Breast augmentation can help women reach their ideal shape and chest contour. An experienced, board-certified plastic surgeon can ensure that the procedure is a safe and positive experience, leaving you satisfied with the results. Below, Dr. Donald Hause, a leading Sacramento plastic surgeon, outlines what you need to know about breast augmentation before scheduling a consultation.
When to Choose Implants Over Lift
Breast augmentation and breast lift are two very different procedures that each treat a unique set of problems. You may even find it beneficial to undergo both procedures together. Here are some things to keep in mind when choosing between augmentation or lift:
- Implants can correct breast asymmetry and rejuvenate misshapen breasts.
- Augmentation can reshape breasts after certain medical procedures (such as mastectomies).
- Breast implants are not able to treat breast sag. However, a breast lift can address that issue.
- If you increase breast mass with an augmentation, you may find it necessary to undergo a lift as well, to prevent future sagging.
What About Scarring?
An experienced surgeon can help you achieve a very natural-looking, enhanced bust. Updated techniques and modern technology can ensure scarring is virtually invisible, by placing incisions in well-concealed locations. Your doctor will also go over a treatment and recovery plan with you to make sure your body heals appropriately, enabling scars to disappear over time. Once you recover from breast augmentation surgery, you can even wear a bikini with full confidence that no scarring will be visible.
As with any procedure, you should only trust your body to an experienced doctor. While breast augmentation is considered safe, there are risks inherent in any surgery, which can be greatly minimized by choosing your doctor wisely. The American Society of Plastic Surgeons makes it easy for you to do your homework and find board certified surgeons near you with the following search engine: https://find.plasticsurgery.org/. Doing a little research can go a long way in finding a doctor whose specific experience matches your needs.
Only a board-certified cosmetic surgeon can help you determine whether or not you are a good candidate for breast augmentation. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Donald Hause, email or call Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery at (916) 646-6869.