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When to Combine Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift
Benefits of Breast Augmentation
Most women are familiar with the basics of breast augmentation. Implants, either saline or silicone gel, will be inserted in order to increase fullness and breast size. The current trend is toward natural-looking results, with smaller implants being placed below the pectoralis muscles for a smoother shape and less visibility of the implant itself. Breast enlargement is a popular option in Tampa and one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures across the country.
Ideally, breast enlargement is for women who simply want more generous curves. Women who have naturally small breasts are common candidates for breast augmentation. However, many other women choose augmentation as well, either to add to what Mother Nature gave them, or just to change the shape of their breasts.
Benefits of a Breast Lift
A breast lift is a procedure which may not be as familiar. Some women come in for an augmentation consult only to find that a breast lift will give them the results they want, without implants. This is most commonly the case for women who already have a generous breast size, but the placement of the breasts has fallen. This happens most often as a result of pregnancy and nursing, but of course age and gravity also play a part. If your breasts have a deflated appearance, lack their former fullness, or have simply shifted lower down on your body, you may see great results from a breast lift.
During a breast lift, the existing breast tissue is reallocated and reshaped to land higher up on the torso. Nipples also may be adjusted and re-centered. A completed breast lift gives a fuller, more youthful appearance to the breasts without the need for artificial implants, and is designed to complement the body you already have.
Putting the two procedures together can be the best of both worlds. For women whose breasts are set lower, augmentation isn’t enough to give them the full, perky silhouette they’re after. Implants won’t change the placement of the breasts, only make them larger. And other women may not be satisfied with simply repositioning their natural breasts; they want more volume as well. Combining procedures will give women the volume they want, plus ensure the breasts are placed just right for a youthful look and satisfying shape.
Making Your Choice
A consultation is the first step in choosing whether a breast lift, augmentation, or a combination of both together is right for you. As a general rule, if your breasts are set lower, and you want to add volume as well as improve placement, you may be the perfect candidate for a combined augmentation/lift. Whether combining procedures or not, the ultimate goal is the same: to give you the profile you want, and help you achieve the body you’ve dreamed of.