Women considering a breast augmentation may be wondering if they should add a breast lift as well. The answer will depend on a number of factors, such as your goals, skin elasticity, age and others. So, how can you tell if you need a breast lift?
Drooping vs. Deflated Breasts
The first thing to consider is whether your breasts are drooping or deflated. Not every person considering breast augmentation will have either of these concerns, but many do.
Sagging breasts are caused by stretched skin, and this is best addressed with a breast lift.
Drooping, or sagging, is when the skin is stretched out and the breast tissue hangs downward from your chest wall. Deflated breasts, on the other hand, have lost their volume, but the skin itself has not been stretched. Some people may have both of these concerns at the same time.
A breast lift corrects sagging, while breast augmentation adds volume to the breasts. A breast lift with augmentationlets you address both of these concerns with one procedure.
Signs You Should Add a Lift to Your Augmentation
- Your nipples point downward rather than outward
- You struggle to achieve the appearance you want, even with quality bras
- The areola sits below the crease of the breast
- The shape of your breast has changed due to skin stretching
Keep in mind that breast implants won’t lift your breasts, so if sagging and volume are both concerns, combining both procedures may be the best solution for you. One of the many benefit of combining the two is that you’ll only need one recovery period, rather than two.
To find out if a breast lift with augmentation is right for you, contact Castellano Cosmetic Surgery Center to schedule a consultation.