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Breast Reduction, Augmentation or Lift: Which One is the Best Choice for You?

If you find that you are not happy with the size or shape of your breasts, or they are causing you discomfort, you’re probably wondering what you can do. There are several different surgical options that can change the size of your breasts, as well as their position on your chest. Whether you need breast augmentation, a breast lift or a breast reduction in the Chicago area, it will ultimately depend on your specific goal.

Breast Lift

A breast lift doesn’t change the size of your breasts. Rather, it changes their position and shape, which can correct an issue with your breasts that you’ve had throughout your life, or simply restore a more youthful look to your breasts. During this procedure, our surgeon can remove any excess skin from the breasts and reposition the areola and nipple to a more lifted position.

A breast lift is usually recommended for those women who have experienced changes to their breasts as a result of breastfeeding or pregnancy. It can also be a perfect option for those who experience sagging in the breasts after they have lost weight or those who witness changes in their breasts due to aging or hormonal changes.

Breast Augmentation

The aim of breast augmentation is to increase the size of your breasts, and there are a variety of reasons why women may want this procedure. Some women who had larger breasts may notice they’ve reduced in size after breastfeeding or pregnancy, or a woman simply may be unhappy with the size of the breasts. This surgery is also beneficial to women who have uneven or asymmetrical breasts. Breast augmentation is also a type of reconstructive surgery. For instance, those women who have had a mastectomy may undergo breast reconstruction, which may include breast implants.

Breast Reduction

A breast reduction procedure reduces the size of your breasts. This can be an option for those women who have breasts that are big enough to cause ongoing pain in their shoulders or back, or whose breasts interfere with day-to-day activities. Sometimes men may also pursue a breast reduction if they have developed large breast tissue.

How can you decide between a breast lift, breast augmentation or breast reduction? Many women in the St. Charles, Joliet, Geneva, Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Aurora, Lombard, and Oak Brook areas actually benefit from combining a variety of breast treatments, but to find out what surgery will suit your needs best, talk to our surgeon at The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa in Naperville. Contact us today to book your appointment!

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