Differences between breast augmentation and breast lift

Pregnancy, breastfeeding, weight loss and aging all take their toll on a woman’s breasts. Breast augmentation is the most popular cosmetic surgery procedure, with more than 300,000 people going under the knife each year to achieve the breast size and shape they desire. It’s important to understand that while a breast augmentation improves size and shape, it doesn’t correct drooping breasts. That’s something a breast lift addresses. Read on to learn about the differences between breast augmentation and breast lift and which one may be best for your desired look.

Breast augmentation

Breast augmentation focuses on the size and shape of the breasts. This surgery can address lost volume from a multitude of things such as pregnancy and weight loss. Women with abnormally small or underdeveloped breasts, elongated breasts or breasts that are different sizes can also benefit from breast augmentation.

During your consultation, your surgeon will discuss the placement of the incision, type of implant, and implant size and shape that would be best for your desired outcome. Silicone gel and saline implants vary in size, shape, look and feel. Silicone implants are the most popular as the gel feels most like a natural breast.

Breast lift

A breast lift will correct drooping breasts by lifting and reshaping the breasts. The surgeon will remove excess skin and tighten breast tissue to create a more youthful appearance. If the areolae are enlarged, the surgeon will reduce the size of those at this time to compliment your new appearance.

Your surgeon will discuss the various incision patterns and techniques during your consultation and make recommendations based on the size and shape of your breasts, size of your areolae, degree of sagging, and the amount of extra skin and skin elasticity.

As a breast lift corrects drooping breasts, it’s often done in combination with a breast augmentation to give women the fullness they desire and youthful positioning of sagging breasts and nipples.

A breast enhancement surgery is a very personal decision, and a thorough consultation will help you determine the best approach to your desired look. Call (718) 608-1111 to get a consultation in one of our offices in New Brunswick, NJ, Staten Island, NY, and Brooklyn, NY.

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