Are you unhappy with your breasts? Perhaps you have recently lost a lot of weight or given birth and have noticed that your breasts have lost their youthful fullness and shape. Dr. Carlos Chacon of Divino Plastic Surgery offers an array of breast enhancement surgeries and would be happy to discuss your options with you, including breast lift with implants. If you are considering this combination procedure to enhance your breasts and self-confidence, Dr. Chacon encourages you to consider the following:
Do you desire bigger, fuller breasts?
Breast augmentation with breast implants enhances the shape and size of the breasts. The procedure can be performed on naturally small breasts or deflated breasts that have lost volume and fullness after weight loss, pregnancy or aging. In addition to boosting size, breast augmentation can correct asymmetry between the breasts and improve the appearance of misshapen breasts.
However, breast augmentation cannot address significant breast sag (ptosis) caused by loose skin. While implants alone can fill up loose skin and round out the breast, they cannot actually lift the breasts or improve their position on the chest wall.
Are you unhappy with the position of your breasts?
The only way to improve the position of the breasts is with breast lift. Breast lift eliminates loose skin and tissue, and raises the breast mound higher on the chest wall. One way to tell whether you could benefit from breast lift is to examine the position of your breasts and nipples. Do they sit below the inframammary fold? Do your nipples point downward? If so, breast lift may give you the youthful and perkier breasts you desire.
Some of Dr. Chacon’s patients ask him whether breast lift can boost breast size. The answer is no. In fact, due to the removal of loose breast tissue and skin, breast lift may sometimes result in a slightly smaller breast size.
Combining Breast Lift with Implants
If you are bothered by the size, shape and position of your breasts, a breast lift with implants procedure may be the best choice. The advantages to combining the two surgeries are that it only requires one operation, round of anesthesia, facility fees and recovery. If you are considering having both breast lift and implants done at some point, a combination procedure allows you to obtain your final results sooner.
The only way to determine whether a combination procedure is best for you is to meet with a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Chacon. Schedule a personal consultation by calling Divino Plastic Surgery at (858) 633-7546.