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Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation

What is the difference between these procedures? And which one would be better for you? Both breast lift and breast augmentation surgeries enhance the appearance of the breasts; however, they do so by addressing different aspects of breast appearance. Read on to learn more about these procedures and which one (or both!) could be right for you.

Breast Lift

What is a breast lift?: Breast lift surgery is a procedure that corrects breast sagging. The benefits of undergoing a breast lift include increased breast firmness, improved nipple position and size, and overall perkier, younger-looking breasts.

Who should get a breast lift?: Any woman whose breasts have begun to sag or lose shape due to aging, weight loss, or pregnancy can benefit from a breast lift. Candidates for breast lift surgery should not be pregnant, should not smoke, and should otherwise be in good physical health.

What can a breast lift do for you?: A breast lift can restore a more youthful breast appearance by correcting sagging and improving breast firmness, placement, and shape.

How is a breast lift performed?: First, you (the patient) are placed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will begin by making the appropriate incision (determined during your consultation). Next, the excess, sagging skin will be removed. The areolas will be reshaped and repositioned, along with the remaining breast tissue, to create a more youthful and firm breast shape. Finally, the incisions will be closed.

Breast Augmentation

What is breast augmentation?: Breast augmentation is a procedure that enhances breast size, fullness, and shape using breast implants. The benefits of breast implants include fuller, larger breasts with a customized look that matches your preferences, whether you desire a subtle, natural-looking boost or a dramatic, voluptuous enhancement.

Who should get breast augmentation?: Any woman who wishes her breasts were larger or fuller can benefit from breast augmentation. Breast implants can also help women whose breasts are asymmetrical or whose breasts were once larger but have become deflated due to weight loss or pregnancy. Candidates for breast implants should not be pregnant, should not smoke, and should otherwise be in good physical health.

What can breast augmentation do for you?: Breast implants can give you larger, fuller, and firmer breasts. They can also create better symmetry, cleavage, and body proportions. 

How is breast augmentation performed?: First, you (the patient) are placed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will begin by making the appropriate incision (determined during your consultation). Next, the implants will be inserted and centered under the nipples. Finally, the incisions will be closed.

Breast Augmentation With Lift

After learning more about these two procedures, if you are still uncertain which one is right for you, chances are you might need both! For many women, a combination breast lift and augmentation is the perfect solution.

A breast augmentation with lift is a great choice for women who want to enhance breast shape, placement, volume, firmness, and fullness all at once. This procedure is especially popular among women who have begun to notice the negative effects of aging or who have experienced significant weight loss or pregnancy (especially multiple pregnancies).

How to Lose “Man Breasts” Fast

“Man breasts” can make any man feel self-conscious and embarrassed. Even young men going through puberty may be affected by this unwanted body issue. With male breast reduction surgery, you can quickly get rid of male breasts and achieve a flatter and firmer chest contour.

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BOTOX® vs Brow Lift

These days, it’s all about bold, beautiful brows. If your brows don’t portray strong, youthful confidence, you might need more than microblading. Forehead wrinkles and brow sagging eventually happen to everyone, but when it’s time to revitalize your look, is BOTOX® Cosmetic or brow lift surgery the better choice? These two brow treatments are quite different, and ultimately the best one for you will depend on what you’re looking for.

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When At-Home Skin Care Isn’t Enough

At-home skin care is incredibly important. But no matter how faithful you are about cleansing, toning, moisturizing, and protecting, age will eventually catch up to you. When at-home skin care isn’t enough, it’s time to step up to the next level. Dr. Mouchantat and Clarified Complexions have a wide range of skin rejuvenation treatments that can help you maintain a youthful, healthy glow.

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How to Lose Belly Fat Without Surgery

Whether you “affectionately” refer to it as a muffin top or spare tire, your stubborn belly fat probably inspires no affection at all. How do you get rid of it when dieting and exercise don’t help and surgery isn’t an option? The solution is CoolSculpting®: a scientifically proven procedure that eliminates abdominal fat without any surgery or incisions. CoolSculpting® can get rid of your belly bulge and leave you free and slim, once and for all.

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Getting Breast Implants After Pregnancy

Every mom knows firsthand how much pregnancy changes the body. Regardless of the woman’s age, pregnancy usually leads to new stretch marks, stretched skin, and sagging, deflated breasts. Breast implants can give you attractively youthful, firm, and perky breasts after pregnancy and childbirth have taken their toll.

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Spring for Breast Implants This Season

March marks the official beginning of springtime, which means summer is just around the corner. As you prepare for the sunny warmer weather, it’s the perfect time to think about revamping your look. To make sure your summer wardrobe highlights your figure in all the right ways, today is the day to spring for the breast implants you know you’ve always wanted.

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The Tummy Tuck Trifecta

“Muffin top”, “belly pooch”, “beer belly”, and “spare tire” are just a few of the less-affectionate terms people use to describe their abdomens. The waistline may be the universal trouble area when it comes to body contouring. Fortunately, abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) can correct not just one, not two, but three major tummy troubles. The “tummy tuck trifecta” can transform a muffin top or spare tire into a lean, firm, and flat abdomen.

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Frustrated with Your Mom Bod? Give Yourself a Mommy Makeover

Becoming a mom is a beautiful experience, but it’s not without costs. Your pregnancy probably left you with a few body shape changes that you’d rather reverse. Despite your best efforts to shed the baby weight, diet and exercise can’t fix a “mom bod” on their own. Fortunately, a Mommy Makeover can restore attractive, youthful, and toned contours and get rid of your mom bod for good.

Is “Mom Bod” a Thing?

Anyone who has ever been pregnant and born a child knows firsthand that a “mom bod” is real. Many changes occur in the body during pregnancy. Internal organs shift out of the way to make room for the baby. As the baby grows, the abdominal muscles and skin stretch. The abdominal muscle wall can even separate during this time. Stretch marks form on the skin of the stomach due to the speed at which the skin stretches. To protect mother and baby, the body creates more natural insulation, leading to fat accumulation on the abdomen and other areas. In preparation for nursing, the breasts enlarge and swell.

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Here’s Why You Should Get Breast Augmentation in Winter

Having the perfect breast augmentation starts with your planning. If you aren’t thinking ahead or your timing is poor, complications of all types can arise. To give yourself the best experience and greatest success with your breast augmentation surgery, plan now to get it done this winter. Here’s why:
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Before and After Gallery

BEFORE & AFTER GALLERY

Dr. Mouchantat has been performing plastic surgery procedures in the Denver area since 1996. Some of these procedures include abdominoplasty, breast augmentation, breast reconstruction, breast reduction, liposuction, face lifts and eyelid surgery. Dr. Mouchantat is experienced in fat grafting techniques as well. Some procedures can be done comfortably in the office under local anesthesia, while others are done in an accredited outpatient surgical facility or hospital setting.

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