Breast augmentation is a surgical procedure to enlarge breast size. Using saline or silicone implants, Dr. Grenley can restore lost breast volume or increase breast size that is naturally deficient. The choice of saline or silicone, implant size, shape and other features will be determined based on your breast anatomy, body type and your desired increase in size. Your lifestyle, goals and personal preferences, as well as Dr. Grenley’s recommendations and sound surgical judgment, are also determining factors.
Over time, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, or age can cause a woman’s breasts to lose elasticity and sag. The breast lift, or mastopexy, is a surgical procedure to raise and reshape sagging breasts.
Mastopexy can also elevate and reduce the size of the areola, the darker skin surrounding the nipple. If your breasts are small or have lost volume, for example after pregnancy, breast augmentation performed in conjunction with mastopexy can increase both their firmness and size. If you’re considering a breast lift, a consultation with Dr. Grenley will give you a better understanding of the procedure – when it can help, how it’s performed, and what results you can expect.
Some women desire the increase in size and additional upper breast fullness that an implant augmentation offers, but have enough skin and breast tissue sagging and overhang that a breast lift is required in order to achieve a pleasing result.
Women who developed overly large breasts in their teens and still struggle with them today often turn to breast reduction surgery to alleviate associated issues. At Seattle Plastic Surgery, Dr. Grenley performs breast reduction surgery to reduce breast size, reshape the breasts, and improve the patient’s quality of life. The procedure involves removal of tissue and loose skin from the breasts that contribute to their size. This weight and size can cause health issues such as back pain, neck pain and skin irritation.
It’s important to know that after breast augmentation procedure, your breast implants may require replacement during your lifetime. You should expect to have future visits with Dr. Grenley to discuss changes in your breasts. Over time, your breasts can change due to aging, weight fluctuations, hormonal factors and gravity. If you become dissatisfied with the appearance of your breasts, you may choose to undergo a breast lift or implant exchange to restore a more youthful contour.
To learn more about surgery for breast enhancement, please contact Seattle plastic surgeon Dr. Robert Grenley. You can set up your consultation today by calling 206-324-1120