Breast Job

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July 14, 2018
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What’s the difference between a boob job, a breast lift, and a breast reduction?

  • A ‘boob job’ refers to enlarging the size of the breasts, commonly using implants, which are placed under the skin or under the pectoralis muscle. However, more and more women are also choosing to have their unwanted fat from various other body parts to graft to their breasts, for a completely natural look.
  • A breast reduction involves removing excess breast tissue and/or fat to reduce the size or weight of the breasts, commonly in women with very large breasts, causing them back and neck pain. The Vaser breast reduction, can remove the excess fat around the breasts, and also elevate the breasts at the same time by tightening the skin, without big scars.

  • A lift is the surgical procedure of raising sagging breasts, by removing excess tissue surrounding the breasts. This procedure can be done with or without the placement of implants.

Who are the main women seeking Breast Augmentation?

No other ways to enlarge your breast except either breast implant which gives excellent results or fat injection. Any other methods as external devices are harmful to your skin and leads eventually to Ptosis and stretch marks. Fillers injection results are not good and temporary and likely to cause problems after the procedure also surgical sutures effect is very weak and their results are often not satisfactory. If you think you need a change of cup size to a bigger size (B to size C) I prefer breast implant, but if you just want to give your breast a fuller appearance I would recommend fat injection.

Are there different types of incisions?

There are various incisions which are used in breast augmentations. In the placement of implants, incisions can be made under the breasts, in the armpits, or around the nipple. In breast reductions, usually a 'lollipop' scar is used surrounding the nipple. If augmentation is performed using fat grafting, only small incisions approximately 3mm are used, and are virtually invisible. Same goes for breast reduction by the Vaser method.

Have you seen a rise in popularity?

Breast surgeries have always been popular. However, there has been a significant rise in the number of women who want their own fat taken from unwanted areas (tummy, love handles, thighs) and grafted to their breasts (or buttocks). I think the appeal is, they are killing two birds with one stone, it feels completely natural, has virtually no visible scars, and has very little downtime compared to other cosmetic breast surgeries.

What is the recovery like?

This depends on the specific surgery performed, but after breast augmentation using implants, breast reduction, or a breast lift, the patient can expect to have drains in place for a few days, and possibly overnight hospital stay, and return to normal activities in 1-2 weeks, with full recovery by 6 weeks. With breast augmentation by fat grafting, and Vaser breast reduction, the recovery is much shorter, with most patients returning to normal activities in 2-3 days, with no use of drains.

How much does it cost?

This varies greatly, between surgeons, hospitals, and each patient is different.