The Benefits of Combining a Breast Augmentation and Lift

Breast augmentation, the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States, has helped millions of women achieve the larger, more shapely, and attractive breasts that they desire. The results are obtained by using either silicone or saline breast implants to increase the size of the breasts and improve their shape.

Although certain implants in specific situations may provide the most minor lifting effect, breast augmentation alone cannot correct sagging breasts. Those women with noticeably droopy breasts who undergo only breast augmentation will usually end up with abnormally shaped, sometimes bizarre appearing breasts. Consequently, for those women who truly need a breast lift in addition to the breast enlargement but refuse to have it done, I absolutely will not perform their surgery.

Breast lift surgery, also called a mastopexy, entails removing excess stretched skin, contouring the breast tissue to create firmer breasts with an attractive shape, and lifting them to a more youthful position on the chest. The nipples and areolas are also elevated to a higher and anatomically correct location. However, it is important to realize that this procedure generally results in a smaller breast size because of the removal of excess skin (and possibly even glandular breast tissue) and the tightening of the breast tissue.

Patients who would like the to correct their saggy breasts while enlarging their size would benefit from breast augmentation and breast lift surgery performed as one operative setting though some plastic surgeons perform these procedures at different times. I have always performed these procedures concurrently as it offers so many advantages over the alternative while essentially no downside.

Illustration of before and after Breast augmentation with Lift

Breast augmentation combined with breast lift surgery can achieve the following:

  • Fuller breasts
  • Rounder, more shapely breasts
  • Uplifted breasts
  • Firmer breasts
  • Higher nipple and areola position
  • More youthful and attractive breasts overall

For more information about breast augmentation and/or breast lift surgery, please call (480) 451-3000 or fill out our online contact form today. Dr. Steven Turkeltaub is ABPS Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and looks forward to providing you with a safe and effective breast enhancement procedure to achieve the breasts you desire.