Both breast augmentation and breast lifts are popular procedures performed to improve the shape of the breasts for a more desirable appearance. Whether due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, genetics, or age, many women can benefit from both procedures. A breast lift with implants offers the best of both surgeries, adding fullness to the breasts while giving them a perkier, more youthful look.
If you’re considering implants or a breast lift, you may be wondering whether a combination procedure is a better approach. In this blog post, we’ll answer some of your top questions about breast augmentation with a lift, so you can get an idea of whether it can achieve your goals.
What Is Included in a Breast Augmentation With Lift?
Breast augmentation increases the size and volume of the breasts using silicone or saline breast implants. A breast lift, on the other hand, removes excess skin that might be caused by the breasts increasing and decreasing in size, such as with pregnancy or breastfeeding, and the natural sagging that can occur naturally with age. During the breast augmentation and lift procedure, the implants are placed, and any excess skin is removed. Many women will also have their areola and nipple area repositioned to a more youthful height on the chest.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Your plastic surgeon will explain what you can expect regarding recovery and healing following your breast augmentation and lift surgery and provide you with aftercare instructions. You will likely need to wear a special support bra following the procedure. There will be some degree of bruising, swelling, and discomfort, which will resolve on its own with time.
If you usually participate in strenuous exercise, you’ll need to wait about 4 to 6 weeks to get back to those vigorous activities. You can learn more about recovery from Healthline.
How Painful Is a Breast Lift With Implants?
You will be given an anesthetic before your procedure, so you won’t feel anything during your surgery. You can expect to feel sore afterward, but any discomfort is usually well-managed with pain medication.
How Much Time Will I Need To Take Off From Work?
Many patients will arrange approximately a week off of work. Those with physically strenuous jobs will need to take some extra time to recover before returning to work.
One of the benefits of combining the 2 procedures is consolidating your downtime into one recovery period. Find out more about the benefits of a breast lift with implants in our related blog post.
Discover How a Breast Lift With Implants Can Help You Regain Your Confidence!
Dr. Jeffrey J. Roth and his team in Las Vegas, NV, can assist you with your body contouring needs by providing breast augmentation with implants and a lift. Call us at (702) 450-0777 or reach out to us online to request a consultation with Dr. Roth to find out if you are a proper candidate.