Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation: Which Is Right for You?
Aging, weight fluctuation and breastfeeding can cause your breasts to hang lower — and this effect causes the breasts to lose some of their aesthetic appeal. Breast lift aims to counteract the sagging and elevate the breasts to a higher position. The nipples may also be adjusted to give them an outward “perky” appearance.
Dr. Valladolid chooses a breast lift incision technique based on the severity of the breast ptosis. After he performs breast lift, his patients are thrilled to have a youthful breast profile once again. The results tend to last for about 10 years before gravity undoes the affects of the surgery.
While breast lift changes the positioning of the breasts, it does nothing to change their size. For that, Dr. Valladolid suggests breast augmentation. This surgery uses breast implants to achieve your desired breast size and shape. You may choose between saline and silicone implants, each of which have their own advantages.
Depending on the type of implant and your personal preferences, Dr. Valladolid can make the incision beneath the breast crease, around the areola or inside the armpit. He has a reputation for creating breasts that are attractive, natural-looking and symmetrical.
For many women, the right choice is both, rather than either/or. If you are dissatisfied with both the size and the positioning of your breasts, then you may be a great candidate for combining breast augmentation with breast lift.
Perhaps you have lost breast volume after a pregnancy or significant weight loss, or maybe you have never been happy with the size of your breasts and want to make that improvement while also addressing breast sag. Whatever your reasons, Dr. Valladolid has a wealth of experience performing these surgeries in tandem.
The many benefits of combining breast augmentation and breast lift include saving on costs (like anesthesia and facility fees), overlapping the recovery times and allowing Dr. Valladolid to create a surgical plan that achieves optimal breast profile.
To schedule a consultation with one of Arizona’s favorite plastic surgeons, please call Valladolid Plastic Surgery at (480) 770-5015.