Cosmetic surgeries are growing in popularity, particularly breast surgeries. Breast augmentations, breast lifts, and breast reductions help women solve a range of bodily issues every year. These surgeries also boost women’s self-esteem in innumerable ways.
If there is something you don’t like about your breasts or if you wish you had more fullness and roundness, or lift, here are the cosmetic surgeries to consider. Each one can be found at your local cosmetic surgeon’s office. If you’re interested in one of these surgeries, call the office of your choice for a consultation, and experience the dramatic, life-changing effects of breast surgery like the millions of women before you.
Which Breast Surgery is Right for You?
Breast Augmentation with Silicone Implants
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASP), breast augmentation is still the most popular plastic surgery procedure in the United States. Nearly 300,000 women chose this breast enlargement surgery in 2019. The surgery involves the implantation of saline or silicone implants to improve the shape or size of the breasts.
Benefits of Breast Implant Surgery
Safe & Effective
Breast implant surgery is a safe procedure with long-term results. There are also lowered risks of complications or side effects. The biggest risks include infection, slow wound healing, and blood accumulating at the surgical site. You can minimize the risks to your health by conducting the necessary research to find the best cosmetic surgeon.
When you weigh the benefits of breast augmentation with the cost, you’ll see that breast implants aren’t as expensive as you may have thought. The cost ranges between $5,000 and $8,000. Given how long they last and the dramatic effect on your appearance, breast implant augmentation is well worth the money.
Recovery is Quick & Easy
While there will be some discomfort for a day or two following surgery, you will be back to your regular routine within a couple of weeks. You should wait for around six weeks to resume your regular exercise routine, but walking and other forms of cardio should be fine. What you won’t have to wait for is the boost to your self-esteem that breast implants provide.
Breast Augmentation Using Fat Transfer
Traditional breast implants may not work for every woman. This is where the fat transfer technique can help to augment the breasts using your own tissue. Otherwise referred to as “fat grafting” and “natural breast augmentation”, fat transfer is a good choice for women who want to increase their bust subtly as opposed to choosing a dramatic enlargement. You can go a half size or a full cup larger with fat grafting while giving your breasts a more attractive shape.
Fat transfers work by using liposuction to remove small amounts of fat from another area of your body. Examples of areas where fat is typically drawn from include the abdomen, flanks, and thighs. The area where the fat is extracted will become slimmer while the fat is injected into your breasts to make them larger. The fat is first purified before it is carefully re-injected into the breasts. After purifying, the fat is injected in layers to help sculpt the breast to the desired contours.
Benefits of Fat Transfer Breast Augmentation
- Subtle & Realistic Results: The idea of fat transfer is to add the fatty tissue slowly throughout the layers of the breast, allowing for more improved and natural contours. It’s as if nature gave the added size to you.
- Correct Asymmetry: Lopsided breasts can be easily corrected with fat transfer breast augmentation. You can even add a bit of size to both breasts while making them more equal in size and shape.
- Add Volume & Shape: Breasts that have become flatter due to age, extreme weight loss, breastfeeding, and genetics can also benefit from the fat transfer technique. In this sense, you can consider fat transfer breast augmentation an age-defying procedure, giving you the breasts you had when you were younger.
Breasts that droop and sag have lost their elasticity, which can be caused by age, weight fluctuations, breastfeeding, and gravity. A breast lift can correct these issues, leaving your breasts firmer and perkier.
A breast lift involves an incision on the breast before the excess skin is cut away. The nipple is then repositioned for symmetry. The results of the lift are immediately visible.
A breast lift can also be combined with breast implants and/or fat transfer to add size and volume after the breasts have been lifted.
Benefits of Breast Lift Surgery
Breasts that have been lifted look and feel firmer. The breasts also sit higher on the chest. Saggy breasts that have elongated or deflated can dramatically benefit from a breast lift. The surgery gives you added support and comfort.
More Attractive Breast Shape & Improved Nipple Position
A breast lift can give you the ideal aesthetic – rounder, firmer breasts. Breast lift surgery is meant for women with elongated and tubular-like breasts. The surgery lifts the breasts and adds the necessary volume and shape before the nipples are repositioned to match.
Reduce Discomfort & Irritation
Breasts that sit low on the chest and those that sag can lead to skin irritation. Rashes often develop that cause pain over a period of days. During breast lift surgery, the surgeon will reduce the amount of excess breast skin which will prevent chafing in the future.
Growing up with large breasts can often lead to chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain. Oversized breasts can also make activities like running more difficult. A breast reduction can make the breasts smaller, alleviating the physical discomfort. A reduction makes the breasts more proportional to the rest of your body.
During the breast reduction procedure, the excess fat inside each breast is extracted using liposuction. The extra tissue is then cut away before the breasts are placed higher on the chest. The end result is a pair of perkier, firmer, and more symmetrical breasts that don’t take as much of a toll when running or exercising.
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
Women who undergo breast reduction surgery often breathe a sigh of relief. For years they have put up with back, neck, and shoulder pain, which has restricted them from living life to the fullest. Breast reduction can help women feel lighter and more able to do things they love, like run, exercise, and jump without discomfort or pain.
Improved Body Image
95% of breast reduction patients report feeling satisfied with their results. This is because, even though society places an emphasis on large breasts, many women feel as though their oversized breasts get in the way. Their breasts distort their silhouette at times, making them appear larger all around than they really are. With smaller, more proportional breasts, women report feeling more satisfied with their bodies.
Expand Your Wardrobe & Lifestyle
Women with large breasts are often limited in what they can wear. With more proportional breasts, you can wear whatever you please, without your oversized chest getting in the way. You may find yourself engaging in activities you never could before, like joining an exercise class or running. Now that you feel lighter and more able to do those things without feeling weighed down – the sky’s the limit!
How to Get “Side Boob”
The side boob phenomenon is where you wear clothing, such as a bathing suit or dress, that accentuates the side of your breast. To achieve this look, breast augmentation can help the breast appear more contoured, rounded, and defined so that it is distinct from the rest of your frame.
Your cosmetic surgeon may use breast implants, fat grafting, or both to achieve the side boob effect. You will be able to discuss with your surgeon regarding the size and thickness of the breast implant to achieve your aesthetic goals. While it used to be commonplace to choose the largest, thickest breast implant available, it is now more common to see smaller and more realistic implants in use. Your surgeon can advise you of the proper size of the implant to reduce the risk of rippling or wrinkling.
Inverted Nipple Correction
There is one more issue that should be discussed when referring to breast surgeries. For women with inverted nipples, there is now hope for correction. Inverted nipple correction is a simple, proven procedure that leaves minimal scarring. The results look natural with little downtime.
Inverted nipples, also referred to as innies, describe nipples that have folded into themselves. This is usually characterized by a slit in the center of the nipple, but not always. There are varying degrees of nipple inversion. While typically a sign of a developmental disorder, nipples that become inverted later in life can also be a sign of cancer and should be checked by a doctor immediately.
A woman’s breasts play a critical part in her sense of self and her external appearance. That’s why breast cancer can be particularly devastating to the emotional health and wellbeing of patients beyond the physical rigors of cancer and its treatments.
At Möein Surgical Arts, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Babak Moein spends a good portion of his time and effort performing cosmetic surgery for women’s breasts, and he’s seen firsthand just how much a restored bust appearance can help a woman’s self-worth and self-esteem. That’s one of the reasons why he is so passionate about supporting the fight against breast cancer and supporting breast cancer awareness and treatment.
How to Get the Most Realistic Breast Surgery Results!
Whether you feel you are a good candidate for breast augmentation, lift, or reduction, your first step is to schedule a consultation with a qualified cosmetic surgeon. A cosmetic surgeon aims to give patients aesthetically-superior results. By meeting with a surgeon, you can have your questions answered and determine if you are a good candidate for the procedure you want.
You can ensure realistic results with your breast surgery by heavily researching the surgeon in question. Examine the doctor’s track record for performing augmentations, lifts, and breast reductions. Ask to see before and after photographs of patients and read online reviews of the practice on Google. Also check out cosmetic surgery boards like Real Self.
If you live in Los Angeles, California, Dr. Babak Moein of Moein Surgical Arts can give you those realistic results. Whether you feel you are right for breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction, Dr. Moein can help.
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Moein and ask about breast surgery and experience all these benefits and more. Get started today by calling (310)694 4486.