Breast Lift or Implants: What is the Best Path to Better Breasts?

breast implantsA woman’s body is very responsive to fluctuations in weight and in hormone levels. Over time, this responsiveness manifests as a different-looking body than what may have been, say, 10 years ago. If you have begun to notice changes in your breast tissue, such as loss of shape and sagginess, you may be asking yourself how you can possibly restore your sense of satisfaction and confidence in your body shape. Do you need to get implants, or would a breast lift be sufficient? This is a common question, and one that doesn’t necessarily have a straightforward answer.

Could you get the results you want from breast lift surgery alone? Yes. That is, depending on what it is you wish to accomplish. In order to determine the best approach to your needs, consult with your trusted cosmetic plastic surgeon in South Miami. During your consultation with Dr. Serure, you can obtain the full details of both mastopexy and breast augmentation. Mulling over the slight differences in procedures, you will be able to know with certainty which approach is right for you.

Breast Lift Surgery: What it Does and Doesn’t do
As it sounds, breast lift surgery is performed with the sole intent of lifting the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall; where they once were. This heightened position is achieved by tightening the skin that covers breast tissue. Depending on accompanying concerns, the nipples and areolas may also be repositioned to face forward rather than in a downward motion. With a breast lift, you can regain the profile and the perkiness your breasts have lost. What you won’t gain is volume.

Lifting the breasts does not redistribute volume. This means that the upper pole of the breasts will likely have a slight slope, rather than noticeable roundness. If additional volume is also desired, this is where breast augmentation would come in. The two procedures are often performed in conjunction with one another, leading to natural-looking fullness and projection.

Does breast lift surgery have to include getting implants? Not always. To explore the options available to you, call our South Miami plastic surgery office at 305-669-0184.

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