Summary: When it comes to breast enhancement, some women think that enlarging the breasts is their only option. To the contrary, breast enhancement can help a wide range of appearance concerns beyond augmenting the breasts.
If you’re considering what breast enhancement can do for you, it helps to have a good understanding of basic breast implant information as well as knowing about these five additional options that can improve your breast appearance when cup size isn’t your only concern.
1. Differently Sized Implants for Breast Asymmetry
Breast asymmetry is a common condition that affects most women to some degree. Usually, asymmetry is subtle enough to not be noticeable or obvious, but in some women, breast asymmetry can be more pronounced. In such instances, women may have difficulty finding bras that fit and suffer from low self-esteem.
Breast augmentation with implants is one of the most common solutions for breast asymmetry. Dr. Meade may use differently sized implants to create a more symmetrical appearance in the breasts, or a combination of implants in the smaller breast plus a breast reduction or a lift in the larger.
2. A Customized Augmentation for Tubular Breasts
Tubular or tuberous breasts are breasts that have been constricted from natural growth by a congenital condition. Abnormal development of the breasts can have a significant impact on women’s self-confidence, and tuberous breasts are commonly associated with poor body image.
To resolve tuberous breasts, Dr. Meade can release the constrictive tissue bands that prevent the breast mounds from forming before placing a tissue expander in the breasts, followed by an implant.
3. A Breast Lift for Sagging or Deflated Breasts
Breasts of any size can suffer from ptosis, or sagging. Most commonly, breasts that are moderate to large in size can take on a deflated appearance as a result of age, pregnancy, nursing or weight fluctuations.
A mastopexy, also known as a breast lift, is a procedure that shifts the breast position upward by reshaping the breast tissue and tightening the skin for a more youthful appearance. A breast lift can also be combined with implants to fill out lost volume while improving breast position at the same time.
4. Implant Revision for Malposition
While most women who get breast augmentation are extremely satisfied with their results, there are complications that can occur. If implants change position over time, the breasts can appear unnaturally far apart or close together, or the implant can become visible. Implant revision is a specialized procedure that addresses your specific malposition issue to provide you with your ideal breast augmentation results. Depending on your initial breast augmentation incision placement and your breast implant concern, Dr. Meade may be able to use the same incision during implant revision to minimize additional scarring.
5. Breast Reduction for Overbearing Breasts
Very large breasts can cause women a wide range of physical and emotional issues. Back and shoulder pain, poor posture, skin irritation from tight bras and feelings of self-consciousness or unwanted attention are all problems that can be linked to very large breasts.
If you’re interested in decreasing your breast volume for a more proportionate figure or to resolve chronic pain, a breast reduction can create lighter breasts that help you feel confident as well as alleviate physical discomfort.