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4 Different Types of Breast Surgeries and Their Purposes

By Ysabel Vitangcol on November 13, 2023

Breast surgeries have become increasingly popular in recent years. It offers individuals the opportunity to enhance their appearance, restore breast symmetry, or address medical concerns. With advancements in surgical techniques and technology, there are several types of breast surgeries available here in Belo to cater to different needs. Read on to know more about the various kinds of breast surgeries and their purposes!

Breast Augmentation Belo Way

Breast Augmentation

Breast augmentation is also commonly known as a “boob job”. It refers to a cosmetic procedure that aims to enhance breast size and shape. “This is the placing of [gel] implants right below the pectoralis muscle and not just under the skin,” says Dr. Vicki Belo, Founder and Medical Director of Belo Medical Group. “Placing it there is important. This is because it stays firm for most of your life, unlike skin that starts to sag after 5-10 years.”

“The gel is much more natural to feel. “Gummy bear” is the layman’s term for that. It’s also known as cohesive gel,” says Dr. Lutgardo “Jun” Caparas Jr., a plastic reconstructive surgeon for Belo. “When you say cohesive, even if you cut it, it doesn’t really leak out. It would just stay there.”

Individuals who desire increased breast volume, improved cleavage, or enhanced overall body proportions often opt for breast augmentation.

Breast Reduction

Surgeons design breast reduction surgery to alleviate physical discomfort. Another reason is to improve the quality of life for individuals with overly large breasts. This procedure involves removing excess breast tissue, fat, and skin to achieve a more proportionate and manageable breast size. It’s also known as reduction mammoplasty.

Breast reduction can relieve chronic back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as skin irritation caused by bra straps. Furthermore, it can enhance body contouring. This helps individuals engage in physical activities with greater ease and allow them to have a more proportionate silhouette.

Breast Lift

Also known as a mastopexy, surgeons perform the procedure to address sagging or drooping breasts. This is a common issue caused by factors such as aging, pregnancy, and weight fluctuations. The surgery involves removing excess skin and reshaping and repositioning the remaining breast tissue. This is to achieve a more youthful and lifted appearance.

“While a breast lift does not significantly alter breast size, it can rejuvenate the breasts’ appearance,” says Dr. Caparas.

Breast Implant Removal

Breast implant removal, also known as explant surgery, involves the removal of previously inserted breast implants. Individuals may opt for this procedure due to personal preferences, medical concerns, or changes in lifestyle.


Dr. Caparas says patients should reevaluate breast implants every ten years. “I have removed implants that have lasted 18-19 years and they’re still very much intact.”

Explant surgery can help alleviate discomfort, address implant-related complications, or achieve a more natural breast appearance. In some cases, individuals may choose to replace their implants with new ones or undergo a breast lift for improved results.

To sum it all up…

Breast surgeries encompass a diverse range of procedures tailored to various aesthetic and medical needs. These surgeries offer individuals the opportunity to achieve their desired outcomes. In Belo, it’s important for anyone considering breast surgery to thoroughly research their options. Booking a consultation with a surgeon is also equally important to help make an informed decision that aligns with their goals and expectations. By understanding the different types of breast surgeries and their purposes, individuals can embark on their transformative journey with confidence!

Prices may vary for each mentioned surgical procedure. Book a consultation today!

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