Breast Lift Vs. Breast Augmentation: The Right Procedure for You
Breast lift surgery, also known as mastopexy, addresses the problem of uneven or sagging breasts, drooping nipples, stretched areolas and decreased breast volume. This procedure is recommended by surgeons when women are not satisfied with the contours of their breasts. These problems with breasts usually appear when women are pregnant, gain or lose weight, aging, nursing, gravity, or heredity.
The breast lift procedure is performed by a certified plastic surgeon under general anesthesia. The surgeons use different techniques to reshape your breasts while determining the position of incision depending upon the size or shape of your breast, level of sagging, skin quality, and elasticity.
After undergoing mastopexy or breast lift surgery women can experience improved breast shape, symmetry, and projection. As a result, the overall self-confidence improves and your appearance in and out of clothes looks better while giving a youthful appearance to your breasts.
You must also know that the effects of breast lift gradually diminish due to aging and gravity. Pregnancy also effects the surgical results and compromises them. A breast lifting procedure leaves scars that are easily hidden in bras.
Breast augmentation is also known as breast enlargement or augmentation mammoplasty. This surgery restores or increases breast size with the help of silicone implants, saline implants or fat transfer. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular aesthetic surgeries and it has a long track record of satisfying women who intend to enhance their breast size.
The plastic surgeon makes an incision in your breast, creates a pocket inside by lifting the breast tissue, and places an implant inside. While during autologous fat transfer procedure the surgeon removes fat from any part of your body using liposuction and then injects the processed fat into the breasts.
Silicone or saline implants are a long term solution for providing you with an ideal figure. It will give your breasts and overall appearance a significant enhancement. However, breast implants have to be replaced eventually and the procedure involves normal surgical risks.
The Choice for You
If you are unhappy with the volume of your breasts, then breast augmentation is your answer. On the other hand, if the shape of your breasts is a matter of concern for you then breast lift might be the right procedure for you. You can also combine procedures to achieve optimal results.
Dr. Shienbaum is a double board-certified plastic surgeon with over 30 years of experience in all forms of Cosmetic Plastic Surgery, including Tummy Tucks Liposuction Breast Augmentation Brazilian Butt Lifts and Mommy Makeovers. He provides services for the entire Tampa Bay area, including Brandon, Lakeland, Riverview, and Tampa, Florida. To find out more about the procedures near you, please visit Brandonplasticsurgery.com