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What Breast Surgery Has to Offer

For a few decades now, breast augmentation surgery has been one of the most popular techniques for enhancing the female body. The various advances that have occurred in the breast augmentation process have made enhancement more precise and more satisfying for our patients. At the same time, we mustn’t perceive enlargement as the only path to better breasts. Here, we want to discuss the differences between breast augmentation and breast lift surgery. Understanding what each can achieve can help you identify the benefits available to you.

Volume Increase with Breast Augmentation

The breast augmentation procedure involves the placement of carefully-selected breast implants. Saline or silicone implants may be situated under the muscle or under breast tissue only. In addition to the placement and general type of implants selected, the final outcome of augmentation surgery is also dictated by the size, shape, and profile of breast implants. Ultimately, all implant characteristics revolve around giving the breasts sufficient volume and symmetry.

Refined Shape with Mastopexy

When seeking breast enhancement treatment, it is necessary to observe more than size. The situation of breast tissue on the chest wall is also integral to final appearance after surgery. Mastopexy is the procedure in which breasts are lifted. You may identify your need for a lift by observing the position of your nipples. If your nipples point downward or slope downward, a lift may be ideal. Breast tissue that droops below the inframammary crease also indicates the value of a lift. Performed independently, mastopexy seeks only to reposition tissue in a way that reinstates the height of the breasts on the chest wall. Removing skin to tighten the breast envelope restores perkiness where it has been lost. However, this does not translate to the appearance of larger breasts.

The Common Choice

When there is any degree of laxity in the breasts, the common choice among many women is to combine breast augmentation with mastopexy. Lifting and augmenting the breasts with each technique revives the most youthful appearance, both perky and full. Combining procedures can extend the longevity of surgical results and also streamline recovery into one event.

Learn more about the breast procedure that would be ideal for you. Call 210-227-3223 to schedule a consultation in our San Antonio office.

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