What are the pros and cons of breast lift surgery with implants?Posted on May 10, 2020
Breast augmentation and breast lift cosmetic surgery rank among the most sought-after procedures for upper body aesthetic enhancement. Women who want to increase their breast size, fullness, and volume may choose breast implant surgery.
In other cases, where a woman has no problems with her breast size, but suffers from drooping breasts due to skin laxity, she could benefit from a breast lift surgery.
But there are times when a woman may want both increased breast size and a lifted breast position. This is when she may have to choose breast implants with lift surgery.
This combined procedure offers a number of advantages over a standalone surgery, but it will also have some limitations. During the pre-op consultation, your surgeon will discuss the pros as well as cons of the surgery in order to help you make an informed decision.
Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Kim provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA, and surrounding communities.
Combined Surgery – Pros
When breast augmentation is combined with breast lift plastic surgery, it effectively becomes a single procedure rather than two separate procedures being performed at separate intervals. This creates intrinsic advantages for you, especially if you are a good candidate for a combined breast procedure.
You will undergo general anesthesia only one time, and you will visit the surgery center only once for your breast lift with implants procedure. This reduces your risk in the sense that you will be exposed to the potential side effects and complications related to surgery and anesthesia only once.
The surgery is performed at one time, which means you will have to go through the pre-op preparation process just one time. At the same time, just one recovery period is involved, and you will go through the post-surgical discomfort and downtime only once.
Importantly, with a combined breast implants with lift cosmetic surgery, your surgeon will have an opportunity to create a more conservative and comprehensive outcomes. The surgeon can ensure that both lifting of the breast tissue and placing of implants are carried out using common incisions.
The precise amount of excess skin removal can be determined and appropriate implant size can be selected when the surgeon has an opportunity to perform both surgeries together.
The cost-effectiveness of the procedure also improves because you will incur various cost components, such as pre- and post-op expenses, surgeon’s fee, anesthesia costs, surgery center expenses, and costs of medical tests, surgical bra and prescription drugs only once.
Combined Surgery – Cons
Although a breast augmentation with lift surgery allows for a more conservative approach for incision placement, the overall procedure will be more invasive than a single procedure. Recovery period will slightly longer too. While the cost-effectiveness is better, the total upfront cost of the combined surgery would usually be higher than that of a standalone procedure.
You should also remember that even with a combined procedure, your risk of implant failure due to capsular contracture or other extraneous circumstances remains the same. It is best to weigh the pros and cons in consultation with your surgeon and then make a judicious decision.
Cosmetic surgeon Dr. David Kim receives patients from Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, CA and nearby areas for breast lift with implants surgery.
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