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When it comes to enhancing the appearance of your breasts, there are various surgical options available. Two common procedures that can provide remarkable results on their own are breast augmentation and mastopexy (breast lift). However, in certain cases, a combination of both procedures may be necessary to achieve the desired outcome. While this combination surgery can be incredibly effective, it also presents unique challenges that require the skill and expertise of a highly experienced surgeon like Dr. Z (Zeshaan Maan MD MSc) of Maan Plastic Surgery.

Breast Augmentation & Breast Lift

Before delving into the intricacies of combining breast augmentation and mastopexy, it’s essential to understand the purpose of each procedure individually.

  • Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation involves the insertion of breast implants (saline or silicone) to increase breast size, improve symmetry, or restore volume lost due to factors such as pregnancy, weight loss, or aging. Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is performed to enhance the overall shape and size of the breasts.
  • Breast Lift: Breast lift, also known as mastopexy, addresses sagging or drooping breasts. It involves the removal of excess skin, reshaping the breast tissue, and repositioning the nipple and areola to a more youthful and perky position. This procedure does not add volume to the breasts but provides a more lifted and rejuvenated appearance.

Why Combine Breast Augmentation & Mastopexy

Combining breast augmentation and mastopexy offers several compelling advantages. This dual approach allows patients to not only increase breast volume but also achieve a lifted and youthful contour. It is especially beneficial for those who have experienced significant breast volume loss due to factors like pregnancy or weight fluctuations. The combination procedure can result in a more balanced, natural appearance, enhancing size, shape, and firmness simultaneously in one procedure.

The Challenge of Combining Both Procedures

Combining breast augmentation with mastopexy is often referred to as augmentation mastopexy or a breast lift with implants. This combination surgery presents several unique challenges for both the surgeon and the patient:

  • Balancing Volume and Lift: One of the foremost challenges lies in reconciling the competing forces of adding volume and achieving the desired lift. The surgeon is tasked with the delicate balance of selecting the ideal implant size and placement to not only enhance the breasts’ appearance naturally but also effectively address any sagging or drooping. This intricate interplay between volume and lift makes the procedure notably more challenging.
  • Managing Scarring: Both breast augmentation and mastopexy involve incisions, which can lead to scarring. Combining the two procedures may result in more extensive scarring, and it’s essential for the surgeon to place incisions strategically to minimize their visibility.
  • Risk of Complications: Combining two surgical procedures increases the risk of complications like infection, bleeding, and implant-related issues. Dr. Z’s extensive experience allows him to minimize these risks and manage any potential issues effectively.
  • Customization: Every patient’s breast anatomy and aesthetic goals are unique. Dr. Z recognizes the importance of tailoring the combination surgery to the specific needs and desires of each patient, ensuring the results are both beautiful and harmonious with the patient’s overall body proportions.

Why Choose Dr. Z for Augmentation Mastopexy

Dr. Z is well-known for his expertise in performing augmentation mastopexy. He has performed numerous augmentation mastopexy procedures, refining his skills and technique over time. This experience allows him to navigate the complexities of this combination surgery with confidence and precision. Patients who have undergone augmentation mastopexy under his care have achieved excellent, natural-looking results, and you can be one of them.

If you’re considering enhancing the appearance of your breasts and regaining your confidence, consider scheduling a consultation with Dr. Z at Maan Plastic Surgery to explore your options.

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