Summer is just around the corner, and if you want to look your best, you’re probably already shopping for summer outfits. A breast procedure is a great way to enhance your breasts and fill out those new pieces comfortably.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure used to increase breast volume, helping you get breasts that better fit your overall proportions. This procedure involves the placement of breast implants, which will be inserted under your breast tissue or chest muscles.

Why Get Breast Augmentation?

If you are looking for the best solution to enlarge your breasts, then breast augmentation with implants is an ideal choice. You can also choose this surgical procedure to make your breasts more symmetrical or to restore breast size after pregnancy and breastfeeding has left them looking deflated.

Types of Breast Implants and the Procedure

There are two main types of breast implants that you can choose from: saline-solution-filled implants and silicone-gel-filled implants. Saline implants are filled during surgery after placement, and silicone implants are filled before the surgery.

The procedure involves making incisions through which the implants can be placed. You have the option to get an incision around the areola, under the breast, or in the armpit. These areas were designated to minimize and camouflage any post-surgical marks.

A pocket is created in the tissues through this incision, and then the implant is placed into the pocket. Finally, the incision is closed with sutures.

Breast Lift

A breast lift, unlike breast augmentation, doesn’t require breast implants. This surgical procedure helps raise sagging breasts and contour their shape by removing excess skin. The result is perkier and more youthful breasts.

Most Common Breast Lift Techniques

There are three incision techniques – depending on the work needed – that are most commonly used for breast lifts:
Anchor Incision: In this technique, an incision is made around your areola, vertically down from the areola to the breast crease, and horizontally in a curve along the crease. The anchor lift is for women with severe sagging.

Donut Incision: This incision is suitable for women with mild to moderate sagging and involves two concentric circular incisions around your areola.

Lollipop Incision: This technique is suitable for women with moderate sagging and involves an incision around your areola and vertically downward to meet the breast crease.

After the incisions are made, excess skin is removed to reshape the breasts. The areolae are resized and repositioned as needed. Finally, the incisions are closed with the help of sutures.

Breast Reduction

Another increasingly popular cosmetic procedure is a breast reduction. It can help you alleviate physical discomfort from having excessively large breasts, such as back and neck pain, and can make your breasts more aesthetically proportionate to the rest of your body.

Breast reduction is a procedure that involves removing excess fat, glandular breast tissue, and excess stretched skin. This procedure will also contour your breasts and improve symmetry.

Techniques and Options

For a breast reduction, the incisions used are the same as for the breast lift. The more extensive the incision, the more tissue can be removed from the breasts. Liposuction and excision are the techniques used to remove the tissue. Once the procedure is complete, the incisions are carefully sealed using stitches.

Find Out More About the Right Procedure for You

This summer, don’t let your breasts be the reason for you to avoid wearing the clothing you wish you could wear – contact our office for a plastic surgery consultation. Dr. Stephen Ronan, a skilled board-certified plastic surgeon, will be happy to answer any questions you may have.