What is Type of Breast Surgery is Right for Me?

More and more women are realizing the benefits and advantages that cosmetic Breast Surgery can provide.  There are different types of cosmetic breast surgery available, which simply aims to either (i) enlarge or (ii) reduce the size and shape of your breasts.  The most popular type of cosmetic breast surgery is breast augmentation (also known as augmentation mammoplasty), where nearly 265,000 procedures were performed in 2004.

Breast Augmentation & Breast Reduction Surgeries

Breast augmentation is a breast surgery procedure aimed to increase the size and shape of the breasts.  This Breast Surgery procedure involves the use of breast implants, which are placed behind the breast tissue.  Breast augmentation surgery candidates are those whose breasts are too small, which may be disproportionate to the rest of the body.  Also, breast augmentation is helpful in restoring the size and firmness of breasts in women who have undergone pregnancy and breastfeeding, a process that typically reduces the size of breasts. 

Breast reduction (also known as reduction mammoplasty) is a breast surgery procedure aimed to reduce the size of the breasts.  Generally, this breast surgery procedure is performed on women with breasts that are too large that it causes neck and back problems. 
Another type of cosmetic breast surgery is the breast lift (also known as mastopexy).  This type of breast surgery procedure is aimed towards restoring the shape and firmness in women whose breasts have become noticeably sagging (after pregnancy, breast feeding, old age).