A breast lift, or mastopexy, with breast augmentation is a combination procedure that lifts sagging breasts while also increasing the cup size of the breasts. A mastopexy with implants benefits patients by helping the breast appear lifted and more youthful.
Any woman who has sagging breasts and a loss of fullness in the top portion of the breasts is likely to be a good candidate for a procedure combining a breast lift with implants.
All of the skin and tissue of the body eventually begins to sag with age, including the breasts. As we get older, the structures that support the breasts become stretched and grow weaker. This sagging can be intensified by pregnancy and weight gain or loss. Many women seeking a breast lift with implants wish to regain the full, high breasts that they had when they were younger while simultaneously increasing the size of the breasts.
Breast implants will add to the overall results of the breast lift procedure by lifting the breast and increasing your cup size in a single step. Many women also benefit from the combined mastopexy and implant procedure by extending the results of a breast lift. Gravity, pregnancy and changes in weight can all cause your breasts to sag over time, even after breast lift surgery.
The combination breast augmentation and mastopexy procedure is performed using methods similar to a standard breast lift surgery. The main difference is that an implant is inserted into the breast beneath the pectoral muscle or mammary gland during the procedure.
Before the surgery, the doctor will discuss the various incision options that can be made. The three most common incision types are two rings around the areola in a doughnut shape, around the areola and down to the breast crease in a lollipop shape and the lollipop with an additional half-moon incision along the breast crease, in an anchor shape. The incisions used depends on your breast shape and size.