When most women consider getting a breast lift or augmentation, it is either one or the other. But did you know that the two procedures can also be combined into one session? Performing both surgeries at once can give you both the size and shape you’re looking for, without the need for repeat procedures.
Breast augmentation involves making an incision in the breast and inserting a saline or silicone implant underneath the tissues to enlarge the size of the breast. Before the actual procedure, you will discuss with your doctor which size would feel right for you.
A breast lift involves completely reshaping the breast. In this procedure, the skin is lifted, and the nipple repositioned so that you can have more pert breasts, and your chest skin will look firmer and younger. Breast lifts alone usually reduce the original size of the breast one size.
Combining the two surgeries will mean enduring not just one procedure, but one recovery time, as well. Recovery from the combined surgery will take the same amount of time it takes to recover from just one. After about a week you will be able to do some light activity and walking. After about six to eight weeks you will be fully recovered and able to get back to your regular activities. Scarring takes a little longer to disappear, but with the right skilled surgeon, scarring will be minimal. Any bruising will subside after about a month.
There are definitely benefits to getting both procedures done at once. And with the right, experienced doctor you will be in good, capable hands. So if you’re considering getting a breast augmentation or lift, talk to your surgeon about combining the two procedures and get the curvy, luscious look you’ve always wanted!