Most people are familiar with breast augmentation, also known as enhancement surgery or breast implants, as well as breast reduction surgery. Both of these breast procedures change the overall size of the breasts. However, you can take it a step further by combining either with a breast lift. Dr. Geiger offers a comprehensive explanation below.

What is a Breast Lift?

A breast lift is a surgical procedure geared towards changing the shape of the breasts. It involves removing excess skin that causes the breasts to sag and tightening up the surrounding tissue. Oversized areolas can be easily addressed to provide smaller, perkier nipples. This procedure is a great way to enjoy more youthful-looking breasts.

Combining a Breast Lift either with Augmentation or Reduction

You can enhance the overall look of your breasts by combining a breast lift with a reduction or augmentation. If you want more livelier breasts, then combining a lift with augmentation can help you. This can provide you with that much-needed volume that you want while ensuring an overall proportional look.

If you would rather reduce your breast size but increase or retain a youthful look, then a breast lift with a reduction is the way to go. Breast reductions are common for those who experience back pain or struggle with physical activity because of their breasts. Patients also complain about a rash under their breast crease or shoulder indentations from their bra straps. Breast reduction surgery is our go-to solution to help reduce the overall weight and size of the breasts to alleviate these problems.

These surgeries work well to help create more flattering breasts that can enhance one’s self-confidence tremendously. Many people choose to undergo a combination of these procedures to allow for quicker recovery than doing each procedure separately.

Optimal Candidates

The best candidates for these combined procedures are those who are healthy individuals looking for a more rejuvenated aesthetic of their breasts. These individuals are unhappy with the overall volume and position of their breasts–and choosing to undergo any of these procedures should be their independent decision. 

They are non-smokers and don’t have any chronic health conditions. All candidates should have realistic expectations for how these combined procedures can provide them with a more enhanced shape of their chest.

Anticipated Outcomes

When you decide to combine breast augmentation or reduction with a breast lift, it will undoubtedly alter the overall appearance of your breasts. You can expect to see a more youthful appearance that you can be proud of. While some of the changes in your breasts can be seen immediately after surgery, the entire transformation will be visible in about four to six weeks once all of the post-surgical swelling subsides.

Consult with Dr. Geiger

Aging can take a big toll on your body. When it comes to your breasts, aging can cause unwanted skin sagging and even stretch out the areolas to an undesirable size. 

Fortunately, you can achieve a more balanced and youthful aesthetic by combining a breast lift in Chesterfield, MO with an augmentation or reduction surgery by Dr. Scott Geiger at Chesterfield Plastic Surgery. Schedule a consultation today and our medical team will give you all the support you need to rejuvenate your breasts.