Using implants, breast augmentation enhances the breasts to make them fuller, rounder, and sometimes more even in size. After creating a “pocket” for the implant to sit in, the surgeon will usually place the implant through a small incision under the inframammary fold (beneath the crease of the breast). You will be under general anesthesia during the surgery but will be able to go home the same day.
Breast augmentation can enlarge and reshape the breasts, but it cannot remove loose skin or correct sagging breasts. Adding volume without adding lift may not produce the desired result.
By removing excess skin, a breast lift restores breasts that sag due to loss of volume as well as the effects of aging and gravity. Over time, the skin loses elasticity, and sagging can occur. A breast lift will use an incision to remove loose skin, lift the breasts back into their proper location, and reposition the areolas if needed to restore a pleasing appearance.
A breast lift can restore drooping breasts to a more perky and upright place on your chest. However, your breasts may have also lost volume over time, and a breast lift by itself cannot correct this.
You can have both procedures at the same time, and many people do. A surgeon with Dr. Lawton’s experience in breast surgery can use these two procedures to shape a full, rounded, lifted breast. In this surgery, breast reduction requires a larger incision and removal of breast tissue, fat, and skin so that breast augmentation can be added without additional incisions.
You will see swelling and bruising that lasts one to two weeks before starting to fade. After one month, you can resume light activity, and after two months, with Dr. Lawton’s approval, you can resume more strenuous activities. After six months, the swelling has resolved, and incision lines will start to fade.
If you have breasts that have lost both volume and elasticity, or if you want to enhance your breasts, you may be a good candidate. Ideal candidates do not smoke, maintain overall good health, and do not have any bleeding or clotting issues.
*Individual Results May Vary
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