Combining Breast Implants with a Lift

By on March 19, 2018 under Breast Augmentation, Breast Implants, Breast Lift, Plastic Surgery

Combining Breast Implants with a Lift

Breast enhancements are popular procedures to improve the size, shape, position, and overall appearance of the breasts. The most common procedures are the breast augmentation with implants and breast lift. Breast volume loss and sagging often occur together and can both be corrected at once. Here’s how you can combine procedures to achieve optimal results from your breast enhancement!

Choosing your Implants

When it comes to breast implants, you will have several options depending on the look and feel you are going for. Saline implants are a good option if you want minimal scarring, as the empty implants can be placed through a small incision and then filled. This material can be safely absorbed during a rupture and would deflate, becoming immediately noticeable. The downside to saline is that they do not feel as natural as other implant options.

Silicone implants use a gel material with a more natural look and feel. This structure often prevents the material from leaking during a rupture but can be dangerous if left undetected. The gummy bear implant is another silicone option, but holds its shape indefinitely, decreasing risks during a rupture. The implants have a more natural shape but are firmer than regular silicone.

Determining Size

The size of your implants should be chosen carefully for an enhancement that still looks natural. You can go up several cup sizes, but going too big can make your body look disproportionate and damage your skin if stretched too far. You can ensure you make the right decision by keeping your goals realistic and viewing before and after images to get a better idea of what you can expect. Your surgeon will help you along the way by recommending the appropriate size to meet your goals.

Adding a Breast Lift

While breast implants can restore volume to your breasts, they cannot change the position or correct sagging. If you experience sagging with nipples that point downward or fall below the breast crease, a breast lift can be added to enhance your results, removing any excess skin and repositioning the breasts to a higher, more youthful position.

To learn more about what breast implants and a breast lift can do for you, contact our office today! We can provide you with more information and schedule your consultation with Dr. Taylor.