If you’re currently unsatisfied with the size or positioning of your breasts, surgical procedures like breast lifts and breast augmentations can be performed separately to treat different breast issues. However, many patients find that they obtain better results when they combine these two procedures.
Breast Lift Basics
A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is a cosmetic surgery that firms and raises the breasts. Doctor Thomas Jeneby will discuss the various techniques with you beforehand to remove excess skin while also tightening the patient’s surrounding tissue. This helps support and reshape the new breasts.
Over time, a woman’s breasts will lose their youthful firmness and shape. Several factors can cause the skin to lose its elasticity. These include weight fluctuations, breastfeeding, pregnancy, gravity, heredity, and aging.
The Limitations of a Breast Lift
Breast lift surgery is not effective in changing breast size or rounding out the upper region of the breasts. For this reason, individuals who are interested in making their breasts appear fuller should consider a breast augmentation in conjunction with a breast lift.
Breast Lift Recovery
Once the breast lift procedure has been performed, Dr. Jeneby will give you instructions to make the recovery process as smooth as possible. First, bandages or dressings will be used to cover the incisions. You will need to wear a support bra or elastic bandage in order to support your breasts and minimize swelling. Additionally, Dr. Jeneby may temporarily place a thin, small tube under your skin to help drain excess fluid or blood that may be accumulating.
Breast Augmentation Basics
Breast augmentation is a surgery that involves the strategic placement of breast implants to increase the fullness of the patient’s breasts. Breast augmentation is also helpful in improving breast symmetry.
Doctor Jeneby also offers adjustable breast augmentation. This procedure allows the implants to be adjusted up or down in size after the procedure is complete. This allows patients to get the perfect size breasts and prevents regrets from not choosing implants of a different size.
The Limitations of Breast Augmentation Surgery
Although breast augmentation has several benefits, it cannot solve cosmetic issues such as sagging or deflated breasts. In the event that both size and elevation need to be improved, both breast augmentation and breast lift surgeries should be performed together.
Contact the Plastic and Cosmetic Center of South Texas today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jeneby and find out how breast augmentation and breast lift surgery can maximize the feeling and appearance of your breasts.