Determining Whether a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation Is Right for You

Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee, board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, provides Huntington Station, NY area patients with several surgical solutions to common concerns. Women who are unhappy with the size, shape, or positioning of their breasts may be unaware of the best option for their needs. Many consider the benefits of a breast lift or breast augmentation procedure and wonder, which one is right for me?

Understanding breast lifts

A breast lift is a procedure open considered for patients who have dropping of the breasts. This often occurs in women who have had changes in the size of their breasts due to pregnancy and breastfeeding, or patients who have experienced the natural effects of gravity as they age. This drooping is often known as ptosis and may be used in addressing breasts that are sagging significantly. A breast lift may not only bring the breast upward, but it can also reposition the nipple and areola if they need correction at the same time.

Understanding breast augmentation

Surgeries under the concept of breast augmentation integrate in the use of implants. These implants can make the breasts look fuller and larger. There are different types of implants that are used in cosmetic surgery, and choosing the one best for the results you desire is done with the assistance of a plastic surgeon. Breast augmentation procedures are best used for increasing the size of the breasts (cup size) and the fullness of the breasts.

Which surgery is right for me?

Because each procedure has it’s own unique advantages, there is no “one size fits all” solution for women who are interested in the surgery. One may benefit a patient more than another due to their unique needs. Sometimes patients may have both performed at once to address several concerns. It is best to work with a plastic surgeon to decide whether a breast lift, breast augmentation, or a combination of both is necessary to achieve your desired results.

Discuss the surgery best for you today!

If you live in or around the community of Huntington Station, NY, Dr. Charlotte Ann Rhee encourages you to make an appointment at her practice to discuss both breast lift and breast augmentation surgeries. Her practice is located at 257 East Jericho Turnpike and can be reached for scheduling a visit at (631) 424-6707.

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