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Breast Lift, Breast Augmentation, and Breast Reduction: The Official Guide

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Do you experience issues related to your breasts that affect your physical health or mental wellbeing, or a combination of both? Whether your breasts are too small, too large, or just not quite the same as what they used to be, we offer a selection of breast procedures to help you.

Not sure which procedure is best for you? Keep reading to learn more about breast lift, breast augmentation, and breast reduction procedures offered at Aspire Plastic Surgery.

Breast Lift

A breast lift, also called a mastopexy, is often desired by women experiencing a change in breast shape and firmness following weight loss, pregnancy, or breastfeeding.

During this popular procedure, the skin and breast structure are pulled up and tightened. In many cases, a breast lift may be combined with a breast enlargement or reduction procedure. If your breasts are sagging, have lost their roundness or fullness, or if your nipples point downward, a breast lift may give you the body contour you desire.

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, or weight loss may affect the results of your breast lift procedure, though having a breast lift will not affect your future ability to breastfeed.

During the procedure, incisions will enable the underlying breast tissue to be lifted and reshaped. Next, the nipples and areolas will be repositioned. The location and size of incisions will vary per patient but will be hidden as much as possible and fade over time.

You will be able to go home within a few hours after your surgery and will be encouraged to get up for short periods the day after surgery. Sleeping on your back for a few weeks is recommended, and physical activity will need to be limited as you heal.

Visit our breast lift page to learn more about this procedure.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation, also called breast enlargement, is a popular plastic surgery procedure. It can improve the balance of your figure, increase your breast fullness, and enhance your self-confidence level.

Though anyone interested in breast enlargement may be a candidate for surgery, this procedure is often desired by patients who have lost a considerable amount of weight, recently finished breastfeeding, or have breasts that differ in size or shape.

Dr. Lee uses saline breast implants filled with sterile saltwater. During your surgery, they will be inserted either on top of or underneath your pectoral muscle. Breast implants make it more difficult for mammograms to be taken and read, so your risk level for cancer will be a factor in where Dr. Lee decides to place your implants.

Following your surgery, someone will need to drive you home and stay with you for at least 24 hours to help you as needed and monitor for any post-surgery side effects. You will experience stiffness and soreness for the first few days after your procedure, and you will need to refrain from strenuous activity for at least two weeks. You may also experience discoloration and swelling, all of which should disappear within a month.

Visit our breast augmentation page to learn more about this procedure.

Breast Reduction

Women with breasts that are too large can face a variety of unpleasant symptoms, including skin irritation under breasts and on shoulders from bra straps. Large breasts are also heavy, which can make physical activity difficult and lead to back and neck pain and problems.

For women who want to enjoy a more active life, breast reduction procedures remove excess fat, tissue, and skin from breasts to give them a more youthful lift and shape. After surgery, most patients report enjoying increased physical activity, improved self-esteem, less back pain, and the ability to wear a larger variety of clothing.

It is important to know that pregnancy, breastfeeding, and weight loss are all factors that can affect the results of your breast reduction surgery. The procedure may also affect your ability to breastfeed in the future. Depending on your medical history and the health benefits you may experience by undergoing a breast reduction, it may be a procedure that is covered by your insurance plan.

During the breast reduction procedure, an incision will be made that will enable Dr. Lee to remove excess breast fat, tissue, and skin. When this part of the procedure is completed, the nipples and areolas will be repositioned. In some cases, liposuction is also used during the procedure.

You will need someone to drive you home and stay with you for at least the first night after your surgery. You will need to sleep on your back for at least the first few weeks post-surgery, and you will also need to avoid straining, bending, and lifting.

Visit our breast reduction page to learn more about this procedure.

Are You Ready to Meet Dr. Lee?

Regardless of which breast procedure option offered by Aspire Plastic Surgery interests you, the first step is to have a consultation with Dr. Lee, our board-certified plastic surgeon. He is recognized throughout the northern Indiana region for his skills and experience. During this appointment, he will discuss your motivation for wanting to have a breast augmentation, reduction, or lift and will determine the best approach for your needs.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lee today.

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