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Enlarge or Lift: Which Breast Procedure Do I Need?


Kimberly Henry Breast Aug PatientThere has been a significant shift away from the idea that a breast augmentation is a cure-all solution for breast appearance needs. Breast augmentation and breast lift can both create beautifully proportioned breasts, but the best technique depends on your physical characteristics. Should you enlarge or lift your breasts?

Naturally Small, but Firm Breasts

Best procedure: Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation is appropriately designed to treat women who have always had small breasts. Typically these patients still have firm or slightly perky breasts, and sagging isn’t a current issue. The ideal implant size, material, shape, and placement will all depend on your physical characteristics.

Fuller Breasts With Drooping

Best procedure: Breast lift

Breast lift surgery is ideally suited for women who are happy with the size of their breasts but feel as if they have an unattractive position. If a moderate to severe portion of the breasts sits at or below the inframammary line, you have breast ptosis.

Nipples That Point Downward

Best procedure: Breast lift

Nipples that point toward the floor can be a sign of breast sagging. A breast lift on its own can improve the position and projection. However, the breast lift technique of nipple relocation can be utilized during a breast augmentation to create a more natural nipple-areola appearance.

Volume Loss After Pregnancy

Best procedure: Breast augmentation

Losing fullness of your breasts is a common problem for many women after pregnancy. Properly sized implants can help you restore your breast appearance to its attractive, pre-pregnancy size and shape.

Deflated and Empty Breasts

Best procedure: Combination breast augmentation and breast lift

Your breasts can appear empty and deflated following pregnancy or weight loss. In many of these cases, your smaller breasts may also have tissue laxity. Inserting implants into breasts that have weak tissue can lead to unwanted complications in the future. Combining a breast lift and breast augmentation can help ensure beautiful results that last longer.

Why Consider Dr. Kimberly Henry for Breast Enhancement?

Dr. Kimberly Henry is a U.S. board-certified plastic surgeon who provides a specific and unique postoperative treatment plan tailored to fit her patients’ individual needs and desired results. She is upheld by the highest standards of medical excellence and practices while also noted for her caring and nurturing attitude. Dr. Henry’s breast enhancement technology and techniques produce satisfactory results that will make you look and feel beautiful.

To determine which breast procedure is best for you, schedule a consultation with Dr. Henry today. You can call our Petaluma office at (707) 329-3568, our Davis office at (530) 316-5426, our San Francisco office at (415) 936-7610, and Greenbrae office at (415) 997-0918. You may also contact us online for more information.

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