Breast Lift with Implants
Why more Las Vegas women are choosing to include a breast lift with their breast augmentation
In our practice, more popular than the breast lift alone is the breast augmentation-breast lift combination surgery. With this option, you get the best of both breast augmentation (greater cleavage and fuller breasts) and a breast lift: perkier breasts with nipples in a more ideal position.
More women are choosing this procedure because it is so customizable and results in a dramatic enhancement in their appearance and comfort. Whether you want larger, shapelier breasts, or want to stay more or less the same size you were before pregnancy, we can find the right combination of implants and breast reshaping to restore a beautiful breast contour.
How can I tell if I need a lift?
While the only reliable way to determine if a breast lift is necessary is to consult with an experienced cosmetic surgeon, there are some general characteristics that can indicate a breast lift for you.
First, stand in front of the mirror. Are your nipples facing forward, or do they tend downward? Are they positioned above, at, or below the crease under your breasts? Typically, if your nipples are drooping below the breast crease (surgeons call this the “inframammary fold”), you will need a breast lift in addition to implants to achieve an aesthetically pleasing breast position.
Should I get saline or silicone for a breast aug/lift?
Your implants can be either saline or silicone. Both have achieved beautiful results for our patients; what matters most is choosing the implant type that will allow for the look that you want to achieve and that will work best with your body and lifestyle. Dr. Pancholi will go over all your options at your consultation and answer any questions you have so you can make the best choice.
What else do I need to know about this option?
Dr. Pancholi will almost always choose to place implants under the muscle for a breast aug/lift. This gives the implant greater support, preventing sagging from becoming an issue yet again. Submuscular placement also provides greater tissue coverage, so you are less likely to see implant edges or feel the implant under your skin. There is also a lower risk for capsular contracture.
Why can’t I just get implants to fill out the excess skin?
In theory, it seems as though simply placing implants underneath sagging breasts should “inflate” them to assume a more youthful position. While implants alone can work to restore some of the lost volume, they likely will not look the way you want because the excess, loose skin is still there and the nipple will be in too low a position.
A small number of women are able to adequately address minimal sagging with implants alone. If Dr. Pancholi feels like this is a good option for you, he will let you know.
Will I be able to breast feed after a breast lift with augmentation?
Many women can successfully breastfeed after a breast lift or after getting breast implants. However, it’s probably best to wait until you are finished having children and breastfeeding before choosing this procedure. This is not because of the possible interference with breastfeeding, but because changes in your breasts during pregnancy may cause the skin to stretch out again, diminishing the results of surgery.
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