Breast enhancement has long been the most popular plastic surgery procedure, but there are several surgical options available depending on what you would like to achieve. Two of the most popular procedures are augmentation/enlargement 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 is the procedure for you. There are several decision points required with relation to incision location, placement of the implant above or below the muscle, and type of implant to be used -saline or silicone, smooth or textured, round or shaped. Your plastic surgeon can help walk you through the advantages and disadvantages of each. It will also be important to discuss what size and shape you are hoping to achieve, what 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 to ensure you are pleased with the final result.
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 and disadvantages. However, a patient with a modest amount of droop may be able to be corrected with just an implant placed into the pocket. This is a special technique that allows for more fill of the lower portion of the breast. Also, 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 and volume increase.
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.