When it comes to your breasts, you probably want youthful, perky ones you used to have. At Cincinnati Plastic Surgery, that’s a possibility. You have three different options to choose from when it comes time to choose the right breast surgery for you. Your choices are implants or a lift. You may even choose both. Read on to find out the differences between the two and decide which one is right for you.
What is Breast Augmentation?
If you’ve heard people say they’re getting breast implants, that’s what breast augmentation is. Breast augmentation is the enlargement of your breasts and is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures performed across the country. Breast augmentation surgery is the only way to increase the size of your breasts. Not only can breast augmentation provide a way to make your breasts larger, they also improve symmetry, improve the shape of your breasts, and will increase your cleavage. There are two main types of implants: silicone and saline. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. During your surgical consultation with Dr. Martin, you’ll choose between the two implant types.
What is Mastopexy?
Don’t worry if you’ve never heard of mastopexy before. It’s more commonly known as a breast lift. Breast lift procedures are for when various factors caused your breasts to sag or lose their natural shape. Some of the factors include genetics, weight gain, and breast feeding. The purpose of a breast lift is to lift the breasts to a more satisfactory level while giving you a more youthful appearance in your breasts. The amount of work done to lift the breasts influences the type of mastopexy a person receives.
Remember, don’t get discouraged if your desired results aren’t visible immediately after surgery. It usually takes some time for the desired results to appear.
Can One be Done Over the Other?
Implants or a lift are two different types of procedures. Because of that, a breast augmentation will not help with sagging breasts. Similarly, a breast lift won’t help increase the size of your breasts. In order to have the best possible outcome, you’ll need to be honest with Dr. Martin about what you want done during your procedure.
Can Implants and a Lift Be Done at the Same Time?
Absolutely! Because they’re two different procedures, it’s easy to perform them in one surgery. Many plastic surgeons perform augmentations with mastopexies frequently. If you’re looking to add size and a lift to your breasts, this is the surgery for you. And, since they’re done at the same time, it’s one less surgery you’ll have to have.
There is a time and a place for every kind of surgery. Luckily, choosing between breast implants or a lift are two surgeries that don’t spark much worry from Dr. Martin about doing them at the same time. If you’re looking for a quality board-certified plastic surgeon to perform your breast augmentation or breast lift surgery, look no further than Dr. Martin at Cincinnati Plastic Surgery. Give us a call now to schedule your plastic surgery consultation now.