augmentation, or augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical
procedure designed to enhance the size and shape of
a woman's breast. This has become one of the most
popular procedures performed today. Breast size can
easily be increased by one or more bra cup sizes.
There are many reasons why women choose to undergo
breast augmentation. Some women wish to increase the
size of their breasts in order to enhance their body
contour. Breast augmentation can correct breasts of
different size, or help women that have lost shape
in their breasts as a result of age, pregnancy or
nursing. There are other reasons why women choose
to undergo breast augmentation. However, the individual
must have realistic goals and expectations for the
procedure. Be sure to discuss with your doctor your
reasons for wanting to enhance the size of your breasts.
There are different types of implants
used for the breast augmentation procedure; saline-filled
and silicone gel-filled implants are the most common.
Currently the FDA approves the use of saline-filled
implants for breast augmentation, while silicone gel-filled
implants are only approved for certain studies. Be
sure to ask your doctor about the types of implants
available for breast augmentation.
Breast lift is a surgical procedure
designed to raise and reshape the breasts, which results
in a firmer and more uplifted appearance. Age, pregnancy,
breast-feeding and other factors can cause the breasts
to sag. Loss of skin elasticity, gravity and other
factors can ultimately affect the shape and firmness
of the breasts. During breast lift excess skin and
fat are removed, then the breast is raised and lifted.
It also involves repositioning of the nipples and
areolas. This procedure is not permanent, and cannot
permanently delay the effects that cause the breasts
to sag. However, undergoing a breast lift can help
a woman achieve a more youthful breast contour.
There are many reasons why women
choose to undergo a breast lift. Some women have adequate
size breasts, but they are not well positioned. Then
there are those who lack substance or firmness in
their breasts. A breast lift can even help women correct
a condition where one breast is firm and well positioned,
while the other is not. There are other conditions
that qualify for wanting a breast lift, however, those
still thinking about pregnancy should consider waiting
before undergoing this procedure. Breast lift surgery
can be performed alone, or in conjunction with breast
augmentation to add more volume to the breast.
reduction involves removing excess skin and underlying
breast tissue in order to reduce its size and reshapes
the contour. Women wanting breast reduction have breasts
that are disproportionately large and sagging. Reasons
why women choose to undergo this procedure are to
reduce certain medical problems associated with having
excessively large breasts such as back, neck or shoulder
pain. Other medical problems can include breathing
difficulty, backache and other forms of physical discomfort
related to having excessively large breasts. During
the procedure, excess breast tissue and skin is removed.
The areola may be reduced and repositioned also. What
results from breast reduction surgery are breasts
that are smaller, firmer and more proportional to
the rest of the body.
Breast reduction can be done to
help alleviate certain medical conditions, but it
can also be done for aesthetic reasons. This includes
balancing a difference in breast size as well as help
women who are self-conscious about their appearance.
Most women that undergo breast reduction surgery find
that their body looks better proportioned, their othes
fit better, and they experience a boost in their self-confidence.
Breast reduction for men.