WHAT IS A BREAST AUGMENTATION WITH MASTOPEXY (LIFT)?
Breast augmentations and breast lifts are two of the most commonly performed breast surgery procedures today; however, each procedure offers very distinct results. Breast augmentation surgery utilizes silicone or saline implants to increase the size and volume of the breasts, while a breast lift procedure (mastopexy) corrects the condition of breast ptosis (sagging), by lifting and raising the breasts to a more aesthetically desirable position. Breast lifts can also address and treat the issues of stretched skin, enlarged areolas, downward pointing nipples, and asymmetrical breasts. Breast lift procedures do not, however, impact the size or fullness of the breasts, nor can they replace depleted breast volume after breast feeding or weight loss.
Fortunately, for patients with the surgical goals of both lifting AND increasing the size of their breasts, the benefits of the two procedures can be combined with a single surgery, known as an breast augmentation with mastopexy (breast augmentation with a breast lift). Benefits of having a breast lift performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation include: decreased potential for surgical complications, the ease and safety of a single dose of anesthesia, cost effectiveness, a single post-operative recovery period, and final results after only one surgery, as opposed to sequential surgeries.
Although the breast augmentation with lift procedure has been declared both “safe and effective” by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the dual nature of the surgery necessitates an extensive knowledge of both procedures, and a high level of breast surgery experience. Dr. J. Timothy Katzen is a skillful, compassionate, board certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing breast implants with mastopexy procedures at his private practice in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Katzen stays up to date with the latest developments in breast surgery technology in order to provide his patients with beautifully natural results and the shortest possible recovery periods following their breast surgeries.
Dr. Katzen’s practice is built on the foundational principle of surgical customization, meaning that as a patient, you will receive a unique treatment plan, tailored to reflect your specific aesthetic preferences, and to bring your surgical goals to fruition. Dr. Katzen and his professional staff have created a warm, welcoming office environment, where you will feel secure and comfortable throughout your breast enhancement with lift experience.
Dr. Katzen and his professional team understand the importance of well-informed patients, and will take the time to thoroughly explain your breast surgery procedural details and options. If you would like additional information about breast augmentation with mastopexy, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you and to scheduling your initial consultation with Dr. Katzen.