Floridian who grew up in the Tampa Bay area. During medical school and his 5 years of training in General Surgery, Dr. Castellano developed a strong interest in Cosmetic Surgery. He followed his residency training with an elective year of specialized training with the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery. From 2010-2011, he completed a fellowship in Indiana focused entirely of cosmetic surgery of the face and body. During his fellowship, he received specialized training in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, and body contouring. Dr. Castellano received his board certification from the American College of Surgeons in 2010.
Dr. Castellano focuses on breast augmentation, abdominoplasty, liposuction, facelift, and eyelid rejuvenation. Additionally, he operates on numerous skin cancers, scar revisions, spider veins, and specializes in the management of aging skin with chemical peels and laser resurfacing.
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