Breast augmentation is performed to increase breast fullness and volume for women with small breasts or those who have experienced a decrease in breast size due to pregnancy or weight loss. There is a wide variety of implant designs, shapes, sizes, and textures, all of which have certain advantages and disadvantages. A breast implant is basically a soft, silicone envelope filled with either silicone gel or saline that is surgically implanted under the tissues of your chest to simulate natural breast tissue.
A breast lift or mastopexy is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape breasts that have sagged as a result of pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, weight changes, and the natural force of gravity. We can also reduce the size of the aureole, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. A breast lift can sometimes be combined with the placement of an implant where volume needs to be enhanced or replaced especially in the upper pole of the breast. Several different techniques can be used to correct this condition, depending on the degree of sagging and breast tissue.
Women commonly choose to undergo breast reduction surgery because the size and weight of their breasts is affecting their comfort and health. Breast reduction represents a means to an end to the physical symptoms and discomfort they have suffered with for years, and sometimes decades.