Using Breast Implants with a Breast Lift Procedure
For women looking to change the shape and appearance of their breasts, there are a wide range of surgical options available that can help to create the best and most balanced result. For some, adding implants to the traditional breast lift
procedure may give them the look the want with the best overall balance and proportion.
In general terms, breast surgeries
may be broken into three broad categories. Breast lift
procedures are used to adjust the shape and position of the breasts without increasing volume. Breast augmentation
is performed to increase the size of the breasts, but may not be enough to address drooping breast tissue or nipples that fall below the lower breast crease. Breast reduction is the removal and reshaping of breast tissue for improved proportion. In many cases, a combination of different aspects of these various procedures may provide the best result.
Breast Implants Often Used to Add Volume to Breast Lift
One of the most common combinations of these procedures is the addition of implants to the traditional breast lift
procedure. For many women, the reshaping of existing tissue is needed to improve the drooping shape of the breasts, and adding implants to the procedure gives them the volume that they are looking for.
Convenience is one of the main reasons that women choose to combine these two procedures. Though in some cases there is a recovery period between the breast lift
portion and the implant portion of the procedure, they may be performed at the same time in other cases, eliminating the need for two separate surgeries and recovery periods. By scheduling both procedures together with the same surgeon, it is possible to eliminate much of the paperwork, scheduling and recovery time that goes into planning two separate surgeries. Photo by phalinn on Flickr.