For women who are considering breast enhancement in Beverly Hills, getting implants is probably the first thought that leaps to mind. In many cases, however, combining breast augmentation with a second procedure, a breast lift, can truly help to bring out the best in your breasts. How does a breast lift help maximize your breast augmentation results?
Over time, the supportive ligaments that hold the breast up high begin to lose strength and elasticity. This causes the breasts to fall lower, sometimes prominently. Vigorous exercise or other activities that put further strain on the support structures of the breast can accelerate this process.
Some of the primary factors that affect the appearance of the breast are:
- Vigorous exercise
- Bodyweight fluctuations
Your lifestyle can affect the way your breasts look as well. Many women find that pregnancy and nursing permanently change the shape and placement of their breasts. The rapid weight gain and loss during this time combined with hormonal changes can leave lasting marks. Fluctuations in body weight, even when not pregnancy-related, can also change the look of the breast over time.
And of course, sometimes the breasts hang lower naturally due to genetics or just the way your body works. Breasts come in a nearly infinite number of shapes and sizes, and not all of them match what your vision may be for the ideal aesthetic.
A Comprehensive Approach
For women who have noticed that their breasts have changed in size or appearance, or women who naturally have breasts that look flatter or hang lower, surgery can help. Since each woman has different appearance goals and correction needs for her breasts, the ideal approach is one that takes a comprehensive look at multiple factors to give you the best end result.
Adding volume is often a major part of any breast enhancement procedure. This can be accomplished by using silicone or saline breast implants from our Los Angeles practice, or through a fat transfer augmentation. Your results will depend largely on the type of approach you choose; implants will offer a more dramatic result compared to fat transfer augmentation. Your choice of implant size and profile are also determining factors in your end result. Sometimes, implants and fat transfer can be combined for a smoother, fuller look.
No matter which option you choose, however, adding volume to the breasts isn’t going to affect their placement on your body. For women who notice ptosis, or sagging of the breast, that results in the nipple pointing downward, adding volume isn’t going to make breasts high and perky again. In fact, using implants in these cases without including a breast lift may exacerbate the appearance of droopiness.
A breast lift helps to reshape and reposition your natural breast tissue and can be performed either with or without the addition of implants. Many aesthetic concerns can be addressed with a breast lift, including nipple and areola size and placement. A breast lift will leave you with a more youthful, uplifted look that can be accentuated further by incorporating implants at the same time.
Weighing All the Factors: Call Simply Breasts Today!
If you want to enhance the appearance of your breasts, it’s important to understand that not every woman will get the results she wants from implants alone. Combining implants along with a breast lift can truly bring out the best in both procedures, delivering a final profile that’s more generous as well as higher and fuller.
To learn more about your options, speak with a skilled Beverly Hills breast surgeon at Simply Breasts. We offer excellent patient care coupled with affordable rates.