Should You Combine A Breast Lift With Breast Augmentation?

The quest for the perfect silhouette often leads to the question: to lift, augment, or both? At BEAUTY by BUFORD, we understand that every individual’s dream of their ideal body is unique, and sometimes, achieving that dream might mean combining procedures. If you’ve been contemplating giving your bust line a boost but can’t decide if you should combine a breast lift with breast augmentation, you’re in the right place. Keep reading to discover how they can complement each other to fulfill your aesthetic desires.

Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation: What’s the difference?

There’s a common misconception that breast lifts and breast augmentations are the same thing, but they’re not the same. Don’t worry, though; we’re going to tell you the difference to help you determine what will best achieve your needs, whether it’s one or both of them!

Breast Lift

If your breasts have been feeling a bit down lately (literally), a breast lift might just be the pick-me-up they need. A breast lift, or mastopexy, takes what you’ve got and gives it a perkier, more youthful look. Think of breast lifts as a way to turn back the clock to when gravity hadn’t yet done its thing. This procedure trims away excess skin and tightens up what’s left so your breasts sit higher and feel firmer. 

But that’s not all it does. If the size of your areolas or nipples has been bugging you, or if you’re thinking, “I wish my nipples were placed higher (or lower),” this procedure has you covered. It gets everything looking just the way you want by repositioning and/or resizing your nipple and/or reducing your areola. 

Breast lifts are perfect for when life’s adventures—like losing a bunch of weight or going through the whole pregnancy and breastfeeding rodeo—leave your boobs feeling a little too relaxed.

Breast Augmentation

Thinking about giving your girls a little boost? Breast augmentation is your ticket to Volume City. Whether aiming for a subtle change or wanting to make a splash, this procedure is all about options and customizing your bust. Choosing between saline implants, silicone implants, or fat transfers is just the start! You also get to pick the size and profile of your look. If you opt for breast implants, you also must decide the implant shape and implant texture. It’s your call on what feels and looks best for you. 

Both paths offer their own brand of confidence boost. Whether you’re looking to fill out your tops more or just want your outside to match the youthful vibe you feel on the inside, there’s a way to get there. It’s all about making you feel like the rockstar version of yourself!

Should You Combine A Breast Lift With Breast Augmentation?

Reasons To Combine The Procedures

If you’re torn between the two breast surgeries, you don’t need to choose just one. You can get both—at the same time! Here are a few reasons why combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation could be the key to unlocking the body of your dreams:

  • Achieve a Fuller and Lifted Look Simultaneously: Breast augmentation alone can increase size but may not correct significant sagging. A breast lift reshapes and elevates the breasts but might not give you the volume you’re dreaming of. Combining the two offers the best of both worlds: volume from the implants and a youthful, lifted position from the lift.
  • Improved Breast Symmetry and Shape: A combination procedure that allows for breast shape and size adjustments can beautifully balance asymmetrical or uneven breasts, achieving a more natural and symmetrical appearance.
  • Cost-Effective and Convenient: Undergoing both procedures at once means a single recovery period, which can save you time and potentially reduce overall costs compared to having two separate surgeries.
  • Extra Customizable Results: Sometimes, if you get a breast augmentation, your nipples and areola might not be where you’d like them to be. Breast augmentations also do not fix saggy breasts or reduce loose skin, but if you also have a breast lift, Dr. Buford can address all your concerns and prevent new ones from being created.

Combining breast augmentation with a lift offers a unique opportunity to address both volume and sagging at one time. Now, let’s explore what makes someone the perfect fit for this life-changing journey.

Who Is The Ideal Candidate?

Embarking on a journey to enhance your breast appearance is a significant decision that requires careful consideration. If you’re contemplating whether a combined breast augmentation and lift is right for you, here are some key indicators that you might be the ideal candidate:

  • Individuals with Realistic Expectations: Expectations about the results are critical. Combining the two procedures can significantly improve breast appearance, but it is not a magic wand. Dr. Buford can help you set achievable goals.
  • Those Experiencing Volume Loss and Sagging: If your breasts have lost volume due to aging, weight fluctuations, or childbirth and breastfeeding, and you’re noticing a considerable amount of sagging, this procedure can address both concerns simultaneously.
  • If You Only Want Volume OR An Aesthetic Revamp: If you don’t want to increase the size of your breasts, then you probably will not benefit from a breast augmentation. Consider a breast lift if you desire to reduce the size of your areola, reposition/reduce your nipples, reshape your breasts, or make your breasts more symmetrical without adding mass. If you wish your breasts were larger but are happy with everything else, breast augmentation is what you’re looking for!
  • Non-smokers in Good Health: Being in good overall health and a non-smoker is crucial for optimal healing and recovery. Smoking can impede the healing process and increase the risk of complications.
  • Individuals at a Stable Weight: Candidates should be at a stable weight, as significant weight changes post-surgery can affect the results.

Should You Combine A Breast Lift With Breast Augmentation?

Find Out If One Or Both Are Right For You At BEAUTY by BUFORD!

Our team in Lone Tree, Colorado, is here to guide you toward achieving the silhouette that resonates with your inner self whenever you’re ready. Whether you’re drawn to the volumizing allure of breast augmentation, the uplifting charm of a breast lift, or the transformative blend of both, our practice is dedicated to crafting a personalized approach that aligns with your unique aspirations. Create the path that leads to your ideal aesthetic with BEAUTY by BUFORD. Schedule your consultation appointment today!