Breast Surgery | Augmentation vs Lift

Cosmetic surgery has advanced greatly over the years and it takes a skilled cosmetic surgeon to visualize the most suitable treatment plan specific to each patients unique needs. Often times, patients arrive to their consultation with a specific procedure in mind and require the expert guidance from their surgeon to advise on whether that procedure aligns with their desired outcome. Breast surgeries have thoroughly advanced over the years, incorporating implants of different shapes and textures as well as to include advanced techniques such as fat grafting. A proficient surgeon is able to analyze the needs of each individual patient to customize the most suitable combination of treatments needed to deliver the most natural result.

Breast Augmentation is a suitable procedure for individuals only seeking an increase in cup size. There are several implant options available intended to deliver a natural look and feel and Dr. Salomon guides his patients through the process of selecting the most appropriate option. Dr. Salomon recommends the use of HSC round and HSC + shaped implants to deliver the most natural outcome. Depending on the type of implant selected, degree of enlargement, and particular patient anatomy, Dr. Salomon inserts the implant either under the breast (inframammery), through the nipple (periareolar), or through an incision in the armpit (transaxillary). Following the procedure, patients may experience mild soreness and swelling, which will subside within a few weeks. It is recommended that breast augmentation patients refrain from heavy lifting for a few weeks following surgery to ensure no damage is caused to the incision site.

The patient below underwent breast augmentation surgery with Dr. Jhonny Salomon and is photographed 3 weeks following surgery.

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Breast Lift, also known as mastopexy, is a bit more complex than simple breast augmentation surgery as it is intended to address the loss of shape and firmness developed over time as a result of weight fluctuations, pregnancy, loss of elasticity due to ageing, and breast-feeding. Breast lift surgery is the optimal choice for individuals who are satisfied overall with their breast size but desire a fuller more elevated look.

The incision is either made around the nipple or around the nipple and vertically down to the breast crease depending on how much lift is required. Once the incisions are made, your surgeon focuses on lifting and reshaping the breast tissue in order to improve contour and firmness. Excess skin is also removed to compensate for any loss in elasticity. On many occasions, a small implant is inserted to provide patients with a fuller, perkier profile.

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