A lot of women want to go larger for their breasts, but not as many women realize the breast implants alone, while they'll increase volume, will not necessarily give you the beautiful breasts of your dreams. Why not? Because implants alone are focused on adding volume, and by themselves will not refine your breast shape or position.
So what are your options to achieve those perky, well-contoured breasts you really want? In many cases, women choose to combine breast augmentation surgery with a breast lift for better placement and shape. Here's more about this procedure, also known as augmentation mastopexy.
What a Breast Lift Can Do for You
Your natural breasts may have a sagging or deflated appearance for several reasons. In younger women, weight fluctuations can cause the breasts to sag, as can childbirth and breastfeeding. Older women have these same concerns along with the cumulative effects of aging and gravity. Simply inserting breast implants into breasts that have begun to sag will increase volume, but if anything it will actually make the sagging more noticeable over time.
A breast lift:
- Lifts and reshapes your existing tissue to create breasts that are firmer and higher
- Repositions the nipple/areola if necessary
- Complements a breast augmentation by creating improved volume and position
So how do you get the breast enhancement results you’ll really love? Talk with a plastic surgeon about the options that may be right for you, and feel free to bring pictures of how you want your breasts to look after surgery. You only have one body – take the time to make the best possible decision for your cosmetic surgery.