What is a Breast Augmentation and Lift?

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Two of the most popular procedures performed today are breast lift and breast augmentation. As plastic surgery becomes more mainstream, a common question often asked by patients is, "Can I receive a breast lift with implants?" While breast implants can provide some lift by themselves, they can't correct ptosis or sagging breasts. At the same time, a breast lift can restore some fullness but cannot increase the size of the breasts. However, combining a breast lift with implants can provide the ultimate enhancement, a fuller, shapelier, perkier bust.

If you are considering breast augmentation in Beverly Hills, CA, but are unsure what you need to look your best, we invite you to schedule a consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Hakimi. Dr. Hakimi's expert advice and surgical experience can help you make an informed decision when considering breast surgery. Please read on to learn more, or feel free to schedule an online or in-person consultation with Dr. Hakimi today.

Why do I have sagging breasts?

Breast augmentation with implants is an excellent way to achieve your ideal breast size and shape. Generally, candidates who need a breast lift with implants want to restore more volume and size to their natural breast with an elevated, more youthful-looking appearance. Factors that contribute to women having sagging breasts are:

  • Sagging breasts can be a result of the natural aging process, as breast tissue over time loses elasticity
  • Fluctuating weight can cause loss of breast tissue volume, leaving behind droopy breasts
  • Hormonal changes with pregnancy can alter the shape of a woman's breasts, causing them to drop

Is a breast lift with implants better?

You must understand that a breast lift primarily focuses on the breast's position and will not increase the size. It is a surgical procedure that restores a perkier, firmer, and more aesthetically pleasing shape to sagging breasts. Beautiful breasts are not only about size. A breast lift procedure can restore a more feminine, youthful-looking appearance to a woman's natural breasts without implants. However, breast augmentation with implants will lift and increase the breast's shape or size, and is often a popular choice with Beverly Hills, CA patients. To know what you need, Dr. Hakimi will take the time to listen to your concerns and create a surgical plan that combines breast augmentation, breast lift, or both, to achieve the shape and look you desire.

Can I get a breast lift without implants?

The answer is yes. A breast lift, or mastopexy, is designed to remove excess skin and lift sagging breasts. During a breast lift, Dr. Hakimi may also reposition the nipples and areola to alleviate them turning downward, a common issue with droopy breasts. Ultimately, a breast lift with implants – or without – can create attractive, exceptional results for the right candidates. Each procedure offers its own set of advantages. However, a combination of a breast lift with implants provides a unique benefit of a single surgery that requires only one recovery period. It also means less scarring and is more cost-effective.

How long does healing from a breast lift with augmentation take?

It is not unusual for patients to experience pain following a breast lift with implants procedure. The most intense pain is generally in the first 24 – 48 hours, but Dr. Hakimi will discuss any pain management options with you before surgery. Since every woman's body is unique, every breast lift with implants recovery will vary. In most cases, a full recovery can take about 6 – 8 weeks. Even if you feel fine after a week or two, you don't want to push yourself. Give your body plenty of time to heal.

Schedule a consultation for breast augmentation in Beverly Hills, CA

While a breast lift with implants, or even without, has many cosmetic benefits, they require a skilled, qualified plastic surgeon. Dr. Michael Hakimi is a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA. He can help determine what is the right fit for you, so you feel more confident about how you look. If you are ready to consider breast surgery, contact our office today.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.