This procedure combines a breast lift with a breast augmentation in a single operative session. The lift is used to reposition the breast higher on the chest while the implant is used to give, or restore, upper pole fullness at the top of the breast. This procedure may be performed for cosmetic purposes, or as part of a reconstructive procedure. A full discussion of breast lift without an implant may be seen by reading our breast lift procedure information page.What concerns does a Breast Lift with Implants address?
It's normal for the breasts to sag as you grow older. The breasts, like the rest of the body, tend to sag with age. The sagging can be exacerbated by childbirth, genetics, stretch marks on the breast skin, weight gain, and weight loss.Many women seeking a breast lift wish to regain the full, projecting breast that they had in their teens and some say they dislike the scooped out appearance of the breasts and the loss of fullness in the upper part of the breast. As we age, the breast skin and ligaments that hold the breast to the muscle beneath (the structures that support the breast) become stretched and weaker.Women who find they liked the fullness of their breasts during pregnancy better than post-pregnancy are good candidates for a breast lift with implants. Augmenting while lifting the breast often solves the following concerns:
- sagging or 'hanging' breasts
- loss of fullness in the top portion of breasts
- loss of shape and volume
- ,stretch marks on the breasts
- asymmetry of one or both breasts