Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation: Do You Need One or Both?

Today, plastic surgery is trending with its demand soaring to 17.5 million cosmetic procedure patients in the United States last year. The most popular area of concern is women’s breasts. Because of genetics, pregnancy, weight fluctuations or the natural aging process, many women are not happy with the changes in their breasts appearance. They look to turn back the clock on their breast presence and enhance their shape, size, and elevation. However, many women are not aware of which type of surgery they need, a breast lift, breast augmentation or both.

Below is important information on each procedure including who is a suitable candidate and the benefits they receive.

Breast Lift

A breast lift can defy gravity. When breasts don’t have that perky elevation, and they droop with the nipples pointing south, a breast lift can raise a woman’s bustline and self-confidence as well. The procedure is designed to eliminate excess skin and reposition breast tissue, leaving the patient with a youthful, firm breast appearance.

Also known as Mastopexy, a breast lift is a surgical procedure which reshapes and lifts the breasts using multiple techniques to revive empty-looking, pendulous, or low-hanging breasts. It will make you feel more sensual because of your voluminous-looking breasts.

Breast Lift Benefits

-Improves projection.

-Improves shape.

-Adds fullness to the upper portion of the breasts.

-Reduces lax skin.

Breast Augmentation

On the other hand, a  breast augmentation will make the breasts look fuller, rounder, and larger. Also known as mammoplasty, it’s ideal for women who are self-conscious about small breasts. The procedure will generally involve implants which have options available for your preferences and aesthetic goals.

Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Landis will explain your options and give you a good vision of how your breasts will look after surgery. With several implants to choose from, your procedure will be a customized procedure designed to give you the breasts you desire.

Breast Augmentation Benefits

-Improves shape.

-Increases size.

-Improves projection.

Combining the Two

More women today are realizing they don’t have to settle for breasts they don’t enjoy. Combining a breast lift with breast augmentation is the best way to get the most out of your breast surgery when both procedures are necessary. A breast lift will decrease the need to add volume with implants and correctly position your breast and improve their projection as well. When combining the procedures, your breasts will increase in volume, lift, and firmness with better results than when either surgery is done as a standalone procedure.

Benefits of Combining Surgeries

-Combination of augmentation and lift is as safe as either done as a standalone procedure.

-Less removal of skin and scarring.

-Breast implants fill out the breast and enhance their overall appearance, so less lifting is required.

-Surgeries are less expensive when combined than when done separately.

-Combining procedures can reduce overall hassle, downtime and recovery time.

-Most patients find having the procedures combined is more convenient than two standalone surgeries.

What’s Right for You?

To learn which option if appropriate to improve your breast appearance, call Dr. Landis at 952-562-5940 or schedule a consultation today.


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