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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.


Mommy Makeover Minneapolis

Mommy Makeover is a cosmetic surgery term for a group of procedure commonly performed in combination with each other to help a woman rejuvenate her body after pregnancy, birth and nursing. Many women find the joys of the miracle of birth and having children one of the highlights of their lives, but at the same time, many also wish that they could undue some of the effects those major life events have had on their body.

Take a look at our online gallery of real patient before and after photos to get an idea of the kind of results possible through Breast Augmentation, Breast Lift, Liposuction, and Tummy Tuck procedures. The Mommy Makeover Minneapolis isn’t one specific procedure, but rather customized to each patient’s individual needs. Often the Mommy Makeover will include some combination of breast augmentation, breast lift, tummy tuck, and liposuction. If you are interested in learning more about the Mommy Makeover procedure and recovery process, and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your Mommy Makeover Minneapolis consultation with Dr. Landis today.

Breast Lift Minneapolis

The Breast Lift surgery, also called Mastopexy, is a procedure that raises the breasts to a more youthful and perky position. Many women feel self-conscious of the sagging appearance of their breasts as they get older, especially if they feel their breasts have prematurely begun to sag after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or fluctuations in weight. The Breast Lift is performed on its own or in combination with the Breast Augmentation procedure when a woman wants to both enhance breast size as well as lift the breasts. The breast lift surgery is achieved using a few different techniques and it just depends on the amount of rejuvenation required to achieve the desired goal.

Typically there are three incision patterns used in the Breast Lift surgery: 1. Around the areola in a circle, 2. Around the areola and down to the crease of the breast in an anchor outline, or 3. Around the areola and then down to the breast crease and across the crease in a star shape. If you are interested in learning more about the breast lift procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Landis today.

Mommy Makeover Minneapolis

The Mommy Makeover is a not a singular procedure but a combination of procedures that is customized to each patient and performed to rejuvenate the key areas of the body most affected by pregnancy. For many women the miracle of bringing a child into the world is life changing in the best ways possible, but for some women the toll it takes on their bodies is something they would rather change if they could–and through the Mommy Makeover, they can.

Each Mommy Makeover is customized to meet each patient’s needs but may include some combination of tummy tuck, breast augmentation, breast lift, and liposuction. If you are interested in learning more about the Mommy Makeover procedure and to find out if it may be right for you, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Landis today.

Breast Lift Minneapolis

Dr. Landis has helped many women achieve a rejuvenated breast appearance through Breast Lift. The breast lift surgery is used to lift breasts that have begun to sag or droop due to the natural aging process. Women who have had multiple pregnancies and nursed or who have lost a significant amount of weight may notice that their breasts are prematurely aging. Breast Lift surgery can help create more youthful looking and perky breasts. Some women may opt to combine the Breast Lift procedure with a Breast Augmentation in order to increase breast volume that has been lost or perhaps was never there to begin with, as the Breast Lift procedure itself is not designed to alter or enhance the size of the breasts.

We encourage you to take a look through our online before and after Breast Lift photos of actual patients. If you are unhappy with the sagging of your breasts and are interested in learning more about achieving perkier, more youthful looking breasts again, contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Landis to find out if you may be a good candidate for the Breast Lift procedure.

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