How Do I Know if I Need a Breast Lift or Breast Augmentation?

Breast procedures work beautifully to build or restore your optimal proportions. During your consultation, Dr. Dahan will discuss the exact technique that can accomplish the best cosmetic outcome. Breast augmentation is the procedure in which the size and shape of the breasts are enhanced through the insertion of breast implants. This procedure enlarges but does not correct ptosis. If your breasts are sagging, a lift may be in order. You can spot signs of sagging by noticing the depth of the crease beneath your breasts. If there is a fair amount of skin-to-skin contact, meaning the skin on your lower breast touches the skin on your rib area, you may benefit from a lift. If your nipples point downward or rest below the inframammary crease, a lift may be a wise choice. The breast lift procedure enhances shape by recreating the envelope of skin that holds the breasts. Trimming excess tissue, this procedure restores the position of your breasts to a higher point on the chest wall. This can make your breasts look fuller and shapelier without increasing volume. For more dramatic effects, you may consider combining a breast lift with breast augmentation. During your consultation with Dr. Dahan, you can begin to imagine the potential outcome of each of these techniques.

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