Gustavo E. Galante, M.D. - Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Combined Breast Procedures
Dr. Galante wants every woman to get the most from her breast enhancement. At his Indiana practice, this often means combining procedures to achieve multiple goals in one surgery.
To talk with a board-certified plastic surgeon about combining breast procedures, request a complimentary consultationrequest a complimentary consultation online or schedule an appointment at Dr. Galante's Schererville or Valparaiso office by calling +1-800-721-3244.
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Talking It Over
During your consultation, Dr. Galante will conduct an in-depth evaluation of your breast anatomy, medical history and goals. He will take into account specific details such as breast volume, nipple placement, breast symmetry and skin elasticity to determine which procedure(s) will best achieve the results you want.
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Dr. Galante frequently combines a breast lift with augmentation for Indiana women who want to correct sagging breasts and size issues.
Breast Lift With Augmentation
Breast augmentation with a simultaneous breast lift increases breast volume and corrects sag. Patients typically wish to correct flat, deflated breasts and downward-pointing nipples - extremely common issues among women who have had children.
Breast augmentation patients have the option of either silicone gel or saline breast implants. Each type has advantages and drawbacks, and Dr. Galante will discuss them when developing your surgical plan.
A breast lift tightens the breast tissue and raises the breasts into a more upright position. A breast augmentation alone may suffice for women who only need a subtle lift to correct a small degree of sag. However, more moderate or severe sagging requires a lift.
- For answers to some common questions about cosmetic procedures, review our FAQs page.
- We also recommend visiting Dr. Galante's breast surgery site, where you can learn more about breast surgery.
After Your Combined Breast Procedure
Combination breast surgery usually requires more recovery time than a single procedure. To speed up the recovery process, Dr. Galante usually has patients wear a surgical bra to support their breasts while they heal. He may also use drainage tubes to reduce fluid accumulation and swelling.
For the first week, you will notice some swelling, soreness and bruising. Dr. Galante encourages his patients to avoid work or other physical activity during this time. Pain medication can reduce any discomfort.
Full recovery takes a few months, but most women feel like themselves again after 4 to 6 weeks. Most patients return to work after about a week, but you should avoid strenuous exercise for about 3 to 4 weeks.
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