For many women, the size and shape of their breasts are crucial parts of their identity. If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your breasts and boost your self-confidence, you may be considering breast augmentation or a breast lift. Here’s what you should know about these procedures.
Breast augmentation is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world. This procedure uses surgically placed implants to increase the size of breasts. It can be used to make small breasts larger or restore volume lost due to weight loss, pregnancy, or breast feeding. Implants can also be used to make breasts more symmetrical and improve their shape.
When choosing breast augmentation, you’ll need to decide on the size of implants and decide whether you want silicone implants or saline implants. Silicone implants are filled before they are placed in the breast. Saline implants are inserted and then filled afterward. The differences between these types of implants can affect the size of the incisions needed, the overall look of the breast, and the texture of the breasts. Your doctor can help you determine which type of implant is best for you.
A breast lift procedure is used to improve the shape and placement of the breasts. It does not increase the size of the breasts. During the procedure, excess skin is removed and the breasts and nipples are elevated to a more pleasing position.
In some cases, aging, breast-feeding, and weight loss can cause your breasts to sag without losing their size. If you don’t want larger breasts, but you want to look younger and feel more attractive, a breast lift may be a good option.
Both procedures offer many benefits. Breast augmentation surgery or a breast lift can:
- Increase the size of naturally small breasts
- Improve the shape of the breasts
- Lift breasts to a more pleasing angle
- Correct the affects of aging, pregnancy, weight loss, and breast-feeding.
- Boost your confidence by giving you a more appealing overall shape.
- Correct breasts to make them symmetrical
If you’d like to learn more about these procedures, schedule a consultation with Dr. Russo.