Many women find themselves contemplating cosmetic surgery to change the appearance of their breasts after pregnancy, breastfeeding, or significant weight loss. Sometimes age or genetics can bring about a desire for change as well. There are several treatments available that can deliver the desired results to create well-rounded and firm breasts, but how do you choose which procedure is best for you?
A Breast Lift or Breast Implants?
Two of the more popular procedures for cosmetic breast enhancement include breast lifts and augmentation. To determine which of these will benefit you includes understanding your goals, and what each method can accomplish.
Breast Lift: A breast lift raises and removes loose skin to improve the shape of the breasts and also increase firmness. Breast lifts are suitable for women who are satisfied with their cup size but want to alter the shape and position of their natural breasts.
Breast Implants: Breast implants, or breast augmentation, is the preferred treatment for women who are dissatisfied with the size of their breasts. Some women experience deflated breast size, especially after pregnancy and nursing. Others may need breast reconstruction following a mastectomy or injury. Breast implants improve the symmetry and appearance of breasts by replacing lost fullness and creating balance.
Breast implants will not alter the effects of drooping or sagging skin, and a breast lift cannot increase cup size. If you are concerned with both of these issues, then breast augmentation and a breast lift together can give you the results you need.
Reasons to Consider Breast Augmentation:
- Increase breast volume after pregnancy and nursing
- Enhance body shape if breast are too small
- Equalize differences in cup size to create symmetry
- Reconstruct breasts following major illness or injury
The recovery process for breast surgery includes plenty of rest and limited movement to promote faster healing. After the surgical bandages have been removed, you will need to wear a specialized surgical bra and refrain from extreme physical exertion for several weeks. Following all of Dr. Dry’s post-operative instructions will minimize your risk of complications and encourage healing.
Is Breast Enhancement the Right Choice for You?
You are the only one who can determine if breast enhancement is right for you. Breast augmentation can be life-changing and help you regain a higher level of confidence. If your breasts have become longer, flatter, or less-shapely over the years, or if you’re just not happy with your body profile, cosmetic surgery can help you meet your aesthetic goals.
Surgical methods for breast augmentation have recently made innovative advancements that include minimal incision techniques for faster recovery and less scarring. Dr. Dry and his staff provide expertise in the field of plastic surgery and provide access to the most advanced care for your needs. We want you to feel exceptional about the way you look and can help you select the treatment that fits your body type while supporting natural aesthetics. If you have questions about breast augmentation, call Dr. Gavin Dry at our Bellevue, WA cosmetic plastic surgery office, to explore your options.