Breast Lift vs. Breast Augmentation
If you do not like the appearance or size of your breasts, you may want to look into one of any number of options. The procedure you choose will depend on what you want and need and the issues you want to resolve with the process. Two of the popular procedures are breast lifts and breast augmentations. Before you make a decision, it is important to understand the difference between the two.
A breast lift raises and firms the breast and gives you a new contour. This procedure can give you more cleavage since your breasts will be in a new position, but it does not make the breasts any bigger than they are. There are many benefits to this procedure including a new look and position for drooping breasts, a repositioned nipple for a natural look, and a younger, more perky contour along with firmer breasts.
Breast lifts are great for sagging breasts, but they can leave a little more scarring than augmentations. Some women are disappointed they their breasts do not get bigger with the procedure so they overall result may not feel or look as dramatic. However, this procedure is great for women who have had children or women who are gaining age and losing breast tissue. Sagging breasts can cause many issues.
Breast augmentation will actually increase the cup size you wear by putting implants into your breasts to give you a larger size. The implants are either saline or silicone. Saline is cheaper, but can sometimes leak. Silicone often gives women better peace of mind. Benefits of this type of surgery include giving the woman the look she wants, minimal scarring, or scarring that is in an inconspicuous location, and breasts that are larger in size.
If the woman who wants a breast augmentation has sagging breasts, this procedure may not be enough and she might have to have a breast lift in addition to the augmentation. It can be done in one single procedure or you can do the augmentation first and see the results and go back later for the lift.
The choice to undergo any sort of plastic or cosmetic surgery is a deeply personal one. At Sadrian Plastic Surgery, we work with each patient individually to help determine the safest and most effective treatment for his or her needs. To learn more about breast lifts and breast augmentations, contact Sadrian Plastic Surgery to schedule a consultation. Doctor Reza Sadrian can answer any questions you may have, and help recommend the most appropriate treatment for you.