Wondering which breast procedure will give you more confidence and allow you to live a life of comfort? Breast reduction surgery, breast augmentation and breast lifts can all have a positive impact on your confidence and quality of life! Dr. Lazarus and staff are here to explain the differences between the procedures—and help you decide which one is right for you.
Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery is done to reduce breast size by removing skin, fat and glandular tissue. This procedure is usually chosen by those with oversized breasts who want to improve their overall comfort and confidence. Those who have problems such as back pain, skin irritation and general uncomfortableness from their breasts are good candidates for this procedure.
Breast augmentation involves increasing the breast size, usually to achieve a more proportional look or improve breast fullness.Commonly called breast enlargements, many patients seek out this surgery to correct the loss of breast volume after pregnancy or to increase their size.
Patients have the option to choose between silicone gel or saline breast implants, both of which provide beautiful and natural-looking results. Dr. Lazarus will address the pros and cons of each type of implant at your initial consolation according to the goals you have in mind.
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, works to tighten loose skin that has allowed breasts to sag—whether it be from natural aging, pregnancy or nursing. The excess skin is removed, and breasts are reconstructed to their desirable shape. Many patients have both a breast lift and breast augmentation done within the same year to increase firmness and size.
Talk to the Experts
Still not sure which procedure is right for you? Dr. Stephen Lazarus at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Associates can answer any questions you may have about the procedures. Our staff will recommend the best surgical option and outline a customized procedure plan.