Summary: New research shows that combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation is more popular, and safer than ever before. If you are considering undergoing cosmetic surgery on your breasts, giving it the old one-two punch may provide you with even more beautiful results than imagined.
While combining different cosmetic alterations in one single procedure isn’t always recommended, new research shows that you can safely add breast implants while undergoing breast lift surgery. This is great news for those who are interested in reconstructive surgery or a repair of a previous cosmetic procedure. The overall rates of complication and potential need for reoperation are being reported as “acceptable” by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), opening the door to new possibilities for women to get the look they desire.
Getting the Facts Straight
One of the most promising statistics found while researching the combination of procedures was when it came to reoperation rate. With breast lift only, this number is usually around 10%. When combining a breast lift with breast implants, there was an insignificant increase to 13%. It is not likely that you will require a revision surgery if you decide to undergo both procedures at the same time. For women who are looking for a lift and an increase in size to their breasts, this news comes with a sigh of relief.
Combining a breast augmentation with a breast lift is becoming increasingly popular. Milwaukee plastic surgeons like Dr. Mark Bosbous are performing combination breast surgeries with great success. Many women undergoing a breast lift are doing so because they wish to achieve younger, perkier results. When making the decision to have cosmetic surgery, often time’s women consider their options and decide they want it all: both better and bigger breasts! Implants can add volume to the breast area which can assist in making your chest even more desirable. With the combination of lifts and augmentations being safer than ever, if this is something you are considering, now is the time to discuss it with your surgeon!
Things to Think About
Breast augmentation and lift procedures are extremely popular and have been for years. When deciding whether or not the procedures are right for you, consider some of the following facts:
- Breast augmentation is often the most sought out cosmetic procedure. In 2011, 316, 848 breast augmentations were performed in the US alone.
- The new “tear drop” shaped silicone gel implants allow for a more natural results, meaning there is no longer a fear of having “fake” looking breasts.
- Breast implants are inserted underneath the muscle and do not have any effect on breast feeding. Many famous celebrities have recently come out on this issue, saying that they had successful breast feeding experiences despite having undergone a prior breast augmentation.
- With proper wound care and new, more discrete incision sites being used, the scarring from both breast augmentation and lift procedures are becoming less noticeable.
Risks and Rewards
When undergoing a cosmetic procedure there is always the possibility of a complication arising. When combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation, the rate of complication was found to be about 23%. Discussing these risks with your doctor will give you peace of mind before your surgery, and in the right hands your procedure will undoubtedly go smoothly and leave you with a beautiful shape.