I just completed a recent study that you might be interested in. With a skilled surgeon and proper patient selection, combining breast augmentation implant surgery with a breast lift into one surgical procedure can be safe and effective, as reported in Aesthetic Surgery Journal.
We conducted a retrospective review of the medical records of 615 consecutive patients who underwent combined breast implant surgery and breast lift from 1992 through 2011. Patient demographics, operative and implant details and long-term outcomes were analyzed along with calculated rates of complications and revisions.
We found that our data compare favorably with previously reported revision rates for two separate surgeries – breast augmentation alone and lifts alone. Past critics of the surgery cited the lack of literature supporting the procedure’s benefits and the risks inherent in a combined operation. We, along with other surgeons, noted that combining these procedures did not increase such risks in properly selected patients, and our study has supported this.