Breast Lift/Implant Combo Safe and Effective, Study Finds

Breast Lift Combo AugmentationCombining the breast lift and breast augmentation procedures is a safe and powerful tool for shaping women’s breasts, according to a recent study from Kentucky surgeons. This combination can add volume to the breasts while adjusting the shape for the perfect effect.

A breast lift, or mastopexy, will tighten and lift breasts that are sagging or have flattened due to aging or childbearing. However, it will not affect overall volume. A breast augmentation, or breast implant procedure, will increase the volume of the breasts but may not be effective alone for significant aging or sagging breast tissue. By combining these two procedures, many women may experience the best possible results.

Combination Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Best Option for Many Women

According to Dr. Andrew Smith, a plastic surgeon and breast specialist, “Many patients who want to improve volume, firmness and shape can benefit from an augmentation-lift grouping. But beyond the aesthetic argument, a combination surgery just makes sense for many patients. It can mean much less time on the operating table and less cost than having the procedures separately.”

The Kentucky study used the information of 332 women who had chosen to have the combination lift/augmentation procedure. Their findings were discussed in the January 2013 issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, which is published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.

The numerous benefits of combining these two procedures are not necessarily perfect for every patient, but those indicated for these surgeries can have improved recovery periods and a more comfortable overall experience. “This means the patient only has to complete one recovery, which can even reduce the risk of complications,” says Dr. Smith. “Not every breast enhancement patient will require both of these surgeries. However, a combination procedure offers some major advantages for the right candidate.”

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