Women seek out breast augmentation for several reasons. Some women feel that their breasts do not fit the rest of their body, and some have breasts that look asymmetrical or have an unusual shape. Breast augmentation usually places an implant into the breasts to make them look larger and give them the desired shape. On the other hand, a breast lift lifts and reshapes existing breast tissue to correct sagging breasts. Together, they work as a full breast rejuvenation.
How Does Breast Augmentation Work?
Dr. Mashhadian offers several different types of breast implants in order to provide the desired appearance, shape, and feel. Using advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Mashhadian places the implants through small, hidden incisions. This may include the transumbilical breast augmentation (TUBA) method, which places the implants through the belly button, leaving no visible scar.
Some women choose to avoid implants and opt for a more subtle and natural-looking fat transfer breast implant. This procedure uses a woman’s own fat and injects it into the breasts. The fat will remain in the breasts and provide a minor but lasting enhancement.
How Does a Breast Lift Work?
While a breast augmentation can make breasts larger, it cannot undo loose or sagging skin. A breast lift uses an incision under the breast to remove loose skin, lift up the breast, and reshape the existing breast tissue into a more satisfactory shape. It may also reposition the areola and nipple to their proper location on the breast.
Can You Have a Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift at the Same Time?
Dr. Mashhadian performs breast surgeries under general anesthesia in the Rodeo Surgical Art AAAHC certified surgical facility.
In many cases, a breast augmentation with a breast lift will give much better results than either one alone. A breast augmentation cannot provide much lift, so sagging skin remains unless the surgeon also performs a breast lift. Breast lifts remove loose skin so that the implant can sit higher on the chest, and the breast will have more shape.
Since a breast lift uses a larger incision to remove loose skin, no extra incision is needed to place the implants. Both procedures can be performed at the same time, reducing the time under anesthesia and the length of recovery time over having each procedure separately.
What Results Will I See From a Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift?
You will see fuller, rounder breasts with firm skin. Depending on your type of implant, your breasts may have more projection and fullness or may look rounder and more natural. Each woman will have her own preferences, and Dr. Mashhadian will help you select the implant that will give you the breast shape, size, and feel that you want.