Cosmetic Breast Procedures Benefit Patients by Improving Self-Esteem and Quality of Life
There are many cosmetic and reconstructive breast procedures at Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. to help patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Our highly skilled plastic surgeons perform breast augmentation and breast reduction to reshape the breasts’ size and appearance to create a more proportional result. Breast lift can be performed individually or in conjunction with another breast procedure to reduce excess skin that causes sagging breasts. While many patients pursue plastic surgery for different reasons, recent studies published by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) show overall high patient satisfaction and improved self-esteem and quality of life.
According to a survey, 98 percent of 225 breast augmentation patients showed that results met or exceeded expectations. The study also showed the majority of patients reported increased self-esteem. As the most performed cosmetic surgery procedure, breast augmentation enhances the size and shape of the breast with the surgical insertion of saline or silicone implants. Patients can also choose among the new highly cohesive silicone “gummy bear” implants. Our surgeons discuss different types of implants and incisions to help patients plan their procedure.
In another study by ASPS, breast reduction also provides similar benefits. Overly large breasts can cause poor posture, skin irritation, and neck and back pain. Patients can also be affected emotionally by large breasts as it may limit their physical ability or type of clothing they can wear. Breast reduction removes excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts for a firmer, more comfortable result. In ASPS’ study, data showed reduction in pain and significant improvement in exercise and sleep.
Our surgeons also perform reconstructive breast procedures to restore patients’ breasts following breast cancer. At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, our surgeons ensure to meet with each patient to discuss aesthetic goals and provide educational resources about their procedure. If you are interested in a breast procedure or any other plastic or reconstructive procedure, contact us today. Be sure to also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news and updates.