Cosmetic procedures for the breasts are highly popular, and they can be a valuable way for women to feel more confident in their appearance and to achieve a better balance between their breasts and their other physical features. However, throughout over thirty years as a board-certified plastic surgeon, I have found that one of the best ways to help a patient to be happy with their surgical results is to ensure beforehand that their expectations are appropriate for their procedure. That’s why one of my most recent YouTube videos answers a common question from breast surgery patients: “Does breast augmentation address sagging breasts?”
Ultimately, the answer to this question depends on how the patient’s procedure is performed. Put simply, breast implants alone will not cause the breasts to sag less. However, a breast augmentation can often be combined with a breast lift—a cosmetic surgery that focuses on giving the breasts a more youthful shape and height. For many patients, this begs the question, “How do I know if I should incorporate a breast lift into my augmentation surgery?” In the video below, I explain more about each procedure and about how to determine which choice is the best fit for you.
At the end of the day, selecting a breast procedure (or combination of procedures) is a personal decision that should be made after careful consideration and with the guidance of a trusted plastic surgeon. To begin discussing what cosmetic surgery is best aligned with your aesthetic goals, medical needs, and personal priorities, schedule a consultation with me, Dr. Franklyn Elliott. Or, to learn more about cosmetic procedures and to stay up-to-date on the latest plastic surgery news, join me on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.