The effects of aging, sun damage, and pregnancy are most visible in a woman’s breasts. Aging causes the breast volume to decrease. Pregnancy and sun damage reduces the elasticity of the skin, so it stretches. This causes the breasts to hang lower on the chest. Because you have no control over these problems, the rest of your body can be toned and well-contoured, but your breasts will show your age.

Breast augmentation will improve the shape and size of the breasts, but does nothing for the lax skin. A breast lift, on the other hand, will lift the breast position, but do nothing to restore breast volume. But what about women who have a combination of problems associated with lost volume and lax skin? The answer is a simultaneous breast lift and augmentation. Let’s break down each aspect of breast surgery for breast enhancement to see how this innovative surgery improves the breasts.

Breast Lift
Women might be more comfortable with losing breast volume if it happened to the entire area of the breast, but this is rarely the case. Most women lose breast volume in the upper part of the breast. When this effect is combined with stretching skin, the weight shift of breast volume creates a pendulum appearance to the breasts. A breast lift removes the excess skin so that the breast mound sits in a more appropriate position on the chest.

Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is designed to add fullness to the breast in a way that changes the size and shape of the breast mound. Women can choose breast implants for rounder breasts or teardrop shapes for a more natural appearance. In both cases, adding breast volume adds weight to the breasts, and the skin must be strong enough to hold the breasts in place.

Why Do I Need a Simultaneous Breast Lift and Augmentation?
Starting with the idea of losing breast volume in the upper portion of the breast, performing a breast lift alone will lift the breast to a better position. The aesthetic challenge is that the area above the areola will be disproportionately flat. On the other hand, performing a breast augmentation alone on a woman who has poor skin elasticity will only place more weight on the already stretched skin, and the breasts will not be pleasing to the eye.

A simultaneous breast lift and augmentation corrects problems with the breast volume and loose skin, and the procedures are performed during the same surgery. If you do not want to have implants for your breast augmentation, Dr. Kole can use the fat transfer and injection technique that uses your own excess fat. The fat is harvested using liposuction. Dr. Kole can either remove just the fat he needs for the breast augmentation, or you can add body contouring liposuction to your simultaneous breast lift and augmentation procedure.