Breast-enhancement surgeries are popular cosmetic surgical procedures among women who wish to improve the shape, size, and contours of their breasts. Quite often, women are born with breast sizes and shapes that are not in proportion with their bodies. Their breasts can also lose shape with age as a result of pregnancy and breastfeeding.
For women who choose to enhance their breasts for better projection, volume, and curve, there are many popular surgical options.
Types of Breast-Enhancement Surgeries
There are two basic types of breast-enhancement surgeries out there. One creates more volume by utilizing artificial implants that can be customized according to the patient’s needs, and the other removes excess skin to lift sagging breasts. An overview of both procedures is below:
• Breast Lift: A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a way to surgically restore firmness and height to the breasts by improving their shape. During the procedure, incisions are made and excess tissues are removed to reshape and tighten the breasts. The areolae can be moved or resized to better fit the breasts’ new look. Asymmetries can also be fixed during this procedure.
• Breast Augmentation: Breast augmentation with implants is a way to increase the size and projection of the breasts. Implants are artificially made and can be customized for texture, type, shape, and size. They are filled with a saline solution or silicone gel. A lot of women prefer silicone implants over saline, as they give a more natural look.
The Augmentation Lift
When a patient is interested in an increase in breast size and a reduction in sagging, a combination procedure known as an augmentation lift can be performed. Also known as augmentation mastopexy, this procedure consists of a breast augmentation and a breast lift performed during the same surgical session.
The augmentation lift is quite comprehensive. It allows the patient to experience a single recovery session instead of multiple sessions, which saves patients time and money.
Since this procedure is an invasive surgery, the patient will go through a pre-surgical checkup where the plastic surgeon evaluates the health of the patient and checks for any allergies. Only when the patient is declared fit during this evaluation can a date for the surgery be set.
After the procedure, the patient must rest and recover. Normal daily activities can be resumed after a time. Intense physical activities like sports and heavy exercise should be avoided for several weeks in order to allow the incisions to heal correctly.
Patients experience a degree of temporary post-surgical bruising and swelling in and around the breasts. These can be addressed with the help of ice packs as recommended. A post-surgical bra must be worn to support the healing tissues.
Is the Augmentation Lift Right for You?
Do you need a breast augmentation, a breast lift, or augmentation mastopexy? The best way to find out is with a visit to Marietta Plastic Surgery. Our skilled and experienced plastic surgeons will be happy to help you make the right choice for your needs and goals. Contact our office today to get started with your consultation.