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What Is a Breast Augmentation and Lift?
Breast augmentation and lift is a surgical procedure that combines the insertion of breast implants with the uplifting power of a breast lift. By combining these two procedures, women can gain the aesthetic benefits of both techniques. It can provide the desired size increase while also making the breasts appear more uplifted and perkier. Choosing to undergo both procedures at the same time can help a woman achieve her desired aesthetic enhancements without having to undergo two separate surgical procedures.
Preparing for the Procedure
During your initial consultation, we will discuss everything you need to know to properly prepare yourself for the procedure. You will be provided with pre-surgical instructions that you will need to follow before the surgery takes place. These instructions will require you to stop taking certain medications, drinking alcohol, and smoking about a week before the surgery. You will also need to choose the desired breast implants and size.
Silicone or Saline Breast Implants?
Before undergoing breast augmentation, you should carefully decide on the type of breast implant you want. You can choose between saline or silicone breast implants. Saline implants are filled with a saltwater solution after it has been placed in the appropriate area. This type of implant does not pose a risk if a rupture were to occur.
Silicone breast implants come pre-filled with a silicone gel. It is a popular choice, as it more closely resembles the look and feel of natural breasts. Silicone gel, however, can be harmful if a rupture were to occur, but advancements in implant development have decreased the risk of that occurring.
The Breast Augmentation and Lift Procedure
Breast augmentation and lift are performed similarly to how the procedures are performed separately. After the administration of the anesthetic, corrections will be made to the saggy skin and excess glandular tissue. If necessary, the nipples and areolas will be repositioned to better fit the contours of the breasts. Pockets will be created for the placement of implants. Once they are inserted, the incisions will be closed and the treatment area will be bandaged.
Ideal Candidates for Breast Augmentation and Lift
Good candidates for breast augmentation and lift are women who desire an improvement in their breast contours along with an increase in breast size. Daniela Atencio, MD, will perform an initial assessment of your breasts and ask you about your medical history to determine if the surgery is appropriate for you.
Contact Our Office
Your journey to the breasts you have always wanted begins with a consultation. If you’re interested in learning more about combining a breast lift and breast augmentation, contact our office to schedule your appointment today.