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For many women, the thought of undergoing a breast augmentation conjures the image of larger and shapelier breasts. For some patients, this is the ultimate goal; however, many other patients would rather get the look of perky and full breasts without increasing the size of the bustline.

If you count yourself among the latter group, then you’ll want to talk to Rocheford Plastic Surgery about the best procedure or procedures to help enhancing the shape and perkiness of your bust without making them larger.

Breast Lift and Augmentation: Opt for both?

At Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN – serving the greater Twin Cities region – board-certified plastic surgeon Heather Rocheford, MD understands that many women are wary about increasing the size of their breasts. Many patients want the look of fuller, perkier breasts without increasing their cup size, and Dr. Rocheford can help you understand your options and expected results with a breast lift alone or a breast lift with augmentation.

One might think that if you’d like to keep your breasts the same size that a breast lift alone will do that trick. However, it’s not that simple. A breast lift will increase the “perkiness” of your breasts (even making them appear larger), and the breasts can even be re-shaped, with excess tissue being removed, but over time the breast will flatten, with some of the breast tissue dropping to the lower portion of the breast.

A more permanent solution, and one that will ensure more full and round breasts, is a breast lift with augmentation. The implants can be small, to avoid going too big, and excess skin will be removed during the lift. It’s important to note that while the implants will ensure that the breast size and shape do not change over time, they will naturally make the breasts bigger. The only way to avoid this is to remove breast tissue during the lift.

Dr. Rocheford can walk you through your options if you’re considering a breast lift but are unsure about also getting implants. Your current skin laxity and a breast tissue will play a role, as well as the size and type of implant used. An implant doesn’t necessarily mean your breasts will be bigger, since breast tissue can be removed and small implants can be added.

Reshaping the breasts can be a big decision, with many choices that come along with the decision to undergo a breast lift with or without augmentation. Dr. Rocheford can help you make the right decision based on your desired results and lifestyle.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Rocheford at Rocheford Plastic Surgery in Woodbury, MN today. Rocheford Plastic Surgery serves the greater Twin Cities metro region. Call 651-739-1100 to schedule an exam.

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