The passage of time and certain life events can alter the shape and fullness of the breasts. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, significant weight loss, and aging can cause the breasts to sag and lose volume.
At Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Los Angeles/Orange County, our plastic surgeons perform breast lift and breast augmentation surgery to restore a fuller, perkier, more youthful appearance to the breasts.
What Is Breast Lift And Augmentation Surgery?
Breast lift and augmentation is a surgical procedure that combines a breast lift with implants in a single operative session. The lift is performed to reposition the breasts higher on the chest, while the implants are placed to add fullness. The goal of this procedure is to create higher, fuller, rounder, more youthful looking breasts.
Reasons To Have A Breast Lift And Augmentation
Like the rest of the body, the breasts tend to sag as we grow older, and many women lose fat volume in the breasts with aging. Sagging breasts and volume loss can also result from pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuations, and significant weight loss.
Women who dislike a scooped appearance and loss of fullness in the upper breasts may want to restore the full, projecting, firm breasts they had in their youth or before pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss. Breast lift and augmentation surgery is performed to correct:
- Sagging breasts
- Loss of breast shape and volume
- Loss of fullness in the upper breasts
- Asymmetry of the breasts
- Stretch marks on the breasts
How Is Breast Lift And Augmentation Surgery Performed?
Our highly trained plastic surgeons can place breast implants in combination with a breast lift procedure to create larger, lifted breasts with a more youthful appearance. The surgery is typically performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. There are several incision techniques for breast lift and augmentation surgery. Dr. David Kahng will recommend the best surgical approach to achieve optimal results, depending on the amount of excess skin to be removed, existing breast tissue, and the patient’s personal goals. Incision placement options for breast lift and augmentation in Orange County include:
The incision is made around the edge of the areola. This technique is effective for correcting mild sagging and is often performed in conjunction with breast implant placement.
Two incisions are made in this technique – around the edge of the areola and vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease. This approach allows the surgeon to remove excess skin and reshape the entire breast.
This approach is used to correct pendulous breasts, considerable sagging, and significant amounts of excess skin. It involves 3 incisions – around the edge of the areola; running vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease, and along the inframammary fold in the breast crease.
A breast lift with augmentation is not a one-size-fits-all procedure at Cara Plastic Surgery & Laser Center in Los Angeles/Orange County. After an in-depth consultation and careful evaluation of your anatomy, Dr. Kahng can individually tailor a surgical plan including the most appropriate surgical approach and the right implant size and type for you from the range of the latest generation types in saline and silicone.