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Breast Aesthetics Overview

breast-copyAesthetic surgery of the breast is a very common procedure in the United States. Patients may be motivated to undergo cosmetic breast surgery for a variety of reasons. Sometimes, the breasts are smaller or larger than a woman would like. Also, the breasts experience anatomic and physiologic changes over time. These may be caused by gravity, weight fluctuation, significant weight loss, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and the natural aging process. As a result, the decision to undergo aesthetic surgery of the breast is very personal. The options for breast enhancement can be broadly divided into three categories: enlargement (augmentation), lift (with or without augmentation), and reduction.

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation (enlargement) with the use of silicone or saline breast implants will make the breasts larger. Some women feel that breast augmentation will improve their self-image. Others may want breast implants to improve their appearance in swimsuits or clothing. Breast augmentation can dramatically change a woman’s appearance and self-esteem by changing the size of the breasts to give a fuller or more youthful appearance.

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Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

Many women seek to improve the shape of the breasts without changing their size. A breast lift (mastopexy) can restore a youthful shape to the breast to counter the changes of pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight fluctuation, and age. A mastopexy is designed to lift and improve the shape of the breast, but it cannot enlarge the breast. Sometimes, a combination of breast implants and lift (augmentation mastopexy) can be done to reshape and enlarge the breast simultaneously.

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Breast Reduction

Some women may feel that their breasts are too large. For these patients, breast reduction surgery combined with a breast lift may improve confidence and self-esteem while restoring the aesthetic balance of a woman’s upper torso. A breast reduction is performed to recontour, lift, and reduce the size of the breast. During this procedure, the breast receives a more youthful and enhanced shape.

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Breast Implants

At Liu Plastic Surgery, we offer a wide variety of breast implant types, shapes, and sizes. Our expansive selection enables our skilled plastic surgeons to provide each of our patients with treatment that is 100% customized to their individual needs and aesthetic goals. Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu work closely with our patients to help them choose the size, shape, and type of breast implant that is best for achieving the look they desire.

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FTM and MTF Top Surgery

Gender dysphoria can affect individuals of all ages and backgrounds. At our practice, our plastic surgeons perform gender-affirming top surgery for transgender patients who believe aligning their physical body with their gender identity would be beneficial for their transition. The choice to undergo female-to-male (FTM) or male-to-female (MTF) top surgery is deeply personal, and Dr. Jerome Liu and Dr. Tom Liu can listen to your goals to help you navigate the entire process.

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I had a breast augmentation done in 2014 by Dr. Jerome Liu and words cannot explain what a beautiful job he did. They are absolutely perfect. Dr. Liu is very professional, kind, intelligent, and he is about about the natural look. I had been to other breast augmentations in the Bay Area and he is by far the best. I would highly recommend him and the facility is very nice!

Amanda Rehm

April 11, 2016


Contact Liu Plastic Surgery

Whatever the reason, cosmetic surgery of the breast can provide psychological, aesthetic, and personal benefits for the right candidate. To find out if breast augmentation (implants), mastopexy (breast lift), or breast reduction is right for you, please make an appointment with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. Jerome Liu or Dr. Tom Liu.

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