Combining Breast Augmentation & Breast Lift
When women want to improve the appearance of their breasts, they commonly want to address both size and shape or position. Many women who come to Dr. Sorokin for breast enhancement need both a breast lift and breast augmentation. At his New Jersey practice, Dr. Sorokin often combines these procedures for a more dramatic and effective improvement.
Why Us for Your Breast Enhancement
- Dr. Sorokin offers a “rapid recovery” technique so you can enjoy your results sooner.
- Our practice is known for its specialization in breast surgery – from breast augmentation to complex revision cases.
- Dr. Sorokin is a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon who takes the time to understand your goals.
Augmentation, Lift, or Both?
There are really two main reasons that women come to Dr. Sorokin for breast enhancement. They are either unhappy with size or shape, or a combination of both. Dr. Sorokin goes to great lengths to explain what can be achieved with an implant alone, and when a breast lift is needed.
Sometimes breastfeeding, weight loss, age, or simply the way the breast develops causes the nipple to hang below the level of the breast crease. In these cases, simply adding an implant will not create a beautifully shaped breast. An extensively stretched out breast skin envelope does not simply fill out when an implant is placed. Adding an implant to breasts that are already drooping will ultimately produce a larger breast that may be even saggier due to the weight of the implant. This is not what most women want.
Breast augmentation alone works great for small breasts that simply need more volume. In cases of sagging breast skin, a lift is needed to remove excess skin and reposition the nipple. A breast lift alone is a good option for a woman who wants an uplifted, rounder-shaped breast without any increase in size.
To find out how you can enjoy larger, more uplifted breasts
Benefits of Combining Breast Procedures
When Dr. Sorokin combines these procedures into one surgery, he can create a dramatically younger and shapelier breast appearance. Benefits include:
- Reduced cost compared to multiple surgeries
- Consolidated recovery time
- Overall increased satisfaction
Dr. Sorokin also offers a broader combination of procedures called a Mommy Makeover for women who have other areas of their bodies they would like to address in addition to their breasts. This option most often includes a tummy tuck, liposuction, or other body contouring procedure with the breast surgery, but it can also incorporate other surgical options tailored specifically to each patient.
Am I a Candidate?
Sometimes implants can be placed at the same time as a mastopexy and sometimes they cannot. This all depends on the degree of lifting needed. In breasts with a significant degree of sag, an implant should not be placed at the same time as healing can be compromised. If only a modest amount of lifting is needed, it can be very safe to place an implant in conjunction with a lift.
If you are unsure whether you would benefit from both procedures or from a single one, Dr. Sorokin can assess your goals and breasts and help you decide. He has specialized in breast surgery in New Jersey for many years and believes in having open and honest discussions with his patients. He will guide you through the options that are best for your body, including implant selection. Dr. Sorokin offers a wide variety of breast implants at his New Jersey practice.