Breast Procedures: Frequently Asked Questions

Breast procedures–including breast augmentation, breast reduction and breast lifts, are some of the most popular plastic surgeries performed. While many women opt to enhance and improve the appearance of their breasts, it can be difficult to determine which breast procedure best aligns with the unique goals and desires of each patient. The following is a primer on basic breast surgeries, and the answers to some of the most common questions asked by patients.

Can Breast Procedures Be Customized?

Yes. With the latest technology and surgical techniques available, breast procedures can be tailored to the individual patient in more ways than ever before. Whether deciding between which incision technique is best, what size and type of implant to use, or where to place an implant, each decision comes with its own set of advantages. Working alongside an experienced and qualified plastic surgeon is important to ensure the best results possible for a specific issue or body type.

What Is The Difference Between A Breast Reduction And A Breast Lift?

  • Breast lift: A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, involves raising and reshaping the breasts and reshaping them to improve their appearance. This is commonly performed on women who experience sagging as a result of aging, pregnancy, or significant weight loss. A breast lift does not change the size of the breasts.
  • Breast reduction: A breast reduction removes fat and breast tissue to create a smaller and more shapely breast. This procedure is ideal for women who suffer emotional or physical discomfort due to overly large breasts.

Is It Safe To Combine Breast Surgeries?

Though each patient is unique, in many cases it is safe to combine procedures to achieve the optimal results. Many patients, especially mothers, choose to combine breast augmentation with a breast lift for a fuller, more youthful breast contour. Your surgeon will help you determine which treatment plan is best for you.

Have More Questions About Breast Surgery? Contact Dr. Smith

To learn more about any of the procedures we offer, contact Dr. Smith today at 843.705.8940. Our offices are located in South Carolina, serving the communities of Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort and Okatie. We look forward to hearing from you.


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