How Do I Know What Type of Breast Surgery I Need?
Many times there is confusion about what cosmetic breast surgery procedure is best for a woman. Let’s take a look at some of the common types of breast surgery and what each surgery can and cannot do.
Women with very large breasts can experience both physical and emotional issues stemming from the size of their breasts. They may experience back, neck, and shoulder pain from the weight of their breasts. Very large breasts may also cause excessive irritation and rashes under the breasts and bra-strapping grooves.
Women may be self-conscious about their large breasts. Breast Reduction surgery may also be performed if one breast is larger than the other. Breast Reduction surgery can give a woman breasts that are more in proportion to her body, reduce self-consciousness, and alleviate back, neck, and shoulder problems. Women may also feel more confident about taking part in physical activities.
Women who have drooping or sagging breasts may consider Breast Lift surgery. Sagging breasts can be due to heredity, age, gravity, weight fluctuation, pregnancy, and breastfeeding. Breast Lift surgery can also repair drooping nipples and stretched areolas and can give a woman a more youthful profile and appearance. Sometimes the surgeon may also recommend a Breast Reduction and/or Breast Augmentation along with a Breast Lift.
Breast Augmentation surgery can help women who are unhappy with the size of their breasts. Breast Augmentation surgery can provide a more youthful appearance and improve the symmetry and proportion of the breasts. Commonly known as a “boob job”, Breast Augmentation involves placing either silicone or saline-filled implants below or above the chest muscle. The surgeon may also use the patient’s own fat (known as fat transfer breast augmentation) from another part of their body to add a modest increase the breast size or accentuate as part of a more comprehensive breast surgery. As mentioned above, Breast Augmentation may be combined with other procedures such as a Breast Lift in order to correct sagging breasts.
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