For many women the shape, size or overall appearance of their breasts can make them feel uncomfortable or self-conscious about their bodies. Popular types of breast surgery to improve the look of the breasts include:
Breast Augmentation – Breast augmentation, also known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman’s breasts. Women of all ages may benefit from breast augmentation surgery. Genetics, pregnancy, nursing and weight loss can all contribute to a lack of breast volume, producing a less than desirable breast contour. Breast augmentation can address these concerns. With its high patient satisfaction, breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries performed in the United States.
Breast Lift – Many women find due to aging, gravity and the effects of pregnancy, that their breasts have lost their youthful perkiness. A breast lift, called breast mastopexy, is a procedure to lift and reshape sagging breasts. Over time, the skin begins to lose its elasticity. As a result, the breasts begin to change their original shape and firmness. A breast lift procedure can help correct sagging skin and restore the shape of a woman’s breasts. Breast lift surgery neither reduces the size nor increases the size of the breast. Implants may be used in conjunction with a breast lift (mastopexy) to increase firmness and volume in the breasts.
Breast Reduction – A breast reduction, called reduction mammaplasty, is a cosmetic procedure to reduce the size of a woman’s breasts. In addition to physical pain and other symptoms, large breasts may also draw unwanted attention. This can affect a woman’s self-esteem and make her uncomfortable with her appearance. This procedure removes fat and glandular tissue from the breast while tightening skin to produce smaller breasts that are more comfortable and in better proportion to the rest of the body.
If you are unhappy with the size or appearance of your breasts, contact Anne Nickodem, M.D., at 703-560-8711 or aestheticallyyours.com today. Whether your breasts are too small, too large or are sagging and in need of a lift, cosmetic breast surgeries are available to improve their appearance. During a consultation in Annandale, Dr. Nickodem can recommend the best procedure to meet your cosmetic goals.