Breast surgeries are among the most popular plastic surgery procedures. Though breast augmentation with implants is the most common method of breast enhancement, it is not the only way for a woman to improve the appearance of her bust. Women struggling with sagging due to weight loss, aging, genetics, pregnancy, or a larger breast size may wonder if they can achieve a breast lift without needing implants.
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that raises the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to create a more youthful breast contour. A breast lift can help with the appearance of sagging and mild amounts of asymmetry. It can also improve the appearance of enlarged areolas. This procedure does not require any implants; instead, it enhances what you already have. The key difference between a breast lift and a breast augmentation is that the breast lift does not enhance the size or volume of the breasts.
Whether or not you need implants along with your breast lift will depend on your aesthetic goals for surgery and your anatomy. Women who wish to accomplish more than having an uplifted breast profile may benefit from alternative or additional treatments, including augmentation or reduction.
For a larger bust size, moderate to severe degrees of asymmetry, tubular breasts, or other concerns related to the volume, size, or balance of your bust, implants may be needed to achieve your desired result. If your breasts are heavy and large, causing you discomfort in addition to having a noticeable degree of laxity, you may need a breast reduction to reduce the overall size of your breasts before lifting them to a more youthful position.
With advancements in technology and surgical practice, a breast augmentation and breast lift can be combined into one convenient procedure, known as a breast augmentation mastopexy, to deliver the benefits of both procedures at once. The breast augmentation with lift procedure can improve every aspect of your breasts, including their shape, size, fullness, firmness, proportion, and symmetry.
Additionally, a wide range of procedures involving the breast, face, and body can be performed together in a comprehensive treatment package known as a mommy makeover. This allows you to target multiple areas of concern with treatments, including liposuction, breast surgeries, tummy tucks, facelifts, arm and thigh lifts, and non-invasive options like cosmetic injectables.
When you are unhappy with the shape, size, symmetry, or general appearance of your breasts or other aspects of your appearance, this can take a toll on your overall confidence and quality of life. Whether you are seeking a breast lift without implants, or a combination of surgeries, we offer a wide variety of treatment options to help you meet your aesthetic goals and feel better in your own skin. Call Aesthetic Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for an individualized plan.