Breast augmentation and the breast lift are two of the most common plastic surgeries around the world. These surgeries can enhance your appearance by increasing your breast size and projection, lifting sagging breasts, correcting symmetry issues, and improving your proportions.

Some women may opt only for breast augmentation; others may choose to undergo just a breast lift. Combining the two procedures can help you achieve multiple aesthetic goals during the course of a single surgical session.

Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Lift

A breast augmentation is a surgery that increases the size and projection of the breasts. If you have breasts that are naturally small in size, this type of plastic surgery is ideal for you. It’s also a good option if you have asymmetrical breasts or if you have lost breast volume after significant weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

To perform this, incisions are made under the breast fold, in the armpit, or around the areola, depending on the patient’s preferences and other factors. Through the incisions, breast implants are inserted into tissue pockets to make the breasts look bigger.

Silicone or saline breast implants are usually the preferred implant types. While silicone implants tend to be pricier, they can give you a more natural look compared to saline implants.

A breast lift is a surgery that raises the breasts to combat sagging, giving the patient perkier breasts and a more youthful appearance. It also reshapes the breasts to combat shape asymmetry.

A breast lift is ideal for you if you are not satisfied with the firmness of your breasts, if you want to correct drooping breasts, or if your breasts have lost their firmness after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss.

It is important to note that a breast lift will not increase the size of your breasts and a breast augmentation will not alleviate sagging.

Why a Combination of Both Procedures Is Ideal

When you consult with Dr. Gayoso, he will help you determine which procedure is ideal for you. He may suggest a combination of breast augmentation and a breast lift, since both tend to help women achieve the results they strive for. This combination is known as augmentation mastopexy.

During augmentation mastopexy, breast implants are first inserted into the breasts. After this, the excess skin is removed from the breasts in order to lift them. Finally, the incisions are closed with the help of medical sutures.

One of the many benefits of this procedure is that because it combines two procedures in a single surgical session, you will not need to return for multiple sessions. This also means that you will only need to undergo a single healing and recovery process instead of two, which saves a great deal of time.

This combination procedure may be ideal for you if you identify with any of the following:

• You have moderate to severe breast sag that you would like corrected.

• You have breast size and shape asymmetries.

• You want bigger breasts, and at the same time, you want your breasts to look firmer and perkier.

Scheduling an Informative Consultation with a Skilled Professional

To make an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Antonio Gayoso, an experienced board-certified plastic surgeon, contact our office today. Enhanced breasts are just a click away!