Have you been through the endless loops of push-up bras, chest exercises, and even those “magic” creams promising fuller breasts? You are not alone. Many have trod the path of seeking a little (or a lot) more in the chest department without going through surgery. But if you’re still unhappy with the size and shape of your breasts, it’s time to consider a more lasting change. The solution? Breast augmentation.
What Is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure aimed at enhancing the size, shape, and contour of the breasts. Are your breasts not big enough for you? Is one breast larger or shaped differently than the other? Do your breasts feel disproportionate to the rest of your body? Breast augmentation can help.
When done by experienced and board-certified plastic surgeons like Dr. Yaker and Dr. Haidenberg, a breast augmentation procedure can be a real game-changer.
Types of Breast Augmentation Procedures
1. Breast Implants: This is the most common method. Implants are essentially sacs filled with either saline (salt water solution) or silicone gel. Each type of implant has its own advantages and potential risks, which your surgeon will discuss in detail during consultation.
2. Fat Transfer: This is a more “natural” approach to breast augmentation. It involves harvesting fat from one part of the body (like the thighs or abdomen) through liposuction and then injecting it into the breasts. This method is ideal for those who want a subtle increase in size and a natural look and feel.
3. Breast Lift (Mastopexy): While not an augmentation in the traditional sense of increasing size, a breast lift can be combined with implants or fat transfer to achieve both lift and volume. It’s particularly sought after by those looking to address sagging or drooping breasts, often due to aging, weight loss, or post-pregnancy changes.
Breast Augmentation vs. Breast Enhancement
Patients often use the terms breast augmentation and breast enhancement interchangeably, but there is a subtle difference between them.
Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure that involves placing breast implants into the breasts to increase their size and fullness. Breast enhancement is a broader term that can refer to any procedure that is done to improve the appearance of the breasts, including breast augmentation, fat transfer augmentation, and breast lifts.
So, while all breast augmentation procedures are breast enhancement procedures, not all breast enhancement procedures are breast augmentation procedures.
Here is a table that summarizes the key differences between breast augmentation and breast enhancement:
|Yes or no
|No or fat transfer
|Increase breast size
|Improve breast appearance
You deserve a body that makes you feel confident.
If the size, shape, or symmetry of your breasts is making you self-conscious, let Dr. Yaker and Dr. Haidenberg transform your insecurities into assets with breast augmentation. Bigger? Perkier? Balanced? Whatever your heart desires, let’s turn those maybe-somedays into today.
Call us to book a consultation. We serve patients in and around Plano, Texas including Richardson, Allen, Dallas, Garland, Arlington, and more.