How Does a Breast Lift Work?
The breast lift, or mastopexy, does not add volume to your breasts, but it can dramatically improve their appearance. Some common concerns revolve around the profile (how far forward the breasts project from the chest wall), or the placement and direction of the nipples point (ptosis). The lower the nipples reside on the swell of the breast, the more downward they point.
A lot of factors are considered in planning a breast lift, namely the size and shape of your breasts, your age, the condition of your skin, and your desired aesthetic. The procedure itself allows your LPS surgeon to raise and reshape your breasts through techniques designed to create the most pleasing results with less tissue trauma for a faster recovery. Mastopexy is most often performed under general anesthesia on an outpatient basis.
How Does a Breast Augmentation Work?
Sometimes, size really is the main concern, so a breast augmentation, having implants inserted, is recommended. There are several factors involved in choosing the best implant techniques for your breast profile and goals. Implants can add projection, round out the shape, and balance the ratio of breasts to hips for a proper hourglass figure.
Breast augmentations involve a multitude of choices, including type of implant, size, shape and placement. Patients 18 or older may opt for saline implants, but you must be 22 to receive silicone implants. They also come in round or teardrop shapes and a variety of sizes. The placement of the implants, above or beneath the pectoralis muscle, makes a difference as well. During your initial consultation, you can take advantage of LPS’s implant sizers to help determine your most advantageous size and shape. Our 3D photography can also simulate after pictures to help your decision process.