Breast augmentation surgery is not just about increasing your cup size with the use of implants. After all, the vast majority of women seek natural-looking results that look proportionate to their body frame, which our talented surgeon at Metairie Plastic Surgeons is able to deliver through meticulous surgical techniques.
Correct Pseudo Breast Ptosis (Sagging)
Pseudo or fake breast ptosis is manifested by a deflated-looking upper breast pole, although the nipple area has not yet sagged below the submammary fold. Nonetheless, it still creates an illusion of breast sag. In real breast ptosis, meanwhile, the nipple droops past the submammary fold.
Breast implants correct the appearance of pseudoptosis by filling in the empty-looking upper breast pole, which often follows after pregnancy and weight loss. The use of high profile implants is particularly ideal because they provide the most forward projection relative to their base diameter.
Take note that real breast ptosis, in which the nipple droops past the submammary fold, is best addressed by a breast lift. However, you may still opt for a simultaneous implant surgery if you desire for additional upper pole fullness.
More Versatile Than You May Think
Simply put, breast implants play a critical role in breast reconstruction surgery. While tissue-based breast reconstruction is also a viable option, many patients prefer implant surgery because it is less invasive and results in shorter recovery. It also does not require a donor site, and so there is less scarring.
Improved Body Image
Several studies have shown that a large percentage of breast augmentation patients experienced improved body image and self-esteem, which in turn resulted in enhanced sexual experience and satisfaction.
The researchers have attributed the improved body image and sexual satisfaction to the fact that prior to surgery, a good number of patients had breast asymmetries and certain types of deformities (e.g., tuberous breasts in which the bottom of the breast appears constricted, or micromastia in which the breasts did not reach their full developmental maturity).
Newer Technologies for Improved Patient Safety
Modern breast implants today have a stronger outer shell that gives them a longer lifespan. Furthermore, today’s implants come in a wide range of profiles or forward projection, base diameter, and shapes to deliver the most natural look possible.
To learn more about the benefits of breast augmentation in the New Orleans area, consult our surgeon at Metairie Plastic Surgeons in Metairie. Contact our office today to book an appointment and get started.