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Are you thinking of getting a breast enhancement procedure? Congratulations! You’re on your way to gaining more confidence, and filling out your curves for a more harmonious silhouette. If you’re as excited as most women are when they decide to get breast enhancement surgery, then you’re probably already on your way to planning your aesthetic goals. But first, you’re going to need to answer the age old cosmetic question: breast augmentation, breast lift, or both?
Breast Augmentation is actually the most popular cosmetic procedure in the world, and it’s not hard to see why. By using implants, breast augmentation can reshape your cleavage, create volume, and improve the feel of your breasts. It’s highly customizable too; you can choose the type of implant and its shape, size and texture. Depending on what kind of silhouette you want, you can also decide if you want the dramatic effects of placing implants over the muscle, or the natural effects of placing implants under the muscle.
Incisions: 3 of the most common incisions are under the crease, around the areola, or hidden in the armpit.
Recovery: You can return to work 2-3 days post-surgery, but should wait a month before sleeping on your stomach and exercising.
Maybe volume isn’t the problem. Many women are happy with their size, but are worried about their tubular breasts and enlarged areolas. Other women have found that their breasts have sagged substantially because of aging, breastfeeding, or pregnancy. That’s where the breast lift comes in; a breast lift removes extra tissue and skin to give a youthful lift to breasts and reduce areola size.
Incisions: This will depend on the amount of sagging and characteristics of the breast, but incisions usually go around the areola, vertically down into the crease, and across the crease.
Recovery: You’ll wear a compression bra and avoid sleeping on the stomach or exercising for the first two weeks.
Combining breast augmentation with a breast lift is the perfect procedure for creating lift while also providing fullness to the upper parts of the breasts. Many women love the lifting, rejuvenation effects of the breast lift, but they might not have enough volume to avoid a “scooped out look” created by flatness in the upper breast area. Thankfully, this can be easily fixed by adding implants.
Incisions: The incisions are the same as above, and will depend on the type of breast lift and breast augmentation you get.
Recovery: Surprisingly, the downtime for the combined procedure is similar to standalone breast augmentation or breast lifts: wearing a compression bra, a few weeks of avoiding strenuous activity and not sleeping on your stomach.
Have we helped you decide on which procedure is right for you? We definitely know which surgeon is the best: contact CARE Plastic Surgery now, to get a consultation with renowned plastic surgeon Dr. Brian Coan.Return to Overview