What You Need to Know About a Grand Rapids Breast Lift
Breast lift or breast augmentation? Or both? During an in-depth and private consultation process, Dr. Steven Ringler will help you determine whether a breast lift combined with breast augmentation is the best route to help you achieve the look you desire.
The Difference Between a Breast Lift and Breast Augmentation
Why would you need a breast lift as well as breast augmentation? Simply put, they serve different purposes. Dr. Ringler describes what the two separate procedures are designed to accomplish:
“Breast augmentation surgery enhances your breast size and shape with a surgically placed implant. Your desired breast shape, size, and projection, along with your natural breast tissue, frame, and body size, are all evaluated to establish enhanced, proportional, and beautiful breasts.” – Dr. Steven Ringler
“A breast lift surgically lifts and reshapes the chest – creating breasts that are firm, rounded, and youthful.” – Dr. Steven Ringler
Breast Lift Surgery in Grand Rapids
Many women choose to receive a breast lift at the same time as their breast augmentation in Michigan.
“Dr. Ringler performs his Michigan breast lifts on an outpatient basis and under general anesthesia. Once you are sedated, he will create one of the following incision options:
- Around the areola
- Around the areola and down the front of the breast
- Around the areola, down the front of the breast, and along the breast crease
Through that opening, he will gently elevate and reshape your breasts to improve their contour and firmness. He will also reposition and resize the nipple and areola and trim away any excess skin. Once he has successfully reshaped your breasts, he will close the incisions with absorbable sutures. Dr. Ringler often uses a material called Galaflex, which provides additional support to the breast during the healing, improving the shape and limits scarring.”
Are You a Good Candidate for a Grand Rapids Breast Lift?
Choosing whether or not to undergo breast lift surgery in Grand Rapids is an important factor to consider before your breast augmentation. Dr. Ringler suggests thinking over the following questions:
- “You believe your breasts are too small for your body.
- You feel self-conscious wearing a swimsuit or form-fitting or low-cut tops.
- Clothes that fit your hips are too large at the bust line.
- Your breasts do not fill out your brassiere.
- Your breasts have become smaller or less firm after you’ve had children.
- Your breasts have become smaller due to weight loss.
- One of your breasts is noticeably smaller than the other.
- You have sagging breasts, which may benefit from both augmentation and a breast lift.”
Watch the educational video below to further understand a Grand Rapids breast lift with Dr. Ringler.
More About Dr. Ringler
Still unsure if a breast lift in Michigan is the right decision for your body? Dr. Ringler is committed to patient education, and will answer any questions you have about a Grand Rapids breast lift. He makes sure to spend ample time with his patients in order to discuss the various products and procedures available. He wants each one of his patients to feel comfortable, confident, and secure in their choice to receive plastic surgery. He realizes that no two people are alike, and therefore, works hard to ensure he understands the goals and desires of his patients.
Dr. Ringler remains up-to-date on the newest techniques and options in the field of plastic surgery, giving his patients access to the very latest technology in a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical services. He was recently named an IDEAL IMPLANT® Premier Surgeon for his extensive work with the new, innovative IDEAL IMPLANT Structured Breast Implants. This means his patients seeking breast augmentation no longer have to choose between the advantages and drawbacks of either saline and silicone gel breast implants. The IDEAL IMPLANT is a third breast implant option that utilizes an advanced internal structure to deliver the natural feel and youthful look that is often associated with silicone gel implants, yet the peace of mind that comes with a saline implant.
Dr. Ringler is also a board certified plastic surgeon with national and international achievements. He uses his experience and education to not only provide high quality care to his patients, but also to give back to his community as well. He is the founder and medical director of the Michigan Chapter of Operation Smile – an organization that provides free surgery to children with facial deformities around the world. He is the founder of the Hair Restoration Institute using his research involving non-surgical, botanical hair restoration treatments. Plus, he served as the Director of the Grand Rapids Plastic Surgery Residency Program for 12 years, and is a past President of the Michigan Academy of Plastic Surgeons.
If you are interested in breast augmentation surgery with or without a Grand Rapids breast lift, let Dr. Ringler help you achieve beautiful results. His team at the Center for Aesthetics and Plastic Surgery is ready to make your dreams become reality. Contact Dr. Ringler today to set up a personal consultation. Call 616-328-8800 today.