Breast enhancement has been one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures for many years, but there are several options available depending on your goals. Two of the most common procedures are breast augmentation and breast lift. Each procedure offers its own set of advantages, so it’s important to understand the difference between the two.
If you want larger breasts, then augmentation may be the procedure for you. There are several decision points such as incision location, placement of the implant (above or below the muscle), and type of implant to be used – saline or silicone. Your plastic surgeon can help walk you through the advantages and disadvantages of each option. It will also be important to discuss the size and shape you are hoping to achieve, activities you enjoy and what your job requirements are to help make the best selection for your breast enhancement. Experienced surgeons look at all factors while guiding you along this journey.
A breast lift can help correct drooping caused by loss of breast volume. This can occur as women age, fluctuate in weight, or have children. There are different techniques for breast lifts, and the one that is right for you depends on the amount of breast volume, tissue, and the degree of droop you have.
Breast augmentations and lifts each have their unique advantages. However, a patient with a modest amount of droop may be able to be corrected with just an implant. The larger the implant, the less lift a patient may require. A breast lift may also be done in conjunction with an augmentation to help restore a more youthful position of the breast as well as increase the volume.
When it comes to your appearance, you want to make sure you are in the very best hands. Dr. David Robinson is a board-certified plastic surgeon with extensive training and proven skill in the full range of cosmetic procedures. With his years of experience, he can provide solutions that will help keep you looking and feeling your best.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Robinson today or call our office at (219) 513-2100 and get on the road to looking and feeling your best.