Nothing can affect your self-confidence like your breasts. Each year, hundreds of thousands of women turn to cosmetic surgical procedures to improve the appearance of their breasts. In 2019 alone, 299,715 women underwent augmentation, and 113,188 had breast lift procedures.
While breast augmentation is consistently the most popular cosmetic surgery performed, it may not be the best solution, depending on your overall goals.
As one of New Jersey’s top breast surgeons, Matthew J. Lynch, MD, specializes in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures designed to enhance your natural assets. Dr. Lynch offers these insights into how a breast augmentation and a breast lift differ to help you decide which is right for you.
Breast augmentation basics
As the name implies, breast augmentation focuses on the size of your breasts.
When you undergo this procedure, Dr. Lynch places implants underneath your chest muscles or breast tissue to add more volume. He offers shapes, sizes, and dimensions of implants in either saline and silicone. These inserts look and feel as much like natural breasts as possible, so no one is the wiser.
Breast augmentation could be right of you if you’re looking to:
- Increase the size of your breasts
- Reshape your breasts — making them fuller and rounder
- Restore volume to deflated breasts after breastfeeding
- Improve symmetry of mismatched breasts
- Rebuild breasts after breast cancer surgery
No matter the reason, Dr. Lynch has a solution to fit your needs.
Breast lift basics
Dr. Lynch performs a breast lift to reshape and reposition sagging breasts, without necessarily changing their size.
During a breast lift procedure, Dr. Lynch repositions your breasts by removing excess skin and tightening your remaining tissue. This process could also involve resizing and repositioning your nipple and areola to match the new shape and position of your breasts.
A breast lift offers great solutions for several breast complaints.
Unfortunately, the tissues that hold your breasts in place can weaken over time. This causes them to succumb to the forces of gravity, leaving them to droop and sag.
Breastfeeding can also do a number on your breasts, causing them to sag and deflate after you stop nursing.
If your weight has fluctuated significantly, you may notice your breasts have stretched beyond their ability to bounce back. This can leave you with sagging, hollowed “shells” instead of the full breasts you want.
Finding the perfect solution
At the end of the day, you don’t have to decide alone. During a consultation with Dr. Lynch, you can share why you’re unhappy with your breasts. Whether you feel like your breasts are uneven, too small, that time is catching up with you, or you’ve undergone breast cancer treatment, Dr. Lynch can help.
To get started, simply contact us in East Windsor, New Jersey, by calling 609-448-6200 or requesting a consultation using our online scheduling tool.