Our breast size and shape can say a lot about us, which is why it’s so important that we have the silhouette we feel represents us the most. There’s always one question that hangs over our heads when considering plastic surgery to help us get the body we deserve: Do we go with a breast lift or a breast augmentation? The answer can be broken down with a little information about the two.
Breast Augmentation 101
When considering breast surgery, we often automatically think of breast augmentation and making the breasts bigger. This is a great option for women who are unsatisfied with the natural size of their breasts and are looking for something a little more robust. There are a few things to consider when getting an augmentation.
Implant Size and Shape
There are multiple factors to think of when choosing the size of the breasts you want, including your natural frame and your current lifestyle. Board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Harold E. Beam will be able to sit down with you during your one-on-one consultation to talk about the size and shape implant that will look the most natural.
There are two types of materials breast implants are made out of – silicone and saline. Silicone implants, which are most popular, tend to be more expensive but also have a more natural and realistic feel to them. Saline implants work well with patients who naturally have a lot of breast tissue, as it can add volume and shape without necessarily changing the way the breast feels.
Breast Lift 101
After reading about the breast augmentation, you may be a little torn. You want your breasts to look perkier, but you don’t necessarily want to them to be bigger. The breast lift may be the best option for you.
Types of Lifts
There are many different breast lift procedures that can be done depending on the size and condition of your breasts. A small amount of sagging may call for a small incision to be made around the areola, while more severe sagging may call for an incision to be made down the front of the breast and in the breast crease. Dr. Beam will go over the extent of your procedure and the incisions required to make sure you’re satisfied with the results of your breast lift during your one-on-one consultation.
The Power of Two
If you’re unsatisfied with both the size and position of your breast, look no further than combining the procedures together. It is common for women to combine a breast lift and augmentation to give themselves their desired aesthetic results of more voluminous, perky breasts.
Ultimately, the procedure or combination of procedures you choose to be right for you depends on whether or not you’re looking for a lift or more volume to your breasts. If you are interested in learning more about breast lift and breast augmentation procedures, contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Beam today.