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Augmentation mammaplasty, or breast augmentation, is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures performed today. Breast augmentaion is designed to increase the size of the breasts and improve body proportion. Breast augmentation is not designed to lift sagging breasts, though for women looking to both lift and increase the size of the breasts, a breast lift procedure performed in conjunction with a breast augmentation is often done.
Ideal candidates for a breast augmentation procedure are in good physical and mental health, are dissatisfied with the size of the breasts, and have realistic expectations for the procedure and outcome. Breast augmentation can also improve breasts which are asymmetrical and implants may also be used after mastectomy of to correct other breast deformities from birth or caused by injury or illness.
Mastopexy, or a breast lift, is a surgical cosmetic procedure performed to lift the breasts to a more youthful position. As we age, our breasts, along with every other part of our body, begins to change shape. Our skin loses elasticity (it’s ability to stay tight) and fat and muscles wane and shift. Pregnancy, breastfeeding, changes in weight, aging, gravity and genetics all play a part in how our breasts evolve over time. Some women notice only minor changes, while other notice significant ones.
A breast lift can achieve some very successful results in women who wish to revitalize the appearance of their breasts, but a breast lift alone will not change the size of the breasts. If you desire to both lift and increase the size of your breasts, you may consider combining a breast lift with a breast augmentation for optimal results.
Good candidates for the breast lift procedure are physically healthy and at a stable weight, non-smokers, unhappy with the sagging appearance of their breasts, and have realistic expectations about the procedure and its potential outcome.
Breast reduction, also known as a reduction mammaplasty, is a procedure designed to reduce the size and weight of the breasts and to improve the appearance of the nipple areolar complexes. Women with large breasts often deal with chronic neck, back and shoulder pain; headaches; musculoskeletal chest pain; posture problems; rashes and skin irritations; and even hand numbness. Large breasts can limit physical activity that is necessary to maintain a healthy, fit lifestyle.
Breast reduction surgery has been very successful in helping women with symptomatic large breasts feel more comfortable and confident. Breast reduction patients comprise the happiest, most satisfied plastic surgery patient group, even in the face of minor wound healing issues after surgery, because they are so much more functional and comfortable. Many patients do well with exercise programs after surgery and go on to lose weight and become more fit. Candidates for breast reduction should be nonsmokers who are in good health, and have realistic expectations about the procedure and potential results.
In the event a patient is dissatisfied with a prior breast reconstruction, breast augmentation, breast lift, or capsular contractures, implant revision may be in order. Breast deflation due to a leaking implant is a common reason women will choose breast implant revision. While most women can read the subtle changes in their body in the event of a breast implant deflation, others may notice nothing at all. Mammograms, MRI and ultrasound can help determine if there is either silicone or saline leakage, but the best method is to consult your plastic surgeon to determine if there is a problem.
Consider that the average lifespan of the typical silicone implant is 10 years. Due to recent health concerns, many women chose to replace their silicone implants with saline implants on the recommendation of their doctors. Whatever the reason for revisiting an earlier breast surgery, breast revision surgery can correct many unsatisfactory results.
Long or oversized nipples can be a great source of embarrassment for men and women. A Nipple Reduction is a surgical procedure developed to improve the appearance of the nipple and chest/breast. Nipple reductions are requested by both women and men. Many people confuse the areola (the darker pigmented skin around the nipple) with the nipple (the projected part of the breast). This procedure is designed to reshape or reduce the size of just the nipple although it can also be combined with an Areola Reduction. Because this procedure is quick and simple with almost immediate results and minimal risk, and can be performed in conjunction with other procedures, such as a Breast Augmentation or a Breast Lift, it is increasingly being requested by patients. Although a Nipple Reduction is a minor procedure, it greatly increases one’s confidence and self-esteem by beautifying the chest/breast.