Misconceptions About Breast Augmentation and Lift

The Facts About Breast Augmentation and Lift


There are many misconceptions that surround breast augmentation and breast lift procedures, and this blog will go over a few of them and hopefully give more insight into what is okay to believe and what isn’t.

Breast Lift and Augmentation Simultaneously is only One Procedure

Many are led to believe that if they have chosen to get both an augmentation as well as a lift – at the same time, they will only undergo one procedure. This is false – breast augmentation and breast lifts are two very different procedures; therefore, they will be conducted as such. They are somewhat opposite procedures – while one makes the breast larger, the other lifts and minimizes sag. Depending on the patient and what the surgeon decides – it may not be suggested to undergo these two at the same time, rather, let the body heal in between.

Incisions Around the Nipple Lead to No Scars

With any surgical procedure, there is going to be the possibility of scarring. It also depends on how advanced your plastic surgeon is, and how your body heals. Are there some incision areas that camouflage scarring better than others? Absolutely – but it is not said that just because you choose an incision around the nipple, there will be no scars. If these are concerns of yours from the beginning, it is important to discuss the best options for you, with your surgeon prior to making any decisions.

These are the most common misconceptions about the breast augmentation and lift procedures together – while they have some on their own, the most important thing is to find out all the information you can about the procedures while finding a trusted surgeon whom you feel very comfortable with discussing your concerns, goals and future plans. They are highly trained and experienced professionals who know human anatomy very well and can take a look at your body, skin type, consider age, and history – while guiding you down the safest path to achieve the results that you are looking for.

A picture of Patrick J. O’Neill, MD wearing his doctor attire.

About the Author

Upon completing medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC, Dr. O’Neill completed nine years of residency training. These nine years included a full general surgery and a plastic surgery residency, both at the Medical University of South Carolina, and a hand and microsurgery fellowship at the Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery. Dr. O’Neill has extensive certifications, training, skills, and knowledge that make him a successful physician who can carry out your next plastic surgery procedure. His expertise and technique will result in the beautiful and natural look you desire post surgery.

Board Certified:
American Board of Surgery
American Board of Plastic Surgery
Sub-Certification in Hand and Microsurgery

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