Summer 2008 Newsletter

Breast Enhancement – Which Procedure Is Right For You?

Almost every woman at some point in her life has had a Breast Moment of Truth. Maybe it happens when you’re putting on a bra before work and you suddenly realize your breasts just don’t look and feel like they did when you were younger. Or maybe you’re in a fitting room trying on a new swimsuit when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror – and you’re just not that impressed.

Thankfully, you have options to improve your look. Cosmetic breast surgery procedures at Dr. Galante’s Indiana plastic surgery practice include breast augmentation, breast lift, and breast reduction. Each of these procedures can provide a big cosmetic benefit for women who are ready to revitalize their breasts.

Understanding Your Options

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In some cases, women need to combine breast surgeries to create that youthful, attractive shape that is their goal. For instance, some women who choose breast reduction will also need a breast lift as a side benefit, because their large breasts have begun to droop. The heaviness of larger breasts makes them more likely to sag, but even for women with smaller breasts, gravity, age, pregnancy, or substantial weight loss can leave their breasts with a flat, sagging appearance that causes self-consciousness about how their breasts look both in and out of clothes.

Many women who come to see Dr. Galante for breast augmentation in Indiana also need a breast lift procedure to completely restore their breast appearance. This procedure, clinically known as an augmentation mastopexy, improves breast position and overall volume. The tradeoff for elevated breast position is that a breast lift usually will create additional scarring compared to a breast augmentation alone. One of Dr. Galante’s greatest challenges as a plastic surgeon is to help his breast enhancement patients find the right balance in terms of size, position, and overall breast appearance.

Breast Augmentation and Your Anatomy

Breast augmentation alone provides very little change in the position of the breasts. For instance, if you currently have sagging breasts and a surgeon places breast implants as part of an enlargement procedure, your breasts will continue to be in a drooping position but obviously will have larger volume. Most women aren’t happy with this cosmetic result. In fact, if your breasts already sag before augmentation, the increased breast volume after implants are placed will actually cause additional sagging to occur.

Instead, Dr. Galante can combine breast lift with breast augmentation. The lift will elevate where the breast and nipple are located on the chest, and the breast implants will enhance volume for a more satisfying shape and balanced proportions.

Breast Lift for Women Choosing Breast Augmentation

Once you’ve made the decision to increase your breast size, how do you know whether you’ll also need a breast lift? The best thing you can do is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Galante, who will give you a personal evaluation and professional recommendation.

Often, women with these physical attributes will need to have a lift as part of their breast augmentation in Indiana to achieve their breast beauty goals:

  • Breasts with a flat or elongated shape
  • Nipples that rest below the breast crease when you’re not wearing a bra
  • Nipples that point downward
  • Significant breast asymmetry (one breast lower than the other)

A thorough examination will aid greatly in individualizing a treatment plan that is designed precisely for you. Breast enhancement is your opportunity to achieve the look and feel you’ve always wanted.

To learn more about breast enhancement options in Indiana, call (800) 721-3244 or request a complimentary consultation with Dr. Galante, who can suggest procedures to meet your cosmetic and financial needs.

Give the Gift of Beauty

Dr. Galante’s plastic surgery practice now offers gift cards for that special someone in your life. The cards are available in any amount you choose and can be used for any of the products or services offered at our practice. To purchase a gift card, give us a call at (800) 721-3244 or stop by our convenient Schererville or Valparaiso offices today!

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