Breast enhancement surgeries are among the most common elective cosmetic procedures performed on women in the United States. Among these are the breast augmentation and the breast lift, which are commonly and mistakenly used synonymously. While these two procedures both aim to correct different concerns, their goals can at times overlap in ways that could be useful for women looking for more dramatic breast enhancement results.
In a society that associates larger, rounded breasts as the peak of womanhood and femininity, it can be taxing on the confidence of women that have naturally smaller, asymmetrical, or less full breasts. Breast augmentation surgery is a viable option for these women if they are looking for a way to increase breast size, as well as enhance and improve the overall appearance of their breasts. These goals are achieved through the insertion of silicone or saline implants underneath the chest muscle wall for beautiful, natural-looking results.
Pregnancy, menopause, breastfeeding, significant weight loss, large breast size, and the aging process are all factors that contribute to the drooping or sagging of the breasts. While these factors are common and natural, women experiencing breast drooping could benefit from breast lift surgery to restore a perkier, more youthful appearance to their chest.
It is important to note that, while a breast lift can reposition the breasts and nipples higher on the chest, it does not change the shape or fullness of the breasts. It is not uncommon for a patient to desire perkier breasts along with an increase in volume. In cases such as these, a plastic surgeon would likely recommend a combination procedure in which both a breast lift and a breast augmentation are performed at the same time.
There are many benefits to having both procedures performed at the same time. Some to consider are:
Both breast lift and breast augmentation can improve the look of your breasts and your self-confidence, but each of them serves a different purpose. If you are interested in learning more about each procedure to decide if either, or both, are right for you, book a consult with board-certified Atlanta plastic surgeon with Dr. Christopher Killingsworth of Astra Plastic Surgery to craft your unique treatment plan. Dr. Killingsworth and his staff are proud to offer expert service to the people of Atlanta and the surrounding areas.
At Astra Plastic Surgery in Atlanta, we believe plastic surgery can achieve beautiful yet subtle results that accentuate your natural contours. Whether you opt for surgical treatments or non-invasive procedures, your cosmetic surgeon should possess a thorough understanding of the body's symmetry and proportions to ensure the best possible outcomes.*
Schedule a consultation today to learn how Astra Plastic Surgery can empower you to take control of your look.