Breast enhancement is a very popular type of plastic surgery. Changing the size and/or shape of the breasts can dramatically improve a patient’s appearance and self-esteem. Patients who are interested in breast enhancement should know all of their options. Understanding the differences between a breast augmentation and a breast lift helps patients make treatment decisions that allow them to reach their aesthetic goals.
A breast augmentation is a surgical procedure used to increase the size of the breasts and improve their shape. During the procedure, incisions are placed in well-concealed areas and implants are placed above or below the pectoral muscles. Dr. Correa uses silicone or saline implants. The decision regarding the type of implants is one that Dr. Correa and patients make during initial consultations.
A breast lift is a surgical procedure used to reshape and reposition the breasts. After incisions similar to those used in a breast augmentation are made, the procedure is performed by: removing excess skin, repositioning the breasts, and gently tightening breast tissues. Implants nor fat transfers are used to perform a breast lift. The size of the breasts remains the same or slightly decreases after the procedure. Several different incisions may be used to perform the procedure. The decision regarding which incision is used is based on many factors, including but not limited to the amount of excess skin, the degree of sagging, and the position of the nipples.
Making a Treatment Decision
Patients have breast enhancement surgery for many reasons. The most common of which include the following:
- Improper breast development
- Changes in body weight, especially after pregnancy
- Breast asymmetry
- Breast cancer
- Breast sagging caused by normal aging processes
Dr. Correa uses a patient-focused approach to help patients make a treatment decision that will provide them with the results they want. He carefully listens to patients’ desires and goals and then explains how a breast augmentation or breast lift can help reach them. Procedures are always customized so results perfectly match patients’ body shapes and sizes and compliment their attractive features.
Patients who are interested in breast enhancement are encouraged to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Correa by calling (281) 419-9119 or visiting our contact page. Correa Plastic Surgery proudly serves The Woodlands and the Houston metro.