Breast lift with implants, also known as augmentation mastopexy, is a surgical procedure that combines breast augmentation with a breast lift to provide an aesthetically pleasing appearance to the breasts.
During a breast lift with implants procedure, a plastic surgeon will first make incisions around the areola and vertically down the breast to create a pocket for the implant. The surgeon will then place a breast implant (either silicone or saline) behind the breast tissue or the chest muscle, depending on the patient's preferences and physical characteristics.
Next, the surgeon will lift and reshape the breast tissue to a higher position on the chest, removing any excess skin and tightening the remaining skin to create a firmer and more youthful breast contour. The areola and nipple are also repositioned higher on the breast to match the new breast shape.
The entire procedure takes around 2-3 hours to complete and is performed under general anesthesia. Patients typically experience mild discomfort, swelling, and bruising in the first few days after the surgery, which can be managed with pain medication.
Breast lift with implants is a popular cosmetic procedure that can offer numerous benefits, including improved breast size, shape, and proportionate body shape.
Breast augmentation is a commonly performed cosmetic surgery that aims to enhance the size, shape, and appearance of the breasts. While this procedure is generally safe, there are certain risks and potential complications associated with it.
One potential issue is capsular contracture, which occurs when the body's tissue surrounding the implant thickens and compresses the implant, resulting in firm, distorted breasts. This complication may require revision surgery, and it can also recur in some patients. Another potential concern is breast implant illness, where patients report various symptoms that may improve upon implant removal, although further research is needed to fully understand this condition.
Breast implants may also rupture due to trauma or other factors, which can necessitate replacement surgery. Pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and other changes in breast tissue may also affect the position and appearance of the implant, leading to the need for revision surgery.
It is crucial for patients to be fully informed about the potential risks and complications associated with breast augmentation, as well as the need for regular follow-up care to monitor the health of their implants. Working with a qualified and experienced plastic surgeon is essential to ensuring the safest and most successful outcomes for this procedure.