Benefits of Combining Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift 

At the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, combining a breast augmentation with a breast lift is a transformative procedure that offers many benefits. These two treatments, while distinct, can be performed together to address a range of common concerns, from volume loss and sagging to asymmetry and lack of shape.  

In this blog, we showcase the individual surgeries, the process of performing them together, and the remarkable benefits patients can expect from our board-certified plastic surgeons.  



Understanding Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift  

A breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, involves implants to increase breast size and improve overall shape. This procedure is ideal for women who desire fuller breasts or wish to restore volume lost due to pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Breast implants come in various shapes, sizes, and materials, allowing customization to suit each patient’s unique goals and anatomy. 

On the other hand, a breast lift, or mastopexy, lifts and reshapes sagging breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue. This procedure helps women with breast ptosis (drooping), which can be caused by pregnancy, breastfeeding, or aging. A breast lift can also correct nipple positioning and overall breast symmetry. 


Performing Breast Augmentation and Breast Lift Together

When combining breast augmentation with a breast lift, the board-certified plastic surgeons at Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis carefully assess the patient’s anatomy, concerns, and aesthetic goals to develop a customized surgical plan. 

During the surgery, the surgeon typically begins by performing the breast lift, repositioning the nipples and removing excess skin to achieve a more youthful and perky appearance. Following this, the breast augmentation is carried out by placing the chosen implants to enhance volume and shape. 

Benefits of Combining Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift 

Elevate Breast Volume and Shape:  

One of the primary benefits of combining breast augmentation with a breast lift is the ability to achieve both increased volume and refined breast shape simultaneously. While a breast lift will address the sagging and reshaping of the breasts, an augmentation adds volume and fullness, resulting in a more youthful and balanced appearance. Patients can achieve their dream look with natural-looking results by addressing both volume loss and ptosis in one procedure!

Improved Breast Symmetry:  

Many women experience asymmetry in their breasts, with one breast being larger or droopier than the other. Combining breast augmentation with a breast lift allows the surgeon to address asymmetry effectively by customizing the size, shape, and positioning of implants and reshaping the breast tissue as needed. This ensures a more balanced and symmetrical outcome, improving overall body proportions and boosting self-confidence. 

Long-lasting Results:  

By undergoing breast augmentation and a breast lift together, patients can enjoy longer-lasting results compared to undergoing each process separately. The dual approach results in more durable outcomes that withstand the effects of aging, gravity, and lifestyle factors. With proper post-operative care and maintenance, the results of combined breast augmentation and lift can provide years of satisfaction and confidence. 

Reduced Surgical Trauma and Recovery Time:  

Opting for a combined breast surgery minimizes surgical trauma and streamlines the recovery process compared to undergoing each procedure independently. Since both surgeries are performed during a single session, patients experience only one period of downtime and discomfort, allowing for faster healing and return to normal activities. Additionally, the “2-in-1” technique reduces overall costs associated with anesthesia, facility fees, and post-operative care, making it a more efficient and budget-friendly solution for many patients. 

Customized and Comprehensive Enhancement:  

Patients who choose to get a breast augmentation with a breast lift benefit from a fully customized and comprehensive approach to breast enhancement. The surgeon can tailor the procedure to address the unique needs and preferences of each individual, selecting the most suitable implants, incision techniques, and surgical methods to achieve optimal results. Whether seeking subtle augmentation or dramatic transformation, the combined method offers unparalleled versatility and flexibility in achieving aesthetic goals. 


Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift 

Breast Implant Options

Breast implants come in various types, each offering unique characteristics in terms of material, shape, size, and texture. When choosing, you must consider factors such as desired outcome, body type, tissue quality, and personal preferences. 

Silicone Implants:

  • Silicone implants are filled with a gel that resembles natural breast tissue, making them a popular choice among patients.
  • They are available in round and anatomical (teardrop) shapes for versatility in achieving desired breast contours. 
  • They are less likely to ripple or wrinkle compared to saline implants.
  • Silicone implants are particularly suitable for patients with minimal natural tissue. 

Saline Implants:

  • Saline implants consist of a silicone shell filled with sterile saline solution (salt water) after insertion. 
  • They are available in various shapes, and their size is adjusted during surgery to achieve perfect symmetry. 
  • Saline implants tend to be firmer and may feel less natural compared to silicone implants. 
  • In case of a rupture, saline implants deflate visibly, allowing prompt detection and easier replacement. 

Gummy Bear Implants (Form-Stable Silicone Implants): 

  • Gummy bear implants are filled with a thicker, cohesive silicone gel that maintains its shape even when the implant shell is cut. 
  • They resemble the consistency of gummy bear candy, hence the name. 
  • These implants are less prone to rippling or folding, making them suitable for patients seeking long-lasting results. 
  • Gummy bear implants are available in various shapes, including round and teardrop, allowing for customizable outcomes. 

Textured Implants: 

  • Textured implants have a rough surface. This surface helps them stick to the surrounding tissue, lowering the chances of the implant moving or rotating. 
  • They are available in silicone and saline options.
  • We often recommend them for patients undergoing submuscular placement or those with a history of capsular contracture. 

Smooth Implants: 

  • Smooth implants have a smooth outer surface, allowing for ease of movement within the breast pocket. 
  • They are available in silicone and saline variations and are often preferred for patients seeking a softer, more natural feel. 
  • We generally recommend smooth implants for patients undergoing sub-glandular placement or those with adequate natural breast tissue.

Choosing the appropriate implant type involves a thorough discussion between the patient and the plastic surgeon. During the consultation process, the surgeon will assess the patient’s anatomy, discuss the advantages and potential risks associated with each implant type, and make recommendations based on their expertise and the patient’s individual needs. Ultimately, the goal is to select an implant type that achieves the desired aesthetic outcome while ensuring safety, satisfaction, and long-term success. 


Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift 

Importance of Choosing a Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon

When considering any cosmetic procedure, including combined breast augmentation and breast lift, it’s crucial to prioritize patient safety and quality of care by selecting a board-certified plastic surgeon with the necessary training, experience, and expertise to perform complex surgical surgeries safely and effectively.

At the Plastic Surgery Group of Memphis, our skilled, board-certified plastic surgeons are dedicated to delivering exceptional results while prioritizing patient safety, comfort, and satisfaction. With expert guidance and personalized care, you can have a stress-free, beneficial surgical journey to better confidence and contours with precision and artistry. To book your consultation, call 901-761-9030. 


Breast Augmentation with Breast Lift