Vancouver Breast Lift With Breast Implants by Dr. Eric Pugash
Life takes its toll on your body and may have left you feeling unhappy with your breasts. You are not alone: the most popular female aesthetic surgery procedure performed in Canada is breast augmentation. Women want to look and feel younger than their years but their breasts often begin to droop over time, losing their youthful shape and firmness. These changes, including loss of skin elasticity, can result from weight fluctuations, pregnancy, breastfeeding, gravity, aging, and heredity.
If you would like your breasts to be larger, fuller, and to sit higher on your chest , you may want to consider a procedure that addresses both issues in the same surgery. Dr. Eric Pugash has a professional approach to breast surgery through which breast lift can be combined with breast augmentation . Dr. Pugash is highly-skilled, board-certified, and is dedicated to giving patients the best results safely.
Why Consider Breast Lift Surgery with Implants?
Many women choose a breast lift with breast implants to enhance breast size and appearance .
Breast implants alone are usually appropriate in cases where the breasts are minimally droopy. However, when there is significant droop, or ptosis, breast lift must be combined with implants to produce a good result.
Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation (with Implants) Explained
Breast lift surgery, commonly known as mastopexy, raises the breasts by eliminating excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissues.
However, a breast lift alone may not result in the look you ultimately desire. It is important to understand that a lift alone will not add fullness to the upper breast. The breast is as flat over the upper pole after a lift as before. Breast augmentation must be added to produce the upper pole fullness and firmness that most patients are looking for.Implant options include the use of saline or cohesive silicone gel.
Your ideal body contour can often be achieved by combining the two procedures. As your board-certified surgeon, Dr. Pugash will help you determine which option is best for you based on your goals, medical history, body type, and more.
Who is a Good Candidate for Breast Lift with Augmentation?
Dr. Pugash will discuss these factors with you during your consultation:
- Areyou over 40, have you had multiple pregnancies, and have you breastfed?
- Is there a history of obesity?
- Do your breasts sag, have they lost volume and shape?
- Have your breasts become flatter, are they pendulous, or do they have an elongated shape?
- Unsupported, do your nipples tend to fall below the breast crease?
- Do your nipples and the areolas point downward?
- Do you have enlarged areolas and stretched skin?
- Is one breast is positioned lower than the other?
If any of these apply to you, then a lift is probably your best option to achieve your desired cosmetic outcome. While most women who fall into the above categories are older, younger women sometimes do as well. Of course, heredity, aging, breast size, and overall health might also be factors affecting your candidacy for these procedures. You and Dr. Pugash will discuss whether adding implants is the best course of action to reach your desired look.
Lastly, all breast surgery patients should:
- be physically healthy and maintain a stable weight
- have realistic expectations for the outcomes
- be doing the surgery for yourself, not someone else
Unique Benefits of Combination Surgery
There are many reasons, both reconstructive and cosmetic, to combine these two breast surgeries:
- A combination of augmentation and lift is just as safe as a single surgery in the hands of an experienced surgeon
- The implant helps to fill out the breast and thus improves its overall appearance, meaning that less lifting may be needed
- Combining surgeries may be less expensive and can reduce overall recovery time, downtime, and inconvenience
It has been shown that most patients prefer to have just one surgical procedure whenever possible. The risk levels are similar, whether the operations are performed alone or combined.
The Importance of a Skilled and Experienced Surgeon
Combining lift and augmentation surgery has many benefits for the patient, but it does require a skilled plastic surgeon with extensive knowledge and experience. Dr. Pugash is up to the task, as he has over 30 years of experience as a successful Vancouver plastic surgeon.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Pugash, he will explain all aspects of your breast lift and augmentation and answer your questions. Together, you will decide whether this is the best treatment for your needs and to achieve your goals.
Learn More About Breast Lift with Implants in Vancouver, B.C.
Dr. Pugash will be happy to answer your questions and discuss all aspects of these procedures. He is based in New Westminster and Vancouver, British Columbia.
Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What Type of Breast Implant Is the Best Choice: Silicone or Saline?
Silicone gel implants t are the softest breast implants on the market and produce the most natural-looking and natural-feeling results. Silicone gel implants are significantly lighter than saline implants, which is an advantage when lifting the breasts at the same time. There are two main advantages of saline implants: they cost less than silicone implants and are filled with salt water. Dr. Pugash will cover the benefits and drawbacks of each in your consultation.
What Are the Scars Associated With a Breast Lift?
A breast lift can result in scars that are positioned:
- Just above the top of the nipple
- Around the nipple
- Around the nipple and down the front of the breast
- Around the nipple, under, and down the front of the breast.
Dr. Pugash will explore your best options with you.
Is Breast Lift with Implants Surgery Safe?
While any surgical procedure involves some risk, breast augmentation and lift is generally considered safe. Breast augmentation has been in use for many decades, and there have been numerous studies documenting the safety of the procedure. All of the implants used by Dr. Pugash have been approved by the FDA and are considered safe.