Combining a Breast Lift with Augmentation: Pros and Cons

Breast surgery can be performed to address a variety of aesthetic concerns with the shape, size, and/or position of the breasts. Two of the most frequently performed breast surgeries are breast augmentation and breast lift procedures. 

Women who desire larger breasts and also have concerns about sagging and/or a low breast position can often benefit from a combination procedure that includes both of these breast surgeries, though it is important to know that there are pros and cons to pairing breast procedures.

At Ayim Aesthetic in Houston, TX, we want patients to have a clear and complete understanding of their treatment options, so we’ve covered the pros and cons of combining a breast lift with breast augmentation here. 

The Pros of Combining Breast Augmentation with a Breast Lift

Comprehensive Results

One benefit of combining your breast lift with a breast augmentation is the comprehensive results the procedure provides. Since a breast lift helps to eliminate sagging and restore a more youthful breast position, combining this procedure with breast augmentation can dramatically enhance the overall size, shape, and profile of the breasts.

Less Anesthesia and Reduced Fees

Both breast augmentation and breast lift surgery are performed under general anesthesia. By combining the procedures, you will only need to be given anesthesia once. In addition to this, with a combined surgery you will only need to cover the cost of facility and anesthesia fees once, which can make this option more cost-effective.

A Single Recovery Period

After any breast surgery, there is a required recovery period that involves downtime and limited physical activity. If you undergo breast augmentation and a breast lift separately, you will have to plan for two substantial recovery periods. In contrast, you’ll only have one recovery period after a procedure that combines breast augmentation with a breast lift, and once you have recovered you will be able to see your full results. 


The Cons of Combining Breast Procedures

A More Extensive Surgery

Combining breast procedures is more invasive than a single surgery, as combination surgery involves more extensive modifications. As a result, the physical toll on the body will be greater, which means that the recovery will take a bit longer.

Higher Upfront Cost

While there are fewer fees, and the overall cost of a combined breast procedure might be lower, the upfront cost of a combined breast lift and augmentation is higher. This can make it more difficult for some patients who may not be able to budget for the higher initial procedure cost.

Schedule a Consultation

If you are interested in a combination breast lift with breast augmentation but are not sure if it is the right choice for you, contact Ayim Aesthetic in Houston, TX today to schedule a consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Daisy A. Ayim. She can answer any questions you may have about the procedure and can let you know if you are a good candidate.