Exploring the Options for Cosmetic Breast Enhancement

When most people think of breast enhancement surgery, they typically envision procedures that are designed to make the breasts larger.  However, the term “enhancement” can mean many different things to different people, and simply increasing the size of the breasts is not always the approach that will produce the best possible result.  At Atlanta Plastic Surgery, we know that there are actually several ways to make the breasts appear fuller, perkier, and generally more attractive, and that the techniques used need to be customized to the individual needs and aesthetic goals of each patient.  Here are just some of the many options that are available for cosmetic breast enhancement.

Exploring the Options for Cosmetic Breast EnhancementCustomized Choices in Breast Implants

The most common form of breast enhancement, and incidentally the most popular form of cosmetic plastic surgery overall, is breast augmentation.  While most people are aware that this involves the use of artificial saline or silicone breast implants to increase the size of the breasts, fewer realize that selecting the size of the implant is just one of the many choices they’ll need to make.  Patients can choose from various advanced implant types, like tear-drop shaped implants that more closely mimic the natural contours of youthful breasts or gummy bear implants that maintain their shape even if the implant shell happens to rupture, to achieve results that are specifically customized to their individual body frame and health requirements.

Alternative Approaches for Lift and Rejuvenation

Women who desire breasts that are more lifted and youthful-looking may often benefit from a “less is more” approach.  The cumulative effect of age and gravity can often cause breasts to sag or droop, and many women find that they seem to have lost volume in the uppermost portions of the breasts.  Often the best way to address these concerns is with a mastopexy procedure, or breast lift, which works by shifting breast tissue from a lower to a higher position on the chest while removing excess, sagging skin.  Although the breasts will either retain their original size or be made slightly smaller by a breast lift procedure, they will also have more projection and a tighter, firmer appearance.

Advanced Fat Transfer for Natural Enlargement

One of the most popular trends in plastic surgery today is fat transfer, a procedure that removes unwanted fat from areas of a patient’s body via liposuction, carefully purifies it, and then re-injects it into other areas to increase volume and projection.  For women seeking a moderate increase in breast size, but who would prefer a less invasive and more natural approach than traditional forms of breast surgery, fat transfer breast augmentation can achieve long-lasting results with minimal downtime.

There is no such thing as “one-size-fits-all” plastic surgery and the key to a successful outcome is finding the specific procedure (or combination of procedures) that can be customized to best address all of the patient’s individual needs.  If you are interested in learning more about your options in breast surgery, and viewing before and after pictures, please feel free to contact Atlanta Plastic Surgery, P.C. at one of our Atlanta-area offices located in Sandy Springs (Northside), or Cumming, to schedule a full consultation.  Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ for the latest plastic surgery news.