The aging process, gravity, and various life events like childbirth and breastfeeding can all take a toll on your breasts, reducing their volume and causing them to sag. This can lead to self-esteem issues, self-consciousness, and more.
If you are looking to increase the size of your breasts while also giving them a lifted and firm look, augmentation mastopexy may be your ideal answer. This combination procedure is a boon for women who are suffering from small chests and breasts that sag.
Mastopexy and Breast Augmentation
It’s important to remember that while mastopexy and breast augmentation are both ways to enhance the breasts, they are two very different surgeries.
A mastopexy is also known as a breast lift. Most times, the nipples of sagging breasts point downward. The mastopexy is used to remove excess skin tissue from the breasts, lifting them to restore a youthful and perky look. The nipples and areolae can also be repositioned in a more central location.
Breast augmentation, on the other hand, is a procedure where silicone or saline breast implants are placed in the chest to create more breast volume and help in contouring. This procedure can also be used to correct size asymmetries.
A Combination Procedure
The physiological strain that patients face while undergoing two surgeries can be high, especially in terms of the recovery time needed between surgeries. Because of this, the combination of breast augmentation and mastopexy in a single surgical session is more ideal than getting them as separate procedures. It completely eliminates the need for two recovery periods.
During your consultation, you will discuss your aesthetic goals with your plastic surgeon, who will advise you regarding the best course of corrective action. She will chart an augmentation mastopexy treatment plan that minimizes chances of complications. Care will be given to retain the functionality of the breasts, meaning that the plastic surgeon will strive to preserve the ability to lactate and NAC sensation.
The Procedure – What to Expect
The procedure begins with the breast augmentation. Anesthesia will be administered to the patient in order to make the procedure as comfortable as possible. Incisions are then created in the proper regions. This can vary according to the type of breast implants used, the aesthetic goals of the patient, and other factors.
Once the incisions have been made, the breast implants are inserted into the breast pockets in the tissue. After the implants have been positioned correctly, the mastopexy part of the procedure will commence, which involves reduction of excess skin and, if needed, repositioning and resizing of the nipple-areolar complex. At the end of the procedure, the incisions are closed with surgical sutures.
Schedule Your Augmentation Mastopexy Consultation Today
Ready to take the next step with your augmentation mastopexy procedure? Then contact our office and make an appointment for an informative consultation with a skilled medical professional.
Dr. Erika Sato, an experienced double-board-certified plastic surgeon, is the perfect choice for breast enhancement surgery. Dr. Sato will be available to discuss the procedure in further detail and to answer any questions you may have.