McKinney Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation: Find Out Which is Right For You
It’s getting hotter in Texas by the week, and at Setty Plastics and Aesthetics, we don’t want the thought of putting on a swimsuit to make you cringe. Instead of spending so much negative energy worried about how your breasts look in your suit, maybe it’s time for a McKinney breast lift or breast augmentation. Though breast augmentation is the number one cosmetic surgical procedure in the nation, it’s possible that your personal goals can be accomplished with a breast lift instead. Let’s clarify the differences between the two procedures to help you determine which is right for you.
What a Breast Lift Surgery in McKinney, TX Can Do For You
Breast lifts are becoming increasingly popular, according to the 2017 Plastic Surgery Statistics Report released by the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. In the year 2017, just over 100,000 breast lifts were performed nationwide, which is a 99% change from the year 2000.
You are a good candidate for a breast lift if you meet the following criteria:
- Your nipples point downward
- Your breasts are flat or elongated
- Your breasts are pendulous or tubular
- You have stretched or enlarged areolas
- You don’t like how your breasts droop or sag
In order to have a successful breast lift, you need to be in good health and at a stable weight beforehand. Immediate weight gain, weight loss, or pregnancy after surgery can affect your results. A McKinney breast lift will raise the breasts higher on the chest wall to bring back natural suppleness to your breasts that age and time may have taken away.
Breast lift surgery in McKinney, TX is performed using general anesthesia, and it takes about two hours or more from start to finish. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Naveen Setty performs 1 – 3 incisions on the breast for this procedure, usually around the areola and vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast crease. He will add a third incision horizontally within the breast crease if there is a significant excess amount of skin. Once the incision is made, any excess skin is carefully trimmed away along with fat and tissue that is not desired. The skin left behind is then tightened and the breasts are brought up and lifted so they appear younger and healthier. In most situations, the size of the areola is reduced to be symmetric with the new shape of the breast.
When You Might Need a Breast Augmentation
While a breast lift can change the position of your breasts, the only way to enhance the size, shape or volume of your breasts is with a breast augmentation. Dr. Setty will explain your options for breast implants at his office, which are: silicone gel-filled breast implants, saline breast implants, or the new IDEAL IMPLANT® Structured Breast Implants. You and Dr. Setty can decide together which implant matches your long-term goals and whether you want a McKinney breast lift in combination with a breast augmentation.
You make a good candidate for a breast augmentation if:
- You want your breasts to have the same volume and shape they did before pregnancy and breast-feeding.
- You have asymmetrical breasts where one breast is visibly smaller in appearance than the other. An augmentation can achieve equal-sized breasts for a more balanced figure.
- You have a general lack of natural breast tissue. Breast augmentation can give you the larger breasts that nature didn’t.
Dr. Setty will listen attentively to your specific wants and needs to make sure you’re both on the same page and ensure you have realistic expectations. He says, “I really sit down with them and go through a full presentation on the pros and cons of getting a breast augmentation, the different kinds of implant choices, incision locations, where we put the implants and why we put them there. I’ll talk about the risks involved and the recovery. It's one of our longer consultations actually because of all the education and detail that's involved.”
One patient of Dr. Setty’s combined her breast lift surgery in McKinney, TX with an augmentation, and is thrilled with her results:
“. . . I had no idea how much this surgery would change my entire upper body! It has pulled in a lot of excess skin, and of course, I have seen such a great improvement in the placement of my breasts. . . . I am just so happy I finally did this surgery and glad I didn't wait a minute longer - I look better in shirts, swimming suits and am so excited about all the new types of clothing I am able to wear! Surgery is a big deal. . . but that is exactly why I chose Dr. Setty to do my surgery. . . I knew he would go the extra mile to make my results perfect.” - Google Review from H.J.
Get Your McKinney Breast Lift from Dr. Setty
Dr. Setty’s patients appreciate his kind and compassionate manner, and his ability to consistently make them feel comfortable during their plastic surgery journey. He is a leading plastic surgeon with recognition by RealSelf.com as a "Top Doctor", and an IDEAL IMPLANT Premier Network Surgeon for his unsurpassed experience using the IDEAL IMPLANT in breast enhancement surgery. Call Dr. Setty at 972-842-0900 to set up your no-obligation consultation today!