Can Breast Procedures Be Combined?

A question I frequently hear from my patients is whether or not multiple breast procedures can be combined into one surgery.  Often times my patients will have a general idea of the cosmetic surgery results they would like to see for their breasts, but aren’t quite sure which procedures are necessary to achieve the look they truly are going for.  Depending on your goals, breast procedures can be safely performed simultaneously to give your breasts a more enhanced aesthetic.  As a board certified plastic surgeon I specialize in cosmetic breast surgery and will briefly explain a popular combination breast procedure below in my blog.

breast surgery in atlanta georgiaOne of the most popular breast procedures I perform at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. is breast augmentation.  The motivation behind my patients choosing breast augmentation ranges from dissatisfaction with their original breast size or shape, wanting to address changes brought on by weight fluctuations, pregnancy or breastfeeding or simply to improve their self-esteem and body image.  No matter the reason, I perform breast augmentation by surgically inserting FDA-approved breast implants for my patients wishing to enhance the size and shape of the breasts for a fuller, more proportionate look.  Available in saline, silicone and highly cohesive silicone gel, the implants I use come in many sizes, shapes and textures to suit each unique need of my patients.

For those of you that want an extra lift, mastopexy (breast lift) can be performed to address the physical changes our breasts undergo as we age and battle the effects of gravity.  I perform breast lifts by addressing the tissue and skin of the breasts.  During the procedure I rearrange and tighten supporting tissue and trim excess skin to raise the breasts to a higher position on the chest.  Breast lift alone cannot increase the size of your breasts so a combination procedure with breast augmentation would be needed to achieve your overall effect of having perkier and larger breasts.  For women with overly large breasts, breast lift can be combined with breast reduction to help reduce extra weight carried on the chest.

Many of my patients prefer visual examples when deciding which procedures are best suited for them.  To help guide my patients through their decision process, I provide Vectra® M3 digital imaging which is a new technology that gives patients the opportunity to preview their cosmetic results through simulations.  Capturing three-dimensional images, Vectra® technology allows my patients to “try on” different implants and view results from any angle to increase their expectations and improve satisfaction of your final results.

If you are interested in breast surgery, or any other cosmetic procedure I perform, please contact us today to schedule a consultation. Also be sure to connect with me, Dr. Allyson Maske on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.