What are the types of Breast Aesthetics?
- Breast augmentation: This procedure uses saline or silicone implants to make the breasts larger.
- Fat grafting: This procedure involves removing fat from another part of your body and injecting it into the breast area to increase volume.
- Asymmetry operation: This surgery repositions asymmetrical breasts in a more balanced position. It can also be done to correct sagging breasts or lift drooping nipples by tightening tissues around them.
- Lift: A lift is also called a mastopexy, which means lifting up the nipple and creating a better shape for the breast area overall.
- Reduction: This type of surgery removes excess tissue from your breasts so they appear smaller than before (but not necessarily fully flat).
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure to increase the size of your breasts. Breast augmentation can be done with silicone or saline implants. The type of implant used depends on your personal preferences and goals for achieving a breast size you're happy with. Silicone implants are more natural-feeling than saline ones and offer better projection (the distance from the nipple to fold). However, they do require longer recovery times because they're more likely to rupture than saline implants or other types of breast tissue; it's important that you discuss these issues in detail with an experienced surgeon before choosing which option is right for you!
Once you have decided on the appropriate type(s) and size(s) for your needs/desires, there are two main surgical approaches: submuscular placement (underneath both muscles) or subglandular placement (underneath only one muscle). Both options offer excellent results but each has slightly different recovery timelines due to varying degrees of discomfort during recovery time periods following initial surgery procedures performed by experienced surgeons who specialize in this specific field.
For some people, breast augmentation with implants is not an option. If you want to increase the size of your breasts without removing tissue, fat grafting may be right for you.
Breast fat grafting is a two-step process. First, liposuction is used to remove fat from one area of the body (such as the abdomen or hips) and then purify it before injecting it into your breast. The surgical procedure can be useful for people who desire additional volume in their breasts, but who don't have enough fatty tissue to use for this purpose.
Breast Asymmetry Operation
If your breasts are not the same size or shape, this is called breast asymmetry. Breast asymmetry is a common problem that affects many women and may be caused by genetic factors, pregnancy, breastfeeding or weight fluctuations.
In order to correct breast asymmetry, there are several options available including:
- silicone implants
- saline (salt water) implants
- fat grafting - where fat is taken from another area of your body is transferred to the breasts
A breast lift is a surgical procedure that can improve the appearance of sagging breasts. The goal of a breast lift is to remove excess skin and fat from the breasts and tighten the surrounding tissue. Breast lifts can be performed with or without implants.
In some situations, it may also be necessary to perform a mastopexy (breast augmentation) at the same time as your breast lift. If you want larger breasts after you have had children or lost weight, this procedure will help create them for you.
How will I know which type of lift is right for me?
A breast lift can be performed for a variety of reasons, and you should consider your own unique situation. You and your surgeon should discuss the following:
- Your goals and expectations
- Your body type, age and skin type
- How much excess skin you have
- How much breast tissue you have lost due to pregnancy or weight loss
- The size and shape of your breasts
There are two main ways to reduce the size of your breasts: liposuction and breast reduction surgery.
The goal of breast reduction is to make the breasts smaller, lighter and firmer after removing excess skin, fat and glandular tissue from around the nipple and areola (coloration around your nipple). This can also help improve the shape of your breast by bringing it closer together or correcting a drooping effect that may cause one breast to hang lower than the other. Most patients choose this procedure because they want more attractive or proportionate breasts that are less susceptible to the embarrassment caused by sagging, stretching out of shape over time or feeling uncomfortable due to their size.
Breast reduction can be performed on women of any age; however, most patients who have had children prefer waiting until after they have stopped breastfeeding before proceeding with this type of surgery so as not to risk interrupting milk production during recovery from anesthesia.
May breast aesthetic surgery have a risk?
Risks of breast aesthetics include:
- Injury to the nipple
- Fat necrosis
How is the recovery period?
Recovery time varies. Most patients are able to return to work within one week of the procedure and find they can resume their normal activities by one-month post-surgery. The incision sites are usually dry and scabbed over within a few days, and the scars should fade with time.
The healing process for breast augmentation will be different for every woman, but you can expect some common side effects that may last up to several weeks after your procedure:
- Pain in your breasts, especially when you lie down or lift something heavy
- Bruising around the area where the incision was made
- Swelling of your breasts and surrounding tissue (usually 1–2 weeks after surgery)
If you're experiencing any of these symptoms or if they're severe enough that they interfere with daily life or sleep patterns, contact our office right away!