Is a breast augmentation or lift right for me?
Most women are unhappy with their breast size, shape, or firmness. This is because many women have either small breasts, heavy breasts, or uneven breasts. A breast that is smaller or heavier lowers a woman’s self-esteem and makes them feel inferior or conscious about their appearance. Conversely, a desire for symmetrical, firm breasts in proportion with their bodies to feel confident makes women opt for breast surgeries.
Breast augmentation and lift together give fuller, firm breasts with near-to-ideal-looking bodies. In addition, cosmetic breast surgery boosts a woman’s self-esteem while restoring her sexuality, psychological image, and body appearance, making more women opt for it.
What is breast augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic surgery to enlarge the breasts. Breast augmentation is one of the most popular treatments in plastic surgery today for enhancing the fullness, symmetry, and overall appearance of your breasts. But it’s important to remember that only the size and fullness of the breasts are addressed in breast augmentation (although your breasts will likely be perkier after having breast implants); it will not correct drooping.
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift is a surgical treatment that helps the appearance of sagging and drooping breasts by contouring the breast tissue. A breast lift elevates the breast, adjusts the nipple and areola, and removes extra skin. Age, breastfeeding, weight reduction, or genetics can all cause sagging breasts. Whatever the underlying cause, a breast lift is the best solution for sagging breasts. However, breast lift only corrects the sagging of the breasts; it doesn’t enlarge them.
When should breast augmentation surgery be combined with breast lift surgery?
Breast augmentation and breast lift surgeries are procedures that are complementary to each other. These surgeries can be combined if you are looking to achieve a fuller, more symmetrical look for your breasts. As discussed above, breast augmentation adds fullness, whereas breast lift reshapes and lifts breasts. So, depending on your desired aesthetic outcome, it may be better to undergo both procedures together or at separate times.
How are the two procedures performed?
Breast augmentation is performed in a surgical facility or hospital outpatient facility. Breast augmentation is frequently performed under general anesthesia, putting you to sleep throughout the procedure.
There are three main types of incisions made during breast augmentation surgery with implants: in the crease beneath the breast, around the areola, or in the armpit. The surgeon then inserts an implant into a pocket created by cutting through layers of skin and tissue. Finally, the incisions are closed with sutures. During fat grafting for breast augmentation, fat is harvested from another area of your body using liposuction . It is injected into specific areas of your breasts by the surgeon.
Like breast augmentation, a breast lift is also performed in a surgical facility or hospital outpatient facility, after general anesthesia has been administered to the patient.
Breast lift surgery involves the surgeon making incisions around the areola, vertically down from the bottom of the areola to beneath the breast crease, as well as along said crease. Afterward, the surgeon removes any excess skin and lifts up the nipple-areola complex. The final step is closing off those incisions with sutures.
What are the results of each procedure?
The purpose of breast augmentation is to increase your natural breast volume. The end results of breast augmentation surgery vary depending on the procedure and type of implants used. However, in general, you can expect to have larger, more shapely breasts that are symmetrical, fuller, and overall more attractive. However, although it can remove slight sagging in some women with smaller breasts, breast augmentation does not lift breasts.
The breast lift procedure elevates your breast by adjusting the nipple and contouring your breast. A breast lift can take your breasts from saggy and droopy to perky and youthful.
By having both procedures done together, your breasts will be fuller, more symmetrical, and better contoured.
How long do the results of each procedure last?
Breast augmentation surgery results are long-lasting and usually permanent. You’ll have larger, more aesthetically pleasing breasts following the procedure that will remain the same size unless you experience significant weight changes. However, it’s important to remember that implants aren’t unbreakable or indestructible. There is always a slight chance of your implants rupturing or leaking, even though it rarely occurs.
A breast lift is a surgery that corrects the position of your breasts, and they will remain in their new position for many years. However, as time progresses, your skin will gradually stretch and gravity will naturally pull your breasts down. For this reason, you may need to get a breast lift procedure again in the future.
By having both procedures done simultaneously, your results will be longer lasting. Breast augmentation combined with a breast lift using implants helps support your breasts and prevent them from sagging. When fat grafting is used for breast augmentation along with the lift, it gives your breasts a natural-looking roundness and also provides some support.
How to choose the procedure most suitable for you?
Your breasts change with puberty, pregnancy, weight gain, breastfeeding, and aging. What kind of surgery you will need can only be determined by an experienced surgeon. So consulting a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Anjali Saple is essential.
During your consultation with Dr. Anjali Saple , a plastic surgeon in Visakhapatnam, she will:
- Evaluate your breasts and discuss the reasons for wanting your breast surgery
- Review your current and past medical conditions, including the family history of breast tumors or breast cancer
- Recommend a treatment plan based on your goals and medical history
Dr. Anjali Saple will evaluate your breasts and discuss your cosmetic goals before recommending either breast augmentation, breast lift surgery, or a combination of both procedures. Dr. Anjali will also explain the risks, benefits, and costs associated with each procedure.
Book a consultation with Dr. Anjali Saple now to learn if you need breast augmentation or a breast lift.