I have had a couple doctors tell me that because my breasts are so droopy I would need to have my breast lift done first and then wait three months before having my breast augmentation. At the same time I have had a couple of doctors tell me they can do it with no problem. This is confusing and I'm not sure which way to go? How do I know which doctor's advice to take?
Should I Have my Breast Lift and Augmentation Done at the Same Time?
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Lift and Augmentation at the same time?
Usually combining these two procedures can be done by an experienced Plastic Surgeon. However, if you have large, low hanging breasts, there may not be enough room on your upper chest to accept this breast volume under your skin, let alone the additional volume of an implant. There are only so many inches of skin around your chest and combining these procedures is like a double augmentation with all of your breast volume plus the volume of the implant. A size 9 foot cannot be made to go into a size 4 shoe. Surgical judgement is key.
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Not necessary to stage breast lift with augmentation
Great question! It is no longer necessary to stage these procedures. With the Mini Ultimate Breast Lift it is possible to provide the necessary lift in conjunction with a subpectoral implant. Your existing breast tissue will be draped directly over the implant to provide a natural and esthetically pleasing appearance.
I hope this helps.
A breast lift with implants is commonly performed at the same time but not all plastic surgeons are comfortable doing it this wa
Thank you for your question and the photos.
A breast lift with implants is commonly performed at the same time but not all plastic surgeons are comfortable doing it this way. For someone who does a lot of breast lifts and augmentations, it is usually not an issue.
To be sure, see two or more board-certified plastic surgeons in your area for a full and complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have surgery. I hope this helps.
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Lift aug simultaneous or staged
Hi, both ways are certainly appropriate but nowadays more liftings and augmentations are done simultaneously except in some specific situations with possible risk factors. the major fear of the combined procedure is jeopardy to the blood flow to the nipple and areola areas causing serious complications.
in the absence of risk factors like smoking, suboptimal skin envelope condition etc.., a lot of surgeons will perform both procedures at the same time. I strongly recommend you consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who has enough experience with these procedures whether combined or staged.
Breast Augmentation/Lifting: To Stage or Not To Stage?
It is not possible to give you precise advice/recommendations without direct examination or viewing pictures. A full communication of your goals would also be necessary.
Whether the breast lift and augmentation should be done the same time is not a question agreed-upon by all plastic surgeons. There are good plastic surgeons who will insist on doing the procedures separately and there are good plastic surgeons who can produce excellent outcomes in a single stage. The combination breast augmentation / mastopexy surgery differs from breast augmentation surgery alone in that it carries increased risk compared to either breast augmentation or mastopexy surgery performed separately. Furthermore, the potential need for revisionary surgery is increased with breast augmentation / mastopexy surgery done at the same time. In my opinion, the decision to do the operation in a single or two staged fashion becomes a judgment call made by a surgeon after direct examination of the patient. For me, if I see a patient who needs a great degree of lifting, who has lost a lot of skin elasticity, or whose goal is a very large augmentation then I think it is best to do the procedures in 2 stages (in order to avoid serious complications). However, doing the procedure in one stage does increase the risks of complications in general and the potential need for further surgery. This increased risk must be weighed against the practical benefits of a single stage procedure (which most patients would prefer). Conversely, if I see a patient who requires minimal to moderate lifting along with a small to moderate size augmentation (and has good skin quality), then doing the procedure one stage is much safer. Nevertheless, the potential risks are greater with a 1 stage procedure and the patient does have a higher likelihood of needing revisionary surgery.
Ultimately, I think you will be best off selecting the plastic surgeon who you feel will most likely be able to achieve the results you are looking for and follow his/her recommendations.
I hope this helps.
Breast augmentation and lift
I quite often do the breast augmentation and lift at the same time. Some surgeons are more conservative and stage them.
Breast augmentation and lift together
While breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy) are each relatively easy operations, the combination is always a challenge. Even in the best hands, there is a high chance that some sort of revision will be needed. Though some surgeons insist on performing the mastopexy (lift) first and the augmentation a few months later, many surgeons will perform the combination together. It is extremely important, though, for the plastic surgeon to explain the risks of the combination surgery to the patients. In cases after massive weight loss, where the skin and tissues are extremely stretched out, dividing the surgery into stages is often the wisest choice.
Breast Lift and Augmentation Done at the Same Time
There is no appropriate way of answering this question without performing a physical exam and reviewing your lifestyle, lifestage, and objectives. Generally, you can combine the procedures unless the augmentation involves larger implants. In that case, the surgeries are often done in stages.
Breast lift and a mastopexy
This question comes up over and over again. The answers are always the same. This breaks down about 50-50 among plastic surgeons. The two opinions you've had already are accurate and classical. A more conservative approach is always to do them as separate operations. As there was no picture along with your question all of us are answering only in general terms.