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Are Your Breasts Ready for Bathing Suit Season?

While you’re spring cleaning and dreaming of those warm summer days at the beach, do you wince at the idea of wearing a bathing suit? For many women, their breasts play a huge role in how confident they are in nearly any scenario, especially if they’re wearing a swimsuit poolside. Breast enhancement surgeries can help women to achieve the best results for their breasts through the right procedure, whether it be a breast augmentation, breast lift, or breast reduction.

Why Choose Breast Enhancement Surgery?

The breasts are one part of the body that cannot be increased, decreased, or lifted by our own intentions. Diet and exercise might help to trim our waist lines, but these techniques cannot be used to help perk up breasts suffering from a lack of skin elasticity because of age. In fact, sometimes the mere loss of a significant amount of weight can reduce breast size and leave them in need of a lift. Changes in the body, such as pregnancy, breastfeeding, aging, and dramatic weight loss can all very easily impact the way the breasts look and feel.

For these reasons, many women turn to breast enhancement surgeries to take back an important part of their bodies. The breasts are a markedly female trait that can give a woman confidence, balance her silhouette, and help her to achieve the body of her dreams. Breasts that are too large, too small, or too saggy can be a huge source of anxiety, frustration, and even humiliation for some women. Through a breast enhancement procedure, these problems can be alleviated by working with a plastic surgeon to achieve the breasts best suited to your body and your desires.

What Breast Surgeries Are Available?

Breast enhancements include any procedure that aims to improve the size, shape, and feel of the breasts. For some women, an improvement to their breasts means an increase in size and firmness, or a breast augmentation. Others already have the volume they want, but their breasts have lost shape and firmness over time. These women are best served by a breast lift. For those women who are burdened by the size of large breasts, a breast reduction can help them to achieve smaller breasts that are more proportional to their frame.

Each of the three main procedures considered to be breast enhancement surgery has its own unique goals designed to help women achieve the breasts they want.

  • Breast augmentation, the most popular cosmetic surgery performed in the United States, involves the use of breast implants that are inserted to increase the size, change the shape and improve the symmetry of the breasts. Women seek breast augmentation when they feel their natural breasts are too small or that they have lost volume from age or weight loss, breast reconstruction, or the revision of a previous surgery. Implants come in different sizes, shapes, and textures to help women find the right option for their breasts.
  • Breast lift surgery, or mastopexy, can restore firmness and shape to breasts that have begun to sag due to age, breast-feeding, and other factors. When skin loses elasticity and the breasts shift downward, a breast lift raises the breasts surgically to enhance their appearance and the contours of the body. Small- or medium-sized breasts respond best to a breast lift; a breast augmentation can also be performed in conjunction with a breast lift to add volume and lift at the same time.
  • Breast reduction surgery can help women who experience discomfort from overly large breasts to achieve more natural, better proportioned breasts. Breasts that are too large can cause physical pain in the neck and back, social anxieties, rashes beneath the breasts, and many more unwanted side effects. A breast reduction, sometimes performed with a liposuction, removes excess fat, tissue, and skin to create smaller, more even breasts.

What’s the Right Time for Breast Enhancement?

The best time for any woman to have breast enhancement surgery is when she’s ready. It’s important, however, to remember that any surgery will involve a period of recovery and your surgery will needed to be scheduled to take this into account. If you’re aiming for a summer reveal of your new breasts, now is the time to contact a board certified plastic surgeon specializing in these procedures and schedule a one-on-one breast enhancement consultation. You’ll want to have time to schedule your surgery when it’s convenient for you and also when you’ll have enough time to recover properly before hitting the beach. Some women recover more quickly than others, after a few days or a week. Most women will find they need a couple of weeks to feel truly healed. Err on the side of caution if possible, giving yourself extra time to recover so you aren’t rushing yourself to feel better too fast. Work with your plastic surgeon to determine the best timeframe for your surgery and recovery.

Take the First Step with a Consultation

For your best breast enhancement results, choose a reputable board certified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure. With extensive experience and proven results, Dr. Ronald Lohner is a board certified plastic surgeon based in Philadelphia who offers breast augmentation, breast lifts, and breast reduction to his patients. He completed his undergraduate education at Dartmouth College and medical school at UMDNJ-Rutgers. Currently, Dr. Lohner is Chief of Plastic Surgery at Bryn Mawr Hospital and holds a faculty appointment at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His peers have selected him as a Philadelphia area Top Doctor for the last 8 years. His office is located at [primary_address] in [primary_city], [primary_statefull], on the Main Line. Please call his office at [primary_phone] to schedule a consultation for your liposuction procedure.