Breast Lift with Implants

Definition - What does Breast Lift with Implants mean?

A breast lift with implants refers to two separate breast procedures, which may be performed at the same time. With a breast lift, extra skin along the breasts is removed, while the breast tissue is reshaped to raise the breasts. Implants are added to the breasts to increase their size. If a person wants to raise sagging breasts while simultaneously increasing their size, they may opt for this combo surgery to solve both issues.

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A breast lift is also known as a mastopexy, which is a surgical procedure that changes the shape of the breasts. The breast becomes firmer, which reduces sagging. This procedure is commonly done after breastfeeding or as the person gets older, when the elasticity of the skin is reduced, allowing the breasts to sag more. This procedure may also be desired after weight loss.

The benefit of doing both procedures at once comes in the form of time, convenience and possibly lower cost. However, this procedure is not always permanent because the skin can once again sag. Smaller breasts will usually have longer-term results than larger breasts.

The procedure may be done in a hospital or as an outpatient procedure. It usually lasts about three hours. After the surgery, patients must refrain from lifting heavy objects for four to six weeks. The main side effect of this procedure is scarring, but it can usually be hidden by bras. It will take some time for the swelling to go down to reveal the final results.

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