Breast Lift & Augmentation Combined

 Single or two stage procedure

Breast mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, and breast augmentation are two surgical procedures often performed together in a single stage operation by specialist plastic surgeons. These procedures aim to enhance the shape, size, and breast contour of a woman’s breasts. 

Breast lift surgery is a procedure that addresses breast sagging, lifting and reshaping sagging breasts to a more youthful and anatomically appropriate position. This is achieved by removing excess skin and tightening the natural breast tissue. In some cases, a breast lift without implants is preferred, depending on the patient’s needs and the remaining breast tissue. 

Breast augmentation, on the other hand, involves the use of breast implants to improve the size and fullness of the breasts. This procedure can be combined with breast lift procedures for a more comprehensive enhancement. 

During a single stage operation for breast mastopexy and augmentation, specialist plastic surgeon Dr. Bobby Kumar will typically make an incision around the nipple and breast tissue and down the lower vertical part of the breast, often referred to as the breast crease or lower breast fold. Through this incision, he performs both the breast lift and augmentation. The implant is placed in a pocket created in the breast tissue, and the breast tissue is reshaped and lifted around the implant. 

A single stage procedure can be beneficial for patients who want to achieve both an uplifted and fuller breast appearance. However, it’s important to note that the decision to combine these procedures should be made in consultation with a qualified and experienced Cosmetic surgeon, such as a specialist plastic surgeon in Sydney, as each patient’s needs and goals are unique and require individualised treatment and planning. 

Breast lift and augmentation combined
Breast lift augmentation

There are several advantages to undergoing a breast mastopexy and augmentation in a single stage operation. This includes the following: 

  1. Single stage surgery and recovery: By combining both procedures into a single operation, patients only need to undergo one surgery and one recovery period, rather than two separate procedures. This can also mean less need for pain relief and a shorter period wearing a surgical support bra. 
  2. Enhanced breast appearance: The combination of breast lift and augmentation can provide patients with a more youthful, uplifted, and fuller breast appearance, which can boost their self-confidence and body image. 
  3. Cost savings: Combining procedures can be more cost-effective than undergoing them separately, as there will be only one anaesthetic, operating theatre, and surgical fee. 
  4. Reduced downtime: By undergoing both procedures at the same time, patients can potentially reduce their downtime and return to their normal activities sooner than if they had undergone two separate surgeries. 
  5. Customised results: A single stage operation allows the surgeon to customise the breast lift and augmentation to achieve the patient’s desired results, as they can adjust the size, shape, and placement of the implants, as well as the extent of the lift. 

However, it’s important to note that combining procedures also has its risks and limitations, and patients should only undergo a breast mastopexy and augmentation in a single stage operation after a thorough consultation with Dr. Bobby Kumar who can assess their individual needs and goals. 

While there are several advantages to combining a breast mastopexy and augmentation into a single stage operation, there are also some potential disadvantages that should be considered. 

Breast lift surgery potential disadvantages: 

  1. Increased risk of complications: Combining procedures can increase the risk of complications, such as infection, bleeding, or adverse reactions to anaesthesia, which could impact the overall outcome and recovery time. 
  2. Longer surgery time: Combining procedures can result in a longer surgery time, which could increase the risk of complications and could also impact the recovery time. 
  3. Longer recovery time: Although combining procedures can reduce the overall recovery time, some patients may experience a longer recovery period due to the extent of the surgery and the potential for complications. 
  4. Limitations in achieving optimal results: While combining procedures can provide patients with more customized results, there may be limitations in achieving the desired outcome due to anatomical factors, such as the size and shape of the breast tissue and skin elasticity. 
  5. Difficulty in detecting breast cancer: Patients who undergo breast augmentation may have difficulty detecting breast cancer through mammography, which could impact their ability to detect and treat breast cancer at an early stage. 

Again it is important for patients to carefully weigh the advantages and disadvantages of combining procedures and to discuss their options with Dr. Bobby Kumar who can help them make an informed decision based on their individual needs and goals. 

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