While the Internet has made information about cosmetic surgery more readily available than ever, it’s perfectly understandable for patients to still have plenty of questions that they want answered during their pre-surgery consultation. It’s important for people to be inquisitive and curious when considering plastic surgery and how it can help them improve some area of their appearance. That’s why I’m always happy to answer questions that I receive from prospective patients. Today I’ll be focusing on a few of the most popular cosmetic breasts surgeries and how they can help patients.
Q: Can I pick a precise cup size that I hope to achieve from breast augmentation surgery?
Unfortunately not. Cup sizes can vary depending on the bra manufacturer, so it can be difficult to commit to a specific cup size when planning a breast augmentation procedure. Here in our office, I am able to use Vectra® 3D Breast Surgery Imaging to help women see a projection of their potential breast augmentation results based on different breast implant sizes and shapes.
Q: Will undergoing a breast lift make my breasts look smaller?
This is a common concern that I hear from prospective breast lift patients. However, I would not worry about your breasts looking smaller after a breast lift procedure. A breast lift is intended to alter the positioning and firmness of the breasts, not the size. While it’s true that there may be a reduction in breast volume after a breast lift due to the excess skin that is removed during their surgery, the difference is typically not substantial. If decreased breast size is a result that you hope to achieve from your breast lift, I recommend speaking with your plastic surgeon to discuss the possibility of combining your lift with a breast reduction procedure.
Q: Will performing chest exercises help me reduce the size of my breasts?
Performing these exercises will not be able to provide meaningful results for women who wish to reduce the size of their breasts. Overly large breasts typically result from an excess of tissue in the breast area. Although performing chest exercise may be able to reduce some amount of fat from the area, breast reduction surgery will be required to remove this excess tissue.
I hope you found these answers helpful. Choosing to undergo cosmetic breast surgery is a major decision that requires considerable thought, research, and consultation with a board-certified plastic surgeon before any final decisions can be made. If you are interested in cosmetic breast surgery and would like to schedule a plastic surgery consultation, contact me, Allyson B. Maske, at Atlanta Plastic Surgery. Don’t forget that you can also follow me on Facebook and Twitter for additional cosmetic surgery tips, news, and more.