What is breast augmentation?

Breast augmentation surgery is primarily for women who want larger breasts. The procedure involves surgically placing breast implants under a woman's exisiting breasts, either submuscular or subglandular.


Breast augmentation surgeries have advanced considerably over the years. Modern technology and the latest implant devices allow women to substantially increase their breast size with minial risk to their health and well being.


While some women desire enormous breasts that do not compliment their existing body structure, surgeon's will generally recommend a breast implant size that provides balance to a woman's existing body structure - a small framed body is not designed to support the weight of large implants. However, the decision will ultaimately be yours.


What is a breast lift?

Also known as mastopexy, a breast lift raises and firms the breasts by removing excess skin and tightening the surrounding tissue to reshape and support the new breast contour.


The entire procedure will take anywhere from three to four hours. Afterward, you'll need to spend at least one hour in the recovery room while the anesthesia wears off. From there, you should be able to go home and begin your recovery process. It is highly advisable that you havea friend or family member drive you home after the surgery!


What is a breast reduction?

For women with exceptionally large breasts, a breast reduction surgery can significantly improve their level of life enjoyment. Why? Because the weight of large breasts can generate chronic neck and back pain as well as limit a woman's ability to participate in certain phsyical activities, such as sports and general exercise. Additionally, there is the potential for emotional distress as well.


During surgery, the surgeon will remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin. He or she will then reshape the breast as well as relocate the nipple. A breast reduction procedure can significantly reduce a woman's breast volume.


To learn more about breast reduction, you should speak directly with a licensed, board certified plastic surgeon.


How can I learn more?

The internet is a great source for learning basic information for just about any topic under the sun. However, nothing trumps a face-to-face consultation with a board certified, licensed, practicing plastic surgeon that specilizes in your particular procedure. If you want to learn more, contact a local surgeon and schedule your initial consutlation.