Breast augmentations and breast lifts are two excellent ways to improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence. If you are considering one or the other, and are confused about the differences and which one would be best for you, read on:
Augmentation: Women choose to augment their breasts to increase their self-confidence, improve their appearance, or to regain the breast shape of their youth. Breast augmentation is a way to balance asymmetrical breasts and restore fullness. Augmentation can simply be used to increase breast size. When choosing an implant size, consider your activity level, your clothing preferences, and your desired results. Choosing implants that are too large could make it difficult to find clothing you like or result in discomfort during certain athletic activities. You’ll also likely be choosing between silicone and saline implants. The procedure usually takes one to two hours. Most patients can return home the same day, return to work in about a week, and resume regular exercise and activities after about a month.
Lift: If the size of your breasts is not an issue but you are unhappy with their shape, or sagging position, a breast lift could be the best solution for you. Advancing age, breastfeeding, dramatic weight loss, and other factors can contribute to drooping breasts. During a lift, the excess skin is removed and the breasts and nipples are elevated. The procedure usually takes two to three hours and most patients resume work after a week and their regular exercise routine after a month.
What’s the take-away?
•If you’re looking for a more subtle solution, and you’re happy with your current size, a breast lift can restore a youthful profile and appearance.
•If you’re dissatisfied with the size of your breasts, breast augmentation may help you achieve the look you want.
Dr. Guarnieri can discuss your expectations and goals with you and help guide you through the breast lift or augmentation process. To learn more about these breast enhancing procedures, we invite you to call to schedule a consultation appointment, today: (757) 345-2275.