What kind of breast surgery should I get?

Choosing the right procedure when considering a breast surgery can be confusing. Understanding each type of breast surgery can help you to choose the one that will achieve your aesthetic goals.

Cosmetic breast surgery refers to procedures designed to increase, lift, contour and reshape the breasts to create the shape that aligns with your ideal self-image.

The most common type of breast surgery is augmentation, which uses implants (or fat transfer if you are a candidate) to achieve the desired size.

Other common procedures are breast lifts, which tighten and lift existing breast tissue, and breast reduction to remove excess fat for smaller and perkier breast.

Choosing the breast surgery that works for you:

A board-certified plastic surgeon will be able to guide you through your options to decide which procedure or combination will help you to achieve your goals.

Breast augmentation: increases the size of the breasts, is done by placing small incisions under the breast crease or areola and inserting fat or implants above or behind the muscle. Implants come in a range of shapes and sizes.

Breast lift: breast lift does not increase size, an incision is made on the breast and existing tissue is tightened, contoured, and lifted for a more youthful silhouette.

Breast augmentation with lift: a common combination procedure for many women. This allows for a total makeover of the breast with minimal downtime.

Breast reduction: excessively large breasts can be harmful to some patients, breast reduction removes fat, tissue, and skin to create smaller breast that suit the person´s figure.

Gynecomastia (Male breast reduction): gynecomastia removes the glandular tissue via excision and uses liposuction to get rid of the chest excess fat, also nipple might be flattened to create a more masculine contours of the chest.

Choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon who makes you feel comfortable and has the surgical skills that aligns with your desired results will ensure you to get the best possible outcomes for your breast surgery.