If you’re looking for a way to improve your appearance, feel more attractive, and be more confident, you may be considering breast augmentation or a breast lift. Each procedure can enhance your look and give you breasts that you are happier with. Here’s what you should know about each procedure.
Breast augmentation is used to increase the size of the breasts with implants. These implants are normally either silicone or saline. The type of implant you choose will determine the texture of the breast and the location of the incision. Silicone implants are filled before they are placed inside the breast while saline implants are filled after. Your doctor can help you evaluate your options and determine which type of implant is best for you. You’ll also need to settle on an implant size—once again your doctor can help you visualize the final results and make an informed decision about what size of breasts will suit your body.
Breast augmentation is a good option in the following situations:
- Your breasts are smaller than you feel they should be.
- Your breasts have lost volume due to age, weight loss, or breastfeeding.
- One breast is larger than the other and you’d like them to be the same size.
- You feel that larger breasts would make you look more attractive or feel more confident.
Pregnancy, weight changes, breastfeeding, and age can all contribute to drooping breasts. A breast lift can improve the shape and position of your breasts without altering their size. This procedure is used to correct sagging or uneven breasts.
A breast lift is a good option in the following situations:
- You are happy with the size of your breasts, but unhappy with the position and shape of the breasts.
- Your nipples are pointing downward or your breasts sag below the crease underneath your breasts.
- You’d like firmer, perkier breasts.
Which procedure should you choose?
Consult your doctor when determining which procedure is right for you—both procedures come with advantages and can improve your appearance. In some situations the procedures can be combined to produce the best results. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Serure to learn more about your options.