A lot of women who consult with me for breast augmentation in Birmingham, AL, are also good candidates for a breast lift. This dual procedure can be beneficial for many reasons, and it’s particularly advantageous for those who have had children. If you have been considering either procedure, Dr. Michael Beckenstein offers some reasons why you may want to combine the two.
Restored Volume and Better Breast Position
Usually, women who want breast implants are looking for breasts with added volume. Women interested in a breast lift at our Birmingham, Alabama, practice often have adequate breast size, but their breasts droop or sag. However, the two conditions can exist together – especially in women who have gone through childbirth and breastfeeding. A breast lift with augmentation (also called an augmentation-mastopexy) is an ideal procedure for this group of women. It increases breast fullness while also bringing the breasts to a more youthful position. Look through my online gallery of before & after breast lift photos and you will see many patients who included implants.
Enhanced Breast Shape and Improved Projection
Combining a breast lift with augmentation can create a better overall breast shape by removing extra skin through the breast lift procedure and then filling out the breast contours with implants for improved projection. These combined procedures can balance the size of uneven breasts (see this blog post). The nipples can also be resized and repositioned to look smaller and more proportional to the new breasts.
If you have questions about breast enhancement, contact Dr. Beckenstein using our online form or call him at 205-286-9207 or 1-866-MSBMD77.