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How to Decide If You Need A Breast Augmentation or A Breast Lift

Posted in Breast, Breast Augmentation, Breast Augmentation Revision, Breast Surgery, Lifestyle, Livingston Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgeon, Plastic Surgery, Weddings

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A woman’s breasts can change throughout her life due to age, childbirth, weight fluctuation, gravity, and genetics. While the breasts can be a source of confidence and beauty, they can also be a source of unhappiness and bring a loss of confidence.

At Livingston Plastic Surgery, Dr. Christopher K. Livingston is a board certified Houston-based plastic surgeon that specializes in breast surgery. He begins every transformation with an in-depth conversation about your personal goals and expectations. If you are displeased with your breasts’ size, shape, or position due to any factors mentioned or otherwise, Dr. Livingston can use his years of experience and training to help you achieve your ideal breast shape.

Whether you are looking to increase your breast size, restore volume to your breasts, or reshape them here is a guide to help determine which procedure is right for your goals.

Breast augmentation is performed to help meet the following goals:

  • Increase volume and fullness
  • Correct congenital deformities, trauma, or mastectomy results
  • Provide a more proportionate figure

Dr. Livingston uses either saline or silicone gel-filled implants when performing his breast augmentation, Implants range in manufacture, type, size, and dimensions, so there are many options to achieve your goals.

Breast Lift

Breasts that sag or droop due to childbirth, weight fluctuations, gravity, or genetics can affect your self-confidence. If you are looking to not necessarily change the volume of your breasts but rather raise and tighten them, then you should consider a mastopexy, also known as a breast lift.

A mastopexy removes excess skin and tissue to raise and reshape the breast for a more youthful profile. For most patients, a breast lift can also reduce overly large areolas. Similar to breast augmentation, a breast lift is an outpatient surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia. Dr. Livingston understands that every body type is different, and therefore, every surgical procedure will involve a plan tailored to you and your unique body type.

The benefits of breast lift surgery include:

  • A more feminine look
  • A positive self-image
  • Clothes and bras will fit better and more comfortably

Breast Augmentation with Lift

While Dr. Livingston will sometimes perform these procedures separately, he also offers a variation that includes them both. Breast augmentation with a lift is a great option for women who are looking to both restore the fullness of their breasts and correct sagging. This procedure is ideal for women who have had children and are unhappy with the changes to their breasts that are often associated with pregnancy and breastfeeding. This treatment is excellent for enhancing the shape and size of the breasts while simultaneously removing excess skin and tissue that cause sagging and finishing off with implants.

The procedure provides a youthful, perky appearance but does not add volume to the breasts. With this procedure, patients can have the best of both worlds, providing a more proportionate curvaceous look while also lifting the breasts back to their desired location.

Ready to Learn More?

For more information on how one or a combination of these procedures can help boost your self-confidence, contact Livingston Plastic Surgery for your consultation today!