The “Perks” of Combining a Breast Lift with Augmentation

Posted on December 4, 2015 by: Dr. Ronald DeMars


It is not uncommon for plastic surgeons to do more than one procedure for a patient in one sitting. Of all the combinations done at Dr. DeMars’ office, one of the most common is a breast enlargement and breast lift for added volume and a more youthful look.

The drooping of the breast is a common aftermath of pregnancy with or without breast feeding, weight loss, or simply as a developmental issue (in other words the breasts form with a droop). Occasionally what is perceived as droop is simply a “deflation” of the tissues and can be corrected by breast implants alone, but more often a true lifting procedure is required to get the desired results. It isn’t always possible to perform this combination in every patient, but doing the two procedures as one can be preferable for most women. Below are some reasons why.

Combining Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation Saves Time

The majority of women seeking these changes are in their mid 20’s to late 40’s and are at a very busy time in their life; perhaps balancing responsibilities of child care, household duties, and a job. Doing one surgery, and therefore one recovery period is more convenient. The time necessary to heal is not extended by doing the lift and augmentation together so it is a much more efficient way to get the results they are seeking and thus a significant time savings.

A Combined Breast Augmentation and Lift May Save Money

Saving money is an important consideration for nearly everyone. The costs for breast surgery are broken down into four components:

  • Surgeon’s Fees
  • Operating Room Charges
  • Anesthesia Costs
  • Breast Implant Costs

The cost of the breast implants is a fixed amount, whether the surgeries are done together or separately, but all of the other costs are nearly always lessened by combining procedures. It is more time efficient for the Surgeon and the Anesthesiologist, so the fee for the combined procedures is less than adding the two separate surgical fees together. The cost of the surgical facility includes the time used but also the costs of the nurses and technicians and the goods required, all of which are lessened by a combination of procedures into one time period. In many offices the savings can be as much as $3,000 – $5,000. This cost benefit is a very important consideration for women considering breast lift and augmentation.

Think a combined breast lift and augmentation may be right for you? Call 503-253-3458 to set up a consultation with Dr. DeMars.