Combining plastic surgery procedures is often the most effective and cost-efficient way to significantly change your appearance. At Clareo Centers For Aesthetic Surgery, two procedures that are frequently performed together are breast augmentation and breast lift at our Boston area practice. While each technique has benefits as a stand-alone surgery, when combined, they offer even greater benefits. Here’s the perks:
- You enhance shape and size.
Breast augmentation and breast lift are 2 different procedures with different goals. Breast augmentation aims to add fullness to the breasts using either saline or silicone breast implants. It can also correct asymmetry and enhance the look of cleavage. Women who have breast augmentation are often looking to increase their cup size and obtain a more voluptuous appearance.
Breast lift, on the other hand, is a procedure that is used to lift sagging breasts and elevate the breasts to a more youthful position on the chest wall. Many factors can contribute to sagging breasts, including breast feeding, aging, and weight loss. A breast lift can help the breast sit more upright and create a more attractive breast shape. Breast lifts do not, however, increase breast size.
Many women struggle with both insufficient breast volume and breast sag – and performing only breast augmentation or breast lift alone won’t correct both issues. By combining both breast surgeries, you enhance volume and shape. This creates the most pleasing aesthetic result.
- You save money.
It may sound counter-intuitive, but combining a breast augmentation and breast lift into 1 surgery could save you money. When each surgery is performed separately, as 2 surgeries, you pay for certain fees twice – like operating room costs or anesthesia fees. This can add hundreds or thousands to your bill and can often be avoided if the procedures are performed at the same time.
- You have only 1 recovery period.
Recovery is part of any plastic surgery procedure, and it’s one of the biggest concerns for women who come to our practice. Most women who have breast augmentation have families and careers, and missing time away from their work or loved ones is a challenge.
By combining a breast augmentation and breast lift, you have only 1 recovery period instead of 2. And despite having a more complex procedure, the downtime is about the same as if the procedures were performed individually. Most of our clients who combine their breast procedures need about 1 – 2 weeks off work and 4 – 6 weeks of total downtime.
Is It Right for You?
Those who benefit most from a combined breast augmentation with breast lift are women who are bothered by the appearance of deflated, drooping breasts. Additionally, the best candidates for this approach are in good health, have realistic expectations about their results, and have good skin elasticity.
The best way to decide if you are a good candidate for a breast augmentation and lift is to visit a board-certified plastic surgeon. This ensures your procedure is performed safely and correctly by a qualified professional.
As a board-certified plastic surgeon, I provide a complete and thorough exam and consider your body shape and cosmetic goals when developing a personalized treatment plan. This comprehensive evaluation is all part of your initial consultation during your first appointment.
Completing Your New Look
Many women who are already combing breast surgeries choose to also have a body contouring procedure performed at the same time. Addressing the breasts and body with multiple plastic surgery procedures is called a mommy makeover. Mommy makeovers are extremely popular because they improve areas of a woman’s body that is affected by pregnancy, age, and/or weight loss. Body contouring procedures such as liposuction or a tummy tuck can create a more complete, comprehensive result.