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How to Achieve Full, Perky Breasts Without Implants

March 17th, 2020 | Posted in: Breast Enhancement, Breast Lift |

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Since the first silicone implant operation in 1962, breast augmentation has expanded to become the most widely performed and commonly known plastic surgeries in the world. Recognized for its ability to enhance volume, shape, and cleavage, breast augmentation with implants is often the go-to procedure for women who are displeased with their lackluster breasts. However, implants are not the only way to achieve youthful, perky breasts. And for some women, a breast augmentation would be unable to provide the bust they desire. This is because their aesthetic concerns deal more with the sagging appearance and placement of their breasts than the volume of their breasts.

Nurse with operating tools and breast implant.

So how do you know which breast surgery will provide you with the breast aesthetic and the “perkiness” you are looking for?

When Are Breast Implants Not Right for Me?

Breast implants increase the size of the breasts by inserting implants above or below the pectoral muscle. For young women with naturally small breasts (or women with good tissue elasticity), this surgery often provides optimal fullness and shape. However, not every woman who considers breast enhancement surgery is young with naturally perky breasts. 

Breast sag is one of the most significant reasons that women consider breast enhancement surgery, and breast implants can do nothing to remedy it. The breasts sag for many reasons, including pregnancy, weight fluctuations, and the natural aging of the tissues. When the breasts start to stretch, filling them with an implant is not going to raise them back to a youthful position. If anything, heavy implants are only going to make the drooping more noticeable.

What women with moderate to significant breast sagging (ptosis) need is a breast lift.

What Can I Do to Lift My Breasts?

Even the best bra in the world cannot eliminate drooping, sagging breasts. Once the skin and glandular tissues start to stretch, it is challenging (if not impossible) to tighten them without cosmetic surgery.

Breast lift surgery can:

  • Tighten and lift the stretched breast tissue
  • Trim excess skin
  • Reshape the glandular tissue
  • Resize/reposition nipple-areola complex

While breast lift surgery does not physically increase the size of the breasts, this procedure can restore the look of perky, full breasts.

How Can a Breast Lift Create Fuller-Looking Breasts Without Implants?

While it may seem contradictory for a breast lift (mastopexy) to restore full breasts without adding volume, this is precisely what the procedure does. 

Sometimes, the loss of breast fullness is due to the physical loss of fat or glandular tissue of the breast (as is common after pregnancy). Other times, a deflated breast appearance is not due to the loss of volume but instead a loss of shape. Once the skin and tissue stretch, there is more space beneath the breast skin, and, therefore, the breasts take on a deflated look. 

By tightening the tissues with a lift, the breasts become more compact, making them appear fuller. Also, raising and elevating the tissues and repositioning the nipple-areola complex restore youthful perkiness that women would be unable to find with any other form of cosmetic surgery.

What If I Want Additional Volume, But Not Implants?

Even though breast lift can restore elevation and perkiness, it cannot increase the size of the breasts when performed alone. Women interested in additional volume, will need to consider an alternative or a combination procedure.

Breast implants are appropriate for women looking for moderate to significant enhancement in their breast size. Some of these women are just entering adulthood, while others have watched the volume of their breasts lessen after pregnancy, weight loss, or the natural aging process. 

Even though breast implants have a great track record, not every woman interested in larger breasts feels comfortable with the aspect of a synthetic implant. While breast implants are very safe, they are still man-made devices that are liable to complications, such as capsular contracture (tightening of the scar tissue around the implant) and rupture (the weakening of the silicone shell).  

These potential complications have led some women to seek out a more natural augmenting material.

What Is Natural Breast Augmentation?

For years, fat transfer has been restoring volume to women’s faces and buttocks, but those are not the only areas that can benefit from unwanted fat. 

Fat is a funny thing. There are areas on your body (such as your breasts, butt, face, and hips) where you want a little bit of it to accentuate your womanly curves. Unfortunately, you can’t choose where fat develops, and fat often gathers in all the wrong places.

Natural breast augmentation is a multi-step surgical procedure that harvests unwanted fat from the abdomen, thighs, and flanks and uses it to add volume to the breasts. This addition is accomplished through fat injections, meaning that there will be no noticeable scarring on the breasts. Even though the fat is harvested using liposuction techniques, the donor sites heal well as they develop their own enhanced contour.

Even though you cannot control the exact shape or achieve as much volume with natural breast augmentation (as compared to breast implants), many women are finding satisfaction with their all-natural augmented breasts.

Natural breast augmentation can be performed alone or in combination with a breast lift.

Which Breast Enhancement Procedure Will Provide Me Perky Breasts?

You have many options when it comes to restoring youthful perkiness to your chest. And for some women, breast implants are the way to go; however, it is important to understand that implants are not your only option when it comes to enhancing your bust, and depending on your concern, they may not be right for you. This is why it is essential to schedule a consultation with a plastic surgeon to learn more about your breast enhancement options.

Interested in Learning More?

To learn more about breast lift surgery, natural breast augmentation, or breast implants in the Beverly Hills area, schedule a consultation with Dr. Chiu by calling our office at 310-746-5475.

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