Cosmetic surgery is often stereotyped into breast augmentation, Botox, and liposuction. However, there are a wide variety of more specific procedures to give a patient the look they desire. It’s not always about bigger being better but rather working with a patient in order to make their desired appearance a reality. This explains why the numbers for cosmetic surgery as a whole are on the rise. Numbers from a 2015 statistic show that there were 15.9 million procedures in the U.S. which is a 2% increase from 2014. Increasing advancements in practices and materials are making procedures safer, less invasive, and more natural, which can be connected to the increase in numbers.
With a wide variety of procedures, it is easy to get lost in translation. There are some procedures too similar in name and message that potential patients don’t know they’re offered. For example, breast augmentation and breast lift. Both improve the appearance, but in different ways.
Why Breast Augmentation
This is one of the most common procedures performed and spoken of in the media. It increases the volume and size of a patient’s breasts. It’s found that patients choose this procedure to enhance curves, boost confidence and as well as femininity. The stereotype is that this procedure is just to make woman feel more attractive, but this is not the only reason to undergo the procedure. At Eastlake Cosmetic we found that women choose this procedure to increase the size of small breasts, correct breast asymmetry, reconstruction after mastectomy, improve breast size after weight loss, and volume loss due to pregnancy.
Options in Breast Augmentation
There’s more to breast augmentation then just picking the size you want, which is often not the proper size and can be solved with a consultation. Dr. Nojan Talebzadeh must also consult with the patient in order to determine the type of implant the patient desires. The types of implants offered include:
- Silicone: Safe and long lasting for those who feel uneasy about the process. Also for those who desire natural look and feel.
- Saline: Filled after placement with salt water solution. For those who want minimal incision and scarring.
- Gummy Bear: More stable in that the gel can resist ruptures and leaks. Naturally shaped and more stable.
- Round Breast: As the name indicates these are for those that want a rounder breast and fuller look.
- Smooth Breast: Move as natural breasts do and have a soft feel that patients desire.
What is a Breast Lift
A breast lift can sound like it aims for the same thing as a breast implant, in that it perks up a patient’s breasts to improve appearance, but is a different procedure. A breast lift is intended to combat the effects of aging, gravity, childbirth, and physical or medical trauma to the breasts and give the patient a more youthful appearance. The effects of a breast lift or mastoplexy will not rid you of the sagging effects of age and gravity, but will slow them down. The main differences between augmentation and lifts comes from the fact that a breast lift involves the combination of procedures such as breast augmentation and liposuction. The other main difference is that a breast lift will not increase the size of your bust even though it may involve breast augmentation. The augmentation portion is primarily to restore some youthful perkiness in the upper breasts and assist in repositioning.
Breast Augmentation San Diego
Remember, just because one procedure and implant worked great on someone doesn’t mean it will be the same for you. If you’d like further information on the positives and negatives of breast enhancement procedures in order to find the best fit for you and your desires, then schedule a consultation with the premier cosmetic surgeon in San Diego. Dr. Nojan Talebzadeh and his team have a mission to make each procedure personalized since no two bodies are the same and provide a comfortable environment with top of the line service.