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A woman’s body goes through many changes, especially after significant life events like pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, weight loss, and aging. 

In place of the once youthful breasts, you may begin to notice that your breasts are gradually losing volume and sagging in appearance.

Close-up woman's breasts in a white bikini.

To reverse this, most women seek breast enhancement procedures, often including breast augmentation or a breast lift. 

When exploring these options, you may find yourself wondering if it would be beneficial to combine your augmentation procedure with a lift. To answer this question, you first need to understand what each procedure seeks to achieve.

What Do These Breast Enhancement Surgeries Do?

Breast augmentation aims to increase breast volume or size with implants for fuller, rounder, and more symmetrical breasts. Many women feel more confident and beautiful after restoring breast volume. However, most women struggle with other breast aesthetic changes besides breast size, such as sagging and stretched-out breasts, downward-pointing nipples, areola enlargement, and excess skin. This is where breast lift comes in.

A breast lift involves removing excess skin and tightening the underlying breast tissues to lift the breast and nipple-areola complex for a firmer appearance and more youthful projection. So, if you are concerned about the position or shape of your breasts, a breast lift or mastopexy is necessary.

Advantages of Adding a Breast Lift to Your Breast Augmentation

Perkier, Youthful-looking Breasts

When women with sagging breasts get implants, the added weight can aggravate the situation. By adding a breast lift to your augmentation, you get to address stretched-out, sagging skin while adding volume and shape. It provides the opportunity to address both drooping and deflation for the most flattering and transformative results.

Enhanced Nipple Projection

For those with enlarged areolas and downward-pointing nipples, a breast lift improves nipple projection by moving it to a more natural and youthful height. A lift can also reduce the size of the areolas.

Reduced Recovery Time

Instead of scheduling recovery for two different procedures, combining a breast lift with augmentation allows you to go through a single recovery period.

The downsides of combining the procedures are relatively minor by comparison. While the combination procedure takes longer and costs more, it doesn’t compare to having each procedure done separately.

Is a Combination Breast Procedure Right for You?

As with any cosmetic procedure, the best way to determine if breast augmentation, lift, or combined augmentation and lift is right for you is to schedule a consultation with a highly experienced board-certified surgeon. Every woman is unique and will be evaluated based on their physical characteristics and goals.

Get the Breasts You’ve Always Wanted! Schedule Your Breast Surgery Consultation Today!

If you are not happy with the appearance of your breasts, do not hesitate to contact us at 626-671-1756 or fill our online contact form to schedule your consultation with Dr. O’Toole and explore your procedure options.