Is a Breast Augmentation for Me
If you’re considering breast augmentation surgery, you’ve probably started your journey with research. There are so many things to consider, including size of implant, material, placement – the list is extensive. However, with the help of a board-certified plastic surgeon, you’ll have the best possible guidance through the process. At Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery, Dr. Terrasse is the aesthetic surgery specialist you’re looking for, experienced in breast augmentation and ready to help you achieve the beautiful, natural looking breasts you’re looking for. Everyone has different reasons for choosing cosmetic surgery, and so below we’ll explore some of the factors you may consider when thinking about breast enhancement.
Creating a More Feminine Body Contour
As we all know, when it comes to the way our bodies look, it’s hard to fight genetics. If you have naturally small breasts, you may decide that breast augmentation is the procedure you need to help you feel more shapely and feminine. Or maybe you’re curvy in almost all the right places, and want to explore breast augmentation to bring more balance to your figure. By choosing an implant that is sized to fit your individual body shape, you can get the proportion and curves you’ve been missing without looking like you’ve had anything done. Advancements in shape and material of breast implants offer you augmentation that looks natural (for example, implants that are teardrop shaped, versus classic round shapes) and feels natural (viscous gel-filled implants that feel soft, just like the real thing).
Restoring Volume and Shape
Pregnancy, breastfeeding and weight loss are all factors that can affect the size and shape of your breasts. During pregnancy, weight gain and hormone changes can cause your breasts to enlarge, while breastfeeding can continue the size increase until you’ve completely weaned your baby. Once you’re no longer nursing, your breasts will go down in size, but in most cases, they won’t look like they did pre-baby. They may sag, and look a little like deflated balloons. While this is a natural occurrence, it doesn’t do a lot for your body image as a new mom. The same applies to weight loss – you may have worked hard to achieve the slender body you’ve always wanted, but you’re left with flat, shapeless breasts. Breast augmentation can give you back the volume you’ve lost, as well as restoring the shape of your breasts. And if sagging is an issue, Dr. Terrasse can give you a breast lift at the same time. Breast implants can be done at any time after the age of 18 – you want to ensure that your breast tissue has developed completely before augmenting the size. If you decide on augmentation before you’re done having children, getting implants won’t affect your ability to breastfeed. However, your augmentation results may suffer, and require you to get a touch up later on.
Correcting Breast Deformities or Reconstruction
For some women, small breasts are a result of congenital issues like tuberous breasts. Tuberous breasts not only cause the breasts to remain small, but the tissue constriction can cause them to be misshapen or asymmetrical. For other women, their breast size may be “normal,” but one breast is noticeably smaller than the other. And still other women may have had cysts or tumors removed (leaving volume loss and asymmetry) or even undergone a mastectomy due to cancer, and they are looking to regain the sense of femininity and wholeness that their breasts gave them. Women with breast cancer can undergo breast reconstruction either after their treatment is complete, or work with their surgeon during their cancer treatment. Dr. Terrasse is sensitive to these intimate issues, and can provide you with options for augmentation and reconstruction that can restore your confidence and give you the feminine contour you desire.
If you are unhappy with the size or shape of your breasts, it may be time to explore the breast augmentation and other enhancement options at Terrasse Aesthetic Surgery. Call our office today at 847-234-2400 to schedule a consultation, including 3-D imaging to help you visualized the intended outcome, and discover how we can help you regain your confidence and feminine shape with the beautiful, natural looking breasts you’ve always wanted.