Are you interested in changing the shape of your chest? Are you frustrated by lack of volume, especially after pregnancy or breastfeeding? Want to make your chest look like it did when you were younger?
If you answered “yes” to the above questions, then it’s likely you’ve explored undergoing a breast augmentation procedure. This surgical treatment can help augment the size of your breasts, thus changing your shape and adding extra volume in key areas vulnerable to aging and weight loss.
However, if you’re interested in changing the positioning of the nipple so that your breasts appear perkier, you may see better results with a breast augmentation plus a lift.
Want to know more about the key differences between the two procedures – including which one is right for you? Take a look:
Breast Augmentation With Lift: A breast augmentation procedure uses silicone or saline implants to add volume to the breasts. Adding a lift to this procedure means that your plastic surgeon will change the positioning of the nipples so that they appear higher up on the chest (which mimics younger-looking breasts). These two procedures can be done at the same time, making it an excellent option for patients who want to completely revitalize the appearance of their breasts.
You’re a good candidate for this procedure if you’re looking to add breast volume, plus your current nipple alignment appears to be pointing in a downward direction.
Breast Augmentation With No Lift: If you’re just concerned with addressing issues associated with volume, a traditional breast augmentation with no lift can give you the results you’re looking for. During a breast augmentation procedure, your plastic surgeon will make incisions underneath the natural curve of the breast and the armpit in order to place implants without creating obvious scars. Your plastic surgeon will work with you to help identify which implants are most appropriate for your cosmetic needs.
Still wondering which procedure is best for achieving your cosmetic goals? Schedule a consultation with board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Aycock in Walnut Creek, CA (925)-937-8377 or Greenbrae, CA (415) 925-1700.
Dr. Aycock serves the greater San Francisco Bay area.