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How to Decide if You Need a Breast Augmentation or Lift

If you are considering getting breast procedures, there’s a chance that you have questions about which one would be most beneficial. Throughout a woman’s lifetime, her breasts can experience various changes, such as losing their youthful perkiness or sagging. These are typically the effects of pregnancy, aging, and breastfeeding.

Deciding whether you need a breast augmentation or a breast lift can be influenced by various factors. Some of these include the position of the nipple, the size of the breast tissue, and the desire for more volume in the breast profile. Having these goals in mind will help you achieve the results and self-confidence you want during your breast reconstruction.

Things to consider when deciding on a breast surgery include the following:

Position of the Nipple

If your nipples are pointing down or below your breast crease, then you might be a good candidate for a breast lift. If the volume of your breasts has gone down, or you experience sagging breasts, this can cause your areola and nipple to become larger or stretch.

During a breast lift, the areola and nipple will be repositioned to a more natural position. The surgeon can also alter the areola and nipple during these cosmetic procedures.

Breast Volume

The fullness of your breasts is known as breast volume. Naturally small breasts, weight loss, or breastfeeding cause your breasts to look flat or too small. In these situations, a breast augmentation surgery could be performed to restore the volume of your breasts via silicone-filled implants. These breast implants significantly improve not only the patient’s self-image but also the overall breast shape. In addition, a breast lift can also be performed to address any loose tissue or lax skin, which would be called a breast lift and augmentation procedure.

Breast Size

Many women who are dissatisfied with their breast size undergo breast augmentation to improve fullness by receiving implants. There are various reasons why a woman may be unhappy with her breast size, including having asymmetrical breasts or wanting to have larger ones. The type of implants matters– shaped implants offer texture while round implants create a natural, perky shape, so be sure to consult a professional. During your cosmetic surgery consultation, your plastic surgeon will talk about the various options that are available to you, and walk you through the various breast implant choices.

Schedule a Consultation

Before you begin your breast surgery journey, you must schedule a consultation with a skilled and experienced plastic surgeon such as Dr. Humphrey. He will be able to walk you through the procedure and ensure that you are comfortable with the results.

To schedule your consultation here at Heartland Plastic & Hand Surgery Med Spa, please use our online contact form or call us at 855-919-2707. Our office is located at 319 South Silver Springs Road, Suite C Cape Girardeau, MO.

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