Breast Surgery (Breast augmentation)
Breast Augmentation performed to increase the size of the breasts and enhance their physical appearance, this procedure involves the insertion of saline or silicone gel implants. The implant is either placed directly behind the breast tissue or underneath the underlying pectoral muscle. The goal of breast enhancement typically includes making smaller breasts larger, balancing asymmetrical breasts, or restoring fullness lost due to age or pregnancy.
Breast Surgery (Reconstructive breast surgery)
Reconstructive breast surgery is a specific type of breast augmentation procedure. Performed after one or both breasts have been lost to cancer or other health issues, this procedure uses breast implants or donor muscle and skin to create a more natural-looking and feminine bustline. This procedure is typically recommended for women who have undergone mastectomy or who have significantly asymmetrical breasts.
Those who have undergone breast augmentation or reconstructive breast surgery may need to undergo breast implant revision at some point in the future, as most implants have an expected lifespan of about ten years. During this procedure, the implants are removed or replaced.
Breast Surgery (Breast reduction)
While these procedures increase the size of the breasts, another type of cosmetic breast surgery, breast reduction, is intended for those whose breasts are overly large. During this procedure, excess breast tissue is removed, reducing the overall size of the breasts.
Breast Surgery (Breast Lift)
The final type of cosmetic breast surgery, known as a breast lift, improves the shape of the breasts, rather than affecting their overall size. During breast lift surgery, the skin and surrounding tissues are lifted to counteract the drooping and sagging that happens due to gravity. Also known as mastopexy, this cosmetic surgery procedure can restore firmness and shape to the breasts.