What are the pros and cons of breast lift surgery with implants? 

Breast lift surgery with implants

Aging, gravitational effects, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations can cause loss of breast volume along with increased skin laxity in the breasts. This will result in deflated and sagging breasts that tend to lose their shape. Breast implants with lift cosmetic surgery is a proven procedure to correct these conditions. 

At the time of your pre-operative consultation, your surgeon will explain the advantages and limitations of this combined surgery so that you can make a well-considered choice. Board certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Houston, Texas, and surrounding communities.  

Combined Surgery – Pros 

When breast augmentation and breast lift are performed together, it effective becomes one plastic surgery rather than two individual procedures. Undergoing a combined procedure at one time instead of two separate surgeries offers specific advantages, if your surgeon has determined that you are an acceptable candidate for it.  

With a combined procedure, you will only go through the surgical procedure once, and get exposed to general anesthesia also just once. Each time you undergo a surgery or general anesthesia, you will face the risks that are inherent to these procedures. Clearly, when you undergo these procedures only once and not twice, your risk is halved.  

With a combined procedure, you will have to invest time and effort in pre-surgical preparation just one time. Similarly, your post-surgical recovery process will also occur just once, which means you only take time off from your regular routine once for the recovery. Your post-op bruising, swelling, pain, discomfort, and post-op appointments will also occur only once.  

Perhaps the most important benefit is that with a combined breast augmentation with lift plastic surgery, your surgeon will be better placed to create more effective results. They can ensure that both the breast tissue lifting and implant placement are performed using common incisions.  

The optimal amount of excess skin removal can be determined and the right implant size can be chosen when your surgeon creates a plan for the combined procedure. Your procedure will also become more cost-effective as the various cost components associated with your procedure will be incurred only once.  

Combined Surgery – Cons  

Although your surgeon can create a more effective and customized surgical plan for breast lift with implants surgery, the combined procedure is going to be more invasive than one surgery. As a result, your recovery could be slightly longer.  

The overall cost-effective is better with a combined procedure compared to two procedures performed separately, but the upfront price of a breast implants with lift surgery is likely to be higher than a single procedure.  

You should also remember that even with a combined surgery, your risk of implant failure due to unforeseen factors such as capsular contracture does not change.  

Looking at these issues, it is best to choose an experienced, board certified plastic surgeon for your breast lift with augmentation surgery so that you can achieve safe and predictable outcomes and enjoy the results of your procedure for a long time to come. 

Female cosmetic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak receives patients from Houston, Texas, and nearby areas for breast lift with implants surgery. 

Contact Houston, Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak:

For more information on procedures and treatments provided by board-certified female plastic surgeon Dr. Kristi Hustak please call us to schedule a consultation at 713.322.7265 or click here. Offices in Houston, Texas.

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