Breast augmentation in Austin, TX, remains one of our most popular breast enhancement surgeries and is the most common in the world. But it’s often confused with another type of surgery: the breast lift. Breast augmentation and breast lifts are two different procedures and it’s necessary to understand the differences between them in order to choose the solution that’s best for you.
A breast lift, also called mastopexy, is ideal for correcting ptosis more commonly known as drooping or sagging breasts. This is the procedure you want if you are happy with the size of your breasts, but are looking for a little more uplift or “perk”. Excess skin is removed and the skin envelope of the breast is tightened resulting in a lifted appearance that firms and shapes the breast. While keeping the nipple attached to the breast, the position of the nipple is returned to its previous youthful location. The procedure restores the changes to the shape of the breasts and is commonly sought after childbirth and breastfeeding, or significant weight loss.
Breast augmentation, also called augmentation mammoplasty, actually increases the size of the breasts through the use of either saline or silicone implants. Most women choose breast augmentation in Austin, TX to increase their cup sizes by 1 to 2 sizes, but with the wide variety of implants available today many different sizes and shapes are possible. The nipple and skin augmented breasts are not manipulated as they are with a breast lift. Therefore, if the breasts droop or the nipples sag or point downwards, they may continue to do so, even after breast augmentation at an Austin, TX, clinic.
Picking The Right Procedure
It’s not uncommon for women not to know which procedure will work best for them. Rather than deciding at the outset which procedure you’d like, we recommend women come in for a consultation with Dr. John McFate to discuss exactly what changes they’d like to see in their breasts. From there he can recommend the procedure that will deliver the desired results. Many Austin, TX, women decide to combine a breast lift with breast augmentation to obtain the results they want. They choose breast augmentation to increase the size of their breasts, and a breast lift to pull the breast higher and reposition the nipple and areola to a more natural position. This option is a great one for the right candidate but is limited with the volume of implant that can be utilized.
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