What is the Difference Between a Boob Job, a Breast Lift, and a Breast Reduction?
At Premier Plastic Surgery in Wexford, PA, we are often asked what the difference is between a boob job, a breast lift, and a breast reduction. Each procedure is used to address unique conditions affecting your breasts and may be performed individually or in combination. As a premier breast surgeon in the Pittsburgh area, Dr. Heil is here to answer some of the common questions and clarify these unique and effective surgical procedures.
What is a boob job?
A boob job, also known as breast augmentation, is a surgical procedure to improve the size and shape of your breasts. The function of a boob job is to artistically place saline or silicone breast implants into your breasts with delicate incisions. A boob job is perfect for women who feel their breasts that are too small, uneven, or lack projection, width, or volume.
What is a breast lift?
A breast lift, also known as a mastopexy, is a surgical procedure in which excess skin is removed, and your breast tissue is surgically lifted and restored to a more youthful and natural position. A breast lift can restore a youthful appearance to breasts that have begun to sag over time, and often includes repositioning your nipples to the center of the breast mound or reducing the size of the areolas if overly large, or both.
What is a breast reduction?
Breast reduction, also called reduction mammoplasty, is the opposite of a boob job. Many women suffer from heavy, overly-large breasts that cause physical discomfort, back problems, and embarrassment, and a breast reduction reduces the size to create balance in your figure and increase comfort.
The ultimate solution for perfect breasts
When it comes to achieving your ideal, perfect breasts, Dr. Heil has the surgical expertise and artistry to help determine which procedures are right for you. If you have naturally small breasts that have begun to sag, you may benefit from a combination of a breast lift and breast augmentation. In other cases, a breast reduction may be combined with a breast lift.
Whatever enhancements and corrections you desire, Dr. Heil can help you design and create more ideal, youthful, and attractive breasts.
If you have more questions
Dr. Brian V. Heil is known as a premier breast surgeon in the Pittsburgh area, and he is happy to answer any further questions and help you move forward on your path to a more ideal, beautiful, and confident you. Call our office today at (724) 264-3608 to schedule a consultation.