Breast augmentation is perhaps better known as getting breast implants. The goal of this surgery is to enhance the fullness of your breasts. Implants can be either saline or silicone-based. Sometimes, breast augmentation is performed to correct a congenital, or birth defect, that caused one breast or both breasts to develop abnormally. Breast implants are also used to reconstruct the breast after a mastectomy or injury.
Because this is a surgery, it is important that you are a non-smoker and are physically healthy. If you have other medical issues, it is important that you have these well controlled. You should also discuss your goals of the surgery with us so that we can best personalize your plan.
Having overly large breasts for your body type can cause many issues such as physical pain and self-image issues. The physical discomfort can cause one to limit their activities and negatively impact their lifestyle. Some women can also experience skin problems associated from the large size of their breasts that range from rashes to deep indentions on their shoulders from the bra strap.
A breast reduction removes some of the excess breast tissue. The remaining tissue is shaped into a more natural contour. The nipple and areola may be relocated upwards so that it has a better placement. Additionally, the areola will be reduced in size so that it appropriately compliments the new breast size. The typical scar for this surgery is around the areola, under the bottom fold of the breast and a single line running vertically up to the areola.
Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
After undergoing significant weight loss, a woman may experience a flattening in the contour of breasts and sagging. There may be displacement of the nipples. Mastopexy removes the excess skin and reshapes the remaining tissue into a more natural contour. The nipple and areola may be relocated upwards so that it has a better placement. The scar for this surgery is typically around the areola, under the bottom fold of the breast and a single line running vertically up to the areola.