Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Women unhappy with the size or shape of their breasts have a wealth of options. Some women with large breasts may want to reduce their size through breast reduction, but most women are more interested in enhancing the size or shape of their breasts. Breast augmentation and breast lifts are two popular breast enlargement procedures. But what’s the difference between these procedures, and how do you decide which is right for you?
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is a procedure that gives a new contour to the breast, but does not actually increase the size of the breasts. Breast lift procedures can rejuvenate drooping breasts that have lost firmness and have begun to sag due to age, weight or as a result of pregnancy. The breast lift plastic surgeon can also reposition the nipples during this procedure, and if desired, reduce the size of the areole, the dark circular area surrounding the nipple. As the contouring requires the removal of excess skin there are more surgical scars following a breast lift than following a breast augmentation procedure. (more…)
Monday, December 31st, 2012
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic plastic surgery procedure that adds shape and volume to the breasts, giving them a more youthful and attractive appearance. Cosmetic breast augmentation is one of the most commonly performed plastic surgery procedures today. Women may consider breast enlargement surgery because they’re unhappy with the current size or shape of their breasts,.
Breast augmentation is performed with breast implants. FDA-approved breast implants are available in a variety of sizes, types, and styles. The two main types of breast implants used for cosmetic surgery breast augmentation are silicone breast augmentation implants and saline breast enlargement implants. (more…)