Breast augmentation is a blanket term for surgery performed on the breasts. The difference between a breast lift and reconstruction is that the breast lift is done to firm and lift breasts that are sagging or have lost their shape, while reconstruction recreates a breast that has been entirely or partially lost. If you think one of these may be what you’re looking for, we invite you to learn more about both procedures to better inform your decision.
A breast lift, also known as mastopexy, is a procedure performed by a plastic surgeon to alter the shape of the breasts. Excess skin is removed and tissue reshaped to raise the breasts, which results in a more youthful, robust appearance. This procedure can reposition the nipples and the areolae, providing better proportion and symmetry than they may naturally have had. Women may opt for this procedure for a number of reasons. Over the aging process, breasts often tend to lose their elasticity and firmness; breasts can also come to sag as a result of pregnancy, weight fluctuation, and/or simply gravity. If one of your breasts sags lower than the other, or if your nipples point downwards, you may want to consider looking into this procedure. Choosing a breast lift can not only enhance your appearance but reinstate your self-confidence. To best determine your candidacy, we recommend you seek advice from one of our professionals at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery.
This is a breast augmentation procedure that creates new breasts for those who have undergone mastectomy. As with a breast lift, the best first step to gauging your eligibility for this procedure is to reach out to our experts and solicit their experienced advice.
We at Rios Center for Plastic Surgery are also proud to offer gummy bear implants, named for their propensity to hold a firm and aesthetically pleasing shape. These implants are made of durable, cohesive silicone that look and feel natural. They are considered a very safe option for those seeking to refine the look of their breasts.
If you are interested in either of these breast augmentation procedures, get in touch with Rios Center for Plastic Surgery and make an appointment with us! At our convenient Edinburg location in the Rio Grande Valley, we want to help you do what’s best for your chest. Contact us to schedule your appointment today!