If you’re unhappy with your breast size and you’ve always dreamed of filling a larger cup, a breast enlargement could be your answer. And for women who experience prominent sagging of the breasts, a breast lift performed along with a breast enlargement can create incredible results.

Why the Combination Works

First of all, performing breast augmentation and breast lift allows your surgeon to address two separate issues simultaneously: size and sagging. Although getting new implants can improve the appearance of sagging for some women, the effects are usually minor when compared with what a breast lift can accomplish. Combining the two procedures also saves patients anesthesia and surgical costs, as well as recovery time.

How The Dual Procedure is Performed

Once you and your cosmetic surgeon have chosen the perfect size and style of saline or silicone implants, and discussed the results you would like to see with breast lift, it’s time to schedule your procedure. During the enlargement portion of your surgery, your doctor will make an incision either in the crease where the breast meets the chest, around the areola, or in the armpit. The breast tissue and skin are lifted to create a pocket, either directly behind the breast tissue or underneath the pectoral muscle. The surgeon then inserts the breast implants beneath your nipple.

For the breast lift portion of the surgery, the surgeon removes excess sagging breast skin in order to provide a more youthful, tightened tight appearance. Then, the nipple and areola are relocated to a higher position and sutures are placed in the incision sites. The combination procedure can take from 2 – 4 hours and is performed under general anesthesia.

Is Breast Augmentation + Breast Lift Right for You?

If you’re considering your cosmetic breast enhancement options, a skilled Bay Area body contouring surgeon can help you choose the perfect procedure or combination of procedures. To learn more about both breast enhancement options, Dr. Robert Aycock has provided an informative video guide to breast augmentation and video guide to breast lift.

Want to set up a consultation to talk to an experienced cosmetic surgeon about your breast surgery choices? Get all the answers you need, plus caring, personalized care when you contact Dr. Aycock for a personal, in-depth plastic surgery consultation.


—Lindsey Kesel, Cosmetic Surgery Consultant