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What are the pros and cons of breast lift surgery with implants? 

Breast lift surgery with implants

What are the pros and cons of breast lift surgery with implants? Choosing a major cosmetic surgery procedure such as breast augmentation with lift is a life altering decision, and you should evaluate all the pros and cons of this procedure before going ahead with it. Talk to your surgeon about how it will benefit you and what are its limitations compared to an independent breast augmentation or breast lift surgery.  

Your surgeon will determine whether you are a fit candidate for the combined surgery, and whether the pros sufficiently outweigh the cons to make this procedure a good choice for you. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt provides breast lift with implants surgery to patients in Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and surrounding communities.  

Combined Surgery – Pros 

When you undergo a combined breast lift with augmentation procedure, you are effectively undergoing just one plastic surgery instead of two separate procedures. A combined procedure has inherent benefits compared to two independent procedures performed at different intervals, as long as you are an appropriate candidate for it.  

You will Face Surgery and Anesthesia Risks Just Once 

Every surgical procedure has some risks involved, such as the risk of infection, seroma, hematoma, clotting or other complications. With a combined breast implants with breast lift surgery, these inherent risks will occur only once in your case.  

These breast enhancement procedures, whether performed individually or as a combined surgery, will usually be performed using general anesthesia. Clearly, with a combined procedure, your anesthesia risks and the related discomfort will occur only one time.  

Preparation and Recovery Occurs Once   

With a combined breast implants with lift plastic surgery, you will go through the pre-operative preparation process just once. The post-surgical recovery will not be very different from that of a standalone breast procedure. In other words, you will experience downtime and some discomfort related to the recovery only one time.  

More Effective Results  

Perhaps the most important benefit of a combined procedure is that it will give your surgeon the flexibility to use common incisions, plan the surgery more effectively, and create optimal aesthetic outcomes in a less invasive manner. The removal of excess breast tissue can be in proportion to the size of the implants used, which means your results will be more natural looking and complement your figure.  


Last but not the least, your combine surgery will prove to be more cost-effective compared to a situation where you undergo breast augmentation as well as breast lift surgery separately. In a combined procedure, various cost elements such as the surgeon’s fee, anesthesiologist’s fee, operating facility costs, medical tests, prescription meds and surgical bra expenses will only occur one time.  

Combined Surgery – Cons 

  • The combined procedure is going to be more invasive than a single surgery, even though the combined procedure conserves breast skin tissue and involves the use of common incisions.  
  • Your upfront costs of the combined breast implants with breast lift surgery will be higher than a single procedure, even if the cost-effectiveness is better compared to two separate surgeries.  
  • The potential risks of implant failure because of capsular contracture or other causes do not change even with a combined procedure. 

Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Suzanne Quardt receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and nearby areas for breast lift with implants surgery. 


Contact Us to Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about the plastic surgery treatments and procedures performed by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Suzanne Quardt (Dr. Q) please contact us at 760-324-2660. To learn more about Dr. Q’s Medical Spa please visit

Dr. Q receives patients from Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and other suburbs and towns in this part of California.

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