When you look in the mirror at your naked breasts, what is the first cosmetic procedure you think you need? Most women would say that they would love to have larger breasts, while others might want their sagging breasts improved. But are breast implants really the way to go? Here are the pros and cons and when to consider a breast lift instead.
Breast augmentation is the number one cosmetic procedure.
Regardless of the fact that there have been numerous anti-aging and body contouring practices popping up during the last decade, breast augmentation is still the number one requested cosmetic surgery procedure. But that doesn’t mean it’s right for everyone, and it’s not as simple as going into a doctor and telling them what cup size you want. There are many factors to consider before agreeing to have breast implants placed, and the procedure might not be right for everyone.
Breast lift can give the appearance of size increase.
Often what is really needed to restore a woman’s natural curves is to perform a breast lift. A breast lift can be done along with breast augmentation surgery, but it can also be done as a stand alone procedure. If you are satisfied with your volume when you are in a non-padded bra but your skin is sagging or your nipples are pointing toward the floor, a breast lift, which removes excess skin, tightens the existing skin and adjusts the position of the nipple areola complex, might be the procedure that allows you to achieve your breast goals.
Typically a breast lift will result in more scarring so it is a procedure you need to think about very carefully. The addition of breast implants will increase your overall breast volume.
Breast lift vs. breast augmentation
Ultimately, it is best to discuss your expectations with your plastic surgeon and talk to them about your concerns. The surgeon will exam your breasts and explain realistic options to help you achieve the results you desire. While both breast procedures will alter your breasts, you need to understands the risks and benefits for each. If you would like to discuss either of these procedures and find out what procedures would benefit you and provide you the results you desire, contact Dr. Mosiello today for more information and a consultation.