If you want your breasts to look better than they do presently, there is more than one option in cosmetic surgery to consider. The type of surgical method you choose is dependent upon the outcome you are wishing for and the kind of changes that you want to see in your bosom. When it comes to enhancing the breasts the two most popular choices include breast augmentation and breast lift. Both are viable options that you should explore.
A breast lift, also known medically as a mastopexy, is an operation performed by a cosmetic surgeon that lifts and firms the breasts to provide them with a younger contour. This will make them perkier because they will be sitting higher on the chest of the patient. The breasts will be repositioned, which in some instances also involves a repositioning of the nipples. A breast lift is a good choice for those women who have breasts that have begun to droop due to gravity, aging and pregnancy. It must be said though that a breast lift will lift up the breasts to a better position, but will not actually make them larger. For that, you would require a breast augmentation procedure.
A breast lift will improve the look of a sagging bosom, but it sometimes involves a higher level of scarring than having implants. If you want a more dramatic look, then augmentation may be the better choice for you.
Breast augmentation increases the cup size of the breasts. Implants are placed inside each breast to make them larger. The patient can choose which size they wish to have. They also must choose which material they wish to have placed inside their chest. The options for breast implants include silicone and saline. Of the two, saline tends to be the cheaper in terms of cost. On the down side, saline implants have a greater tendency to leak, than do silicone ones. For this reason when it comes to breast augmentation, many women choose to go with silicone implants.
Having breast augmentation as a form of enhancement enables you to have the look that you want for your breasts. In most cases and depending upon the skill of the plastic surgeon the incisions and therefore the resulting scars are made in areas that are not easily seen. Following the procedure and the healing period the breasts of the patient will be bigger and most women are very happy with the results that are achieved.
The augmentation surgery alone will not help with breasts that have become droopy but the patient may opt to have a lift at the same time as the augmentation procedure. The surgeon can do the two operations at once or the breast augmentation can be done and then at a later date the breast lift can take place.
The choice between augmentation and a lift is one that the patient must make for themselves. As a general guideline, if you like the size of your breasts but they have started to sag then a breast lift is the right choice for you. However if you want larger breasts because you are not happy with the size of them then implants are the most appropriate choice for your circumstances.