What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation adds volume and projection to the breasts, usually through the use of an implant. Implants come in materials such as silicone and saline, both of which have advantages and disadvantages. Dr. Earle will discuss implant choices with you. He has dedicated considerable time to understanding the safety of various implants and only uses the types that meet his standards. Augmentation can add size and volume but cannot correct drooping or sagging. For this reason, many people require a breast lift with or without augmentation to achieve their desired results.
What is a Breast Lift?
Sometimes combined with augmentation, a breast lift can correct loose skin and sagging breasts. The surgeon removes excess skin and tissue, then lifts the breast into its new, perky position. He will also reposition the areolas so they sit correctly on the reshaped breasts. A lift does not add volume, but some women do not want additional volume and will only want a lift.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction removes skin, fat, and glandular tissue to reduce the size of the breasts while giving them an attractive shape and profile. As with a breast lift, Dr. Earle may reposition the areolas to provide the patient with the best possible breast appearance. Some women also choose a breast reduction with a lift if the size of their breasts has caused sagging or drooping.