Breast Lift and Augmentation

Posted by administration on May 29, 2017

Breast_Lift.jpgFor women who have lost breast size or with breasts that have become droopy as a result of childbearing, age, and/or weight loss, a combination breast lift and augmentation is usually the most effective method for breast enhancement. An implant is used to increase the volume, proportion and upper breast fullness while the breast lift is used to reshape the breast, elevate the areolas and to remove extra skin.

The breast lift and augmentation procedure combines the two procedures in a single operative session. This procedure may be performed for cosmetic purposes, or as part of a reconstructive procedure.

So, what problems does the breast lift and augmentation address? Over time, both your nipple and your breast mound may descend on your chest wall producing a drooping appearance. It is normal, like the rest of your body, for your breasts to sag as you grow older and the sagging is exacerbated by childbirth, genetics, weight gain and weight loss. Breast skin and ligaments that hold your breast to the muscle beneath becomes stretched and weaker and when the breast tissue decreases, your skin gets loose. In these cases, a combination of a breast lift (mastopexy) with the placement of an implant (augmentation) ensures the most successful aesthetic outcome.

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

In most cases, the implant is placed beneath the pectoral muscle and the breast lift is then performed. The shape of the breast mound is usually better when both breast augmentation and breast lift are performed together.

To learn more about a breast lift and augmentation or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Serota, contact Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Center at 303-367-9000 or


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