Summary: How do I know if an auto-augmentation breast lift is right for me? The answer to that question is almost always going to depend on your body and on your desired final results. So a good place to start is by talking to your plastic surgeon about what you’re looking for. In many cases, auto-augmentation breast lift is used to treat a particular issue known as ptosis, instead of breast implants.
How Do I Know if an Auto-Augmentation Breast Lift is Right for Me?
Breast lift is a plastic surgery procedure designed to correct the downward droop of breasts associated with aging. Auto-augmentation breast lift is a relatively novel approach to these breast lift procedures. But how do I know if an auto-augmentation breast lift is right for me? That answer is mostly going to depend on how much excess tissue your breasts have stored away.
That’s because an auto-augmentation breast lift uses your own tissue to create lift and volume in the breast. Of course, auto-augmentation breast lift isn’t the first plastic surgery procedure to use your own tissues to accomplish a transformation. But auto-augmentation breast lift is somewhat unique in that the donor tissue is all located right in the breast.
To be sure, auto-augmentation breast lift procedures aren’t going to be right for everyone. And how do you know if an auto-augmentation breast lift is right for you? The best way to find out for sure is to talk to your plastic surgeon. Your surgeon will have information on the procedure that is specific to you and your body. And that’s especially important when it comes to auto-augmentation breast lift procedures (or any procedures that use your own tissues). That’s why consulting with your plastic surgeon is so important (this article is not intended as any kind of substitute for medical advice).
How Does Auto-Augmentation Breast Lift Work?
Auto-augmentation breast lift sure is a mouthful. It’s probably just as difficult to read as it is to type! But once you know how it works, that might explain the somewhat long name. See, a typical breast lift does not increase the size or volume of the breast. A typical breast lift simply corrects the orientation.
Excess skin or tissue is often removed during a breast lift procedure (not a huge amount, by the way, unless you’re also undergoing a breast reduction procedure). During an auto-augmentation breast lift, this excess tissue is used instead to volumize the breast in addition to correcting the orientation.
The excess tissue, which otherwise would have been discarded, is carefully tucked back into the breasts, From there, surgeons will rearrange some of your other tissues, using sutures to keep everything in place where necessary. (It’s all a little more technical than this, of course, but you get the idea.) This will increase the size and volume of the breasts as well as provide the improvement in orientation the patient was looking for.
Why Would Someone Choose an Auto-Augmentation Breast Lift?
As you age, your breasts will begin to sag. But there are other factors that affect the aesthetics of the breasts, leaving them looking a little, well, deflated. The technical term is ptosis. The traditional method of combating ptosis was through the use of breast implants.
But not all patients like breast implants or the idea of breast implants. Many patients are concerned that implants will feel unnatural or distracting or provide too much of a size increase. Other patients feel as though the increase in volume they want isn’t worth all the trouble and expense of an implant. And that’s where the auto-augmentation breast lift comes in.
The best candidates for auto-augmentation breast lift will typically:
- Have an excess amount of breast tissue, some of which they wouldn’t mind repurposing (this procedure typically won’t be option for patients who have insufficient breast tissue).
- Want to increase the volume of the breasts during their breast lift procedure.
- Dislike the notion of breast implants or be an otherwise unsuitable match for breast implants of any kind.
- Have talked through their options extensively with a plastic surgeon.
- Will have noticeable ptosis.
- Maintain realistic expectations about what an auto-augmentation breast lift will accomplish.
The Right Breast Lift For You
Ultimately, from a patient-standpoint, the end results are what really matter. The procedure that gets you through that transformation is important, no doubt, but not as important as how you look and feel about your results. That said, it’s still good to have an idea about what type of breast lift procedure is going to be the best one for you.
How do you know if an auto-augmentation breast lift is right for you? That’s a tough call. Likely, you’ll be suffering from ptosis and you’ll have some extra breast tissue that can be used for the purpose. But these are decisions that should be made on the individual level with your plastic surgeon.
About the Author: Dan Voltz is a marketer who has been writing about plastic and cosmetic surgery for over four years. He’s always in communication with plastic and cosmetic surgeons to ensure he has the latest and most up to date information.