As we all know, one of the most popular cosmetic surgery procedures all over the world is breast augmentation. Women (and sometimes men) want to look and feel younger, and they search for ways on how to bring back their youthful and healthy-looking glow and figure. Some patients contemplate undergoing this cosmetic procedure after losing a lot of weight or having children. There are also some things in life that take a toll on our bodies, like suffering from an illness or being involved in an accident. Fortunately, there are cosmetic surgery procedures like breast lift and augmentation to help reverse that damage. Let us know more about this clever combination.
Breast lift and augmentation: Why combine these two?
We all know that ageing, pregnancy, genetics, and weight fluctuations can all contribute to sagging breasts and loss of fullness in the upper chest, leading to deflated-looking breasts. Cosmetic surgery procedures like breast augmentation and breast lift address these problems in their own way. Breast augmentation uses breast implants or your own body fat to add volume and fullness to your breasts, while mastopexy or breast lift moves the nipple and areola, lifts the breast, and eliminates excess skin. The goal of each procedure is to enhance the appearance of the breasts, but the results differ. Breast augmentation makes the breasts fuller and curvier, but it doesn’t address sagging breasts. Breast lifts give a perkier look and are particularly appreciated among those with sagging breasts, but it doesn’t necessarily increase the size and fullness of the breasts.
Combining breast lift and augmentation procedures is an excellent way to get the most from your surgery. You do not need to add as much volume to the implant when you also have a mastopexy, which will position the breasts correctly and give them shape. When these two procedures are combined, your breasts will increase in cup size but also look better than with just one operation.
Breast lift and augmentation: How will my plastic surgeon do it?
There are many ways on how your plastic surgeon can perform a variety of this combination. There are different techniques used depending on the breasts degree of sagging and your goals for a breast lift and augmentation. The different approaches include:
The lollipop or vertical technique: One incision is made around the areola, and another is placed vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease or fold, resembling a “lollipop” shape. This method is best for most breast changes in women connected with pregnancy.
The inverted T or anchor: Three incisions are made – one placed around the areola, vertically from the areola to the natural breast fold, and along the inframammary fold. This gives your surgical incisions an “anchor” shape. This method is ideal for correcting significant sagging and for breast changes occurring after massive weight loss.
The periareolar or doughnut or “Benelli”: A full circular incision is made surrounding the edges of the areola or the dark-pigmented part of your breasts. This technique can also be used if you want to add areola resizing to your cosmetic breast enhancement.
The crescent: If you only have mild sagging of the breasts, this technique that creates a semicircle incision along the edge of the areola is utilised, creating the crescent moon look.
Breast lift and augmentation: What type of placement should you choose?
Once you have selected the type of implant you want and the technique that it requires, your plastic surgeon should also discuss with you the types of implant placement that you can choose from. Basically, there are two types; the one where implants are placed behind the pectoral muscle (submuscular) or in front of the muscle and behind the breast tissues (subglandular). Both placement techniques have their own pros and cons. For instance, submuscular placement makes your augmentation look more natural-looking and more stable since the implant is behind the chest muscles, but it would take longer to heal. Subglandular placement, on the other hand, has a faster healing time but would provide less support to the implants, and the results may make the enhancement fake-looking. Discuss all your concerns with your plastic surgeon so he can help you decide which approach, technique, and implant best suit your needs and preferences.
More and more people are realising that it is not essential to simply put up and be contented with the breasts look and feel that they don’t enjoy. Whether they sag, are uneven in shape, or are too small, having a breast lift and augmentation as one procedure can give you the breasts you have always wanted.