If you are considering breast surgery, we understand that you may have a lot of questions. If you are wondering which breast procedure is right for you, the following information will briefly outline what each surgery entails and what we look for when determining whether a patient is a good candidate for a procedure.
Pre Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
Post Breast Lift (Mastopexy)
A breast lift, or mastopexy, is performed in order to firm and raise breasts that may have lost volume due to aging, weight fluctuations, or childbirth. A breast lift will not significantly add to or reduce the size of your breasts, but it can be used in conjunction with other procedures to produce the desired results.
A breast lift is performed by lifting and reshaping breast tissue as well as removing excess skin. During the procedure, the nipple and areola are lifted to a more natural height. What incisions are necessary for your case will be determined by one of our qualified surgeons, but typically incisions are made around the areola and down vertically from the areola to the breast crease.
The result of a breast lift is a more youthful profile without excess sagging. If you want to return your breasts to a more natural shape, you may be a good candidate for breast lift surgery.
Pre Breast Augmentation
Post Breast Augmentation
Breast augmentation is what most women typically think of when they think of breast surgery. In this procedure, implants are inserted behind the breast tissue either above or below the pectoral muscle. Breast augmentation can create fuller breasts or fill out breasts that have lost volume.
You will have a choice between either saline or silicone implants. Both are FDA approved and safe for most women. Incisions are made to minimize scarring and vary based on the size and type of implant and your body. Typical incision sites are around the nipple, in the breast crease, or in the armpit.
Candidates for breast augmentation may choose the surgery in order to increase breast size, make breast size even, or make their breasts more proportional to the rest of their body. If you are considering San Diego breast augmentation, our surgeons can discuss which options best fit your goals.
Before breast reduction
Post breast reduction
A breast reduction is performed when a candidate’s breasts are too large. They may cause discomfort in the form of back or neck pain, poor posture, or rashes beneath the breasts. Because the procedure is often performed to relieve pain, breast reduction surgery is covered under many insurance plans.
You may choose to undergo a breast reduction in order to correct uneven breast size, make finding clothes that fit easier, and increase your enjoyment of everyday activities and recreation. Breast reduction is used to create smaller, more proportional breasts and relieve breast-related pain.
During the procedure, incisions are normally made beneath the breast and around the areola so that our surgeons can remove fat, excess tissue, and extra skin. The nipple and areola are then moved upward to achieve a natural-looking height.
Deciding on the right breast procedure is not easy, and that’s why our surgeons and staff are always available to provide information and answer questions. If you live in the San Diego area, schedule a consultation to discuss a plan that is customized to meet your goals.