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Sagging Breasts? Here’s Why Breast Augmentation With a Lift is the Ideal Choice
Sagging breasts, which are a natural consequence of aging, gravity, pregnancy, weight fluctuations and genetics, can impact a woman’s self-esteem and body confidence. Fortunately, there is a powerful solution: breast augmentation with a breast lift.
The following guide will explore how this transformative procedure not only corrects sagging but also enhances volume and shape which can help improve a woman’s self-esteem and increase her sense of femininity.
Why Do Breasts Sag Over Time?
Breast sagging, also called ptosis, occurs when the skin and ligaments that support breast tissue lose their elasticity and strength. This often leads to a downward shift of the breasts and nipples, causing them to lose their youthful appearance.
While a breast lift (mastopexy) can restore the position of the breasts and nipple-areola complexes, combining this procedure with a breast augmentation takes the transformation a step further.
Breast Augmentation With a Lift
A breast augmentation with a lift is a comprehensive procedure addressing volume loss or breasts smaller than desired along with sagging.
- The breast lift component focuses on repositioning the breast tissue higher on the chest to a more anatomically desirable position, removing excess skin and reshaping and tightening the breasts for a more youthful appearance.
- Breast implants enhance volume, providing fullness and creating a more rounded and aesthetically pleasing shape.
It is crucial for individuals considering this transformative surgery to have realistic expectations and a clear understanding of the combined benefits and relevant issues.
This combination surgery typically involves the placement of appropriately sized breast implants, either silicone or saline, followed by breast contouring, tightening and lifting components of the mastopexy. The pocket for implant placement, incisions used for the mastopexy, etc. should have been previously and thoroughly discussed.
Combining these procedures in a single surgery provides a synergistic effect, delivering comprehensive results in one surgical setting and recuperation period versus two. Consequently, overall costs should be less and downtime shorter.
What to Expect After Breast Augmentation With a Lift
Recovery from breast augmentation with a breast lift varies among individuals. Generally, there will be some initial discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which rapidly resolve.
Closely following postoperative care instructions, including wearing a supportive bra and avoiding strenuous activities for the prescribed period of time, are crucial for a smoother recovery and minimizing the risks of undesirable issues.
While improvements are evident immediately, the “final” results become more apparent as swelling subsides and the breasts “settle” into their new position. Of course, changes continue after that, being influenced by some of the factors that contributed to the initial drooping.
The scars, an inevitable part of any surgical procedure, typically become less conspicuous over time. Most women find that the benefits from this combined surgery far outweigh the surgical scars.
Maintaining Your Results
After the initial recovery period, maintaining the results of breast augmentation with a lift for a longer period of time requires commitment by the patient. This includes wearing a supportive bra on a regular basis, maintaining a relatively stable weight and protecting the breasts from excessive sun exposure (or tanning booths).
The implants should also be monitored at intervals to check for their integrity, most notably the silicone ones. The reason for this is that they do not last forever and will break down with time. When they do break down, there typically are no changes in size or shape, giving rise to the term “silent” ruptures. Evaluation for this can be done with an MRI or digital ultrasound.
Emotional Benefits of Cosmetic Breast Surgery
Correcting sagging breasts through this combined procedure not only enhances the physical appearance but also has a profound impact on confidence and self-esteem. Patients often feel more comfortable in their bodies and enjoy a renewed sense of femininity.
The positive impact on confidence and body image makes the investment in breast augmentation with a lift transformative and long-lasting.
Learn More About Breast Augmentation With a Lift In Scottsdale, AZ
Breast augmentation with a lift is a powerful solution for correcting sagging breasts and offers women a life-changing experience. For those considering this procedure, thorough research, consultation with a skilled plastic surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and realistic expectations are essential. The journey toward uplifted confidence and a rejuvenated silhouette begins with understanding the transformative potential of breast augmentation with a lift.
Dr. Steven Turkeltaub is a board-certified plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Practicing in the Scottsdale – Phoenix metropolitan area, he specializes in cosmetic breast surgery. His skill and experience can help you achieve the results that you desire for your breast surgery.
If you have questions about these procedures or would like to schedule a comprehensive consultation to discuss your options for a breast augmentation, a breast lift, or both in Scottsdale, please call (480) 451-3000 today or fill out our online contact form.