Breast procedures have become a popular choice for cosmetic surgeons today, with the ability to address a host of aesthetic concerns. No matter what your reason for a less-than-stellar attitude toward your body contour, you will likely find a solution among this list of common bust concerns:
The most common type of cosmetic breast surgery is breast augmentation, which involves the use of implants to create a larger, fuller look. Implants come in a broad range of shapes and sizes, to help women achieve a natural, beautiful look. Both saline and silicone implants are available to further allow the surgeon and patient to customize the procedure to the patient’s specific needs.
Large breasts can be equally concerning, particularly since this problem can lead to chronic neck and back pain. Breast reduction procedures reduce the size of the breasts, using techniques that range from minimally invasive liposuction to a full reduction involving the removal of skin, glandular tissue and excess fat. Choice of procedure is based on how much reduction is required to help the patient achieve optimal results.
When one breast is larger than the other, cosmetic procedures can be used to achieve a more balanced look. A breast implant may be inserted into the smaller breast, or implants of different sizes may be added to both breasts for a uniform appearance. Some patients may also consider a reduction procedure on the larger breast to add symmetry. The right procedure depends on the patients specific concerns and results she would like to achieve.
Drooping and Sagging
Childbirth, breast feeding and the natural aging process can cause breasts to assume a drooping appearance over time. This problem is most effectively addressed through a breast lift, which returns breasts to their original, youthful position. In some cases, breast implants are used in conjunction with the breast lift to achieve the best possible results.
A number of nipple issues can arise, from nipples that turn inward instead of outward (nipple inversion), to enlarged nipples and areola (darkened area around the nipple). These concerns can also be effectively addressed through cosmetic procedures that require small incisions and minimal scarring afterward. Nipple inversion is often a matter of releasing underlying milk ducts so the nipple can protrude naturally. Reduction involves removal of a small area of darker skin or nipple.
Many women have concerns about their breasts today, but the good news is many of those concerns can now be addressed through cosmetic procedures. If you want to learn more about your options in breast treatment contact our office to schedule a consultation.