In 2021, 365,000 women had breast implants, and 167,000 had breast lifts, according to the Aesthetic Society. These women were unhappy with their breasts, and at least some portion of them were unsatisfied with the shape of their breasts.
Dr. Stephen Chen is a board-certified surgeon with extensive cosmetic surgery training. He is well-known for working closely with you to ensure you get the results you want and expect. If you’re unhappy with the shape of your breasts, Dr. Chen can help you get the look you want with breast surgery. Whether you’re considering breast augmentation, a breast lift, or a breast reduction, Dr. Chen can answer your questions and guide you through the decision-making process.
In this post, we describe two common procedures for changing the shape of your breasts, why you might consider them, and what kind of changes you might expect after having them.
Most everyone knows what breast augmentation is, but many people don’t realize that sometimes breast augmentation is more about shape than size or that you have many choices regarding the type of implant you get. Another common misconception is about the procedure’s safety; breast augmentation is safer than ever.
Breast augmentation remains one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available. Most patients only need about five days to recover, and the satisfaction rate is quite high.
Whether your breasts are asymmetrical, droopier than you’d prefer, or you want to have larger breasts, augmentation can be an excellent solution.
The medical name for a breast lift is mastopexy, a procedure designed specifically to change the shape of your breasts, giving them a firmer and rounder look. Along with changing the shape of your breasts, a mastopexy can also make your areola smaller and remove any extra skin.
Many women find that their breasts lose elasticity and firmness with time, pregnancy, or due to weight gain and loss. Dr. Chen works with you to get a clear understanding of the changes you’d like to see and carefully explains what he will do during the procedure to obtain the desired results.
If you feel your breasts look deflated, you might want to consider both breast augmentation and a breast lift. Dr. Chen can perform both procedures at the same time in most cases.
After your mastopexy, you need around 10 days to recover, but the results are like turning back the clock.
Every body is different, and Dr. Chen tailors every procedure to fit your individual and specific needs. Schedule a consultation to learn more about how surgery can change your breasts’ shape and ask questions about your own situation and what you might expect.