Women who have experienced reduction in breast volume due to significant weight loss, pregnancy, or the aging process are often dissatisfied with and self-conscious about their appearance. Plastic surgery procedures such as breast augmentation and breast lift (mastopexy) can help to improve the shape and appearance of the breast in different ways. With the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon who is experienced in breast procedures, you can decide which procedure is best to improve your body shape and contour.
- Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation involves the insertion of saline or silicone gel implants to enhance the volume and shape of the breast. Although this procedure can have a positive impact on body proportion and contour, it does not improve sagging or drooping breasts that may be the result of pregnancy or weight loss. Each breast augmentation procedure is tailored to suit each woman’s individual desires and aesthetic needs.
- Breast Lift
Breast lift, unlike augmentation, is meant to lift sagging breast tissue and improve the position of the breast. Excess skin that may be left after the mastopexy is also removed to enhance skin tightness. Although this procedure can improve the shape of the breasts, it cannot increase their size or firmness, as no implant is placed during the surgery. Breast lift and augmentation can be performed together, however, to improve the shape, volume, and size of the breasts in one outpatient treatment.
If you are interested in learning more about which of these breast procedures may be right for you, schedule a consultation with plastic surgeon Dr. Michael A. Horn. Renowned for his superior outcomes in breast augmentation surgery, Dr. Horn is dedicated to helping each of his patients achieve their aesthetic goals. Call today at (312) 202-9000 for more information about what our office has to offer.