Study Finds Combination Breast Lift and Augmentation Safe and Efficient

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Noted plastic surgeon Dr. Paul Chasan comments on a study that found no adverse effects when breast lift and breast augmentation procedures are completed during a single surgery.

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Performing the augmentation at the same time as the lift saves the patient a second surgery, and gives them their preferred look more quickly.

recent study published in the Aesthetic Surgery Journal has found that performing mastopexy, or breast lift, together with breast augmentation in the same procedure is safe and effective. The study found that complications and necessity of revision surgery were the same as when the procedures were performed separately, effectively making a single procedure more efficient. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Chasan discusses the benefits of having augmentation done at the same time as a breast lift.

“Sometimes breast augmentation is desired along with a breast lift to give the breasts a fuller, better look,” said Dr. Chasan. “Performing the augmentation at the same time as the lift saves the patient a second surgery, and gives them their preferred look more quickly.”

Breast lifts are a complex procedure, but they are perfectly safe with a board-certified surgeon with years of experience. Mastopexy alone can lift and restore breasts to an extent, but many women prefer a different shape than what only a mastopexy can provide. In these cases, an experienced surgeon will be able to perform an augmentation along with the breast lift in order to achieve the most optimal result for the patient. 

“Breast lifts are not a one-size-fits-all procedure, and many different factors must be assessed in order to determine what is best for the patient,” explained Dr. Chasan. “In some cases, the breast lift won’t be able to give the woman the results she wants, and in those cases augmentation can be performed safely along with the breast lift. It’s very important to choose a plastic surgeon wisely, however, as breast lifts alone require a high level of expertise, let alone a breast lift and augmentation together.”

Breast lifts and breast augmentation have become so popular that many women don’t do enough research before deciding where to have a procedure done and end up needing breast revision surgery. There are many factors to consider when choosing a plastic surgeon, and the surgeon should be able to answer all of a potential patient’s questions thoroughly and to their satisfaction. Choosing a good plastic surgeon is key to not needing breast revision surgery later on.

“Plastic surgery is not something to be entered into lightly,” cautioned Dr. Chasan. “The rise in the popularity of breast lifts and breast augmentation has meant a rise in the number of surgeons who are not as careful or experienced as they should be. Make sure to research and have a consultation with any plastic surgeon you are considering for breast surgery.”

Dr. Paul Chasan is a board-certified and nationally-recognized plastic surgeon who specializes in performing the most advanced cosmetic procedures for the face, body, and breast. At Ranch and Coast Plastic Surgery in Del Mar, Dr. Chasan is renowned for his exceptional work in facial rejuvenation, breast augmentation, liposuction, and tummy tuck surgery. Regarded as an expert his field due to his extensive education and experience, Dr. Chasan has authored numerous publications and is often called upon by the media to discuss the latest techniques and trends in modern cosmetic surgery.

For more information about Dr. Chasan and his state-of-the-art plastic surgery center, visit

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